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 WELFARE ASSISTANCE POINT

19 November 2019

DISASTER WELFARE ASSISTANCE POINT Council advises residents that have been impacted by the...

EMERGENCY BUSH FIRE FODDER DROP AT GLEN INNES SHOWGROUND FROM TODAY

15 November 2019

EMERGENCY BUSH FIRE FODDER DROP AT GLEN INNES SHOWGROUND  An emergency fodder drop is now...

OPERATION OF GLEN INNES SHOWGROUNDS AS AN EVACUATION CENTRE

15 November 2019

OPERATION OF GLEN INNES SHOWGROUNDS AS AN EVACUATION CENTRE Please be advised that during the...

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

11 November 2019

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY ASSISTANCE Assistance measures available from the NSW and Commonwealth...

LIVESTOCK EMERGENCIES INFORMATION

11 November 2019

LIVESTOCK EMERGENCIES INFORMATION Anyone requiring assistance with emergency fodder, emergency...

PUBLIC NOTICES

PRESENTATION OF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AT NOVEMBER COUNCIL MEETING

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act 1993, Glen Innes Severn Council advises that the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, 28 November 2019 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Reports for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.

In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993, any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to the Council’s Audited Financial Statements or the Auditor’s Reports. Submissions close one week after the above public meeting has been held.

Copies of the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports may be inspected at Council’s Town Hall Office, 265 Grey Street, The Library/Learning Centre, the Post Offices in Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe, and on Council’s website: www.gisc.nsw.gov.auSubmissions close one week after the above public meeting has been held.

 

LEVEL FOUR (4) WATER RESTRICTIONS

Council advises that due to ongoing drought conditions,  the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area is on LEVEL FOUR (4) water restrictions. This includes the use of town water from the Glen Innes and Deepwater water supply systems such as water carted to the villages.

Level Four (4) Water Restictions, Water Supply Frequently Asked Questions and Water Saving Tips

What activities are allowed under level four (4) water restrictions?

DOMESTIC

Garden Watering - No watering (bore water permitted)

Washing Motor Vehicles - Manual with buckets or machine re-circulation only

Swimming Pools - Filling and topping up of pools is prohibited

Washing outdoor surfaces - Banned (except as required by law)

PUBLIC / COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL

Public Gardens - Hand held hoses 1 hour per day (between 6pm & 7pm)

Sports Grounds - Hand held hoses 1 hour per day (between 6pm & 7pm)

Market Gardens & Orchards - Sprinklers 4 hours per day (between 6am & 8am and 6pm & 8pm)

Nurseries & Commercial Flower Gardens - Hand held hoses 2 hours per day (between 6pm & 8pm)

Bowling Greens - Hand held hoses 1 hour per day (between 6pm & 7pm)

Fountains - Banned

Household & Livestock Water Cartage from Town Supply - No Restriction

Automatic Flush Toilets - Banned

Ready Mixed Concrete - With Council Permit Only

To help our residents save water in the home, garden and at work, GISC has partnered with the New England Joint Organisation (NEJO) to take advantage of a membership with Smart Water Advice. This resource includes a wealth of water saving information and can be accessed at nejo.nsw.gov.au/water-saving-tips/

With the impact the current drought is having in the New England it is important that we all take a role in preserving our most precious natural resource.

If you have any questions in relation to water restrictions, please contact

Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on telephone 02 6730 2371

 

EMERGENCY BUSH FIRE INFORMATION

Bush Fire Information Line: 1800 679 737 (1800 NSW RFS)

Fires Near Me NSW App

w.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Local radio, TV and news.

 

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

Council 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.

 

 
***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.