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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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Smart Technology
19 November 2018

Broken Hill is set to be an even smarter city with a Federal Government grant of $342,236,...

The wheelchair accessible swing in A.J. Keast Park
13 November 2018

Council invites Expressions of Interest from people interested in being volunteer members of...

Santa
12 November 2018

Just a few more floats are needed to ensure the 2018 Christmas Pageant goes ahead.

A photographic negative is held down on a light table
12 November 2018

Broken Hill & Outback Archives has been awarded a $12,790 federal Community Heritage...

Council wins Smart Cities funding

Smart Technology

Broken Hill is set to be an even smarter city with a Federal Government grant of $342,236, announced today by Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton.

Council's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Nankivell, said the funding announcement came at the perfect time for Broken Hill.

"We're extremely pleased with the funding. It also gives us great confidence to know that the Federal Government shares our vision for a Smart Broken Hill," he said.

Pageant almost locked in

Santa

Just a few more floats are needed to ensure the 2018 Christmas Pageant goes ahead.

In previous years the traditional event has faced cancellation due to low float entries, but Mayor Darriea Turley said she hoped this year would be different.

"We're so close to having enough floats to lock the pageant in, we just need a few more entrants to come forward," she said.

Broken Hill City Council wins community heritage grant

A photographic negative is held down on a light table

Broken Hill & Outback Archives has been awarded a $12,790 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund the rehousing of the Ralph O’Connor Negative Collection.

The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on 30 October, 2018.

This year, grants worth $367,470 were distributed to 60 community groups and organisations from around Australia to assist in the identification and preservation of community owned but nationally significant heritage collections.

Big list of speakers for water rally

A selection of prominent and passionate figures in the fight for water will address the crowd at tomorrow's protest rally.

The day will begin with a protest march from Town Square at 11am, which will head to Sturt Park for a public gathering and speeches from invited guests.

At the conclusion of the speeches the crowd will be invited to the Musicians Club to view a video on the plight of the Murray-Darling Basin compiled by Australia Institute researcher Maryanne Slattery.

DRAG joins water protest

A young couple sit on the bank of Lake Menindee as the sun sets in the distance

The Darling River Action Group (DRAG) has thrown its support behind this weekend's protest, with prominent water advocate Darryn Clifton urging locals to stand up for our waterways.

Mr Clifton has taken to the group's ‘We Want Action’ Facebook page to rally members ahead of the protest march and day of action.

He described the river and the lakes as part of the fabric of our community, and said it was up to locals to join the fight to see our waterways protected and managed appropriately.

Sculpture project to enhance Arboretum

Councillor Marion Browne addressing a group of schoolchildren inside the Riddiford Arboretum

Council will pay tribute to those who saved the city from being swallowed by dust by combining its planned Sculpture Symposium project with the Riddiford Arboretum.

The project has received $200,000 funding through Create NSW, and initial plans called for the installation a series of sculptures along Argent Street.

However, Deputy Mayor Marion Browne said plans to build a new library and cultural precinct in the city's central business district (CBD) prompted a rethink.

Protest to fight for lakes and river

Residents are invited to take part in a Day of Action next week to fight for the Darling River and Menindee Lakes.

Councillors voted in favour of the event at the Ordinary Meeting of Council in August.

The event will see participants take part in a protest march from Town Square to Sturt Park, followed by speeches from invited guests.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the day would provide locals with an opportunity to stand in solidarity and demand improved management of the region's waterways.

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