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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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Development Application
16 February 2018

Lodging a Development Application should now be significantly easier with Council recently...

Walk tour
16 February 2018

If you have a passion for your home town and enjoy telling a tale or two, then the Heritage...

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery building - Formerly Sully's Emporium
13 February 2018

The Broken Hill Heritage Committee is inviting locals to have input into a festival to...

26 January 2018

Robynne Sanderson has taken out the top honour at this year's Australia Day Awards.

Civic Centre works to resume

The entrance to the Broken Hill Civic Centre

With the Christmas and New Year holiday period now passed, Council says it is keen to see works resume at the Civic Centre.

Councillors voted to take over work at the Civic Centre in November after Council entered into dispute with the previous builder and architect.

Subcontractors under new project manager OKANE Management began work before Christmas, and are set to recommence on January 15.

Australia Day a time to celebrate

Broken Hill's Australia Day Amassador Khushaal Vyas

Locals who have made a significant contribution to our community will be recognised at the Australia Day Awards on January 26, 2018.

The ceremony will be held at the Civic Centre Plaza, on the corner of Chloride and Beryl Streets.

Proceedings will commence with a barbecue breakfast by gold coin donation at 7am, a Welcome To Country and flag raising at 8am, followed by award presentations from 8.15am.

Free Wi-Fi now at Visitor Information Centre

Two tourists enter the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre

Council has extended its free Wi-Fi network to include the Visitor Information Centre (VIC).

The Wi-Fi network was officially launched on December 16 to provide free internet along Argent and Patton Streets, at the airport, and in Patton Park.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said the recent extension of the network to the VIC reflected Council's commitment to making Broken Hill a Smart Community.

Council to close mini-pound

Broken Hill's Mini Pound cage door

The mini-pound is set to be closed after the facility was broken into during Council's shutdown period.

Although the mini-pound was locked and signage was in place directing residents to surrender animals at the city pound, someone broke into the facility on December 27 and dumped a dog in an unattended cage.

A Council Ranger tended to the animal and cleaned the cage and provided bedding, however a member of the public then went to the mini-pound and removed the animal.

Thank you, Broken Hill!

Fireworks in Broken Hill

Council wishes to thank the community for making Sunday's New Year's Eve party a huge success.

Hundreds of locals attended the Town Square for a big night of celebrations and games, and two spectacular fireworks displays.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the event had produced a great family atmosphere to ring in the new year, and had exceeded all expectations.

"We were elated with the community's response, it was just a wonderful night," she said.

Keep dogs secure on New Year's Eve

Scared dog

With 2018 just around the corner, residents are being advised to ensure their pets are safe and secure on New Year's Eve.
Council's Manager Development, Planning and Compliance, Francois Van Der Berg, said the night of celebration can prove stressful for pets.
"We've seen many times in the past that fireworks can scare some animals and cause them to escape their yard," he said.
"There are two large fireworks displays scheduled for the public New Year's Party in Town Square, and locals often set off their own fireworks to mark the new year.

More online options for book lovers

woman sitting at home using a black ipad

The Library may be shutting down over the Christmas period, but that doesn't mean you can't borrow a good book for the holidays.

The Charles Rasp Memorial Library has joined a group of ten libraries across Central and Western NSW to offer their members an extensive range of books online through BorrowBox.

Through this partnership, the Library has thousands of books available online, so everyone can find something to suit their tastes.

Fireworks extravaganza for New Year’s Eve

Red fireworks exploding against the night sky

Council will usher in 2018 in spectacular fashion with fireworks displays and a family New Year's Eve party.

The New Year's party in Town Square will kick off at 5.30pm, and will include games for kids, a barbecue by Rotary, and live music from 6.00pm.

The blockbuster Big Bash cricket clash between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat will also be broadcast on a big screen donated by Shannon Electrics. Those in attendance will go into the draw to win a Strikers shirt signed by all the Adelaide players.

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