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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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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...
VIC
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...

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize headlines huge night at gallery

Pro Hart

Three exhibitions including the prestigious Pro Hart Outback Art Prize will be launched at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on Friday night.

The Prize received record entries for the second year in a row, with 325 entries initially lodged for this year's event.

That number has been narrowed down to 50 works, all of which will be on display for judging at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on August 3.

Wrap of July council Meeting

Man behind a stack of folders at a desk

Wrap up of July Council meeting -

Mural fails independent assessment

Councillors refused a Development Application (DA) for a Crystal Lane mural after assessments by an independent planning body and the city's Heritage Advisor advised that the DA did not meet local and State legislative requirements, and was unsuitable for its heritage location. The applicant also failed to lodge a Heritage Impact Statement required as part of the DA process.

White ants claim prominent tree

Council workers trim damaged jacaranda tree in Sturt Park

Council has started removing a large jacaranda tree near the Sturt Park rotunda after a pest inspection revealed extensive termite damage.

The infestation was discovered during a routine asset inspection carried out at the park this month.

Council's Chief Operations Officer, Anthony Misagh, said removal of the tree was now underway.

"It's a shame that the tree has been destroyed by termites, it's a very old and prominent tree, and a feature of the park," he said.

BARWON LOCAL AWARDED $3K MENTORSHIP AT ART GALLERY NSW

Jade Kerin poses in front of an artwork at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin recently announced a Far West resident Is one of the recipients of this year’s Museums & Galleries NSW Fellowship, Mentorship & Volunteer Placement program.

Jade Kerin of Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is one of seven NSW museum practitioners selected to share a total of $20,000 in funding for professional development opportunities for arts and cultural workers across the State.

Changes planned for airport parking

Broken Hill Airport Carpark

Council will establish new parking zones at the Airport in an effort to free up more parking spots for travellers.

Under the new parking layout the first parking bay will be restricted to two hours, the second bay will be restricted to 24-hours, and the third bay will remain as unlimited parking.

A smaller bay on the side of the carpark will also be reserved for hire cars.

Little Bang Discovery Club

Young children can discover the world of science with the launch of Broken Hill City Library’s new program Little Bang Discovery Club!

Little Bang Discovery Club is a fun 4-week interactive program that combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children and their accompanying co-learners (parent) will enjoy.

3D Printer demonstration

The Broken Hill City Library is unveiling our 3D Printer during Library and Information Week where you can watch the 3D Printer in action and view objects that have been printed on a 3D printer, as well as information about our 3D printer.

There will also be a PowerPoint presentation that will be displayed on a TV with information about:

Author talk - Leo Nix

Leo Nix is the author of Sundown Apocalypse series which are dystopian/post-apocalyptic action novels set in the city of Adelaide and the harsh deserts of outback Australia;

What would you do if you believed you would never be held accountable?

Upcoming Events

Knitting group
26 April 2019

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26 April 2019

Broken Hill is the only place in NSW where the game of Two-up can...