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

NO WATER RESTRICTIONS YET, BUT TAKE CARE WITH YOUR WATER USAGE!

18 January 2019

Despite the drought and the heat it's good news for Glen innes ! Level 1 water restrictions are...

CURRENT WORKS

17 January 2019

  GREY STREET UPGRADE WORKS COMMENCING FEBRUARY CBD upgrade works are scheduled to commence on...

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS 2019

16 January 2019

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS Australia Day celebrations will commence with a free breakfast at...

SENIORS WEEK 2019 MAYORAL AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

8 January 2019

SENIORS WEEK 2019 MAYORAL AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN Nominations are now open for the Seniors Week 2019...

DROUGHT ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE

8 January 2019

DROUGHT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE The Australian Government will provide $30M to drought-affected...

PUBLIC NOTICES

***EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – GRAZING LEASE

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest for the opportunity of Leasing “Wattle Vale South”, which includes 45 hectares of land at the Wattle Vale quarry site.  This land is located on the Inverell Rd, approximately 13 Km West of Glen Innes. 

The Land is available for the grazing of sheep or cattle only.  Other terms and conditions apply.  Please refer to the information package for further details. 

All applications are welcome, and Council will favourably consider applications that may include improvements to the land and water supply.  Application forms and the information package can be downloaded from Council’s website or collected from Council’s Town Hall and Church Street Offices, and village Post Offices at Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe. 

For further information please contact Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services, Mr Keith Appleby on 0408 144 251. Expressions of interest can be lodged in Council’s tender box located in the foyer of Town Hall office, 265 Grey St, Glen Innes or emailed to council@gisc.nsw.gov.au by 4:30pm Friday 8 February 2019.  Late submissions will not be considered. 

WATTLE VALE SOUTH EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

WATTLE VALE SOUTH INFORMATION

 

***APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COUNCIL EVENT SUPPORT

Event Support Funding Applications are now being taken for events being hosted in the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area for 2019/20. If you or your organisation is hosting an event between July 2019 and June 2020 please ensure you apply as applications are now open.

Applications for Event Support Funding Opportunities for 2019/20 close on Thursday, 31 January, 2019 for events that have not previously received funding and close on Thursday, 28 February 2019 for events which have previously received funding.

Council's Event Prioritisation and Support Policy provides local events financial support to assist with the organisation and staging of the event. 

For further assistance, please contact Council's Event Coordinator Ms Navanka Fletcher on 6730 2404 or email nfletcher@gisc.nsw.gov.au

Event Prioritisation and Support Policy (including event support request 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. 

 

***GLEN INNES AQUATIC CENTRE OPENING FOR SUMMER SEASON***

Due to delays experienced with the use of a surface sealant, the opening of Glen Innes Aquatic Centre will be on Sunday 16 September and not as previoulsy advertised, (as Saturday 15 September). Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to residents. 

The Glen Innes Aquatic Centre will open daily from 10.30am to 6.00pm, and for an early morning swim session from 6.30am to 8.00am on weekdays for lap swimmers. The Centre provides a number of activities:

  • Aqua Aerobics will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8.30am to 9.30am starting on  25 September;
  • Stroke correction class will be on Sundays at 10.00am; 
  • Redfins Swim Club meets each Monday night at 6.00pm during the season commencing 24 September;
  • Squad training for all ages will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6.30am;
  • Wheelchair access to the main pool is available via a ramp.

Please call the Centre on 6730 2440 for ticket prices and further information.

The Emmaville pool will open during October. Information regarding the opening dates, hours of opening and activities at the pool will be available in this advertisement and on Council’s website and Facebook page once confirmed.

 

 

***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.