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.

“Glen Innes Severn Council acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngoorabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.”

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News

PULLING THE STRINGS

23 May 2022

It's a free kids puppet show: "Beep": it's on at the Chapel Theatre: "Beep": it's on this Wednesday...

ROADSIDE DUMPING OF RUBBISH: LET'S STOP THE TOSSERS!

22 May 2022

Council has received numerous complaints about rubbish dumped on roadsides, which appears to be...

FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS AT DEEPWATER

22 May 2022

The Deepwater Land Manager School of Arts Hall Trust Committee is delighted to be hosting the only...

THEY'RE ONTO IT

16 May 2022

This is a courtesy notification that nbn contractors, Downer, will be completing activities on...

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

16 May 2022

Today (16 May 2022) marks the start of National Volunteer Week, when we celebrate and thank all...

PUBLIC NOTICES AND EXHIBITIONS

WASHOUTS, LANDSLIPS, EROSIONS, HIDDEN SPRINGS AND HOLES BIG ENOUGH TO SWALLOW A TOYOTA!
It's another day at the office for Council's road works crews, but it's been like this for months!
The weather continues to wreak havoc on many of our roads and Council's hard yakka men are really struggling with damage across the whole network. They're working overtime, battling the elements and the sheer enormity of what's involved.
Council is prioritising the damage and considering every option to restore access for our community, but there is simply more than we can handle in a flash. And there are no magic wands or fairy godmothers in road works.
Most of the damage cannot be repaired by simply filling some potholes or repairing a washout. Many unsealed roads are affected by deep underground springs that need to be dug out to remove the sodden material, refilled with geo-textile, and rock drains placed prior to reinstating the road surface.
So please take care and be patient. Our roadies are doing their best in the current conditions.
 
A copy of the Budget Resident Newsletter is available at the above link. Hard copies are also available at Council's Town Hall and Church Street offices and at Glen Innes Library. 
 
ROAD CLOSURES
Council wishes to advise that there may be road closures across the Glen Innes Severn region as a result of weather conditions, as well as some delay in roadworks projects.
There may also be water over roads at various locations. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE AND DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS.
For all up-to-date road closures, please see the below website for further information:
 
PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DRAFT LONG TERM FINANCIAL PLAN 2022-2032
Council invites written submissions on this document which is available for viewing from Tuesday, 10 May 2022 at the following locations:
  • Council’s Town Hall Office and Council’s Church Street Office; and
  • the village Post Offices at Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe.

Submissions regarding the above-mentioned documents close at 4.30pm on Monday, 6 June 2022.

DRAFT LONG TERM FINANCIAL PLAN 2022-2032

Public Comments Form 

PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DRAFT OPERATIONAL PLAN AND BUDGET 2022-2023
Council invites written submissions on this document which is available for viewing at the following locations:
  • Council’s Town Hall Office and Council’s Church Street Office; and
  • the village Post Offices at Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe.

Submissions regarding the above-mentioned documents close at 4.30pm on Wednesday, 15 June 2022.

DRAFT OPERATIONAL PLAN AND BUDGET 2022-2023

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM 

PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS
Council invites written submissions on the following documents:
  • Draft Community Strategic Plan 2022-2032;
  • Draft Delivery Program 2022-2025;
  • Draft Workforce Management Strategy 2022-2025;
  • Draft Cultural Plan 2022-2025;
  • Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2025; and
  • Draft Asset Management Strategy, Asset Management Policy and Asset Management Plans

The abovementioned documents are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Council’s Town Hall Office and Council’s Church Street Office; and
  • the village Post Offices at Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe.

Submissions regarding the above-mentioned documents close at 4.30pm on Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

Draft Community Strategic Plan 2022-2032

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM

Draft Delivery Program 2022-2025

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM

Draft Workforce Management Strategy 2022-2025

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM

Draft Cultural Plan 2022-2025

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM

Draft Asset Management Strategy

Draft Asset Management Policy

Asset Management Plan Part 1

Asset Management Plan Part 2

Asset Management Plan Part 3

Asset Management Plan Part 4

Asset Management Plan Part 5

Asset Management Plan Part 6

Asset Management Plan Part 7

Asset Management Plan Part 8

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM (Asset Management documents) 

WANT TO BUY A BRIDGE? 

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest for the opportunity of purchasing three (3) spans of concrete overlaid timber bridge deck removed from the Wellingrove Creek crossing on Polhill Road, Wellingrove (approximately 20km west of Glen Innes).  

Prospective purchasers are encouraged to inspect the bridge sections on site. The bridge sections are available as is where is. All bridge sections remaining on site are included in this purchase and must be removed from site within six (6) months of notice that the expression of interest is successful. Other terms and conditions apply.  Please refer to the application form for further details. All applications are welcome.

Expressions of interest should be marked “EOI – Polhill Road Bridge Sections” and lodged by mail to PO Box 61 Glen Innes NSW 2370 or by email to council@gisc.nsw.gov.au by 4:00pm Friday, 27 May 2022.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Application Form

EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS AND COVID SAFETY MEASURES

Council recommends that all  parents and carers of children read the information regarding COVID from the NSW Department of Health at this link: 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION

KEEPING UP WITH COUNCIL INFORMATION

Council advises that all residents with any queries go to the COVID-19 information on the official NSW HEALTH website. Please be advised that Council does not make any COVID-19 decisions and is bound by the information that is determined and released by NSW Health. Council also understands that there may from time to time be a short lag in updating the NSW Health website. 

IMPORTANT: Get tested and get vaccinated. Those two steps are the only way out of this. 

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/latest-updates.aspx

COVID-19 TESTING

Council encourages residents to get a COVID-19 test done, even if they only have the mildest symptoms. These symptoms may include, but are not limited to, any head cold or flu symptoms, such as a cough or sore throat, but also a general feeling of unwellness, unusual tiredness, nausea, and aches and pains.

Please note the following COVID-19 testing times at the Glen Innes Hospital where there is a Drive-in Clinic:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am until 11.00am. 

In addition, tests can be booked outside of the above hours by calling the hospital directly on 6739 0293. 

 
***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.

COMMENTARY ON FACEBOOK POSTS

Council’s Facebook page is an important platform for information to be communicated from Council to residents. Council advises that any commentary posted on Facebook posts which does not relate to the subject of the post will be removed. The reason for this is so that the information in the post is not confused by unrelated commentary.
Council also advises that any commentary that is abusive, bullying, illegal or misinforms residents on any issue will also be removed. Any persons who regularly post abusive, bullying or illegal commentary, or who regularly misinform residents will be reported to Facebook for further action by Facebook and will be blocked from Council's Facebook page.
Council also reserves the right to take any legal action as may be required regarding the misuse of Council’s Facebook page and the interference of Council’s use of this platform for the communication of information to residents.

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS FROM NSW DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Council urges residents to check up-to-date accurate information on Coronavirus at this website link:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Council also urges residents to practice easy hygiene steps which may assist in staying healthy during the up-coming flu season:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/protect-yourself.aspx  

If you have any other concerns, please call the National Coronavirus Health information Line on 1800 020 080.    

***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.