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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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The wheelchair accessible swing in A.J. Keast Park
13 November 2018

Council invites Expressions of Interest from people interested in being volunteer members of...

Santa
12 November 2018

Just a few more floats are needed to ensure the 2018 Christmas Pageant goes ahead.

A photographic negative is held down on a light table
12 November 2018

Broken Hill & Outback Archives has been awarded a $12,790 federal Community Heritage...

2 November 2018

A selection of prominent and passionate figures in the fight for water will address the...

Reducing landfill with every cuppa

The Broken Hill keep cup

Locals can help Australia's environment and save money every time they have a coffee just by purchasing a Broken Hill KeepCup.

The high-quality reusable coffee cups are now available for just $20 at Chalky’s, Charlotte’s, Silly Goat, Silver City Café and the Royal Exchange Coffee Window, along with all Council facilities.

Reusable cups have gained popularity in recent times due to the large number of disposable cups that end up in landfill or littering the countryside.

Volunteer Expo and Plant Giveaway postponed

Council's Chief Operations Officer Anthony Misagh with this year's trees for the annual giveaway

Council has postponed this weekend's Volunteer Expo and Tree Giveaway to better accommodate volunteer groups, staff, and the wider community.

Council was initially planning to hold the two events together on September 8, but has now set a new date of September 22.

Council's Chief Operations Officer, Anthony Misagh, said the decision to postpone the events was reached due to a number of factors.

VIC staff to hit main drag for Broken Heel Festival

Broken Hill tourism staff member dressed up alongside the Broken Heel sign

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) staff will take to the streets this weekend to chat with Broken Heel revellers and spruik all the city has to offer.

Council's Senior Tourism Officer, Patrick Kreitner, said staff had been gearing up for the festival for some time.

"Broken Heel is obviously a spectacular event in its own right, but it's also a great chance to promote the many sites and tourist attractions in Broken Hill," he said.

Denis Watts named top volunteer

Broken Hill's own 'Mr Cricket' Denis Watts has been inducted into the Nydia Edes Hall of Fame for his volunteer work in local sport.

Mr Watts' induction was announced at tonight's Broken Hill Community Volunteer Awards ceremony, where he also took out an award as the top volunteer in the Sporting category.

Mr Watts has volunteered his time for junior and senior cricket for around 30 years, serving as Barrier District Cricket League (BDCL) Secretary for 24 years, and umpiring local matches since 1989.

Airport lighting malfunction sees flight diverted

Emergency lighting vehicle on the Broken Hill Airport runway

Council's airport staff received a call-out on Sunday night after the runway lights malfunctioned.

A REX Flight was diverted to Mildura, the airport was closed, and all relevant air services were notified of the situation.

However at 11.25pm Royal Flying Doctor Service informed airport staff that they had to attend an emergency evacuation in Wilcannia, and Council staff placed emergency lighting across 2.5km of runway to allow the RFDS aircraft take-off, and land again in the early hours of Monday morning.

Sacred Heart students tour arboretum

Sacred Heart students learned all about the flora of the Far West during a tour of the Riddiford Arboretum yesterday.

Students of class Year 2-3 took a tour of the facility with Riddiford Arboretum Community Committee member Wayne Lovis and Deputy Mayor Marion Browne, and learned all about the many different plant species in our area and the importance of the Regeneration Area.

Cashless transactions bring quicker service

The Civic Centre Bar

The Civic Centre's potential to be a cashless facility was put to the test during Friday's Civic Ball, with staff reporting positive results.

Council encouraged attendees to pay by card or mobile device on the night to take advantage of Paywave, Applepay, Androidpay and Samsungpay facilities that were installed at the centre as part of the recent refurbishment.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said electronic payment allowed customers to get significantly quicker bar service.

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