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Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill will be a safe, vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich city achieved through community leadership and sustainable management. Council will provide responsive community leadership and high quality services in a sustainable manner to maintain and enhance Broken Hill’s lifestyle.

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Broken Hill City Council Administration Building
24 March 2017

Development application for new pound

A plant growing from a pile of coins
24 March 2017

Applications are now open for Round One of the Community Assistance Grants program for 2017/...

Old letters
23 March 2017

Council and Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) are set to undertake community engagement regarding...

Council's nee Chief Operating Officer Brendan Smith
23 March 2017

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to welcome Brendan Smith as its new Chief Operating...

Blende Street works to begin

Council is set to begin reconstruction work on a busy section of Blende Street next month.

The area of Blende Street between Chloride and Oxide Streets has significantly deteriorated, and is generally in a condition that does not befit one of the city's most important retail precincts.

While Council understands that the works may present an inconvenience for businesses and shoppers, the project has been identified as a priority for Council in its ongoing efforts to enhance and reinvigorate the city's CBD.

Community effort needed to tackle weeds

A gloved hand pulling weeds in a garden bed

Council is calling for a city-wide effort to beautify our streets in the lead up to Clean Up Australia Day on March 5.

When engaging with the community, Council often receives feedback about the amount of weeds on the city's footpaths and nature strips.

Council takes its efforts to manage weeds seriously, and regularly deploys work crews around the city to keep weeds under control where possible.

Civic Centre shutdown prompts event changes

The Broken Hill Civic Centre Sign

Council has begun making alternative arrangements for upcoming events at the Civic Centre due to the current closure of the facility.

The Centre has been closed since January 13 when work on the building's roof caused a piece of asbestos to break off and fall onto the stage.

Air testing was subsequently carried out at the Centre on January 23, and Project Managers AJ+C today informed Council that asbestos fibres had been detected in the stage and kitchen areas of the Centre.

A trip through time with the Inventi Ensemble

Ben Opie and his Oboe

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery will transform into a time machine on Friday as the Inventi Ensemble takes listeners on a journey of musical works from the 14th century through to today.

Join three of Australia’s most talented musicians for an intimate performance of music through the ages.

Acclaimed oboist, Ben Opie, inter-arts collaborator, Ryan Williams, and one of Australia’s leading period instrument specialists, Nick Pollock will be performing one night only.

A big day of celebration

The Australian flag being held by a girl in a park

There will be plenty to see and do across the city on Thursday as locals gather to celebrate Australia Day.

The day will kick off at 7am on the forecourt of Council's Administrative Centre in Blende Street with a traditional BBQ breakfast, and a welcome to country and flag-raising ceremony at 8am.

This will be followed by formal proceedings at 8.15am, including a citizenship ceremony and the presentation of Australia Day Awards for 2017.

Australia Day Awards moved due to Civic Centre shutdown

The Broken Hill Civic Center signage

Media release from AJ+C:

The Broken Hill Civic Centre refurbishment project has been delayed after an incident required the worksite to close.

On 13 January, while installing structural steelwork in the roof area above the stage, a piece of asbestos lining was dislodged and dropped onto the stage.

It was immediately collected, sealed and sent to Adelaide for testing, and the Civic Centre was cordoned off and closed.

Lakes, river key issue for city

Menindee Lakes

The Menindee Lakes system may be part of Central Darling Shire, but the health of the region's waterways are a key to the prosperity of Broken Hill.

That's the message from Broken Hill's General Manager, James Roncon, who recently held discussions with the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), and water advocates Broken Hill and Darling River Action Group (BHDRAG).

Huge prizes in indigenous art competition

There is still time to submit your entry for what shaping up as the biggest and most exciting Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize to date.

Thanks to the generous support of Maari Ma Health, this year will see the biggest prize pool in the history of the event, with $4,800 worth of prizes on offer.

“It’s wonderful to see this level of support for the art prize,” said Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s Public Programs Officer, Tara Callaghan.

The facts about funding

Picture of money

As funding continues to roll in for various projects across the city, Council is aiming to clarify how the funds can be spent within the community.

Most recently Council received $200,000 from the State Government to host an Argent Street Sculpture Symposium later this year.

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