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Week 1: GLEN INNES, NSW ‘WE'LL TAKE IT ONE SMALL STEP AT A TIME'
Week 1: GLEN INNES, NSW ‘WE'LL TAKE IT ONE SMALL STEP AT A TIME'
This tiny town is determined to rise from the ashes and be bigger and better than ever

If you were to ask any one of the locals from the town of Glen Innes how they’re holding up in the aftermath of bushfires that raged through the community, you won’t hear a single complaint.

The inhabitants of this steely town and its surrounding villages nestled in the NSW Northern Tablelands are resilient to the bone and tougher than a pair of well-worn boots.

“We’ve lost so much, but the focus now is to wipe off the ash and get back up and be stronger than ever,” deputy mayor Di Newman tells Woman’s Day. “We’re a close-knit community, and we’re determined to rebuild.”

And it’s a heartfelt statement that echoes throughout the area.

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January 20, 2020