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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...

Council plans cleaner, greener waste depot

Council will drastically cut down on wind-blown litter in and around the city's Waste Management Facility by constructing a Waste Transfer Station.

Councillors tonight accepted a recommendation to build the station at a cost of $512,000, and purchase a new hook-lift truck and industrial bins at a cost of $470,00.

The project is supported by a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded by the waste levy.

Final Council meeting of 2016

Council Chambers

All matters listed below will go before Council’s Ordinary Monthly Meeting on 14 December.

 

New Christmas decorations a possibility

Council will look to purchase $33,000 worth of new Christmas Decorations for the city using remaining funds from its Community Assistance Grants program.

The second round of funding under the program closed on October 31, with 10 applications received.

Surge in nominations ensures big Pageant

Christmas Pageant

The festive spirit is alive and well in the Silver City, with 55 floats registered for tomorrow's Christmas Pageant.

The pageant, which is organised Council and the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South, was facing cancellation in mid-November due to a lack of float entries.

However the community rallied behind the event, and a massive line-up of entries will now make their way through the CBD tomorrow.

New rollers to boost roadworks

roller

Council will now be better equipped to maintain the city's roads with the purchase of two Caterpillar CW34 rollers.

The two rollers, which weigh in at 25-tonnes each, have been purchased from Cavpower at a total cost of $296,151.

The vehicles will replace two 40-year-old rollers which were mechanically unreliable and no longer complied with Roads and Maritime Services regulations.

Code of Conduct complaint goes before Council

Council Chambers

The Code of Conduct (CoC) complaints lodged against Councillors are in the process of being resolved, with one going before tonight's Ordinary Monthly Meeting.

Councils are required by the Office of Local Government (OLG) to report on the number of code of conduct complaints made about Councillors and the General Manager, how they were dealt with, and how much it cost the Council to deal with them.

Council's environmental efforts recognised

Libby Guest at CRC

Broken Hill City Council has taken out a top award at the 2016 NSW Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards.

Council received the Resource Recovery award at a ceremony in Sydney for its efforts to remove hazardous household waste from the city through its Community Recycling Centre (CRC).

The Centre, which is located at Council's Waste Management Facility, was opened in November 2015 thanks to $113,000 in funding through the NSW Government's Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Community saves Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant

The city's Christmas Pageant is back from the brink of cancellation after a number of float entries were received late last week.

Pageant organisers Rotary Club of Broken Hill South and Council previously had just 15 entries for the pageant, but a call for community support was answered with 16 more floats coming on board.

South Rotary President, Geoff Cullenward, had previously warned that the pageant would have to be cancelled unless at least 30 float nominations were received.

Upcoming Events

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