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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.


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...
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...

Wrap of November Council Meeting

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Wrap up of November Council meeting.


Tidy Towns Accolades

Councillor and Tidy Towns Committee Chair, Christine Adams, opened the meeting by presenting awards won by Broken Hill at the recent Keep Australia Beautiful NSW 2018 Tidy Towns Awards. Broken Hill took out the Heritage and Culture Award in our population category for management of the Regeneration Area, and were highly commended for the ongoing work to beautify the cemetery.

City set for huge Christmas Pageant

Float participants in a Christmas pageant

The stage is set for a massive Christmas pageant and after-party, with strong nominations received for this weekend's big event.

Broken Hill City Council and the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South have received 54 float nominations for the parade, and 14 stall nominations offering everything from food and drink through to arts and crafts.

South Rotary's Geoff Cullenward said he was elated with the response to this year's event.

$5,000 on offer for top sign design

a mockup of a blanked out gateway sign with a question mark where the sign would be

Council is offering $5,000 in prize money as part of a competition launched today to design the city's new gateway signs.

Council set aside $150,000 in its budget for the new signage, and Councillors voted to hold a public competition to source prospective designs.

Entries will be accepted until close of business January 31, with designs to be in a "stencil" format which can be enlarged and cut into COR-TEN steel plates.

Council wins Smart Cities funding

Smart Technology

Broken Hill is set to be an even smarter city with a Federal Government grant of $342,236, announced today by Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton.

Council's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Nankivell, said the funding announcement came at the perfect time for Broken Hill.

"We're extremely pleased with the funding. It also gives us great confidence to know that the Federal Government shares our vision for a Smart Broken Hill," he said.

Pageant almost locked in


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

In previous years the traditional event has faced cancellation due to low float entries, but Mayor Darriea Turley said she hoped this year would be different.

"We're so close to having enough floats to lock the pageant in, we just need a few more entrants to come forward," she said.

Broken Hill City Council wins community heritage grant

A photographic negative is held down on a light table

Broken Hill & Outback Archives has been awarded a $12,790 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund the rehousing of the Ralph O’Connor Negative Collection.

The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on 30 October, 2018.

This year, grants worth $367,470 were distributed to 60 community groups and organisations from around Australia to assist in the identification and preservation of community owned but nationally significant heritage collections.

Big list of speakers for water rally

A selection of prominent and passionate figures in the fight for water will address the crowd at tomorrow's protest rally.

The day will begin with a protest march from Town Square at 11am, which will head to Sturt Park for a public gathering and speeches from invited guests.

At the conclusion of the speeches the crowd will be invited to the Musicians Club to view a video on the plight of the Murray-Darling Basin compiled by Australia Institute researcher Maryanne Slattery.

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