Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

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.


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...

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...

2 November 2018

A selection of prominent and passionate figures in the fight for water will address the...

Early nominations wanted for Christmas Pageant

a tinsel covered fire truck participating in the annual Christmas pageant

South Rotary is calling on local businesses, sporting clubs, and community groups to commit to this year's Christmas Pageant for the city's children.

Nominations are now open for the Pageant, which is run by the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South and Broken Hill City Council.

Mr Cullenward said he would dearly love to see this year's event get sufficient early nominations to ensure the event won't be threatened with cancellation.

Dedicated study sessions for Year 12 students

Broken Hill City Library will be converted into a dedicated study space for Year 12 students on two occasions in the coming weeks.

Staff will open the library exclusively for Year 12 student use on October 13 (1pm-4pm) and October 16 (6pm-8pm) outside of normal opening hours.

Council's Library Technician Community Engagement, Fallon Spangler, said the sessions would provide another avenue for students to focus on their studies.

Waste meeting for local businesses

An overloaded truck full of rubbish on the side of the road

Council is inviting commercial users of the city's waste facility to a meeting to discuss a review of waste fees and classifications.

The meeting has been called to address inconsistencies in how Council classifies and accepts commercial waste, and ensure the NSW Environment Protection Authority's (EPA) guidelines are being met.

Council's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Nankivell, said the facility's waste classifications and their associated fees were long overdue for review.

Australia Day Awards closing soon

Girl sitting in park draped in the Australian Flag

There are just two weeks left to nominate for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Council is currently accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Senior Citizen of the Year.

Australia Day Advisory Group Chair, Christine Adams, said the awards were the ideal way to recognise locals who had made an outstanding contribution to the city.

Library to stay open later

Council has responded to calls for the Library to remain open later in the afternoon by revising the facility's operating hours.

In June Council voted to reduce the Library's operating hours from 52 to 42, with the facility closing at 4pm on several days as part of the change.

However staff have since readjusted operating hours and staff rosters to allow the Library to be open until 6pm on most days, whilst still maintaining the weekly limit of 42 hours.

Planning focus for new library project

Councillors have endorsed Neeson Murcutt Architects to design the city's new library and surrounding cultural precinct, as Council looks to bolster its project planning and preparation.

The Sydney-based firm's $1.5 million tender for the project was accepted by Councillors at tonight's Ordinary Monthly Meeting.

Mayor Turley said Neeson Murcutt were selected as the preferred tenderer after a lengthy tender process throughout the year.

Council prepares strategy for election time

the Miners Memorial in Broken Hill

With State and Federal elections looming, Council is preparing to showcase the city's strategic direction to both Government and opposition officials through a new Advocacy Strategy.

The Strategy outlines various facets of Broken Hill including the city's industry, strengths and challenges, opportunities for growth, and potential strategic projects such as the proposed upgrade of the airport, and the new library and cultural precinct.

Council pursuing street light upgrades

Streetlight in front of the Imperial Motel in Broken Hill

Council could save up to $300,000 a year by upgrading the city's street lights through the Southern Lights program.

Southern Lights is a Local Government driven project that involves Councils working in cooperation with Essential Energy to change the way that street lighting is delivered across Southern NSW.

Broken Hill is a partner in the program with Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils, Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation, Central NSW Joint Organisation and Canberra Region Joint Organisation.

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