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Commonwealth must honour its promise to the Glen Innes Severn community

17 March 2017

Glen Innes Severn Council has urged the Australian Government to honour its promise to restore indexation to the local government Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) payments in the upcoming 2017-18 Federal Budget.

Mayor, Cr Steve Toms said the funds have played an important role in helping Glen Innes Severn Council provide vital services and infrastructure for the community.  “The...

QUOTA RAISES FUNDS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

16 March 2017

QUOTA International of Glen Innes President, Christine Thomas, believes in sound beginnings for every child and last year initiated contact with Glen Innes Severn Council’s Children and Family Services (CAFS) staff to see if there were any projects that they could assist with. 

QUOTA International is a non-profit service organisation, and its members are dedicated to a common cause: to...

NEW FACT SHEET ON MANAGING DISCOLOURED TOWN WATER

15 February 2017

Council has created a Fact Sheet for residents that answers commonly asked questions about how to manage discoloured town water

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Council Recognised for Commitment to Continuous Improvement

31 January 2017

Glen Innes Severn Council’s commitment to embracing change and promoting better practice was recognised with a commendation award at the annual 2016 Statewide Mutual Risk Management Conference in Sydney.

The Risk Management Excellence Awards promote innovation in risk reduction, and recognition of that innovation while raising awareness of risk management issues within Councils...

NEW AUSTRALIAN STANDING STONES HIGHWAY SIGNAGE

30 January 2017

Visitors will now find it easier to arrive at the Australian Standing Stones site.  As part of improved promotion of the Australian Standing Stones, nine (9) new brown and white tourist signs have been installed by Glen Innes Severn Council at all key directional locations on both the New England and the Gwydir Highways.  The Australian Standing Stones were created some 25 years ago, as a...

DISABILITY INCLUSION ANNUAL WALK 2016

5 December 2016

 

The walk on Friday, 02 December was centred on experiencing how people with vision impairments find a safe path around the central business district.  Director of Corporate and Community Services, Anna Watt, wore a blindfold for the walk and used a cane that assists people with vision impairments to find a clear pathway.   “It was a meaningful way to experience how people with vision...

WIND TURBINES TRAVEL PATH THROUGH GLEN INNES

25 November 2016

The first wind turbine blade passed through Glen Innes on Monday, 5 December around 1.00pm.  Wind turbine components (over-size and over-mass loads) will continue to be transported from the Port of Newcastle, via the New England Highway, to the White Rock Wind Farm project site, travelling the New England Highway to Heron Street, Hunter Street, Grafton Street, Martin Street, Strathbogie Road,...

COUNCIL'S PURCHASING OFFICER COMMENDED

24 November 2016

Glen Innes Severn Council’s Purchasing and Supply Officer, Preston Parkes, received a high commendation at last week’s annual Local Government Procurement conference, where his seven (7) years of quality service in his role with Council was recognised.  The Awards acknowledge excellence and best practice in the field of procurement within the local government sector.  The certificate for...

DESTINATION BRANDING REVIEW

24 November 2016

 ‘Glen Innes Highlands’ was unanimously accepted as the new destination brand name by the second Branding Workshop held on 17 November 2016.  Glen Innes Severn Council, at the request of the Glen Innes Severn Tourist Association (GISTA) and Business In Glen (BIG) as part of the 2015 Economic Development Strategy, has undertaken a destination branding review.  Bill Baker, a world renown...

LOCAL BUSINESS WINS INNOVATION AWARD

23 November 2016

Glen Innes business, Weir Built Construction, took out the Manufacturing and Engineering Award at the ninth Northern Inland Innovation Awards dinner held at the Inverell RSM Club last week.  Owners Jay and Tanya Weir received the award for the innovative modular timber laminate bridge design contracted by Glen Innes Severn Council to replace the aging Nine Mile Road bridge this year. 

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