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

Glen Innes Showground Land Manager

19 July 2019

APPOINTMENT OF GLEN INNES SHOWGROUND LAND MANAGER The Minister for Water, Property and Housing is...

LEVEL TWO (2) WATER RESTRICTIONS

17 July 2019

  LEVEL TWO (2) WATER RESTRICTIONS IN GLEN INNES AND DEEPWATER Due to ongoing drought conditions,...

EMMAVILLE COURTHOUSE MUSEUM LAND MANAGER

16 July 2019

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF STATUTORY LAND MANAGER BOARD MEMBERS Emmaville Courthouse Museum And...

USE OF EFFLUENT FROM GLEN INNES SEWER TREATMENT PLANT

3 July 2019

Council advises that to ensure the equal and fair access to utilisation of discharge water from the...

PROTECT YOUR WATER METER

31 May 2019

Did you know that Council owns the water meter at your property, but it is the responsibility of...

PUBLIC NOTICES

DONATIONS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS

Glen Innes Severn Council invites local not for profit community groups to submit a written application requesting a donation during the 2019/20 financial year, for projects that will benefit the community. Council has a total of $33,000.00 available for distribution which includes the $5,000.00 received from the Sapphire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

Please note that applicants must use Council’s Application Form for Community Donations, which lists the application guidelines. Council does not make donations to individuals. Application forms are available by selecting the link below. For further information please contact Danielle Mepham on 6730 2318.

The closing date for requests is Monday, 19 August 2019. All applications must be submitted by 4:30pm on this day to be considered by the Committee, with recommendations to Council addressed in a report at the September Council Meeting. Successful groups will be notified in writing in early October 2019.

COMMUNITY DONATION APPLICATION

 

***PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DRAFT FEES AND CHARGES***

Council invites written submissions on proposed Fees and Charges regarding the Glen Innes Saleyards, Life Choices - Support Services and Local Approvals.  The proposed fees can also 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. Written submissions must be received by 4.30pm on Thursday, 1 August 2019.

Schedule of Proposed Fees and Charges

Public Comments Form regarding the proposed Fees and Charges

 

 
***20 Tonne Load Restriction for Bald Nob Road, Dundee***

Council recently resolved that a 20 tonne gross load limit be applied to the section of Bald Nob Road between Morven Road and the Gwydir Highway. This load limit has been set at a level that aims to minimise the negative impact on local landholders. Local operators can apply to Council for an exemption that will be assessed on a case by case basis. This route is of significant benefit to motorists, with the alternate option of remaining on the highway network requiring approximately 50 kilometres travel distance rather than 12 kilometres via Bald Nob Road. The road provides access to a small number of residences, and it is estimated that in excess of 90% of vehicle movements are of a regional rather than local nature. The route is gazetted for B-Double use and provides an important freight linkage between northern and eastern destinations.

Although Council fully supports the ongoing use of the road as a regional link, it finds itself in a position whereby local ratepayers are faced with prohibitive upgrade and ongoing costs that cannot be met. Council intends to continue pursuing funding to bring this road to an acceptable standard, and at the same time campaigning for it to be added to the regional road network, funded by the State Government.
Landowners and transport companies who access local properties via Bald Nob Road and require a load limit exemption are asked to contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on 02 6730 2371.

 

***PUBLIC NOTICE - PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AS PER SECTION 418 (3) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act 1993, Glen Innes Severn Council advises that the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Thursday, 22 November 2018 included the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Reports for the financial year ending 30 June 2018.
 
 

***AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION***

Roads and Drainage: Telephone Number: 0409 817 242

Rangers: Telephone Number: 0417 890 889

Water and Waste Water: Telephone Number: 0418 162 794

This information is also available on this website by going to "Emergency Services" under the "Quicklinks" heading at the top right-hand position on the Home page. 

 

***SATISFACTION AND PRIORITIES SURVEY REGARDING COUNCIL-MANAGED FACILITIES AND SERVICES***

The Satisfaction and Priorities Survey Report 2018 was included as an Annexure to the Business Paper for the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 28 June 2018.  Mr James Parker from Jetty Research gave a PowerPoint Presentation at the meeting regarding the Survey.

 

***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.