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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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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...

Debutantes to take centre stage

It will be a special evening for eight debutantes and their squires on Friday with the staging of the annual Civic Ball.

The Ball will serve as the first major event to be held at the Civic Centre since its refurbishment was completed in July this year.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the Civic Ball always delivered an unforgettable experience for the debutantes, their partners, and their families.

Mixed results in airport funding push

Broken Hill Airport terminal

Council has had mixed results in its bids to secure funding for a major upgrade of the city's airport.

Council had been seeking funding to improve the terminal, runways, taxiways and aprons, fencing, lighting, and control systems through the State Government's Growing Local Economies (GLE) fund, but was recently informed its initial Expression of Interest (EOI) would not progress to the next round.

New library hours benefit Outreach program

Local residents posing among Creedon Street art

Indigenous kids spent an afternoon learning with Council staff last week as part of the Broken Hill City Library's Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics (STEAM) Outreach program.

Kids at Community Hub 123 enjoyed a range of learning activities involving robotics, electronics and programming during a one-hour session with two library staff members from 4pm Tuesday.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said the program was made possible by the change in library hours.

Drop in and chat with the Mayor!

Darriea Turley

Mayor Darriea Turley will be hosting a drop-in session next week to meet with the public and answer questions about Council.

The session will run from 4pm-5pm at Council's Administrative Centre in Blende Street on August 29.

Mayor Turley said the session would be informal, and allow locals to drop in and ask questions, or just chat about Council matters.

Drag Queen Story Hour

Local drag queen Amanda Screetly will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour at the Broken Hill City Library to celebrate this year’s Broken Heel Festival.

The Drag Queen Story Hour is about acceptance, inclusivity and encourages children to feel comfortable with self-expression

“There will be stories, craft, dancing and dressing up - and who doesn’t love dressing up?

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

The national Summer Reading Club will return to Broken Hill City Library, online at summerreadingclub.org.au and in more than a thousand public libraries across the country for another fun-filled season.

Created for children and young people pre-school age to 17, the Summer Reading Club is a free program led by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) that inspires imaginations and instils a love of libraries and reading.

Reading’s never a drag at the Library!

Drag Queen Amanda Screetly reads to a child in the Broken Hill City Library

In a first for Broken Hill, local drag queen Amanda Screetly will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour at the Broken Hill City Library to celebrate this year’s Broken Heel Festival.

Ms Screetly volunteered her time to host the special event to celebrate acceptance and diversity.

“The event is about showing that it is okay to be yourself and to celebrate our differences, because differences can be what makes life fun!” said Ms Screetly.

Upcoming Events

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