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

SURVEY/FEEDBACK ON PROPOSED EXTENSION OF DRAINAGE CHARGE TO RURAL RATEPAYERS

24 May 2019

COUNCIL SEEKS YOUR FEEDBACK Council is proposing to extend the current Drainage Charge to be...

SMOKE-FREE POLICY REVIEWED

10 April 2019

SMOKE-FREE OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT POLICY REVIEWED Council advises that the Smoke-Free Outdoor...

WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR GLEN INNES

10 April 2019

***LEVEL ONE WATER RESTRICTIONS AT GLEN INNES  Due to ongoing drought conditions, Level One water...

DEEPWATER WATER RESTRICTIONS

2 April 2019

Due to recent rain, the level of the weir has risen significantly and restrictions will no longer...

PUBLIC FORUMS PRIOR TO COUNCIL MEETINGS

27 March 2019

A Public Forum is held for 15 minutes before the start of Council meetings. Residents wishing to...

PUBLIC NOTICES

***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 EXHIBITION OF DRAFT GLEN INNES SEVERN COUNCIL OPERATIONAL PLAN AND BUDGET 2019-20***

Council invites written submissions on its draft Operational Plan and Budget 2019-20 which is currently on public exhibition. This document 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. 

A flyer about the draft Operational Plan and Budget will be distributed in the week commencing Monday, 20 May 2019, 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.  Written submissions must be received by 4.30pm on Wednesday, 12 June 2019.

Draft Operational Plan and Budget 2019-20

Rating Maps

Public Comments Form

 

***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.