Broken Hill (City) - NSW

Wrap of the April Council Meeting

Wrap of the April Council Meeting

Councillor Tom Kennedy lodged three notices of motion calling for $3.2 million earmarked for the new library to be spent on other projects. The motions called for the money to be spent on lighting for the Alma Oval, and upgrades for Queen Elizabeth Park and Norm Fox Oval. No other Councillors were willing to second the motions, and they lapsed.   Councillors voted to lodge a formal application with the NSW Geographical Name Board to rename Airport Road to "Pro Hart Way".  
Broken Hill City Council
18 Apr 2019
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'Site swap' off the table

'Site swap' off the table

Councillors have made good on their promise to listen to feedback regarding a proposed site swap involving the VIC building and Police, with the proposal now removed from early plans around the new library project. The Cultural Framework around the new library and cultural precinct was officially adopted at last night's meeting, with all references to the proposed site swap removed from the plans.
Broken Hill City Council
18 Apr 2019
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Brushmen's works not forgotten

Brushmen's works not forgotten

In honour of Mr Absalom's career, staff at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery have re-hung its permanent collection to feature a large number of the Brushmen's works, including four pieces by Mr Absalom.
Broken Hill City Council
17 Apr 2019
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More money needed for truck wash

More money needed for truck wash

Council received $700,000 toward the project through the NSW Government's Fixing Country Truck Washes program and had been searching for a suitable site to build the facility.
Broken Hill City Council
17 Apr 2019
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Heritage Festival to light up Town Hall Facade

Heritage Festival to light up Town Hall Facade

The Heritage Festival gets underway on Thursday, with a huge list of events and activities scheduled for the coming two weeks. The Festival will begin with a heritage walking tour (10am, VIC) and art exhibition (6pm, 24 Bromide Street), before the official launch at 7pm behind the Town Hall Facade on Thursday night.
Broken Hill City Council
16 Apr 2019
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Know a great volunteer? Nominate them!

Know a great volunteer? Nominate them!

Locals are invited to highlight the tireless work of local volunteers by nominating them in the upcoming Broken Hill Community Volunteer Awards. Nominations are now open for the Awards, which recognise outstanding volunteers, groups and organisations that give their time to improve Broken Hill and the lives of its residents.
Broken Hill City Council
15 Apr 2019
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Miners' Reunion Dinner added to Heritage Festival

Miners' Reunion Dinner added to Heritage Festival

A reunion dinner for past and present miners and unionists will be a key addition to this year's Heritage Festival. The Broken Hill Heritage Festival features a different theme each year to celebrate the reasons the city earned the honour of a Heritage Listing. This year's theme is "Mining Our Own Business" and focuses on the intrinsic link between mining and unionism, and the impact both sectors have had in shaping our iconic city.
Broken Hill City Council
12 Apr 2019
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Nici Cumpston to judge top art prize

Nici Cumpston to judge top art prize

Entries are now open for the region’s most prestigious art competition, the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, with Nici Cumpston named as the guest judge for this year’s competition. Ms Cumpston is the Curator of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art and Artistic Director of TARNANTHI Festival at Art Gallery of South Australia, and has a long and successful career as both a practicing artist and curator.
Broken Hill City Council
10 Apr 2019
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800 Souls to inhabit Housewives Association building

800 Souls to inhabit Housewives Association building

Artist in Residence James price has returned to the city to install his finished project '800 Souls'. James visited broken Hill in 2018 to capture local characters, both past and present. Describing himself as a multi-disciplinary image-based storyteller, James makes art for and about people and their history. Over 800 Souls will adorn the interior of the broken Hill Housewives Association to celebrate the lives of those that have made Broken Hill home during its tumultuous history.
Broken Hill City Council
05 Apr 2019
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