Community Profile

Glen Innes Severn Council (map) is located in the beautiful New England area of N.S.W., servicing the town of Glen Innes and villages of Deepwater, Emmaville, Glencoe and Red Range. The Glen Innes Severn area is known as Glen Innes Highlands (Celtic Country).

The Glen Innes Severn LGA has a unique landscape, rural character, and strong sense of community with cultural importance. It is the home of the Ngoorabul people who traditionally roamed the area between Glen Innes and the coast.

Glen Innes Severn's growing population of almost 9,000 supports an employment base with significant opportunities around agriculture, personalised digital printing industry, renewable energy as well as health care and tourism.

Ecological and culturally significant landscapes are valued, as well as the cultural heritage of town buildings and historic streetscapes. Performing arts, galleries, library services, sporting activities, community festivals and community involvement in clubs and associations are all activities greatly appreciated in the local community.

The area has four (4) distinctive seasons: mild summers, golden autumns, dazzling springs and bracing winters with occasional snowfalls. It is also the home of the Australian Standing Stones, an international and nationally recognised monument to the Celtic people of Australia.

Glen Innes Severn Council recognises and values the wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise in our community and aims to use these to improve its decision making. Effective stakeholder participation constitutes good democracy, good business and good management. For more information about Glen Innes Highlands and the opportunities for new businesses or residents, please contact Glen Innes Severn Council – telephone 02 6730 2300.

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