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.

“Glen Innes Severn Council acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngoorabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.”

A piper walks through a stone circle

News

DON'T MISS OUT ON FREE CASH FOR YOUR GROUP!

9 August 2022

Council invites local not for profit community groups to submit a written application requesting a...

WORKSHOPS FOR IMPROVING COMMUNITY GROUPS SKILLS

8 August 2022

Glenrac is conducting two free (2) workshops for community groups:  5.30pm Thursday, 18 August 2022...

APPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL HERITAGE ASSISTANCE FUND

5 August 2022

A Local Heritage Assistance Fund has been established by Council with the aid of a grant from the...

MORE PROGRESS ON KEY LOCAL HEALTH PROJECT

1 August 2022

Dr. Karen Munster has been contracted to deliver the services of the Healthcare Workforce Recruiter...

INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM: CURRENT WORKS

26 July 2022

Council would like to advise residents that the following works are scheduled for the period ending...

PUBLIC NOTICES AND EXHIBITIONS

PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Council invites written submissions on the Draft Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre Strategic Marketing Plan 2022-2025 which is on public exhibition from Thursday, 4 August 2022 with submissions closing at 4.30pm on Wednesday, 31 August 2022.

The document and submission form are available at the links below and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Council’s Town Hall Office and Council’s Church Street Office; and
  • the village Post Offices at Deepwater, Emmaville and Glencoe.

Draft Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre Strategic Marketing Plan 2022-2025

Public Comments Form

CHANGE OF MANAGERIAL DIRECTION FOR GLEN INNES SEVERN COUNCIL

Council informs that Mr. Craig Bennett’s Contract of Employment was terminated on Friday, 1 July 2022 effective immediately as Council wished to move in a different managerial direction.

The decision to terminate Mr Bennett’s term as General Manager was a unanimous decision by Councillors at an urgent Extraordinary Council Meeting held on Friday, 1 July 2022.

An interim Acting General Manager has been appointed: Mr Dennis McIntyre, who has been serving in the position of Manager, Governance, Risk and Corporate Planning will be the interim Acting General Manager. It is expected that Council business will continue as usual.

WASHOUTS, LANDSLIPS, EROSIONS, HIDDEN SPRINGS AND HOLES BIG ENOUGH TO SWALLOW A TOYOTA!
It's another day at the office for Council's road works crews, but it's been like this for months!
The weather continues to wreak havoc on many of our roads and Council's hard yakka men are really struggling with damage across the whole network. They're working overtime, battling the elements and the sheer enormity of what's involved.
Council is prioritising the damage and considering every option to restore access for our community, but there is simply more than we can handle in a flash. And there are no magic wands or fairy godmothers in road works.
Most of the damage cannot be repaired by simply filling some potholes or repairing a washout. Many unsealed roads are affected by deep underground springs that need to be dug out to remove the sodden material, refilled with geo-textile, and rock drains placed prior to reinstating the road surface.
So please take care and be patient. Our roadies are doing their best in the current conditions.
 
A copy of the Budget Resident Newsletter is available at the above link. Hard copies are also available at Council's Town Hall and Church Street offices and at Glen Innes Library. 
 
ROAD CLOSURES
Council wishes to advise that there may be road closures across the Glen Innes Severn region as a result of weather conditions, as well as some delay in roadworks projects.
There may also be water over roads at various locations. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE AND DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS.
For all up-to-date road closures, please see the below website for further information:
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS AND COVID SAFETY MEASURES

Council recommends that all  parents and carers of children read the information regarding COVID from the NSW Department of Health at this link: 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION

KEEPING UP WITH COUNCIL 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.

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.

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.