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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...

Three receive John Lindsay Gregory Memorial Awards

Three artists were recognised for their work on Friday night at the launch of the Willyama Art Society's 'Old 55 Exhibition' at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. The Society was originally formed by John Lindsay Gregory in 1961, with 2016 marking its 55th year.

John sadly passed away recently, and three awards were handed out in his honour on the night.

Mayor Darriea Turley, who opened the exhibition, presented John Lindsay Gregory Memorial Awards to artists Ann Mitchell, Jenny Cattonar, and Kylie Cowley.

Time is right for Patton Park upgrade

Clockmaker Vivian Kenney

The entry to Patton Park will soon be restored to its former grandeur thanks to a number of upgrades including a new clock.

Council have already repaired and repainted the front fence and gates at the park, and tomorrow the centrepiece - a new hand-made clock - will be added.

The Patton Village Community and Business Association (PVCBA) contributed $2000 towards the refurbishment, with Council providing $7,000 from its building maintenance fund to see the project to completion.

Members Christmas Party - Art Gallery

Members Christmas Party - Art Gallery

Join us at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery for the annual Member's Christmas celebration!

See out the year by participating in artmaking workshops, live music and performances amongst the collection. Gourmet food and drinks will be provided.

Gallery Members only. Become a Gallery Member for $35 per year and you can come and join in the party.

RSVPs necessary 

Owners the key to controlling stray dogs

stray dog

In the wake of the Friday night's storm residents are again being encouraged to ensure their dogs are safely secured in their yard.

The number of dogs wandering the streets spiked last month due to a combination of storms and strong winds damaging fences and scaring animals, leading to them escaping.

Friday night's storm also left widespread damage across the city, and locals are asked to inspect their fences to ensure their pets cannot escape.

Council takes stock after storm

damaged graves

Council has begun the considerable task of cataloguing damage to the city's assets as a result of Friday night's storm.

Staff at the Charles Rasp Memorial Library, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, and Geocentre have all reported varying levels of damage.

Meanwhile up to 20 graves at the Broken Hill Cemetery have been damaged as a result of falling trees.

Storm clean up continues

Warnock Street depot damage

The massive clean up from last night's freak storm is still underway, with all roads now reopened.

Council crews, contractors, and emergency services personnel all worked late into Friday night clearing fallen trees, branches and other debris, before resuming work early this morning.

Significant damage was sustained at Council's Warnock Street depot, with fallen trees, structures, and powerlines impeding Council's initial response to the storm.

The future of local art on show

Artwork of a musical score

Creations from the region's budding artists will be on show at the Geocentre on Friday night at the HSC Showcase exhibition.

The exhibition will feature a total of 71 colourful works from Menindee, Willyama, and Broken Hill High School HSC students, including paintings, sketches, digital animation, ceramics, carved cardboard, and Sculpture.

The HSC Showcase will be officially opened at the Geocentre at 6pm on 11 November, and will run until 25 November.

Upcoming Events

Broken Hill Solar plant overview.  AGL Energy Ltd and Broken Hill Art Exchange Viewing platform art & Design Competition. Prize pool of $15,000

The Broken Hill Art Exchange (BHAE)  is proud to be hosting the...

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