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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.

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The Broken Hill Civic Orchestra
22 February 2019

A big pool of Community Assistance Grants (CAG) funding is now available for organisations...

21 February 2019

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A Road Closed sign blacks off a road as heavy machinery conducts roadworks
20 February 2019

Council is looking to meet with CBD businesses this month to discuss major roads works...

Excavation works being carried out at Kintore Reserve
20 February 2019

Council has commenced construction on a new parking area on Kintore Reserve to boost parking...

Funds available for the community

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Applications are encouraged for Round Two of Council’s Community Assistance Grants program, with $47,000 available to eligible organisations for activities or events to be held between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019.

Round One of the grant scheme saw 14 eligible non-profit community organisations take advantage of the grant money on offer to assist with the cost of providing an activity, event, or program to the Broken Hill community.

Some of the grants awarded in Round One included:

Parks and gardens crew to learn from the best

ANZ Stadium's Graeme Logan at the Alma oval in Broken Hill

Southies have long boasted that the Alma Oval has the best playing surface in Broken Hill, and their claim will soon be given further weight thanks to a visit from renowned curator, Graeme Logan.

Mr Logan is one of the most respected groundsmen in Australia, and is currently in charge of preparing the surface of Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

Council's Asset Planner Open Spaces, Jarred Paull, said Mr Logan's visit was a gesture of remarkable generosity.

Reducing landfill with every cuppa

The Broken Hill keep cup

Locals can help Australia's environment and save money every time they have a coffee just by purchasing a Broken Hill KeepCup.

The high-quality reusable coffee cups are now available for just $20 at Chalky’s, Charlotte’s, Silly Goat, Silver City Café and the Royal Exchange Coffee Window, along with all Council facilities.

Reusable cups have gained popularity in recent times due to the large number of disposable cups that end up in landfill or littering the countryside.

Volunteer Expo and Plant Giveaway postponed

Council's Chief Operations Officer Anthony Misagh with this year's trees for the annual giveaway

Council has postponed this weekend's Volunteer Expo and Tree Giveaway to better accommodate volunteer groups, staff, and the wider community.

Council was initially planning to hold the two events together on September 8, but has now set a new date of September 22.

Council's Chief Operations Officer, Anthony Misagh, said the decision to postpone the events was reached due to a number of factors.

VIC staff to hit main drag for Broken Heel Festival

Broken Hill tourism staff member dressed up alongside the Broken Heel sign

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) staff will take to the streets this weekend to chat with Broken Heel revellers and spruik all the city has to offer.

Council's Senior Tourism Officer, Patrick Kreitner, said staff had been gearing up for the festival for some time.

"Broken Heel is obviously a spectacular event in its own right, but it's also a great chance to promote the many sites and tourist attractions in Broken Hill," he said.

Denis Watts named top volunteer

Broken Hill's own 'Mr Cricket' Denis Watts has been inducted into the Nydia Edes Hall of Fame for his volunteer work in local sport.

Mr Watts' induction was announced at tonight's Broken Hill Community Volunteer Awards ceremony, where he also took out an award as the top volunteer in the Sporting category.

Mr Watts has volunteered his time for junior and senior cricket for around 30 years, serving as Barrier District Cricket League (BDCL) Secretary for 24 years, and umpiring local matches since 1989.

Airport lighting malfunction sees flight diverted

Emergency lighting vehicle on the Broken Hill Airport runway

Council's airport staff received a call-out on Sunday night after the runway lights malfunctioned.

A REX Flight was diverted to Mildura, the airport was closed, and all relevant air services were notified of the situation.

However at 11.25pm Royal Flying Doctor Service informed airport staff that they had to attend an emergency evacuation in Wilcannia, and Council staff placed emergency lighting across 2.5km of runway to allow the RFDS aircraft take-off, and land again in the early hours of Monday morning.

Sacred Heart students tour arboretum

Sacred Heart students learned all about the flora of the Far West during a tour of the Riddiford Arboretum yesterday.

Students of class Year 2-3 took a tour of the facility with Riddiford Arboretum Community Committee member Wayne Lovis and Deputy Mayor Marion Browne, and learned all about the many different plant species in our area and the importance of the Regeneration Area.

Upcoming Events

Baby reading
26 February 2019

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Storytime
27 February 2019

Storytime is designed for pre-school aged children to develop...