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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.


23 April 2019

Council has committed to lighting up the city with a $1.68m tender awarded to Sydney-based...

18 April 2019
  • Councillor Tom Kennedy lodged three notices of motion calling for $3.2 million...
18 April 2019

Councillors have made good on their promise to listen to feedback regarding a proposed site...

17 April 2019

The recent passing of renowned local artist Jack Absalom has sparked a renewed interest in...

Nursing student Indiana Shamroze-Tumes recipient of 2019 David Bowler Memorial Award

Indiana Shamroze-Tumes poses in front of a portrait

The David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2019 has a passion for paediatric nursing and hopes to pursue midwifery training in Broken Hill after she graduates.

Indiana Shamroze-Tumes (21) has just started her third year in her Bachelor of Nursing external course at the University of South Australia. She has worked as an Assistant Nurse at the Broken Hill Hospital for three years and hopes on graduation to work as a Paediatric Registered Nurse with Far West LHD.

Aquatic Centre Indoor Pools to close for three weeks

Person swimming in a pool

YMCA NSW and Broken Hill Council have today announced that the Indoor 25m and Indoor Hydrotherapy pools will be closing for essential maintenance between 8th April and 28th April (inclusive).

Works carried out during this time will include repairs to the hand rails in the 25m and hydro pools, painting and sealing of the underground holding tanks as part of a 10-year asset maintenance program, replacement of lighting above the 25m and hydro pools and other minor maintenance work.

Support for Clean Up Australia Day

Volunteers after a Tidy Towns clean up

Broken Hill is getting behind the Clean Up Australia promotion with clean up events arranged around the City.

Clean Up Australia Day events will be held on March 3 and will target the Adelaide Road and Cemetery fence line in the morning, followed by another event in the afternoon on the same day targeting Creedon Street.

Tidy Towns Committee Chair, Councillor Christine Adams, said it was great to see strong community support for the initiative.

Winning sign design to receive finishing touches

A question mark over the silhouette of a welcome sign

Melbourne-based graphic designer and artist Joe Scerri has won Council's gateway signage competition, however his design won't be unveiled just yet.

Mr Scerri has worked with a variety of design studios, advertising agencies and multimedia studios in Sydney, Basel, Zurich, and London, and established his own independent graphic design consultancy in 1996.

Mr Scerri was contacted by Council yesterday and was elated upon being informed of his success.

Funding boost for community projects

The Broken Hill Civic Orchestra

A big pool of Community Assistance Grants (CAG) funding is now available for organisations seeking financial assistance for their event, activity, or programme.

Round 1 of 2019/2020 funding is now open and caters for activities to be held between June and December 2019.

$75,000 is available for the current Round, after $28,000 on funding was rolled over from last year's program.

Major works planned for Oxide Street

A Road Closed sign blacks off a road as heavy machinery conducts roadworks

Council is looking to meet with CBD businesses this month to discuss major roads works planned for Oxide Street in mid-March.

The road works would see Oxide Street gradually replaced from Crystal Street through to Wolfram Street over the course of 12 weeks.

The intersection at Sulphide and Blende streets will also be replaced as part of the works.

New parking to assist tourists, CBD

Excavation works being carried out at Kintore Reserve

Council has commenced construction on a new parking area on Kintore Reserve to boost parking in the CBD district and better cater for tourists.

The $300,000 project will provide sealing and kerbing for a large parking area to accommodate seven large recreational vehicles (RVs) and 32 regular vehicles.

The site will also feature a 'dump point' to allow RVs to discharge wastewater from holding tanks, and provide extra parking for nearby services, attractions, and businesses.

Massive response to gateway signage competition

A "Broken Hill Welcomes You" sign on the outskirts of the city

Council has received an overwhelming response to its gateway signage competition with 73 entries lodged.

Entrants were asked to design one sign or a complete set of five signs to be placed at the main road entrances to Broken Hill, with the winning design to receive $5,000.

Council's Manager Communications, Darrin Manuel, said Council had been inundated with responses in the final days before the competition closed.

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