There is a lot about to happen in Glen Innes Highlands – here is a snapshot as to what is in our pipeline! The common theme is MORE – more investment, more doctors, more hospital facilities, more infrastructure, more tourism…..

$20million upgrade to Glen Innes Hospital will address a key barrier to people moving and staying in Glen Innes.

More Doctors – Glen Innes has attracted two new doctors to existing surgeries and is supporting a new doctor’s surgery with an additional two doctors to be built in Glen Innes which will address a key issue of limited doctors which drove a sizable waiting list to see a doctor locally.

Glen Innes Severn Council are developing a Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan to meet renewable energy targets, improve energy efficiency, suggest short and medium term initiatives for a sustainable renewable future to be identified.

Council have also resolved to develop a Whole of Place Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan in 19/20 Operational Plan to identify a 5-year strategy with initiatives and an action plan to be phased ensuring Glen Innes Highlands continue to grow and harvest interest and investment.

The New England Rail Trail feasibility study is now moving into a Business Case to determine the viability and funding required to build this active traveller initiative and attract more tourists to the region as well as provide a value-add for the community to engage in healthy activity in our great outdoors.  This project is in partnerships with Armidale Regional Council, the community and the New England Rail Trail Group.

The Centennial Parklands, home of the Australian Standing Stones by the end of FY18/19 have a Plan of Management and a Master Plan for the future use and development of the recreational area.  An ambitious plan to utilse the area to bring together Ngoorabul and Celtic Heritage, provide a system of pathways linked to the shared pathways throughout town and provide a facility that can attract the conference market, build the Australian Celtic Festival and improve services to the community and tourists.

A new purpose build Regional Netball and Sporting Facility is now fully funded. The Project is the construction of a new two court indoor stadium to facilitate the growth of netball in Glen Innes and the surrounding region, and which will also have the capability to accommodate other sporting, recreation and community uses through co-location and shared use of facilities. The Project responds to identified needs across a range of sporting and recreation uses, and will benefit people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities by making Glen Innes residents more active, more often.

Glen Innes Airport negotiations continue in a positive direction for the facility to be utilised as a training academy for pilots through an investment of an Indian Pilot Academy – this is likely to bring significant population growth as the academy ramps up to facilitating 500 students per year through the academy.  The students will be housed within the towns accommodation and housing until a new purpose built accommodation is built by the investors.

To have a conversation about how you can invest in Glen Innes Highlands contact Margot Davis, Manager of Economic Development [email protected]