Broken Hill City Council

Organisation: Broken Hill City Council
Phone: (08) 8080 3300
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Since its birth as a little mining village in the 1880s, Broken Hill has gone on to be recognised as the boldest place in the Australian outback, a reputation pressure-cooked over decades of hardship and heroic survival in the desert.

The ore body discovered in 1883 immediately made Broken Hill famous - a frontier outpost promising great fortune and luring people from all over the world. Broken Hill Propriety (BHP) boomed in the 1880s and the population reached 20,000 by 1891. It stands just below that today.

There have been periods of boom and bust but in the 70s and 80s something changed. The dominant workers’ culture gave way to a local passion for the arts.

Artists like Pro Hart and locally-made films such as Mad Max 2 and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert gave birth to tourism. Soon, Broken Hill began to be seen through the eyes of the world as a place of beauty and an iconic travel destination.

No longer content with its 2-speed mining economy, Broken Hill began a new era as more than an engine of sweat and stone.

People began to regard the town and its people as a culture in its own right, a place with a definite outback soul that might be exported to the rest of the world.

Through the efforts of previous Councils, Broken Hill is a living museum, an artefact that survives in the desert. Art deco shopfronts petition to customers from a bygone age and there are buildings both grand and made of tin.

Yet there is also a sense of luxury, comfort and sophistication thanks to decades accommodating mining magnates, movie moguls and visitors from around the world.

There literally is no-where quite like it on earth.

Most of all…….there are few places in the world where one can stand in a street at the urban boundary, some 20,000 people and all their dwellings immediately at one’s back, and view nothing but red desert in front, as far as the eye can see.

This is the essential experience of Broken Hill.

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Plant and Fleet Coordinator

Broken Hill City Council Plant and Fleet Coordinator Base Salary $89,257 to $99,877 plus super Council is seeking a suitably qualified applicant to fill the permanent full-time role of Plant and Fleet Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Manager Infrastructure Wo...

$89257 to $99877 plus superannuation Broken Hill City Council ref: (DGM-AM-06)

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Executive Manager Growth & Investment

Broken Hill City Council Executive Manager Growth & Investment The position of Executive Manager Growth & Investment exists to support the organisation in attracting new business investment, supporting existing businesses pursue sustainable growth, developing & fac...

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Job Type Full Time

Manager Planning & Community Safety

Broken Hill City Council Manager Planning & Community Safety The Manager Planning & Community Safety's main responsibility is to effectively manage the building and development functions of Council including inspectorial and approval services along with community s...

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Building Surveyor (A3-A2 Accredited)

Broken Hill City Council Building Surveyor (A3-A2 Accredited) This position will undertake delegated regulatory functions and duties associated with buildings (all classes under the Building Code of Australia), swimming pools and fire safety assessment and inspecti...

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Job Type Full Time

Projects Engineer

Broken Hill City Council Projects Engineer The Projects Engineer will be responsible for the preparation of detailed designs, work schedules and estimation of engineering project costs (capital, operating and maintenance), provision of technical assistance to opera...

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Manager Infrastructure Works

Broken Hill City Council Manager Infrastructure Works The position of Manager Infrastructure Works exists to effectively and efficiently manage a maintenance team and capital works activities that deliver an annual works program that ensures the integrity and opera...

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Executive Manager People and Culture

Broken Hill City Council Executive Manager People and Culture Council is seeking a well-versed HR professional to partner with our Executive Leadership team, their senior leadership group and employees to foster a high performance, values driven culture, and provid...

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Senior Key Leadership Positions

Broken Hill City Council Senior Key Leadership Positions Three exciting career opportunities and pivotal leadership roles Attractive remuneration and benefits on offer Often referred to as the Capital of the Outback, Broken Hill is the cultural heart of regional Au...

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Job Type Contract