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

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR BUSHFIRE AFFECTED FARMERS & FAMILIES

9 September 2019

RESIDENTS, farmers and communities impacted by the horrific fires across the region will be able to...

WATER RESTRICTIONS IN GLEN INNES AND DEEPWATER

6 September 2019

WATER RESTRICTIONS IN GLEN INNES AND DEEPWATER Due to ongoing drought conditions, Level Three (3)...

APPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL HERITAGE ASSISTANCE FUNDING 2019-2020

3 September 2019

FUNDING FOR HERITAGE PROPERTIES A Local Heritage Assistance Fund has been established by Council...

STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUND ROUND 3 APPLICATIONS OPEN

3 September 2019

DON"T MISS OUT ON COMMUNITY FIUNDING Council advises that applications are now open for Round Three...

MELLING PARK OPEN DAY AND CAFS FAMILY FUN DAY

3 September 2019

FREE FAMILY FUN NOT TO BE MISSED! Council will be holding a FREE family event to officially open...

PUBLIC NOTICES

WATER RESTRICTIONS IN GLEN INNES AND DEEPWATER

Due to ongoing drought conditions, Level Three (3) Water Restrictions are in place for Glen Innes. Under Level Three (3) Water Restrictions, sprinklers and hoses are banned for domestic garden watering. Buckets may be used for up to two (2) hours per day at any time of day.

The Deepwater weir remains at full capacity, so while Glen Innes will progress to Level Three (3) Water Restrictions, Deepwater remains on Level One (1) Water Restrictions.

Further information on levels of water restriction can be found in this Restriction Strategies excerpt from Council’s Drought Management Plan. The full plan can be viewed on our website via this link.

If you have any questions in relation to water restrictions, please contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on telephone (02) 6730 2371.

 

***PLANNING PROPOSAL ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION***

Council is exhibiting a planning proposal under section 3.34(2)(c) and schedule 1 clause 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Planning Proposal PP_2019_GLENI_001_00 has been prepared in response to a general review of the Glen Innes Severn Local Environment Plan 2012. The proposal incorporates a number of amendments that have arisen from strategic and development matters occurring over the preceding two years.

The planning proposal and supporting documentation are on public exhibition for a period of 21 days until Thursday, 26 September 2019.

Interested persons are invited to inspect the planning proposal and supporting documentation via Council’s website (www.gisc.nsw.gov.au) or during business hours at the following locations:

  • Glen Innes Severn Council Town Hall office - 265 Grey Street, Glen Innes
  • Glen Innes Severn Council office - 136 Church Street, Glen Innes
  • Glen Innes Library and Learning Centre - 71 Grey Street, Glen Innes
  • Post Offices at Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe

Submissions should be in writing and can be posted, or emailed to council@gisc.nsw.gov.au

Under section 10.4(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 any person who makes a submission to Council is required to disclose any political donation or gift. A Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement must accompany any submission lodged with Council.

If you have any enquiries please contact Kathleen Taminiau, Town Planner on (02) 67302 360.

Written submissions made in relation to the planning proposal should be addressed to: The General Manager, Glen Innes Severn Council, PO Box 61 Glen Innes NSW 2370.

https://www.gisc.nsw.gov.au/planning-proposal-public-exhibition

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM: PLANNING PROPOSAL

***PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS DRAFT PLAN OF MANAGEMENT AND MASTERPLAN CONCEPTS***

Council invites written submissions on the draft Centennial Parklands Plan of Management and Masterplan which are currently on public exhibition. This document is accessible on Council’s website or 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.  Written submissions must be received by 4.30pm on Thursday, 26 September 2019.

Public Comments Form:  Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands Masterplan Concepts

Centennial Parklands Draft Plan of Management

***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.