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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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Old Council Rates Ledgers
26 April 2017

Residents will be able to get a first look at early plans for the city's new archives at a...

Bob Shamrose inside the Broken Hill Mosque
24 April 2017

The city's historic mosque is set to receive $226,000 worth of improvements thanks to the...

24 April 2017

Former resident David Harris is spearheading a quest to see Broken Hill recognised in the...

Broken Hill Archives exhibit of a bill of sale from Sidney Kidman dated 28 July 1884
20 April 2017

Council and Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) are seeking further public input as they prepare...

Early archive plans on show

Old Council Rates Ledgers

Residents will be able to get a first look at early plans for the city's new archives at a public information session next week.

Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) and their design team will be displaying a Draft Design Concept for the archives at an open day at the Charles Rasp Memorial Library at 2pm on 3 May.

The early concepts have been designed after engagement sessions were held with staff, volunteers, archives users, and the general public in late March.

Mosque receives funding boost

Bob Shamrose inside the Broken Hill Mosque

The city's historic mosque is set to receive $226,000 worth of improvements thanks to the NSW Government's Heritage Grants Program and Broken Hill City Council.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, today announced that $56,500 in funding has been allocated for 2017-2018 to protect and preserve the mosque 2017-18, with another $56,500 in 2018-19.

This amount will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Council, and will allow for a number interior and exterior works to be completed at the mosque.

Quest for HMAS Broken Hill

Former resident David Harris is spearheading a quest to see Broken Hill recognised in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) fleet.

Mr Harris is vying to have an RAN vessel named after Broken Hill in recognition of the city’s contribution to Australia’s war efforts throughout history.

His grassroots campaign is still in its early stages, and began with a request for support to Mayor Darriea Turley.

Have your say on the new archives

Broken Hill Archives exhibit of a bill of sale from Sidney Kidman dated 28 July 1884

Council and Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) are seeking further public input as they prepare the design for the city's new archives.

The archives will be moved to a new purpose-built home in the basement and ground floor of Council's Administrative Centre thanks to $3.4 million in funding from the BHP Billiton Foundation (BHPBF).

BARWON REMEMBERS OUR WAR VETERANS

Broken Hill Cenotaph

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries MP, is encouraging the local community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel from all wars and conflicts this ANZAC Day.

A number of commemorative events will be held in Broken Hill and the Far West this year, as we continue to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and other major events in Australia’s military history including:

View the evolution of Australian icons

drawing of two Koalas

Before they became celebrated Australian icons, the koala and waratah left early colonists almost ‘star struck’ by their unique appearance.

Locals are invited to explore how the koala and the waratah were first depicted over 200 years ago and how they have evolved over time to quickly become national icons, in the new travelling display ‘Australian Inspiration‘ opening at the Charles Rasp Memorial Library this week.

Walking tours to return

Broken Hill walking tour Guide Carol McGavisk

The popular tourist attraction of walking tours has been resurrected by a group of eager volunteers and Broken Hill City Council.

The tours were originally created by Broken Hill Walk Tours in 1983, and saw volunteers escorting groups of tourists through the city and highlighting its many points of interest.

The group operated until 2014, when a decline in volunteer numbers forced the Walking Tour team to disband.

Tour of Current Exhibitions | Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

We are holding a free guided tour of our current exhibitions at 2pm on Easter Sunday!

Lift the veil of mystery on the abstract nature of Hayley’s large canvasses, explore the emerging landscapes in Farley’s camera-less photography and admire the detailed brush-strokes of Ann Mitchell’s work as we try to make sense of these disparate worlds.

Bookings are essential, send us a message on Facebook, call on 08 8080 3440 or email artgallery@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au to secure your spot.

Council to review CBD parking

Cars parked along Argent Street, Broken Hill

Council will look at ways to improve parking in the Central Business District (CBD) as it conducts an early review of its Parking Strategy.

The current Parking Strategy was adopted by Council in February 2016, and was originally due for review in 2018.

However a combination of feedback from local businesses and the availability of a consultant prompted Council to move the review forward a year.

House fires have lingering risks

The charred remains of a house

Once a house fire has been extinguished by Fire and Rescue NSW, residents are often faced with the task of cleaning up or demolishing their damaged property.

This clean-up phase can present health risks, with many houses in the city containing asbestos that could be released during the demolition process.

For this reason, locals are strongly encouraged to call Council before proceeding with any work.

Upcoming Events

Early painting of a koala

Australia's first celebrities come to the Charles Rasp...

28 April 2017

Broken Hill is the only place in NSW where the game of Two-up can...