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Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill will be a safe, vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich city achieved through community leadership and sustainable management. Council will provide responsive community leadership and high quality services in a sustainable manner to maintain and enhance Broken Hill’s lifestyle.

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Broken Hill City Council Administration Building
24 March 2017

Development application for new pound

A plant growing from a pile of coins
24 March 2017

Applications are now open for Round One of the Community Assistance Grants program for 2017/...

Old letters
23 March 2017

Council and Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) are set to undertake community engagement regarding...

Council's nee Chief Operating Officer Brendan Smith
23 March 2017

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to welcome Brendan Smith as its new Chief Operating...

Seek refuge in Galena Street

Council is encouraging locals to make use of the refuge island in Galena Street when traversing the busy road.

The island was funded by Roads and Maritime Services and installed by Council near McDonalds to slow traffic and increase pedestrian safety during crossings.

However one resident raised concerns at Council's February Local Committee Meeting that the island was not being utilised by pedestrians.

Tip is free, but illegal dumping continues

Dumping

Council is urging locals to make use of the city's free Waste Management Facility after an increase in illegal dumping.

Rangers have reported a 'significant' increase in dumping over the past 12 months on the city's outskirts, with much of the waste being green waste and household waste.

Council's Environment, Waste and Recycling Specialist, Libby Guest, said the increase may be due to misunderstanding over the role of the weighbridge, which was installed at the tip in 2015.

Artists invited to embrace Broken Hill

The Broken Hill City Council is inviting creative minds from across the globe to come to Broken Hill and create exciting work, as part of its Artists Residencies program.

A Request For Quotation (RFQ) has been made public for three Artist in Residence places, funded by Arts NSW and Council.

Each artist will spend time in the city creating works that explore and amplify Broken Hill's position as Australia’s First National Heritage Listed City.

Weeding Competition winners announced

Five winners will share in $2250 in prizes after the Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding Competition was judged today.

The competition was held by Council to encourage locals to help combat weeds in the city, and attracted some impressive entries.

The $2250 prize pool, which was donated by Council and local businesses, was split five ways, with a winner drawn from each of the city's traditional football zones, and a fifth prize awarded for ‘best effort’.

Rangers to target Picton Oval

Council's Rangers will be stepping up patrols around Picton Oval to ensure dogs are being kept on leashes.

Several complaints have recently been received about owners letting their dogs run free on the oval.

Council's Manager Planning, Development and Compliance, Francois van der Berg, said Council had to consider Government legislation and the safety of other users when it comes to the city's parks and ovals.

Block 10 carpark closed

Newly erected fence at the Block 10 lookout

Essential Energy have advised Council that the carpark at Block 10 Lookout has been closed in the interest of public safety after ongoing anti-social behaviour in the area.

The land, which is owned by Essential Energy and maintained by Council, was originally used as a carpark for the heritage walk that runs along the Block 10 site.

The isolated location has become a problem area in recent years, with Essential Energy noticing frequent vandalism, excessive litter, and reckless driving.

Council spruiks city at AIME

The Broken Hill Events stand at the recent Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo

Council staff have furthered the city's profile as a unique destination at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME).

The two-day conference was held in Melbourne recently, with Broken Hill represented by Council Event Coordinators Anne Andrews and Rachel Merton.

Ms Merton said it had been a busy week, with meetings constantly being held with tour and charter operators, venue specialists, and mining groups to showcase Broken Hill.

Big weekend sees removal of weeds, rubbish

A weed free front verge

Council wishes to thank everyone who took part in Clean Up activities over the weekend to beautify the city.

Council held its Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding Competition over the past week, while Clean Up Australia Day events were also staged on 5 March.

The Tidy Town Committee were joined by a handful of volunteers on Sunday in tidying up Joe Keenan Lookout and surrounding areas, with 25 large bags of rubbish removed.

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