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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.

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Silver City Show
28 June 2017

Council will inject an extra $30,000 into community groups and events after Councillors...

Sphero
27 June 2017

Local kids will be racing robots and building solar-powered plant watering sensors as part...

Money in a suitcase
21 June 2017

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Vae Victis being moved
19 June 2017

One of the city's most recognisable artworks, Arthur Hacker's 'Vae Victis', is set to be...

Tribute exhibition planned

Gallery and Museum Manager Tara Callaghan with a donated painting

Council will pay tribute to the late John Lindsay Gregory at a large exhibition at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (BHRAG) on 18 August.

Mr Gregory was a respected artist and tireless worker in the local art scene who founded the Willyama Art Society, and gave back to younger generations as the BHRAG’s Education Officer in the 1980's.

Last week the BHRAG received a large collection of Mr Gregory's works, with 53 pieces donated in accordance with his wishes by his sister, June Baetge.

Boost for waste services

HINO truck

Council will purchase two new HINO trucks as part of ongoing improvements to its waste services.

At tonight's Ordinary Meeting of Council, Councillors resolved to purchase $465,000 worth of fleet and equipment through successful tenderer, Johnson Truck and Coach Services Pty Ltd.

A HINO FD1124 Pro-shift truck with garbage compactor will be purchased for $201,000 to replace Council's smaller garbage truck, which is deteriorating after almost 20 years of constant use.

Pet compliance door knock to begin

Cute puppy

Council's Rangers will be conducting random doorknocks throughout the month of June to ensure residents are taking a responsible approach to pet ownership.

Under the Companion Animals Act it is a requirement that all companion animals (dogs and cats) are permanently identified via a microchip by 12 weeks of age, or before being sold or given away, and lifetime registered with Council by six months of age.

Blende Street works on track

Council wishes to advise that traffic will be disrupted in Blende Street as required roadworks are carried out in the coming weeks.

The section of Blende Street between Bromide and Kaolin Streets was closed on 22 May, and will remain closed until mid-June.

"This section of road had suffered significant damage due to age, so we're pleased to be able to get this work underway," said Council's Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Smith.

Archives design on show

Concept design plan drawing for the city's new archives

Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) and their team unveiled a striking design for the city's new archives at a community engagement session at the Library today.

The archives are set to 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).

Civic Centre bathrooms to receive improvements

Mirrord in the Civic Centre Bathrooms

Council will look to relocate all events scheduled at the Civic Centre until the end of June to address various issues within the facility.

The Civic Ball and the Nationals Conference were recently held at the centre, and although both events were successful, concerns were raised around the bathrooms.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said addressing these concerns was a priority.

Art program’s international appeal

Hydra Step Mechanical Sculpture

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to announce that a selection of highly talented national and international artists will take part in its Artists In Residency program.

The program will see artists travel to the city and create three projects that explore and amplify Broken Hill's position as Australia’s First National Heritage Listed City.

The artists will also engage with the community through workshops, exhibitions, and other public events to share their skills and further their understanding of Broken Hill.

Airport breaches cause for concern

Council is urging visitors to the airport to keep off the runway and apron after five complaints were received from pilots and aircraft crew in the last fortnight.

Broken Hill's airport is a certified aerodrome, and must comply with Office of Transport & Security rules and regulations, along with Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations.

Council's Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Smith, said access to the runway or apron by unauthorised persons can attract fines in excess of $5,000.

Debutantes to take centre stage

Twelve debutantes and their squires will step into the limelight tomorrow night at the annual Civic Ball.

The Ball will be the first major community event to be staged at the Civic Centre since refurbishment of the venue began last year.

Mayor Darriea Turley said she was certain the night would be a memorable one for participants, families, and guests.

"The Civic Ball is such a great local tradition, and one of the biggest events on our social calendar," she said.

Upcoming Events

LifeLine Broken Hill Art Exhibition 2017

30 June 2017

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