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Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.

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Broken Hill Chief Operating Officer Anthony Misagh
9 May 2018

Council has completed its recruitment process to fill two key executive roles within its...

8 May 2018

Setback for Patton Park upgrade

Waste to Art dragonfly
8 May 2018

Artists wishing to showcase their creativity and promote recycling have less than a week to...

Pro Hart
8 May 2018

Entries are now open for the city's most prestigious art competition - the Pro Hart Outback...

Find yourself in a library

When did you last find yourself in a library? Maybe it was as an inquisitive toddler, eager for a story. Maybe it was last week at the public library to scan and email a document. Or maybe you were last in a school library, furtively checking out the human biology books, ducking the librarian. Don’t lie – we all did it!

21 - 27 of May marks Library and Information Week, with this year’s theme, “Find yourself in a library”, so we are taking a good look at when, where and why you might find yourself in a library.

Little Bang Discovery Club

Young children can discover the world of science with the launch of Broken Hill City Library’s new program Little Bang Discovery Club!

Little Bang Discovery Club is a fun 4-week interactive program that combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children and their accompanying co-learners (parent) will enjoy.

3D Printer demonstration

The Broken Hill City Library is unveiling our 3D Printer during Library and Information Week where you can watch the 3D Printer in action and view objects that have been printed on a 3D printer, as well as information about our 3D printer.

There will also be a PowerPoint presentation that will be displayed on a TV with information about:

Council fills key positions

Broken Hill Chief Operating Officer Anthony Misagh

Council has completed its recruitment process to fill two key executive roles within its organisation with the appointment of a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The COO role has been filled by Sydney-based civil engineer Anthony Misagh (pictured), while Council's former Manager Finance, Jay Nankivell, has been elevated to the CFO role.

Patton Park setback, Council backs tourism

Setback for Patton Park upgrade

Council's plan to revitalise Patton Park has hit a hurdle after it received little response when putting the work out to tender.

The planned upgrade includes new disability-friendly toilets, play equipment, barbecues, paths, smart lighting, CCTV and shelters.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said only one response was received when the tender period closed on April 27.

Waste to Art entries closing soon!

Waste to Art dragonfly

Artists wishing to showcase their creativity and promote recycling have less than a week to get their entries in to the 2018 Waste to Art competition.

The annual competition features creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials, and aims to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Entries open for Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Pro Hart

Entries are now open for the city's most prestigious art competition - the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize.

The Prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

This year's event consists of an acquisitive first prize, a non-acquisitive second prize, a non-acquisitive Encouragement Award, and a People's Choice Award with a total prize pool of $19,000.

Author talk - Leo Nix

Leo Nix is the author of Sundown Apocalypse series which are dystopian/post-apocalyptic action novels set in the city of Adelaide and the harsh deserts of outback Australia;

What would you do if you believed you would never be held accountable?

Have your say on Council’s budget, opening hours

Broken Hill City Library

Locals are invited to have their say on Council's budget and a proposed review of operating hours at a series of engagement sessions next week.

Council will be holding three public sessions that will feature a presentation on Council's finances, and discussion around a proposal to reduce operating hours at the Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum (GeoCentre), Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, and Broken Hill City Library.

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