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USE OF EFFLUENT FROM GLEN INNES SEWER TREATMENT PLANT

3 July 2019

Council advises that to ensure the equal and fair access to utilisation of discharge water from the Glen Innes Sewer Treatment Plant Council has resolved that the following terms and conditions apply:

1.      Council authorises the General Manager to grant a licence to any person for the use of recycled effluent, free of charge for the purpose of conducting a single trial of irrigation...

PROTECT YOUR WATER METER

31 May 2019

Did you know that Council owns the water meter at your property, but it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that it is not damaged? The possibility of household...

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.

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...

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...

LOAD LIMIT REDUCTION ON BRIDGE OVER MANN RIVER - SHANNON VALE ROAD

27 November 2018

LOAD LIMIT REDUCTION ON BRIDGE OVER MANN RIVER - SHANNON VALE ROAD

Council recently contracted certified bridge engineers to assess the bridge over the Mann River on Shannon Vale Road. Assessment of this structure has found that the main structural elements have undergone some decay and a 10T load restriction is recommended for the crossing. It has also been recommended...

BRIDGE CLOSURES

27 November 2018

BRIDGE CLOSURES

Council recently contracted certified bridge engineers to assess the following bridges;
- Bridge over the Severn River on Yarraford Road;
- Bridge over the Furracabad Creek on Furracabad Road.

The timber structures were found to be in very poor condition and due to significant deterioration of substructure elements, it was recommended...

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