Darriea Turley was elected Mayor of Broken Hill City Council in 2016 and has served as a Councillor since 1995, and has been awarded NSW Local Government Award and Life Membership Australian Local Government Women’s Association for her contribution to Local Government.
In 2008 she was nominated as New South Wales Woman of the Year and named Broken Hill Executive Woman of the Year in the same year.
In 2012 she was appointed by the Commonwealth Government to the Australian delegation to the United Nations for the Commission on the Status of Women – 56th session.
Darriea has worked and volunteered in health and welfare for over 30 years, her everyday job is Manager of Community Engagement, Far West Local Health District.
Darriea has a close engagement with the people and conditions across the Far West region and brings an understanding of the complex issues facing local government and broader communities.
In 2018 Darriea was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community of Broken Hill, particularly in the health, social welfare and education sectors, and to women in local government.
History and interests:
• Chair, National Rural Women’s Coalition
• President, Australian Local Government Women’s Association National Board
• Chair/Vice Chair, Regional Development Australia- Far West
• Chair, Tidy Towns Committee Broken Hill
• Vice Chair, State Records NSW Former
• President, ALGWA NSW Branch
• Chair, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
• Premier's Council for Women NSW
• Director, Rural LGNSW
• Chair Region 4, Murray Darling Association
Regional development, health and welfare, Tidy Towns, youth services, the arts.
Our Community, Our Services, Our Economy, Our Environment, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Advisory Committee, Broken Hill Sister City Committee, Broken Hill Tidy Towns Committee, Film Broken Hill Advisory Group, General Manager's Performance Review Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Friends of the Flora and Fauna of the Barrier Rangers Committee, Australia Day Advisory Group, Broken Hill Council Disability Access Committee, Broken Hill City Council Constitutional Recognition of Local Government Committee, Western Divisions Councils.