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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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Development Application
16 February 2018

Lodging a Development Application should now be significantly easier with Council recently...

Walk tour
16 February 2018

If you have a passion for your home town and enjoy telling a tale or two, then the Heritage...

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery building - Formerly Sully's Emporium
13 February 2018

The Broken Hill Heritage Committee is inviting locals to have input into a festival to...

26 January 2018

Robynne Sanderson has taken out the top honour at this year's Australia Day Awards.

Pageant ready to roll

The city's traditional Christmas Pageant is set to go ahead with Council and South Rotary receiving 35 float entries.
 
The pageant was facing cancellation last week, with float nominations well below the 30 required to stage the event.
 
However a late flurry of nominations from the community before the 24 November deadline has seen the pageant given the green light.
 
South Rotary spokesperson Geoff Cullenward said it was pleasing to see the event receive the required support from the community.
 

Festive glow for Town Square, parks

Christmas Tree

Council is adding a festive glow to the city with bright new Christmas lighting being installed in Town Square and surrounding buildings.

The display will feature coloured flood lighting on the historic Grand Guesthouse and Outback Pharmacies facades, hundreds of LED lights for the Christmas tree, and array of colour changing festoon lights.

Santa Storytime.

Join us for a Christmas themed Storytime session with a special guest for a fun morning of books, singing, dancing and craft!

Storytimes help to develop listening, reading and comprehension skills in readiness for school. A simple craft activity designed for little fingers allows children to further develop motor skills. Stories are suitable for children aged 3 to 5 years. Younger children are welcome to attend.

Summer Reading Club Wrap up Party

We will be celebrating the achievements of all our readers and competition winners today.
Hand in your completed reading logs to be in the running for prizes at the wrap up party to conclude Summer Reading Club. Receive your participation certificate and tell everyone about the books you read and games you played! Activities will be available including Makey Makey, Sphero and more.

Party food will be provided. Please phone us on 80803460 if attending (for catering purposes).

Summer Reading Club Launch Party

Summer Reading Club gets started with a Launch Party! Come along and register, receive your activity bag and join us for afternoon tea and games. Young readers will be encouraged to play, solve, participate and read in celebration of sports, games, technology and spirit.

If you can’t be with us on the day, you can call in to the library at your convenience to complete your registration.

 

Sign replacement program reaches cemetery

Council staff holding a new name blade for the cemetery

The Broken Hill Cemetery will soon be easier to navigate, with new signage to be rolled out across the facility.

Around 150 name blades have been purchased and will be installed as part of Council's ongoing Name Blade Replacement Program.

The program has already seen around 380 name blades replaced across the city's streets over the last 18 months.

The cemetery signs will clearly indicate rows and numbers, and provide direction to sections dedicated to various religious denominations.

Sandra Miller named top volunteer for 2017

Sandra Miller

Broken Hill City Council wishes to congratulate 2017 inductee into the Nydia Edes Hall of Fame, Sandra Miller.

Sandra received the top honour in volunteering at the Volunteer Awards held at the West Football Club tonight.

She has served members of our community of all ages, assisting with the Salvation Army playgroup, Hospital Kiosk, Meals on Wheels, Scouts, and the mini-debs for the PCYC and YMCA.

Training to provide smoother service

Council's customer service desk

Council is looking to make it easier for customers to lodge Development Applications with staff undergoing specialised training this week.

Residents are advised that the front counter at Council's Administrative Centre will be operating in a reduced capacity tomorrow and Friday as Customer Service staff attend the training.

The training sessions will be spread across two days, and will improve Council's ability to handle inquiries and applications related to planning.

One Millionth Visitor to Portrait Gallery Touring Program

Suzie Furness, the one millionth visitor to N P G Toruing Exhibitions posses with the N P G Director, Angus Trumble and  Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Manager Tara Callaghan

The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to announce the Gallery’s Touring Exhibitions Program has welcomed its one millionth visitor.

The milestone visitor, Suzie Furness, Queensland, arrived at Broken Hill Regional Gallery, New South Wales, to see the Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition, Bare: Degrees of Undress on 13 November 2017.

Director of the Portrait Gallery, Angus Trumble, is a strong advocate for the opportunities provided by the Gallery’s touring program.

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