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Life Choices - Support Services Biggest Morning Tea May 2017

30 May 2017

The Life Choices - Support Services Biggest Morning Tea  on 30 May was determined to be a huge success, friendship and support shared by many residents in our community (see photos).

 

QUARRY PURCHASE BENEFITS ROADS

30 May 2017

What started as a Council initiative to drought proof Glen Innes has grown to produce significant benefits in unexpected ways for our community. 

The purchase of the Glen Innes quarry in 2011 and the establishment of the Off Stream Water Storage there in 2015 was a visionary resolution of Council.  The quarry continues to supply aggregates to road authorities, residents, and the region’...

AUSTRALIAN STANDING STONES FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

24 April 2017

The Official Flag raising to celebrate the installation of the new flag poles at the Australian Standing Stones on 24 April 2017. A Welcome to Country was given by Ngoorabul elder Uncle John Kirk and the opening was officiated by Mayor Steve Toms and Chief Guardian of the Australian Standing Stones, Judy Toms Chair of the Australian Standing Stones Management Board and the Hon. Adam Marshall...

YOUTH WEEK 2017 SUCCESS

19 April 2017

Our youth got involved, made a difference, and were heard during the diversity of activities provided by Council and its network of agencies and sponsors for Youth Week 2017. 

General Manager, Hein Basson, is assured the high level of engagement and positive feedback from participating youth, during the week means Council is on track to building functional networks within our community...

ESMART LIBRARIES AND CCTV AT THE LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTRE

27 March 2017

The Glen Innes Severn Public Library is participating in the eSmart Libraries initiative which currently has sixty-five percent of Australian public libraries as members.  The eSmart Libraries software system includes a framework for Library staff to use in education programs for library users about how to be safe in the online world, and links to resources for libraries to improve their...

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

Take this...

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...

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