Economic Development

Visit, Live and Invest in Glen Innes Highlands

Glen Innes Highlands is Council's Destination and Economic Develoapment brand for the Glen Innes Severn Area. In Glen Innes Highlands we are committed and supportive of new ideas, industries and opportunities that contribute towards our local and regional economy. For a region rich in heritage we are continuing to attract a broad range of businesses and investors leveraging and capitalising on our endowments. We’re strategically located, at the intersection of two major highways, the New England and Gwydir, just four and a half hours’ drive from Brisbane, three and half from Ballina, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba (with its international airfreight hub) and two and a half to Tamworth. Sydney is approximately seven hours.

Glen Innes Severn Council’s philosophy is embracing change, building on history – we work with new and existing businesses to facilitate the ideal solution for their business needs.

Tourism and lifestyle attract visitors and tree changers every year. The natural beauty of our region with high concentrations of World Heritage areas, National Parks, Nature Reserves and State Council Parks combined with a diversity of quality tourist attractions, activities, accommodation, festivals and events makes for a vibrant community.

Go to the Glen Innes Highlands website here

View our Current Economic Development Strategies here

View our Future Planning, approach to Economic Development and current projects here





Supporting and promoting local events

There are many ways council support our local community events:

  • Display your event flyers at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre
  • Promotion of your event through the Glen Innes Highlands website and social media platforms
  • Register your event through the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) and add your event listing. Your event will then be promoted on the events calendar and other major tourism websites. Find out more here
  • Speak with our dedicated Tourism and Events Officer – Rhonda, your contact into council for all event inquiries, hiring a council venue, traffic management plan, event funding opportunities and other free promotional opportunities. Make an appointment: Rhonda Bombell - email:  or phone: 02 6730 2408. 

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