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.

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News

BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION

29 November 2021

Grow Glen Innes Think Tank (GGITT) is a collection of locals who are interested in collaborating...

VACATION CARE EXTENSION

29 November 2021

At the November Ordinary Council Meeting, Council approved Council’s Children and Family Services (...

NEXT RAIL TRAIL DROP-IN SESSION IS THIS WEEK!

29 November 2021

COUNCIL'S CONTINUOUS COMMUNITY CONSULTATION DROP-IN SESSIONS & ONLINE SURVEY Next drop-in...

IT'S ELECTION WEEK!

29 November 2021

Don't miss out on having YOUR SAY on who our local leaders will be. Saturday, 4 December 2021 the...

THE YOUTH BOOTH OPEN DAY

24 November 2021

The Youth Booth will lbe open on election day, Saturday 4 December 2021 from 10.00am to 2.00pm....

PUBLIC NOTICES AND EXHIBITIONS

IT'S ELECTION WEEK!! 

Don't miss out on having YOUR SAY on who our local leaders will be. Saturday, 4 December 2021 the polls are open from 8.00am until 6.00pm.

POSTAL VOTING DEADLINE HAS NOW CLOSED

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR LEASE OF PROPERTY

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest for the opportunity of leasing “Wattle Vale North” for a five year lease commencing 1 July 2022.

This attractive property features a three bedroom residence, machinery and shearing sheds, cattle and sheep yards. “Wattle Vale North” is 415 acres (168ha) in size located 13km west of Glen Innes with direct access from the Gwydir Highway and is fenced into 16 paddocks.

Council will favourably consider proposals that maximise the long term value of the property through sustainable grazing practices, soil development, property infrastructure maintenance and improvement. For more information or an inspection by appointment only, please call Council’s Acting Property Officer Sari James on 0439 382 061.

Wattle Vale North information

EOI Form

PROPOSED ROAD CLOSING UNDER SECTION 38B ROADS ACT 1993

In pursuance of the provisions of the Roads Act 1993, notice is hereby given that Glen Innes Severn Council proposes to close the council public road listed in Schedule 1: 

  • West Furracabad Road Lot 4 DP 1193185.

Upon closure of the road, council intends to sell the land to an adjoining land owner. All interested persons are hereby invited to make submissions concerning the proposal to the General Manager, Glen Innes Severn Council, 136 Church Street, Glen Innes, within twenty-eight (28) days of the date of this advertisement. Please note that under the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, such submissions may be referred to third parties for consideration.

Once the submission period is completed, Glen Innes Severn Council will consider all duly made submissions before deciding whether to continue with the road closure proposal.       
Enquiries: Sari James, Property Officer  Telephone: 6730 2371 (For the General Manager, Glen Innes Severn Council)

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNCIL'S INTENTION TO PRESENT AUDITED ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT

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, 25 November 2021 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Reports for the financial year ending 30 June 2021. 

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.

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.au/council/public-documents-and-policies/audited-financ...

Submissions close one week after the above public meeting has been held.

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australia Day Awards and Council encourages nominations, which will be accepted until 4.30pm on Tuesday, 14 December 2021. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Please nominate those who have done so much for us all. Nomination forms are available on Council’s website under the community engagement and volunteering tab:
 
COVID-19 UPDATE FOR GLEN INNES

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. 

CHANGE OF DATE FOR NSW LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

The NSW Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Shelley Hancock MP has announced that the Local Government Elections have been postponed until Saturday, 4 December 2021. The signed order under Section 318C of the Local Government Act 1993 was published in the Government Gazette on Saturday, 24 July 2021.

For more information please go to this link:

https://www.gisc.nsw.gov.au/local-government-elections

All key dates for the Local Government Elections which will now be held on Saturday, 4 December 2021 are available at this link: 

KEY DATES FOR ELECTION

KEEPING UP WITH COUNCIL INFORMATION

Each week you can catch up with Council's news and information to residents on the website:
https://www.gisc.nsw.gov.au/…/weekly-our-council-informatio…
https://www.gisc.nsw.gov.au/news/radio-interviews

 
***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.