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Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill will be a safe, vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich city achieved through community leadership and sustainable management. Council will provide responsive community leadership and high quality services in a sustainable manner to maintain and enhance Broken Hill’s lifestyle.

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Menindee Lakes
20 January 2017

The Menindee Lakes system may be part of Central Darling Shire, but the health of the region...

19 January 2017

There is still time to submit your entry for what shaping up as the biggest and most...

Picture of money
19 January 2017

As funding continues to roll in for various projects across the city, Council is aiming to...

View of the Living Desert as seen from the Sculptures
19 January 2017

The community is being encouraged to attend drop-in information sessions in February to...

Lakes, river key issue for city

Menindee Lakes

The Menindee Lakes system may be part of Central Darling Shire, but the health of the region's waterways are a key to the prosperity of Broken Hill.

That's the message from Broken Hill's General Manager, James Roncon, who recently held discussions with the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), and water advocates Broken Hill and Darling River Action Group (BHDRAG).

Huge prizes in indigenous art competition

There is still time to submit your entry for what shaping up as the biggest and most exciting Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize to date.

Thanks to the generous support of Maari Ma Health, this year will see the biggest prize pool in the history of the event, with $4,800 worth of prizes on offer.

“It’s wonderful to see this level of support for the art prize,” said Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s Public Programs Officer, Tara Callaghan.

The facts about funding

Picture of money

As funding continues to roll in for various projects across the city, Council is aiming to clarify how the funds can be spent within the community.

Most recently Council received $200,000 from the State Government to host an Argent Street Sculpture Symposium later this year.

Community information session - draft Far West Regional Plan

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment are inviting community members to come along to a drop-in Information session to learn more about the NSW Government's first ever draft plan for the Far West.

As well as providing information about the draft plan, people who attend the sessions will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the plan and will be shown how they can make a submission.

Janine Perrett to visit city for Australia Day celebrations

Janine Perrett

Broken Hill's Australia Day Ambassador for 2017 is renowned media personality, Janine Perrett.

Janine is host of Sunday Live and The Friday Show on SKY NEWS LIVE, and is also a weekly panellist and substitute anchor on Paul Murray LIVE and other SKY NEWS LIVE and SKY NEWS BUSINESS programs.

She began her journalism career at the Melbourne Bureau of The Australian newspaper in 1979, before relocating to the Sydney office to work on the business desk in 1983.

Business stars shining in Scores On Doors program

Sarika Shankar

The Scores On Doors program is already proving a hit with local businesses, and providing deserved recognition for well-maintained eateries.

The non-compulsory program allows businesses to receive a publicly displayable star-rating following unannounced Hygiene and Food Safety Inspections carried out by Council.

The rating system of Excellent (5 stars), Very Good (4 stars) and Good (3 stars), all represent various levels of compliance with the Food Standards Code.

Have your say in your LGA

Broken Hill township

Council is seeking community input in the coming months as it continues the review of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

The CSP is a plan developed by Council in partnership with the community that sets out residents' priorities and aspirations for the future of the Broken Hill Local Government Area (LGA).

Community engagement was undertaken in 2010 to compile the City's current CSP, with reviews taking place in 2013 and 2014.

A salute to the First Australians

Indigenous soldiers

The contribution of Australia's indigenous soldiers during wartime will be on display at the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (Geocentre) on Thursday night.

The Shrine of Remembrance travelling exhibition 'Indigenous Australians at war: From the Boer War to the Present' will be opened by Council's General Manager, James Roncon, at 6pm on Thursday, 12 January.

Broken Hill, Far West receive funding boost

Kevin Humphries

Broken Hill and the Far West received a significant funding boost today during a visit from Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, and Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries.

The duo were joined by Deputy Mayor Dave Gallagher to announce around $4m in State and Federal funding for local businesses and community groups.

The YMCA received the majority of funding, accepting $3.905m under the State Government's Resources for Regions program to transform its current centre into an Integrated Health Facility.

Upcoming Events

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Baby Bounce
24 January 2017

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27 January 2017

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