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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.


Indiana Shamroze-Tumes poses in front of a portrait
14 March 2019

The David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2019 has a passion for...

Person swimming in a pool
8 March 2019

YMCA NSW and Broken Hill Council have today announced that the Indoor 25m and Indoor...

Volunteers after a Tidy Towns clean up
28 February 2019

Broken Hill is getting behind the Clean Up Australia promotion with clean up events arranged...

A question mark over the silhouette of a welcome sign
26 February 2019

Melbourne-based graphic designer and artist Joe Scerri has won Council's gateway signage...

DRAG joins water protest

A young couple sit on the bank of Lake Menindee as the sun sets in the distance

The Darling River Action Group (DRAG) has thrown its support behind this weekend's protest, with prominent water advocate Darryn Clifton urging locals to stand up for our waterways.

Mr Clifton has taken to the group's ‘We Want Action’ Facebook page to rally members ahead of the protest march and day of action.

He described the river and the lakes as part of the fabric of our community, and said it was up to locals to join the fight to see our waterways protected and managed appropriately.

Sculpture project to enhance Arboretum

Councillor Marion Browne addressing a group of schoolchildren inside the Riddiford Arboretum

Council will pay tribute to those who saved the city from being swallowed by dust by combining its planned Sculpture Symposium project with the Riddiford Arboretum.

The project has received $200,000 funding through Create NSW, and initial plans called for the installation a series of sculptures along Argent Street.

However, Deputy Mayor Marion Browne said plans to build a new library and cultural precinct in the city's central business district (CBD) prompted a rethink.

Protest to fight for lakes and river

Residents are invited to take part in a Day of Action next week to fight for the Darling River and Menindee Lakes.

Councillors voted in favour of the event at the Ordinary Meeting of Council in August.

The event will see participants take part in a protest march from Town Square to Sturt Park, followed by speeches from invited guests.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the day would provide locals with an opportunity to stand in solidarity and demand improved management of the region's waterways.

Early nominations wanted for Christmas Pageant

a tinsel covered fire truck participating in the annual Christmas pageant

South Rotary is calling on local businesses, sporting clubs, and community groups to commit to this year's Christmas Pageant for the city's children.

Nominations are now open for the Pageant, which is run by the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South and Broken Hill City Council.

Mr Cullenward said he would dearly love to see this year's event get sufficient early nominations to ensure the event won't be threatened with cancellation.

Dedicated study sessions for Year 12 students

Broken Hill City Library will be converted into a dedicated study space for Year 12 students on two occasions in the coming weeks.

Staff will open the library exclusively for Year 12 student use on October 13 (1pm-4pm) and October 16 (6pm-8pm) outside of normal opening hours.

Council's Library Technician Community Engagement, Fallon Spangler, said the sessions would provide another avenue for students to focus on their studies.

Waste meeting for local businesses

An overloaded truck full of rubbish on the side of the road

Council is inviting commercial users of the city's waste facility to a meeting to discuss a review of waste fees and classifications.

The meeting has been called to address inconsistencies in how Council classifies and accepts commercial waste, and ensure the NSW Environment Protection Authority's (EPA) guidelines are being met.

Council's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Nankivell, said the facility's waste classifications and their associated fees were long overdue for review.

Australia Day Awards closing soon

Girl sitting in park draped in the Australian Flag

There are just two weeks left to nominate for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Council is currently accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Senior Citizen of the Year.

Australia Day Advisory Group Chair, Christine Adams, said the awards were the ideal way to recognise locals who had made an outstanding contribution to the city.

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Child touching book
22 March 2019

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