Welcome to Glen Innes Severn Council

Glen Innes Severn Council covers an area of 5,487 sq. km, and is located in the beautiful New England area of N.S.W., servicing the town of Glen Innes and villages of Deepwater, Emmaville, Glencoe and Red Range.

The Glen Innes Severn area is known as Glen Innes Highlands (Celtic Country), and is the home of the Australian Standing Stones, where the Australian Celtic Festival is celebrated annually in May.

A piper walks through a stone circle

News

Minutes Summary 26 April 2018 Council meeting

17 May 2018

MINUTES SUMMARY ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 26 APRIL 2018 POINTS OF INTEREST Council will...

s.355 Committees of Council Up-coming AGM's

4 May 2018

The following Community Committees of Council are holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) for...

Expressions of Interest Town Hall Coffee Shop

4 May 2018

  Council is calling for Expressions of Interest for the lease of commercial floor space at the...

CURRENT WORKS

29 March 2018

  TEN MILE ROAD BRIDGE   Please be advised that the bridge replacement works that commenced on...

MINUTES SUMMARY 22 MARCH 2018 Council meeting

28 March 2018

POINTS OF INTEREST Council will take any opportunity that may present itself for a delegation to...

Public Notice

***DRAFT OPERATIONAL PLAN AND BUDGET 2018 - 2019***

Council invites written submissions on the draft Operational Plan and Budget 2018-2019 which is currently on public exhibition.

This document can be viewed at Council’s Town Hall and Church Street Offices, the Library Learning Centre and the village Post Offices at Emmaville, Deepwater and Glencoe. 

A flyer about the draft Operational Plan and Budget will be distributed in the week commencing Monday, 21 May, providing a snapshot of the next financial year’s revenue and expenditure.  Council urges all residents to read this important material affecting our community’s future and invites written submissions on the draft Operational Plan and Budget 2018-19.

Rating Maps:  Rural Layout, Urban Layout

Kindly note that submissions regarding the draft Operational Plan 2018-19 should be made on the Public Comments Form and close at 4.30pm on Friday, 8 June 2018.

 

***SPORTING FACILITIES REVIEW AND MASTER PLANS***

Council invites written submissions on the draft Sporting Facilities Review and Master Plans which is currently on public exhibition. Key areas of interest include:

  • Kerry Mead Park should be retained as the home of rugby league; the study recommends a range of improvement projects to existing facilities and the construction of new facilities.
  • King George Oval should be retained as a sporting facility, but downgraded to a ‘village green’, used primarily for cricket and community use.
  • A new two (2) court indoor Regional Netball Stadium is to provide a fully accessible, community owned indoor sports centre at the Wilson Park precinct. As well as providing for other indoor sports, such as basketball, volleyball, badminton and futsal, indoor sports centres can create a range of new opportunities for the general community to engage in other health and wellbeing activities.
  • The upgrade of Wilson Park playing fields including the relocation of athletics to Wilson Park from King George Oval.  Two (2) options are available; one includes the straightening of Rocky Ponds Creek, however, Council does not recommend this option mainly because of cost considerations.
  • The southern portion of Lynch Oval be retained as a public open space with an environmental and habitat theme, and the balance of the reserve be sold for residential development. It is recommended that all proceeds from the sale of Lynch Oval be used to establish the new parkland, and fund community sporting facility developments identified in the Master Plans.

The document can be viewed at Council’s Town Hall and Church Street offices, the Library Learning Centre, and at the village Post Offices at Emmaville, Deepwater and Glencoe. 

Kindly note that submissions regarding the documents should be made on the Public Comments Form and close at 4.30pm on Thursday, 31 May 2018.

 

***ALCOHOL FREE ZONE and ALCOHOL PROHIBITED AREAS***

Council has declared, in the township of Glen Innes, as an Alcohol Free Zone, the whole of Grey Street between Taylor Street and Oliver Street; including those streets, public places and car parks intersecting and adjacent to Grey Street from the eastern side of East Avenue and the western side of Church Street.

Council has declared the following locations within Glen Innes as Alcohol Prohibited Areas (Alcohol Consumption by Permit Only):  Coronation Park (Skate Park), Lions Park, Veness Park, Anzac Park, King Edward Park, King George Oval and Park, Wilson Park, Quinton Park and O’Shea Park.