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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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Support for new library remains strong

Council received a generally positive response to its plan to construct a new library during a recent open day at the Civic Centre.

Around 100 people attended the engagement session on Monday to view early concept plans and speak with Councillors, Council staff, and the project's architects, Neeson Murcutt (NMA).

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said he hoped the session had provided new insight into the project.

Focus on revitalising Argent Street

A three dimension rendering of the the Town Hall Facade and potential development

Locals are invited to learn more about the new library and cultural precinct project at a community open day on the Civic Centre Plaza next week.

The event will run from 5pm-7pm on February 11, with attendees able to enjoy a free BBQ and drinks and speak with Council staff, Councillors, and project architects, Neeson Murcutt, throughout the evening.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said he was looking forward to discussing the project with the community.

Smart bin installation begins

Smart Bins

The roll out of 'smart bins' in the city's Central Business District (CBD) has commenced.

Smart bins operate on solar power, and feature a compacting mechanism to allow the bins to hold up to sixteen times more waste than our current bins.

The bins feature a cleaner and more hygienic enclosed design, a router to boost the city's free wi-fi network, a built-in extinguisher for bin fires, and sensors to alert Council staff if a bin is full or emitting unpleasant odours.

Park safely as school returns

With school set to return this week, Council wishes to remind all motorists to obey parking and road rules to avoid being issued with a fine.

Drivers who stop in a school zone, no stopping zone, bus zone, on a footpath, across or on a driveway, or double park can receive a $337 fine.

Drivers who stop in an intersection or junction, or on or near a pedestrian Crossing, could face a $448 fine.

Send a message about climate change

Locals are invited to take a stand against climate change by forming part of a giant human banner tomorrow.

Council is taking part in the Human Signs Across Australia initiative, that is being spearheaded by Clean Energy For Eternity (CEFE).

The initiative involves communities across Australia each making part of a human sign calling for action by politicians on climate change.

Current Police site too small for new station

Police Station

Council has received a good early response to a survey around what services should be located in and around the proposed new library and community hub.

Around 70% of online respondents are in favour of the idea of visitor information services being delivered at the new library, and Council offering the current Visitor Information Centre (VIC) site as an option for Police to construct their new station.

John Wren named Citizen of the Year

The man synonymous with the silver screen in Broken Hill, John Wren, has been named our local Citizen of the Year.

John previously received a Citizenship Award back in the year 2000, but went one better at this year's Australia Day Awards to take out the top honour.

John's love of film began when he worked as a tray boy at the local picture theatre, and he went on to become Manager of the Belair Drive-in in 1976 before purchasing it in 1978.

What services do you want in the CBD?

Pilbara Arts Centre, Officer Woods Architects, Image: Robert Firth

As Council considers which of its services could be offered out of the proposed new library and community hub, it is also working to find solutions to retain the Police in the city's CBD.

In mid-2018 local Police received $16.2 million in Government funding to construct a new station elsewhere in the city - a move that will also free up the current Police site for extra parking alongside the new library.

Service co-location and draft Cultural Framework FAQ

Why are we building a new library and community hub?

Council remains committed to reinvigorating the city’s traditional heart in Argent Street as its tenants struggle to compete against the city’s other two commercial centres - Westside Plaza and Broken Hill Village (Coles). In order to halt the decline of the city’s CBD Council has committed to building a new library and community hub behind the Town Hall Facade to act as an anchor tenant to boost foot traffic into Argent Street, and also return one of the city’s most iconic buildings to civic use.

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