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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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13 December 2018

Wrap up of December Council meeting.

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13 December 2018

Council will soon begin its roll out of CCTV and smart lighting after Councillors gave the...

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5 December 2018

Council is developing a new website to better serve and inform the local community, and is...

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3 December 2018

Council wishes to congratulate everyone who made this year's Christmas Pageant one of the...

New facility hours arrive next week

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Council Locals are encouraged to familiarise themselves with new operating hours of several Council facilities before they come into effect next week.

The City Library, Regional Art Gallery, and Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) will all adopt new hours from August 13.

The new hours were voted in by Councillors at the June meeting, and will better align the facilities' operating hours with the city's tourism trends, and other similar facilities across the State.

Civic Centre gets thumbs up

Civic Centre lobby with flowers on a vlack coffee table

Council received a great response from the community when it opened the newly refurbished Civic Centre for inspection on Sunday.

Around 500 people wandered through the centre, chatted with staff and Councillors, and enjoyed delicious catering by Pandora's Palate.

Council's Events Coordinator, Rachel Merton, said staff were extremely pleased with the public's reaction to the first viewing of the centre.

Come and see the new Civic Centre!

The civic Centre auditorium viewed through a doorway

Locals are invited to inspect the newly refurbished Civic Centre at a Community Open Day to be held on Sunday.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the reopening of the Civic Centre to the public would be a momentous occasion for all residents.

"Reopening the Centre will be a real watershed moment not just for Council, but for our city and its economy," said Mayor Turley

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize headlines huge night at gallery

Pro Hart

Three exhibitions including the prestigious Pro Hart Outback Art Prize will be launched at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on Friday night.

The Prize received record entries for the second year in a row, with 325 entries initially lodged for this year's event.

That number has been narrowed down to 50 works, all of which will be on display for judging at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on August 3.

Wrap of July council Meeting

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Wrap up of July Council meeting -

Mural fails independent assessment

Councillors refused a Development Application (DA) for a Crystal Lane mural after assessments by an independent planning body and the city's Heritage Advisor advised that the DA did not meet local and State legislative requirements, and was unsuitable for its heritage location. The applicant also failed to lodge a Heritage Impact Statement required as part of the DA process.

White ants claim prominent tree

Council workers trim damaged jacaranda tree in Sturt Park

Council has started removing a large jacaranda tree near the Sturt Park rotunda after a pest inspection revealed extensive termite damage.

The infestation was discovered during a routine asset inspection carried out at the park this month.

Council's Chief Operations Officer, Anthony Misagh, said removal of the tree was now underway.

"It's a shame that the tree has been destroyed by termites, it's a very old and prominent tree, and a feature of the park," he said.


Jade Kerin poses in front of an artwork at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin recently announced a Far West resident Is one of the recipients of this year’s Museums & Galleries NSW Fellowship, Mentorship & Volunteer Placement program.

Jade Kerin of Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is one of seven NSW museum practitioners selected to share a total of $20,000 in funding for professional development opportunities for arts and cultural workers across the State.

Changes planned for airport parking

Broken Hill Airport Carpark

Council will establish new parking zones at the Airport in an effort to free up more parking spots for travellers.

Under the new parking layout the first parking bay will be restricted to two hours, the second bay will be restricted to 24-hours, and the third bay will remain as unlimited parking.

A smaller bay on the side of the carpark will also be reserved for hire cars.

Upcoming Events

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Baby reading
18 December 2018