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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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Silver City Show
28 June 2017

Council will inject an extra $30,000 into community groups and events after Councillors...

Sphero
27 June 2017

Local kids will be racing robots and building solar-powered plant watering sensors as part...

Money in a suitcase
21 June 2017

Are you planning an event that will benefit Broken Hill?

Vae Victis being moved
19 June 2017

One of the city's most recognisable artworks, Arthur Hacker's 'Vae Victis', is set to be...

Disability inclusion feedback to guide Council planning

Disability inclusion

A specialist in disability inclusion has called on the community to get behind a push to improve the quality of life for local people with a disability.

Community care and services expert Jenny Bray is currently working with Council to develop its Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) in line with the requirements of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act (2014).

Under the Act, all Councils in NSW are required to develop their own DIAP, which must be created and evaluated in consultation with people with disabilities.

Report dangerous phone line pits: Telstra

Telstra pit cover in Thomas street

Telstra is encouraging locals to report any damaged phone line pits in the Broken Hill region.

Councillor Tom Kennedy raised the issue of unsafe phone line pits at November's Council meeting, pointing out that one of the pits in Thomas Street had asbestos breaking away from its edge.

Council contacted the telco regarding the matter, with Mayor Darriea Turley recently receiving correspondence from its CEO, Andrew Penn.

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Day at Charles Rasp Library

Christine Adams holding an oversized photo frame

Move over St Valentine’s because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day!

It is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love and Charles Rasp Library will be celebrating by providing a range of ‘blind dates’ with a book for readers who are feeling adventurous and willing to read something new. You may discover a new favourite genre or author, and each date rated will go into the draw to win a prize drawn at the end of the month!

Council backs 20/20 fundraiser

Cricket gear

Council has offered its support to an exhibition cricket match that will see the city's top players raise the sport's profile, and provide funds for Playtime Preschool.

The game will feature two teams comprised of the best 22 players from the city's four clubs facing off in the popular 20/20 format.

The inaugural clash will be used as a fundraiser for Playtime Preschool.

Support sought for Patton Street Park upgrade

Patton Park Upgrade Design

Council is calling for a show of community support as it endeavours to secure NSW Government funding for a major upgrade for Patton Street Park.

Council is currently seeking $700,000 through the Sport & Recreation Infrastructure grant round 2016/17 (Clubgrants Category 3) to provide a variety of new facilities for the park.

The upgrade would include new play equipment, a new toilet block with disability-friendly facilities, improved footpaths and new feature lighting.

Council welcomes community feedback

CSP open Day

Council wishes to thank the community for their input during the review of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

The CSP is a plan developed by Council in partnership with the community that sets out residents' priorities and aspirations for the future of the Broken Hill Local Government Area (LGA).

Council reviewed the plan internally, conducted an online survey across several weeks, and held a 10-hour community open day at the Visitors Information Centre yesterday to gather input for the review.

Council to team with HeineJones on major projects

Mike and Steve

Council is pleased to announce it will be working with Melbourne-based design specialists HeineJones to deliver projects funded by the BHP Billiton Foundation (BHPBF).

In early 2016 Council received approximately $5.7 million from the BHPBF to fund two projects under its Living Museum and Perfect Light (LM+PL) Plan; the digitisation of the Broken Hill and Outback Archives and its relocation to new state-of-the-art facilities in the Council Administration Building, and the construction of Mineral and Art Intersections along Argent Street.

Have your say on the city’s future

Broken Hill City

Residents are invited to come along to an open day tomorrow (2 February) to have their say on the city's future.

Council is currently reviewing the Community Strategic Plan (CSP), which is a plan developed by Council in partnership with the community that sets out residents' priorities and aspirations for the future of the Broken Hill Local Government Area (LGA).

Community engagement was undertaken in 2010 to compile the City's current CSP, with reviews taking place in 2013 and 2014.

Blende Street works to begin

Council is set to begin reconstruction work on a busy section of Blende Street next month.

The area of Blende Street between Chloride and Oxide Streets has significantly deteriorated, and is generally in a condition that does not befit one of the city's most important retail precincts.

While Council understands that the works may present an inconvenience for businesses and shoppers, the project has been identified as a priority for Council in its ongoing efforts to enhance and reinvigorate the city's CBD.

Upcoming Events

LifeLine Broken Hill Art Exhibition 2017

30 June 2017

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