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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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23 April 2019

Council has committed to lighting up the city with a $1.68m tender awarded to Sydney-based...

18 April 2019
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VIC
18 April 2019

Councillors have made good on their promise to listen to feedback regarding a proposed site...

17 April 2019

The recent passing of renowned local artist Jack Absalom has sparked a renewed interest in...

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.

Cashless transactions bring quicker service

The Civic Centre Bar

The Civic Centre's potential to be a cashless facility was put to the test during Friday's Civic Ball, with staff reporting positive results.

Council encouraged attendees to pay by card or mobile device on the night to take advantage of Paywave, Applepay, Androidpay and Samsungpay facilities that were installed at the centre as part of the recent refurbishment.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said electronic payment allowed customers to get significantly quicker bar service.

Debutantes to take centre stage

It will be a special evening for eight debutantes and their squires on Friday with the staging of the annual Civic Ball.

The Ball will serve as the first major event to be held at the Civic Centre since its refurbishment was completed in July this year.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the Civic Ball always delivered an unforgettable experience for the debutantes, their partners, and their families.

Mixed results in airport funding push

Broken Hill Airport terminal

Council has had mixed results in its bids to secure funding for a major upgrade of the city's airport.

Council had been seeking funding to improve the terminal, runways, taxiways and aprons, fencing, lighting, and control systems through the State Government's Growing Local Economies (GLE) fund, but was recently informed its initial Expression of Interest (EOI) would not progress to the next round.

New library hours benefit Outreach program

Local residents posing among Creedon Street art

Indigenous kids spent an afternoon learning with Council staff last week as part of the Broken Hill City Library's Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics (STEAM) Outreach program.

Kids at Community Hub 123 enjoyed a range of learning activities involving robotics, electronics and programming during a one-hour session with two library staff members from 4pm Tuesday.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said the program was made possible by the change in library hours.

Drop in and chat with the Mayor!

Darriea Turley

Mayor Darriea Turley will be hosting a drop-in session next week to meet with the public and answer questions about Council.

The session will run from 4pm-5pm at Council's Administrative Centre in Blende Street on August 29.

Mayor Turley said the session would be informal, and allow locals to drop in and ask questions, or just chat about Council matters.

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