Community ready to celebrate Christmas
19 November 2021 | Council
Christmas trees to make Mid Richmond debuts AFTER a couple of years of uncertainty, Richmond Valley Council has confirmed the Community Christmas Festival Calendar will return for 2021 and will run from Thursday 2 December to Sunday 19 December. And in more good news, the...
Last Council meeting looks back on productive five-year term
17 November 2021 | Council
FOLLOWING the longest term in history, Richmond Valley Council last night tabled the 2016-2021 End of Term Report, which highlights Council’s successful continued implementation of its Community Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP, prepared in collaboration with the community, is underpinned by a suite of strategies...
Major upgrade for Evans Heads breakwall
15 November 2021 | Council
THERE is no shortage of new pathways in Evans Head, and pavement along the southern breakwall is the latest to undergo an upgrade. Transport for NSW is starting work today on the $150,000 project, part of $205 million stimulus package allocated to maritime infrastructure and...
Rappvile rebuilds after fires with new RFS Brigade Station
8 November 2021 | Council
A NEW Rural Fire Service brigade station – that has become a symbol of resilience – has been officially opened in the northern NSW village of Rappville. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis was joined by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott and...
Modern new library an inviting space for users
28 October 2021 | Council
WITH its welcoming interior, wide open spaces and modern facilities, the new Evans Head Library was officially opened today by Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow. With new furniture, furnishings and amenities, the renovation both inside and out has...
Iron Gates DA on public exhibition
22 September 2021 | Council
THE Iron Gates residential subdivision development application will be on public exhibition for one month from this Friday, 24 September, as is required under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Submissions must be received by 11.30pm Sunday 24 October. The development application was referred...
Planning panel refers Iron Gates DA back to Council
8 September 2021 | Council
THE Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) earlier this week accepted a Clause 55 variation under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 for the Iron Gates development proposal in Evans Head. Clause 55 means a development application may be amended or varied by the applicant,...
Council reveals ‘poppy playground’ plans for Casino Drill Hall Precinct
7 September 2021 | Council
THE ongoing renewal of the Casino Drill Hall precinct is set for completion by the end of this year, following Richmond Valley Council’s success in obtaining $885,000 from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund to build a memorial walk at the site,...
Give us a break – Council’s plea to NSW Government
3 September 2021 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is calling on the NSW Government to rethink its approach to regional lockdowns in areas which are currently COVID-free. Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said the current lockdown requirements were crippling local communities and it was time to take a more...
Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library expands online content during COVID lockdown
19 August 2021 | Council
THE Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library continues to go from strength to strength, with the completion of newly renovated Evans Head Library capping off a stellar year in 2020-2021 for the popular service. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, which included forced branch closures in early...
Council asks NSW Government to review Dunoon Dam decision
18 August 2021 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is asking the NSW Government to review Rous County Council’s planning processes following its shelving of the proposed Dunoon Dam, and complete the required investigations of the project independently. In a mayoral minute passed unanimously by Council at last night’s meeting, Mayor...
Local councils sign on for new disaster dashboards
16 August 2021 | Council
NEW online disaster dashboards will provide real-time information to help residents and visitors to the Lismore, Richmond Valley and Kyogle areas be aware of, prepare for and respond to local emergencies. From road conditions and closures, to power outages and river heights, the disaster dashboards...
Council awards tender for construction of new Rappville Community Hall
23 July 2021 | Council
RAPPVILLE residents can again look forward to holding community events in the heart of their village, with Richmond Valley Council awarding a construction tender for the new Rappville Community Hall at its meeting on Tuesday. Richmond Valley-based Bennett Robertson Builders is expected to start construction...
Development approvals at 10-year high as renovation boom in full swing
23 July 2021 | Council
THE Richmond Valley local government area has seen a steep rise in development approvals in the 2020-21 financial year, led by a home improvement boom, in what is a silver lining for the local economy despite the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past...
NRLX dollar turnover ‘through the roof’
30 June 2021 | Council
AFTER a booming 2020-2021 financial year, the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) dollar turnover has demolished the all-time record of $113,616,791, coming in at $143,216,075. Applauding the results, Richmond Valley Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said the agriculture and food production sectors accounted for almost...
Hereford ‘white face’ bull sets new NRLX record
25 June 2021 | Council
A HEREFORD bull has smashed a Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) sales record today when it fetched $16,000 at the annual Ramsey & Bulmer Bull and Female auction, $7000 more than last year’s top-priced seller. The well-attended live auction, known as the white face sale,...
21st century planning portal coming to a computer near you
10 June 2021 | Council
FROM July 1, Richmond Valley Council will be accepting and processing all development-related applications and certificates via a new ePlanning portal. The platform was developed by the State Government, and all NSW councils are required to be using the NSW Planning Portal to lodge development...
Emergency work requires changes to rural road grading program
24 May 2021 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council has been forced to suspend its rural gravel road grading maintenance program to allow the concentration of resources to those areas affected by recent flooding events. Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said late summer rain and a wetter-than-normal start to autumn had...
Big projects on the agenda in Richmond Valley Council’s draft budget
20 May 2021 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is continuing to build an exciting future for its community, with its draft budget for the 2021-2022 financial year including a $46 million capital works program to upgrade the Valley’s public facilities and amenities, as well as roads, bridges, and essential infrastructure....
Naughtons Gap Road to remain closed while landslip is monitored
8 April 2021 | Council
NAUGHTONS Gap Road will remain closed for at least the next three months as Council assesses the landslip which occurred during last month’s flooding rains. Richmond Valley Council’s Director Community Service Delivery Angela Jones said the road was continuing to move following the initial landslip...
Records tumble as the NRLX breaks $10 million barrier
31 March 2021 | Council
IN an inspirational turnaround since the devastating 2019 bushfires, the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange has celebrated its biggest ever week of sales in March, with combined revenue from three days of sales exceeding $10 million. Day one of the annual George & Fuhrmann weaner sale...
Exciting upgrades for Razorback Lookout and Casino Drill Hall precinct
18 December 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council will commit a $1.285 million funding boost from the Australian Government to upgrade two prised landmarks in Evans Head and Casino. Council initially received an allocation of $1,002,214 through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program to spend on priority projects. As...
New campaign inspires travellers to explore the Richmond Valley
13 November 2020 | Council
LOCAL businesses and tourism providers across the Richmond Valley will receive a much-needed boost, with a new Discover Richmond Valley television advertisement airing this Sunday, 15 November, on PRIME7 and NBN. The ad, which will feature across the Gold Coast and Lismore viewing regions, is...
New funding a game changer for Richmond Valley economy
4 November 2020 | Council
MORE than $21 million will flow to the Richmond Valley local government area to encourage new business and boost economic growth. Richmond Valley Council has been successful in obtaining $21,169,000 from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the NSW and Australian governments, to...
Richmond Valley Christmas Street Party
Dec-2 - Dec-2 | Casino CBD
Get your festive spirit ready as we return the ever popular Richmond Valley Christmas Tree Lightup and Street Party! Great markets, delicious local foods, local  performances at Jingle Bell Square, amusement rides, face painting, pooches on parade, the lighting of our tree and fireworks! Come...
Lions Carols by Candlelight
Dec-3 - Dec-3 | Colley Park - Casino
Casino Carols by Candlelight 2021 The Lions Club of Casino proudly presents Carols by Candlelight at Colley Park, Casino which will be commencing at 5pm on Friday December 3, 2021. Raffles and food and drinks will be available on the night. Please bring a chair...
Evans Head Christmas Tree Lightup
Dec-7 - Dec-7 | Richmond Valley Council Administration Building
Join us for the lighting of the Evans Head Christmas Tree! Free sausage sizzle, face painting, music and a special visit from Santa Claus! Join us and let the festive season begin.
Woodburn Carol’s by Candlelight and Tree Lightup
Dec-11 - Dec-11 | Woodburn Riverside Park
Join the Woodburn Events Team for a night singing along to Christmas Carols at the Woodburn Carol's by Candlelight, from 6pm - 9pm. Being held in Woodburn Riverside Park on Saturday December 11, the night will end with the lighting of the Woodburn Christmas tree...
Evans Head Rotary Christmas Parade and Carols
Dec-12 - Dec-12 | Evans Head CBD and Surf Club
Join Evans Head Rotary Club on Sunday December 12 for a Christmas Parade and Carols in Evans Head. A Christmas Parade will be held in Oak Street from 3pm, followed by carols and markets at the Evans Head Surf Club at 4pm. To top the...
Coraki Christmas Markets and Tree Lightup
Dec-18 - Dec-18 | Coraki Memorial Park
Join the Coraki Uniting Church this Christmas season for an afternoon of markets and Christmas Carols, Saturday December 18 from 3pm- 9pm. The night will end with a visit from Santa Claus and the lighting of the Coraki Christmas Tree.    
Casino Community Christmas Carols
Dec-19 - Dec-25 | 162 Canterbury Street
Join the Casino RSM Club on the green for Community Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 19 from 4pm. Bring a chair, a blanket and Christmas Spirit!  
Charity Bike & Car Show & Shine
Jan-29 - Jan-29 | Casino Showgrounds | Summerland Way
Join the Diggers Military Motorcycle Club at Casino Showgrounds on Saturday January 29, with live music, kids entertainment, raffles and a show and shine display. Gold coin donation per person upon entry with all proceeds going to Legacy. If you wish to enter the display,...
DA2022/0093 – 10615 Summerland Way, Casino
Closing Date: 1 December 2021 | Development Applications
The following development application is on public exhibition until Wednesday 1 December. Addition of ancillary on-site workers’ accommodation (comprising 10 accommodation blocks for a total of 60 staff) to the existing Livestock Processing Industry and associated works, including services and amenities. Applicant: GeoLink Consulting Pty...
Proposal to Rezone Lot 100, Hills Road, Rileys Hill
Closing Date: 1 December 2021 | Planning Proposal
Council is in receipt of Planning Proposal 2016/0006, lodged by Ardill Payne and Partners, seeking to rezone Lot 100 DP1201719, Hills Road, Rileys Hill to include part of the land within the Rileys Hill village boundary so it can be subdivided to create 35 residential...
DA2022/0074 – 82 Currajong St, Evans Head
Closing Date: 30 November 2021 | Development Applications
The following development application is on public exhibition until Tuesday 30 November Construction of a dwelling & swimming pool with associated fencing Applicant: Metricon Homes QLD Pty Ltd Integrated/Referral Agencies: Heritage Council NSW under section 58 of the Heritage Act 1977 Submissions – Any person may...
Tuesday 16 November – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: November 16, 2021
Tuesday 19 October – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: October 19, 2021
Tuesday 21 September – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: September 21, 2021

Northern Rivers Rail Trail - Casino to Bentley 2021

As part of the master plan and concept design phase, Richmond Valley Council commissioned Planit Consulting to create a promotional video for the Casino to Bentley section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail. We cannot wait for what lies ahead….

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