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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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Silver City Show
28 June 2017

Council will inject an extra $30,000 into community groups and events after Councillors...

Sphero
27 June 2017

Local kids will be racing robots and building solar-powered plant watering sensors as part...

Money in a suitcase
21 June 2017

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Vae Victis being moved
19 June 2017

One of the city's most recognisable artworks, Arthur Hacker's 'Vae Victis', is set to be...

Outback showcased in Ferrari ad campaign

The Ferrari California T driving along a dirt road

Press release from Ferrari

Sydney, Friday 3 March 2017 – Ferrari will today premiere a short-film starring the Ferrari California T in iconic Australia - from the city of Sydney to the outback surrounding Broken Hill.

Sydney and Broken Hill were chosen for their starring role in Ferrari’s ‘State of The Art’ global film series that explores the essence of the California T in iconic locations around the world. Australia is the fourth country to be featured in the series.

Trevor leads weeding charge for South

Trever Edwards in his wheelchair brandishing a rake in front of the leaves and weeds he cleaned up

South resident Trevor Edwards is all geared up to tackle his nature strip for Council's Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding Competition.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair, the active 69-year-old has a passion for keeping his neighbourhood clean where he can.

Trevor said he often rakes up weeds and leaves at the front of his Hebbard Street home, and even tends to neighbours' nature strips when possible.

"Even though I'm in a wheelchair, it doesn't stop me getting out and doing things," he said.

Planning underway for new archives

SHP staff Jackie Malter, Foxy the dog, Sue Hodges and Nicola Henriksson

The wheels are now in motion on another BHP Billiton Foundation funded project, with specialist team Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) secured to design the new Broken Hill Archives.

SHP’s multidisciplinary team includes Project Architect Emma Young (PHOOEY architects),tourism specialist Carolyn Childs (MyTravelResearch.com), library and technology specialist Derek Whitehead and Netherlands heritage experts Dr Marc Kocken and Landlab landscape architects.

Tidy Towns to target lookout

Councillor Christine Adams cleaning up rubbish at the Joe Keenan Lookout in Broken Hill

The city's Tidy Towns Committee will target Joe Keenan Lookout for their annual Clean Up Australia Day event.

Residents are invited to join the committee this Sunday 5 March to clean up rubbish and pull up weeds at the popular lookout.

"We have an event every year and they're usually very well supported," said Committee Chair, Christine Adams.

Deregulation idea proves popular

An airplane on the tarmac

Locals have shown strong support for the State Government to deregulate the flight route between Broken Hill and Sydney.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, informed Council in December that it was considering extending its flight deregulation process to the Broken Hill-Sydney route.

As part of that process, Transport for NSW requested that Council engage with the community regarding the proposed move.

Vandals target Sturt Park

vandalism at sturt park

Council will consider the use of CCTV in Sturt Park after another spate of vandalism occurred over the weekend.

A large yellow dumpster was ripped from its chains and overturned in a rose garden, a bin guard was ripped open, and a tree guard was overturned, breaking the tree in half.

A large industrial trolley was also found overturned in a garden bed.

The Park has been a target for vandals in recent months, with Council garden staff often reporting incidents of varying severity.

Blende Street reopens early

Broken Hill City Council staff and contractors standing on the newly resealed Blende Street

The section of Blende Street undergoing reconstruction has reopened a day early.

The works were originally planned to be completed in two halves, however Council was forced to close the road completely in order to reopen the road by the 25 February deadline.

The section of road between Oxide and Chloride Streets was reopened to the public today at around 3pm.

"We're very pleased to have this road open ahead of schedule," said Council's General Manager, James Roncon.

Massive prizes on offer in weeding competition

Weeds

Residents who clean up their nature strip will have a shot at massive prizes in the Clean Up Broken Hill Weeding Competition which launches today.

The competition is being run by Council with the support of local businesses, and will be staged in the week leading up to Clean Up Australia Day on March 5.

Participants will be asked to lodge an entry form then spend an hour removing weeds around their nature strip or other problem areas around town to have a chance at great prizes.

Council to save millions on insurance

piggy bank

Council is set to save $456,713 each year after reviewing its insurance portfolio.

Council is currently undertaking an extensive service review process to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of all aspects of its operations.

As part of this review, Council recently held talks with a number of insurers, including its previous insurer, Statewide Mutual.

Library move on hold

Broken Hill Library

The relocation of the city's Library to Argent Street has been put on hold after Councillors voted on the issue at tonight's Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The recommendation was put to Councillors by Council's General Manager, James Roncon, and was unanimously supported.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the project had grown exponentially since it was first passed by Council in April 2016, and now had to be reconsidered.

"While we haven't officially cancelled the move, we're going to hit pause at this stage," she said.

Upcoming Events

LifeLine Broken Hill Art Exhibition 2017

30 June 2017

Broken Hill is the only place in NSW where the game of Two-up can...