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SURVEY/FEEDBACK ON PROPOSED EXTENSION OF DRAINAGE CHARGE TO RURAL RATEPAYERS

24 May 2019

COUNCIL SEEKS YOUR FEEDBACK

Council is proposing to extend the current Drainage Charge to be extended to include rural ratepayers. The proposed Drainage Charge will be $98.00 levied on the annual Rate Notice and will be used specifically for drainage in urban areas as well as rural roads. Sound drainage helps to prolong the life of roads and therefore represents an important component...

SMOKE-FREE POLICY REVIEWED

10 April 2019

SMOKE-FREE OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT POLICY REVIEWED

Council advises that the Smoke-Free Outdoor Environment Policy was reviewed at the Thursday, 28 March 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council. The reviewed policy can be perused on Council’s website.

WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR GLEN INNES

10 April 2019

***LEVEL ONE WATER RESTRICTIONS AT GLEN INNES 
Due to ongoing drought conditions, Level One water restrictions will commence in Glen Innes from tomorrow, Thursday, 11 April 2019. Under...

DEEPWATER WATER RESTRICTIONS

2 April 2019

Due to recent rain, the level of the weir has risen significantly and restrictions will no longer be in place for Deepwater. Should conditions change, updates will be posted on Council's website, Facebook Page and via other media channels. Further information on levels of water restriction can be found on Page 13 of Council’s...

PUBLIC FORUMS PRIOR TO COUNCIL MEETINGS

27 March 2019

A Public Forum is held for 15 minutes before the start of Council meetings. Residents wishing to address the Public Forum (on matters in the Business Paper) at the Ordinary Meeting of Council are kindly requested to contact the Executive Assistant, Debbie Duffell, on 6730 2316 by 12 noon on the Tuesday before the meeting. Additionally, residents wishing to address the Public Forum must...

DEEPWATER WATER STANDPIPE

22 March 2019

Council has constructed a new standpipe adjacent to the reservoir in Gough St. These works are funded by the Australian Government's Drought Communities Programme - Extension.

The purpose of the standpipe is to allow rural properties to access safe drinking water particularly during times of drought. The system is the same as the one at the Glen Innes saleyards, and will save residents...

ROAD GRADING PROGRAM DELAYS

20 March 2019

 

ROAD GRADING PROGRAM DELAYS DUE TO LACK OF WATER

During drought conditions many roads cannot be graded because of the lack of moisture that is needed to properly compact the road surface. Council’s water trucks are now not able to access water sufficiently close to roads that require grading. Unfortunately the continuation of the current dry conditions is...

DROUGHT ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE

8 January 2019

DROUGHT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
The Australian Government will provide $30M to drought-affected households through the Drought Community Support Initiative. This financial assistance is now available for eligible recipients. Support under the initiative consists of up to $3,000 per household, comprising up to $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in vouchers. Farmers, farm workers and farm suppliers/...

YARRAFORD ROAD BRIDGE UP-DATE

18 December 2018

YARRAFORD ROAD BRIDGE UP-DATE

Council...

UP-DATE: YARRAFORD ROAD CLOSURE

30 November 2018

YARRAFORD ROAD BRIDGE UP-DATE

Council wishes to advise that the bridge over the Severn River on Yarraford Road will be reopened with a 4.5 tonne load capacity, enabling all vehicles that can be driven on a car licence to cross the bridge.

This decision has been made by Council’s Director of Infrastructure, in consultation...

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