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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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The wheelchair accessible swing in A.J. Keast Park
13 November 2018

Council invites Expressions of Interest from people interested in being volunteer members of...

Santa
12 November 2018

Just a few more floats are needed to ensure the 2018 Christmas Pageant goes ahead.

A photographic negative is held down on a light table
12 November 2018

Broken Hill & Outback Archives has been awarded a $12,790 federal Community Heritage...

2 November 2018

A selection of prominent and passionate figures in the fight for water will address the...

Patton Park setback, Council backs tourism

Setback for Patton Park upgrade

Council's plan to revitalise Patton Park has hit a hurdle after it received little response when putting the work out to tender.

The planned upgrade includes new disability-friendly toilets, play equipment, barbecues, paths, smart lighting, CCTV and shelters.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said only one response was received when the tender period closed on April 27.

Waste to Art entries closing soon!

Waste to Art dragonfly

Artists wishing to showcase their creativity and promote recycling have less than a week to get their entries in to the 2018 Waste to Art competition.

The annual competition features creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials, and aims to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Entries open for Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Pro Hart

Entries are now open for the city's most prestigious art competition - the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize.

The Prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

This year's event consists of an acquisitive first prize, a non-acquisitive second prize, a non-acquisitive Encouragement Award, and a People's Choice Award with a total prize pool of $19,000.

Author talk - Leo Nix

Leo Nix is the author of Sundown Apocalypse series which are dystopian/post-apocalyptic action novels set in the city of Adelaide and the harsh deserts of outback Australia;

What would you do if you believed you would never be held accountable?

Have your say on Council’s budget, opening hours

Broken Hill City Library

Locals are invited to have their say on Council's budget and a proposed review of operating hours at a series of engagement sessions next week.

Council will be holding three public sessions that will feature a presentation on Council's finances, and discussion around a proposal to reduce operating hours at the Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum (GeoCentre), Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, and Broken Hill City Library.

Wrap of April meeting

Papers

Please find a summary of last night's Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Council below. We apologise for last night's live stream cutting out just before the end of the meeting, and will rectify this issue before the next meeting in May.

No confidence motion fails

Have your say on community projects funding

Council is reminding locals to have their say on which projects should receive priority in the next round of the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities fund.

There are currently 13 Council and community projects to be submitted for funding consideration, and Council currently has a survey on its Facebook page to allow the community to rank the projects based on importance.

Council's Grants and Project Coordinator, Anne Andrews, encouraged all locals to have their say.

May Gibbs' Exhibition

It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians, and Broken Hill City Library is celebrating with a free travelling display featuring May Gibbs’ iconic artwork, on from 5th to 17th May.

Upcoming Events

Toddler time is aimed at children who have outgrown Baby Bounce,...

Knitting group

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