Richmond Valley seizes new tourism opportunities with release of strategic destination plan
December 23, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is gearing up for an exciting future for tourism in the Valley with the release of the draft Richmond Valley Destination Management Plan 2021-2025, which is now on exhibition for public feedback. The draft plan sets an overall strategy to guide the...
Exciting upgrades for Razorback Lookout and Casino Drill Hall precinct
December 18, 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...
Evans Head Library moves to temporary home as $880,000 renovation kicks off
December 16, 2020 | Council
EVANS Head residents can look forward a bigger, brighter, and truly modernised library experience, with the $880,000 upgrade of the Evans Head Library set to get underway in the second week of January. Council allocated $480,000 towards the upgrade in the 2020-2021 budget, with an...
Coraki bustling with visitors as newly upgraded caravan park draws bookings galore
December 10, 2020 | Council
IN an early Christmas present for Coraki, the recently upgraded Coraki Riverside Caravan Park and Camping Grounds is flush with visitors, with the park almost fully booked for the next five weeks, bringing an extra 400 people to the town. A local chapter of the...
Council trials small free camp at Casino Showground
December 7, 2020 | Council
IN a boost for  tourism, Richmond Valley Council is trialling a small free camp at the Casino Showground to cater for owners of fully self-contained vehicles who prefer not to stay in established parks. Known as “freedom campers”, the self-sufficient travellers use caravans, motor homes,...
Blue-green algae warning in Casino’s Richmond River
December 2, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council has increased its water treatment processes and issued a warning to recreational users, after blue-green algae was detected in the Richmond River near Jabour Weir this week. Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said hot, dry conditions had contributed to the problem. “The...
North Coast waste investment review highlights opportunities for regional collaboration
December 1, 2020 | Council
Major infrastructure investment in the waste industry is one step closer today with the release of the North Coast Region Waste Investment Review. Led by Richmond Valley Council and conducted by Arcadis, the review is a collaboration between the Department of Regional NSW together with...
Council’s Annual Report details highs and lows
November 17, 2020 | Council
Richmond Valley Council has bookended a historically challenging year in the Valley with the release of Council’s Annual Report for the 2019-2020 financial year. As a key point of accountability between Council and its community, the annual report summarises Council’s financial performance and progress in...
New campaign inspires travellers to explore the Richmond Valley
November 13, 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
November 4, 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...
Council approves QE Park master plan
October 21, 2020 | Council
FOLLOWING extensive consultation with stakeholder groups and a public exhibition process, Richmond Valley Council last night approved a master plan for Casino’s premiere sporting complex, Queen Elizabeth Park. The master plan lays the groundwork for the redevelopment of QE Park into a regional sporting hub...
In memory of Charlie Cox, OAM
August 19, 2020 | Council
Speech by Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow, Wednesday 19 August 2020   Thank you Robyn and Charlie’s family for giving Narelle and I the opportunity to be present today and the privilege for me to speak. It seems like I have known Charlie for...
New Rappville Hall plans unveiled
August 17, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council has unveiled exciting new plans for the rebuilding of Rappville’s community hall, in what is a major milestone for the recovery effort following last year’s bushfire disaster. General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said the construction of a new hall was one of Council’s...
Decades-long records continue to fall at NRLX
July 1, 2020 | Council
AS throughput records continue to tumble at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange, turnover has now become a key focus with sales last week falling just shy of the all-time record of $113,616,791, coming in at $113,421,627. Wednesday’s prime sale and Friday’s Casino bull and heifer...
Council canvasses options for new NRLX fee structure
May 21, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is seeking feedback from sellers and agents over options for a flexible new pricing structure at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange, which aims to provide certainty for the industry over the next three years. Prior to the 2019-2020 financial year, amid severe...
Residents, visitors urged to ‘come out to play’ as travel restrictions ease
May 21, 2020 | Council
THROUGH its Discover Richmond Valley team, Richmond Valley Council is encouraging residents and visitors to “come out to play”. The call follows the announcement by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro that intra-state travel restrictions will be lifted from Monday 1 June. The...
Exciting projects on the Richmond Valley horizon
May 20, 2020 | Council
MAJOR improvements to the Casino Memorial Pool, a new Rappville Hall and expanded community precinct, and an upgraded Evans Head Library are some of the key items in Richmond Valley Council’s draft budget for the 2020-2021 financial year, which is on public exhibition until 16...
Richmond Valley Australia Day Celebrations
Jan-26 - Jan-26 | Coraki Memorial Riverside Park
2021 Richmond Valley Australia Day celebrations will be held in Coraki with a fun-filled program of activities for all ages. Event organisers are working hard behind the scenes to create a day which will not only show off all Coraki but the entire Richmond Valley....
Evans Head 30th Malibu Classic
Jun-25 - Jul-2 | Evans Head Main Beach
The best provincial longboarding in Australia will feature 120 longboarders from Victoria to the Sunshine Coast competing in the annual Evans Head Malibu Classic, formally the Evans Head Longboard Invitational. Over the weekend there will be live music, barbecues and refreshments available. Spectators should get...
DA2021/0167 – 44 Currajong St Evans Head – Construction of two (2) storey attached dual occupancy development with single garages, in-ground swimming pools and associated works
Closing Date: 15/02/2021 | Development Applications
DA No. DA2021/0167 Applicant Brett Harley Location 44 Currajong St, Evans Head Description Construction of two (2) storey attached dual occupancy development with single garages, in-ground swimming pools and associated works Exhibition Period 18 January to 16 February 2021 The development application, and other associated...
DA2021/0173 – 44 Reynolds Road, Casino – Create disposal area to place EPA permitted fill material to construct a level fill pad
Closing Date: 26/01/2021 | Development Applications
DA No. DA2021/0173 Applicant Richmond Valley Council Location 44 Reynolds Road, Casino Description Create disposal area to place EPA permitted fill material to construct a level fill pad. Exhibition Period 12 January to 27 January 2021 The development application, and other associated documents may be...
DA2021/0166 – 10 Buchanan Street, Casino – Multi dwelling housing and strata subdivision
Closing Date: 24/01/2021 | Development Applications
DA No. DA2021/0166 Applicant Newton Denny Chapelle Location 10 Buchanan Street, Casino Description Multi dwelling housing and strata subdivision Exhibition Period 11 January 2021 to 25 January 2021 The development application, and other associated documents may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the below links....
Draft Destination Management Plan 2021-2025
Closing Date: 28/01/2021 | Plans
Richmond Valley Council is seeking community feedback on the draft Destination Management Plan 2021-2025. The draft plan sets an overall strategy to guide the work of Council and local stakeholders to support the sustainable growth and development of the Richmond Valley visitor economy as an...
Proposed names for roads affected by realignment of Pacific Highway
Closing Date: 28/01/2021 | Council redevelopments
Under The Roads Act 1993, Council proposes to name the following roads affected by the Pacific Highway realignment for addressing purposes. Click here to download or view the report, Naming Of Roads Associated With Pacific Highway Project, contained in the ordinary Council meeting agenda of...
Draft Northern Rivers Bush Fire Risk Management Plan (BFRMP) 2021-2026
Closing Date: 30/01/2021 | Plans
Public feedback is now being sought on the Draft Bushfire Risk Management Plan (BFRMP) 2021-2026 for the Northern Rivers, which has been prepared by the Northern Rivers Bush Fire Management Committee. Local Bush Fire Management Committees across NSW help identify assets at risk of bush...
DA2021/0147 – 10615 Summerland Way, Casino
Closing Date: 23/01/2021 | Development Applications
DA No. DA2021/0147 Applicant Northern Cooperative Meat Company Location 10615 Summerland Way, Casino Description Construction of a new building to prepare retail ready products in association with the existing livestock processing facility, signage and associated works Exhibition Period 28 days from 8 December 2020 to...
Tuesday 17 December – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: December 17, 2019
See below for regular agenda and attachments.
Tuesday 19 November – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: November 19, 2019
See below for regular agenda and attachments. A supplementary agenda is also available for the November 19 ordinary meeting. It can be found here.
Tuesday 22 October – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: October 22, 2019


In January 2021, Council ripped the first patch of pavement on a three-year, $10 million upgrade of one of the Richmond Valley’s most important transport routes, Woodburn-Coraki Road. The initial round of works involved resurfacing a 270m section at the Woodburn end of the road, between the Rocky Mouth Creek bridge and the start of the 100kmh zone.  Woodburn-Coraki Road is one of the Richmond Valley’s most important roads, and its upgrade had been a long-term Council priority. It is frequently used by local residents, agricultural businesses, and regional travellers, and has long been a strategic focus of Council’s road maintenance program. This project is fully funded by the NSW Government. Watch the video for more details. 🎥

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