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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...

GLEN INNES WATER FILTRATION PLANT TOURS

20 June 2016

Glen Innes Severn Council’s coordinator of Integrated Water Services, Glenn Wilson, welcomes members of the public who would like to see how staff manage the water filtration plant at Watsons Drive each day of the year to ensure the town receives healthy, clean water. 

“People can call me to arrange a tour of the plant which is open for public inspection by appointment between 7.30am...

TRAFFIC CONTROL MONITORING IN THE TOWN SQUARE SHARED ZONE

31 May 2016

Council requests that motorists please adhere to the 10 kph speed limit and give way to pedestrians in the shared zone. The need for speed humps arose because a proportion of motorists have not been complying with these requirements and community concern about pedestrian safety has been raised frequently with Council.

Council cannot ignore this risk to pedestrian safety...

HARMONY DAY CELEBRATION 2016

31 May 2016

Harmony Day 2016 celebrated Australia’s cultural diversity. It was about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone - a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common.

Glen Innes community celebrated the day at King Edward Park rotunda with a picnic lunch to share while listening to the music of DJ, Bob Blair.  Sponsored by...

THE GLEN INNES CBD IS A SMOKE-FREE ZONE

4 May 2016

Glen Innes CBD is now a model smoke-free zone with Glen Innes Severn Council’s installation of recognised “no smoking” signage clearing up any confusion on where “lighting up” is now not permitted.

The installation of signage is in accordance with Council’s Smoke-Free Outdoor Environment Policy and with the Smoke-Free Environment Act 2000 (NSW).

The...

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