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

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING

6 May 2021

An Extraordinary Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, 13 May 2021 commencing at 6.00pm in the...

GRAFTON TO INVERELL CYCLE EVENT - CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

6 May 2021

The 60th annual Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic will be held this Saturday, 8 May 2021. Roads...

SEASONAL CHANGE IN LANDFILL HOURS

3 May 2021

Council advises that from 1 May 2021 until 30 September 2021 the landfill opening hours will change...

COUNCIL IS SEEKING A YOUTH WORKER

27 April 2021

Youth Worker – Replacement Position GISC77 – closes 10 May 2021 • Permanent Part-Time (21hrs per...

COUNCIL NEWS AUDIO FILES

27 April 2021

Each week you can catch up with Council's news and information to residents via the audio files...

PUBLIC NOTICES AND EXHIBITIONS

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING

An Extraordinary Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, 13 May 2021 commencing at 6.00pm in the William Gardner Conference Room at the Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre.

The Extraordinary Meeting has been called to deliberate on the Draft Operational Plan and Budget for the 2021/2022 Financial Year, and to review and authorise the Funding Deed from Transport for NSW – for the Fixing Local Roads Program.

Council advises that it is continuing to practice Social Distancing as recommended by the NSW State Government during the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, in line with current Public Health Orders issued by the NSW State Government attendance by the public at Council Meetings has resumed, however, please note that attendance by the public will only be permitted in line with any current COVID-19 regulations. 

The provision of a Public Forum before the commencement of Council Meetings has also recommenced. Please note that the Public Forum does not form a part of the Council Meeting and is therefore not livestreamed.

Please also note that Council meetings will continue to be live streamed and viewable on Council’s website for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the meeting.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SESSIONS AND ATTENDANCE AT COUNCIL MEETINGS

Council advises that it is continuing to practice Social Distancing as recommended by the NSW State Government during the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, in line with current Public Health Orders issued by the NSW State Government attendance by the public at Council Meetings resumed from the April Ordinary Council Meeting held on Thursday, 22 April 2021, however, please note that attendance by the public will only be permitted in line with any current COVID-19 regulations.

Attending Council Meetings

To ensure compliance with Public Health Orders, any interest to attend an Extraordinary or Ordinary Council Meeting must be registered by email to dduffell@gisc.nsw.gov.au by 4.00pm on the day preceding the Meeting. Therefore for the 27 May 2021 Meeting, registrations must be received by 4.00pm on Wednesday, 26 May 2021. Seats will then be allocated and if requests exceed available seating, Council will allocate seats by way of random ballot and advise accordingly.

Community Consultation Sessions

The provision of a Public Forum before the commencement of Ordinary Council Meetings also recommenced from the April Meeting. Members of the public wishing to address Council must make application by completing the “Application to Speak at the Community Consultation Session Held Prior to the Ordinary Council Meetings” form which must be received by Council by 12 noon on the Tuesday before the Council meeting. Therefore, for the 27 May, 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting, the application form must be received by 12 noon on Tuesday, 25 May 2021. 

Please also note that Council meetings will continue to be live streamed and viewable on Council’s website for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the meeting. 

MAY 2021 ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING

The May 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting will be held at the Glen Innes Severn Library and Learning Centre on Thursday, 27 May 2021, starting at 6.00pm. The Business Paper will be available for viewing on Council's website from approximately 5.00pm on Friday, 21 May 2021.

Members of the public may lodge an “Application to Speak at the Community Consultation Session Held Prior to the Ordinary Council Meetings” form and provide a written submission which will be distributed to Councillors prior to the Ordinary Council Meeting.  The application form must be received by Council by 12 noon on the Tuesday before the Council meeting. Therefore, for the 27 May 2021 Council meeting, the form must be received by 12 noon on Tuesday, 25 May 2021. Please note that the Public Forum does not form a part of the Ordinary Council Meeting and is therefore not livestreamed. 

Please also note that Council meetings will continue to be live streamed and viewable on Council’s website for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the meeting. There is no Council meeting in January 2021. 

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.

COUNCIL HAS FULLY REOPENED FOR BUSINESS

Council reminds residents that Council services and facilities are fully operational subject to satisfying the requirement to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines from the NSW State Government. Council’s Town Hall and Church Street Offices are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays. However, please observe social distancing requirements such as only two customers can be in the foyers at any one time. Where possible, please conduct business with Council online or by phone.

Please note that the conditions of operation of Council services and facilities are frequently changing. Therefore, Council recommends that residents check for information up-dates about the opening hours and conditions operating at the Glen Innes Severn Library and Learning Centre, the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre (V.I.C.), Life Choices – Support Services (LC-SS) and Glen Innes Landfill, on the Council website and the websites for the library, the V.I.C. (Glen Innes Highlands) and LC-SS.

Glen Innes Saleyards

Council would like to remind residents that sales scheduled at the Glen Innes Saleyards are strictly limited to agents, their nominated staff and potential buyers. The sales remain closed to vendors and the general public under current COVID guidelines. The 1.5 metre social distancing guidelines still apply to those in attendance at sales. Transporters are reminded that access to the saleyards is for drop off or collection of livestock only. Council thanks everyone for their assistance in adhering to these guidelines.

Glen Innes Landfill Tip Shop

The tip shop is open again to the public. 1.5 m distancing will still apply and it will be open during the same trading hours as the Landfill.

This means: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm and weekends 11.00am to 4.00pm

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.