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

STAY AT HOME LOCKDOWN ORDERS IN FORCE FROM 6.00PM TONIGHT

17 September 2021

Council reminds residents that due to the snap lockdown announced this afternoon, the stay at home...

NO PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT SEPTEMBER MEETING

17 September 2021

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SESSIONS AND ATTENDANCE AT ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETINGS (up-dated 17 September ...

LOCKDOWN INFORMATION FROM MR. ADAM MARSHALL M.P.

17 September 2021

Please see lockdown announcement from Member for Northern Tablelands, Mr. Adam Marshall's Facebook...

IMPORTANT: SEVEN (7) DAY LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED: (17/09/2021)

17 September 2021

SEVEN DAY LOCKDOWN FROM 6.00PM TONIGHT Council has been advised by Member for Northern Tablelands...

WE ARE ALL SHARING A TOUGH TIME

16 September 2021

Council is aware that our community is feeling "on edge" with the current fluid situation...

PUBLIC NOTICES AND EXHIBITIONS

IMPORTANT: SEVEN (7) DAY LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED: (17/09/2021)
SEVEN DAY LOCKDOWN FROM 6.00PM TONIGHT
Council has been advised by Member for Northern Tablelands, Mr Adam Marshall MP that Glen Innes LGA will enter a seven (7) day lockdown as from 6.00pm today, 17 September 2021. All previous lockdown restrictions will apply.
For all information please go to the NSW Health COVID-19 website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19
 
IMPORTANT: TODAY'S COVID-19 UPDATE FOR GLEN INNES (16/09/2021)

Council advises that there has been a positive sewage reading confirmed this week from the Monday, 13 September 2021 sample. Council also advises that a positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in the Glen Innes LGA. Contact tracers are now determining information which will be released once their tracing has been completed. At this stage there is no notification of any change to the current lockdown status. Council expects a confirmation of any change in lockdown status later today and will notify residents accordingly once information is available. 

In the meantime, 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 Sunday 9.00am until 11.00am.

In addition, tests can be booked outside of the above hours by calling the hospital directly on 6739 0293. The next Glen Innes vaccination hub will be held on Saturday, 2 October 2021. This is everyone’s opportunity to get either their first or second doses of the AstraZenica vaccine. There will be more information about the hub closer to the date.

 
NOW EXTENDED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!!
WITHOUT TESTING, WE ARE IN THE DARK
Please note the following COVID screening/testing times at Glen Innes Hospital:
1. Drive-in Clinic:
a. Monday to Friday: 9.00am unti 11.00am
b. NEW TIMES Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am until 11.00am.
2. In addition, tests can be booked outside of the above hours by calling the hospital directly on 6739 0293.
 
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS

Council invites written submissions on the following documents:

  1. Draft Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor and Councillors Policy; and
  2. Australian Celtic Festival (ACF) Fees and Charges for 2022.

The Draft Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor and Councillors Policy and Australian Celtic Festival (ACF) Fees and Charges for 2022 are displayed on Council’s website (documents and submission forms), and may be available for viewing at the following locations subject to NSW Health COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Council’s Town Hall Office and Council’s Church Street Office (please note that these offices are currently closed to members of the public); and
  • the village Post Offices at Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe.

Submissions regarding the Draft Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor and Councillors Policy and the Australian Celtic Festival (ACF) Fees and Charges for 2022 close at 4.30pm on Wednesday, 29 September 2021.

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM for Draft Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor and Councillors Policy

Draft Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor and Councillors Policy

PUBLIC COMMENTS FORM for Australian Celtic Festival (ACF) Fees and Charges for 2022

Australian Celtic Festival (ACF) Fees and Charges for 2022.

FEEDBACK ON PROPOSAL: GOING CASHLESS AT TOWN HALL
Council is proposing going cashless for payments to Council at the Town Hall office. Please read the linked information (Resident Newsletter). Council seeks your feedback with submissions closing on Friday, 17 September 2021. The submissions form is also linked.
Latest up-date: 
Council is pleased that residents are reading the current mailed Resident Newsletter about the proposal that Council's Town Hall office go cashless. Council is also pleased with residents giving feedback on this proposal.
We'd like to clarify that if the Town Hall office goes cashless, you will still be able to use this form of payment when paying Council rates and water rates, at Australia Post in Glen Innes and village locations.
 
 
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.