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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

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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...

Library move on hold

Broken Hill Library

The relocation of the city's Library to Argent Street has been put on hold after Councillors voted on the issue at tonight's Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The recommendation was put to Councillors by Council's General Manager, James Roncon, and was unanimously supported.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the project had grown exponentially since it was first passed by Council in April 2016, and now had to be reconsidered.

"While we haven't officially cancelled the move, we're going to hit pause at this stage," she said.

An evening of fine music

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Massimo Scattolin will return to the city this week for an intimate performance with Josephine Vains.

Massimo has been praised by critics as one of the most accomplished guitarists of our times and has worked across numerous international festivals, while Josephine is an acclaimed cellist, chamber musician, and educator.

The duo will perform a variety of music by renowned instrumenalists and composers such as Niccolò Paganini, Franz Schubert, Astor Piazzolla, and many more.

City's potential on world stage

AIME conference

Broken Hill's potential as a unique conference destination will be on show to international markets at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne next week.

The AIME is a two day exhibition for professionals involved in organising business travel, meetings, incentives, and events.

The event allows industry decision makers from around Australia, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the globe to meet.

Big prize for prestigious art competition

Entries will soon be open for the region's most prestigious art competition, The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize.

The competition showcases art in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian outback, and this year boasts a prize pool of $19,000.

Formerly known as the Outback Art Prize, the competition was renamed in 2016 in honour of the late Pro Hart and his family's contribution to the arts.

More than $4 Million for local heritage funding available

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Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries is encouraging owners and managers of local heritage items to consider applying for more than $4 million in funding for local conservation projects. Kevin Humphries said these grants were designed to help communities rejuvenate and conserve their local heritage.

“I would urge all owners and managers of heritage items, i.e., council/shires, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and industry associations, to consider applying for funding.

‘Rumour Has It’ show cancelled

Naomi Price as Adele

Council wishes to advise that it has been forced to cancel the show 'Rumour Has It – Naomi Price as Adele’.

The show was originally scheduled to be held at the Civic Centre, however the Centre's closure due to asbestos prompted Council to search for a new venue.

The show was then slated to be staged at the Musicians Club on February 25, but Council has unfortunately been unable to overcome space limitations at the venue.

Delay impacts road works schedule

Road construction underway on Blende St

Council has been forced to alter its approach to the road reconstruction currently underway in Blende Street.

Council initially planned to complete the work in two halves, fixing the northern and southern sides of the road separately to maximise parking throughout the process.

However a fault with a contractor's equipment has caused a delay in the schedule, meaning Council must now close the road completely to ensure the roadworks are completed by the February 25 deadline.

Free desexing program on again

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Broken Hill City Council in partnership with the RSPCA is offering an opportunity for some pet owners to have their dogs and cats desexed, microchipped and vaccinated for free.

The offer has been made possible through $10,000 in funding from the Office of Local Government’s Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program, which has been matched by Council and supported under the RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS).

Upcoming Events

Broken Hill Solar plant overview.  AGL Energy Ltd and Broken Hill Art Exchange Viewing platform art & Design Competition. Prize pool of $15,000

The Broken Hill Art Exchange (BHAE)  is proud to be hosting the...

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