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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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COUNCIL FINANICAL FITNESS VALIDATED

23 November 2016

The concerted, long term efforts of staff and councillors to achieve Council’s Fit For the Future standalone status has secured a low interest major loan from the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp).

Glen Innes Severn Council has become one of only 12 local, financially Fit For the Future councils across the state permitted to borrow from TCorp.  The loan of $2.05 million will assist with...

GROWING A SMALL BUSINESS FRIENDLY COUNCIL

23 November 2016

Glen Innes Severn Council is one of 76 local councils across the state that have joined the Small Business Friendly Councils Program, demonstrating commitment to working proactively with the local small business community.  The program was developed in a partnership between the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner and the NSW Business Chamber.

The aim of the program – the first...

Glen Innes Water Supply - Opportunities for Growth

7 November 2016

Did you know that Glen Innes Aggregates is increasing our water storage and making money for Council at the same time. For every cubic metre of basalt rock that is removed from the quarry, Glen Innes Aggregates makes around $30 and creates an additional 1,000 Litres of future water storage for Glen Innes.The offstream water storage adjacent to Glen Innes Aggregates, has 16% more water storage...

THE 9 MILE BRIDGE OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS

16 August 2016

The Nine Mile bridge across the Severn River at Dundee has done its nine miles towards reconstruction and it is now officially open for business. 

On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Honourable Barnaby Joyce, unveiled a plaque at the site on the Severn River to cheers from a large gathering of local landholders, Councillors, and key...

EMMAVILLE MINING MUSEUM OPENS NEW DISPLAY ROOM

28 July 2016

The volunteers of the Emmaville Mining Museum Community Committee of Glen Innes Severn Council opened the Museum’s latest display room to the public on Saturday, with 30 people attending the official opening and a generous morning tea. 

Councillor Michael Scherf cut the ribbon to the Ron Jillett room, thanking all of the volunteers who made the display room a possibility.  “I commend...

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