About Glen Innes
Glen Innes is a parish and town on the
Northern Tablelands, in the New England
region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the
centre of the Glen Innes Severn Shire Council.
The town is located at the intersection of the
New England Highway and the Gwydir Highway.
At the 2011 census, Glen Innes had a
population of 5,173.
The Glen Innes district has been a producer of
wool, sheep and beef cattle since it was first
settled. Sapphires are mined in the creek
valleys immediately west of town, and while tin
is no longer commercially mined, mineral
exploration is ongoing. The town holds regular
livestock sales in the local saleyards. The town
contains all of the regular service industries
required by the community. Notable individual
businesses include a photographic processing
facility, an exporter of waste material balers, a
large cattle feedlot, and transport depots.
Sawmilling was historically a major industry
of the district, but is now only conducted on a
reasonable scale by the local minimum-