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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.
Whether you are looking for a tree-change where you can start your rural-based business, be able to afford a physical business space or are seeking to capitalise on your experience and offer your services to rural centers, Glen Innes Highlands should be on your short-list!
The Glen Innes Severn Council alongside our associations and business community encourage and support more businesses relocating or starting up in the Glen Innes Highlands. The combination of Council assistance, logistics, enhanced mobile coverage and faster broadband, government grants, logistics, land values and lifestyle make Glen Innes Highlands the ideal choice for business, investment and skilled workers.
Business In Glen (BIG) pride themselves on being the collective voice of business in Glen Innes Highlands. Your business can become a member and enjoy a variety of membership benefits including networking opportunities, discounts and access to funding and grants. In addition, all businesses can claim a free business listing on their website.
Photo Create is a wholesale company that services the global retail photo processing markets. Based in Glen Innes Highlands, and with production facilities in Australia and USA, the company has utilised custom-built software and back-end production management systems to maximise efficiency, both in the retail environment and at the production facility.
Home of internationally acclaimed Aboriginal artist Lloyd Gawura Hornsby, the recently established gallery in Glen Innes has a reputation for its collaborative projects, school and community workshops and masterclasses. The gallery features contemporary artworks from local, interstate and international artists; a cafe serving coffee and light refreshments.
Autobaler are cardboard waste baler management specialists. This Deepwater-based business developed a unique open top loading system and combined this with the solid state electronic intelligent control system. The result is that Autobalers function with a much lower labour input requirement.
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