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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.

New camp site to entice tourists

Council's Living Desert Ranger, Daryl Ford at the new primitive campground

Locals are invited to inspect the Living Desert's latest amenity this weekend at the launch of the Starview Primitive Campsite.

The idea for a basic campsite at the Living Desert was originally floated by the park's Ranger, Darrell Ford, back in 2010, and has slowly taken shape over the last seven years.

"There was always a demand for it, we'd have lots of people from away wanting somewhere where they could camp out under the stars and get a real feeling of the bush," he said.

Applicants wanted for $62,000 in funding

Briefcase full of money

There is just one week remaining for local organisations to lodge a funding application under the second round of Council's Community Assistance Grants (CAG) Scheme.

Council received 16 applications for the first round of funding, but has so far received just one application for the $62,000 on offer in Round Two.

Council's acting General Manager, Razija Nu'man, said it was surprising to see only one application lodged with the 31 October deadline looming.

Early nominations wanted for Christmas Pageant

Firetruck decorated for the Christmas pageant

Businesses, sporting clubs and community groups are encouraged to show their community spirit by nominating for the 2017 Christmas Pageant.

This year's Christmas Pageant will be held on 2 December, and is shaping up to be one of the best ever with the event to be complemented by the AGL Perfect Light Film Festival.

The Pageant is run by Broken Hill City Council in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South, and has been a highlight for local children and families for many years.

New overseer for Civic Centre project

Broken Hill Civic Centre

Council has appointed a project management specialist to oversee the completion of the Civic Centre refurbishment.

The move comes after Council entered into dispute with the project's architect and builders.

Mayor Darriea Turley said she hoped to see the matter resolved as soon as possible.

"It's difficult to go into specifics as this is now a legal matter, but I can say all parties have a distinct difference of opinion around how this project has been delivered thus far," she said.

NOMINATE A LOCAL YOUNG ACHIEVER

Young Achiever Award trophies

Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers to be recognised!

Mayor Darriea Turley is encouraging all residents to nominate a local young person into the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards.

“We have some amazing young people in our community,” Mayor Turley said.

“We need to continue to recognise the people who really make Broken Hill great, and awards such as this provide us with that opportunity.

Cemetery clean up this weekend

Graves at the Broken Hill Cemetery

Residents are invited to join the Tidy Towns Volunteer Working Group in cleaning up our historic cemetery this weekend.

Councillor and Group Chair, Christine Adams, acknowledged there are many in our city that tend their loved ones' graves, and hopes they and other members of our community will join the group on 9 September.

Summary of August Council Meeting

For those that were unable to attend the August Council meeting or watch it on Facebook, please find a summary below of some notable issues that were raised:

 

  • Councillors voted to rescind the motion that would have seen the library moved to the old Pellew and Moore Building in Argent Street. Council will now hold community engagement to assist in deciding the library's future. The matter will go before Council again in December.

 

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