Cattle sale smashes NRLX records
June 9, 2020 | Council
RECORDS were smashed at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange on Friday, with total turnover creeping above $4 million for the first time. Following a sustained boom in demand for cattle since February, the year-to-date cash turnover at the NRLX is on track to exceed $110...
Council backs local clubs, groups with cash grants
June 5, 2020 | Council
FROM bee hotels, bird boxes, and edible plants, to IT hardware, essential building upgrades, and sporting equipment, the latest round of Richmond Valley Council’s community grants program has delivered in spades for the Valley’s volunteer clubs and organisations. Council allocated a total of $75,000 in...
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...
RVC backs first-ever Primex virtual field days
April 27, 2020 | Business
RICHMOND Valley Council has thrown its support behind Australia’s first-ever virtual field days event by providing Primex with a one-off grant of $15,000 from funding it received under the NSW Government’s Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund. The funding was provided through the Commonwealth-State...
Council saves big on insurance premiums
April 9, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council has saved its ratepayers almost $30,000 next year by undertaking an open and transparent tender process for its insurance premiums. Councillors recently voted to accept a tender from Civic Risk Mutual to provide insurance services for the next three years. Presently, Council...
Valley’s beaches closed to 4WD traffic from Tuesday 7 April
April 7, 2020 | Council
AFTER consultation with NSW Police and neighbouring Ballina Shire Council, Richmond Valley Council will close 4WD access points while keeping beaches open for essential public exercise. This decision is in line with the NSW Government's direction for people to stay at home, only drive for...
NRLX sales generate millions in revenue
March 31, 2020 | Council
DESPITE new COVID-19 operating procedures, the Northern  Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) had a massive turnover last week, generating $$8,286,220 in sales.   The three sales – held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – saw 7784 head changing hands, with buyers joining in online for the...
No disruption to core Council services amid COVID-19 pandemic
March 24, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is reassuring residents it is taking sensible measures to keep essential services operating. General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said there would be no disruption to core Council services to the community. Mr Macdonald said Council’s customer contact centres in Casino and Evans Head...
Full steam ahead on flood damaged road repairs after Natural Disaster Declaration
February 27, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council has received a Natural Disaster Declaration from the NSW Government following the damaging flash floods of 12-13 February, paving the way for extensive repair works on the Valley’s 530km unsealed road network. As of Monday 2 March, three road crews will begin...
Funding available for events in the Richmond Valley
February 26, 2020 | Council
ORGANISERS of events held between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021 can now apply for Richmond Valley Council funding aimed at driving visitor numbers and showcasing the authentic and beautiful Richmond Valley. Applications for the Richmond Valley Event Funding Scheme are now open to...
Delivery report highlights great progress
February 24, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is well on track to achieve the goals set for­­ its community in its four year Delivery Program, which is now more than halfway complete. At Council’s first ordinary meeting of 2020 held on Tuesday 18 February, councillors reviewed a report on...
NRLX on track for big year of sales as rains drive increases in Northern NSW cattle prices
February 21, 2020 | Council
SALES are booming at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange with widespread rain in January and February driving a surge in demand accompanied by healthy increases in cattle prices. The increasing demand for livestock comes in the first full year after the completion of the $14...
Richmond Valley’s road network suffers extensive damage in flash flooding
February 19, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council is assessing widespread damage to its road network following last week’s storms and heavy rain, with an estimated $2 million in damage. Sustained rainfall due to the impacts of ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi on 12-13 February saw more than 150mm of rain over...
Richmond Valley water restrictions lifted
February 14, 2020 | Council
FOLLOWING widespread rainfall across the Northern Rivers in recent days, water restrictions have now been lifted in the Richmond Valley local government area. Level three restrictions were introduced in September for Casino town water users, with Rous County Council raising its restrictions for the Mid...
Rebuilding the Richmond Valley: Council’s plan to help communities heal
February 7, 2020 | Council
THE fires which tore through the Richmond Valley last year created one of the most severe and traumatic events in the local government area’s history. According to Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow, watching fellow citizens lose everything they owned and cared about was heartbreaking....
Funding for safe and secure water in Casino
January 20, 2020 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council will receive $80,000 to prepare a scoping study to determine a preferred option for securing an emergency raw water supply for Casino, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. Mr Gulaptis said communities depended on access to clean water, and wastewater infrastructure...
16 young locals join Team RVC in 2020
January 14, 2020 | Council
SIXTEEN young recruits have been welcomed to the ranks of Richmond Valley Council in 2020, in preparation for another successful year of Council’s award-winning Youth Employment Strategy (YES). YES was developed in 2014 to provide more employment and training opportunities for Richmond Valley youth while...
Australia Day great opportunity to say ‘thank you’
December 18, 2019 | Council
Richmond Valley residents should plan for a grand Australia Day at the Casino Drill Hall precinct with preparations under way for a full program of spectacular events. As in past years, a local committee is chosen to host the day for the official Richmond Valley...
Have your say on future pathways in the Richmond Valley
December 5, 2019 | Council
Do you or your family members enjoy getting around town on foot, pedal or by other mobility means? Richmond Valley Council is currently reviewing its Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP), and has engaged consultants GeoLINK to carry out the review. The PAMP is a...
Valley comes alive with Christmas celebrations
November 29, 2019 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council will host three special Christmas events this year in Evans Head, Casino, and Rappville, with a smorgasbord of family-friendly fun to bring joy to the festive season. The first tree to be lit in the Richmond Valley is the Evans Head Christmas...
Rappville clean ups to get underway
November 8, 2019 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council has been working closely with bushfire-affected communities and government agencies to provide recovery support in the wake of the Busbys Flat Road bushfire, which burned more than 48,000ha, destroyed 42 homes and 95 dwellings, and damaged a further 57 structures. Several facilities...
Council consults on Razorback Lookout master plan
November 8, 2019 | Council
Richmond Valley Council is seeking the community’s views on the future of Evans Head’s Razorback Lookout, on Ocean Drive, with the release of a draft master plan for the site. Sitting 45 metres above sea level and offering commanding northern views across the township of...
Official opening of upgraded Woodburn Riverside Park
October 28, 2019 | Council
WOODBURN has a landmark attraction for locals and visitors alike with the opening of the first stage of the upgraded Woodburn Riverside Park on Monday 28 October. Jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments and Richmond Valley Council, the $2.2 million project features a...
Council shows solid improvements in key performance measures
October 23, 2019 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council has achieved several strong results in its 2018-2019 financial report, with the organisation exceeding a number of key industry benchmarks set by the NSW Office of Local Government. The draft 2018-2019 financial report, considered by councillors at last night’s meeting, includes notable...
Clean up begins for fire-affected residents
October 16, 2019 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council will work closely with local bushfire-affected communities and government agencies to provide the support needed for clean up and rebuilding, as services move towards a recovery phase. The Busbys Flat fire, which burned 47,790ha, destroying 44 homes and damaging nine more, is...
Bush fire disaster recovery resources
October 14, 2019 | Council
A wide range of support services are available in response to the recent bush fire disaster in the Richmond Valley. Go to our main resources page here to view all the bush fire support latest information.  The NSW Office of Emergency Management coordinates the various...
Quota Craft Fair
Jul-25 - Jul-25 | Casino Community and Cultural Centre
Enjoy a day of viewing artisan's creative talents from throughout the Northern Rivers. Paper crafts, wooden toys, jewellery, tapestry, spinning and weaving, macrame, candles and quilting are all on offer. Raffles and refreshments with a light morning tea available for purchase. Bring a friend and...
Northern Rivers Drag Racing
Jul-26 - Jul-26 | Casino Aerodome | East Street
Airstrips aren't for aeroplanes, they are for Northern Rivers Drag Racing. The races are held quarterly and see huge crowds for car enthusiasts lining the straight to hear the roar of the engines.
Bentley Art Prize- Cancelled
Jul-31 - Aug-2 | Bentley Hall
The Bentley Art Prize is a community event that attracts all ages from surrounding districts, the attraction being the diversity of artwork created both locally and afar. 'The Bentley' is a vehicle for emerging artists to showcase their talent to the wider community with all...
NCPT Casino Truck Show
Aug-1 - Aug-1 | Casino
With more than 200 trucks lining the main street with chrome shined to perfection and around 40 competitions to be won, it is a great day for trucking families and the general public to get up close to the trucks that carry our great nation....
Casino Gold Cup
Aug-15 - Aug-15 | Casino Racecourse | Summerland Way
For over 100 years, Casino Racing Club has brought the thrill of horse racing to the Northern Rivers. This proud history lives on today. Join in on a fun day of racing and fashions at the Casino Gold Cup
Pop Culture Festival
Aug-16 - Aug-16 | Casino Indoor Sports Stadium
For this years Pop Culture event, the challenge to cosplayer's is to give their character a country theme! More information to come
Opera Australia
Aug-26 - Aug-26 | Casino Civic Hall | Canterbury Street
Opera Australia is coming to Casino! Opera Australia is a performing arts company with a mission to perform some of the greatest music ever written to as many people as possible. More details to come soon!
Windara Pig Races
Sep-6 - Sep-6 | Windara | 283 Sextonville Road
The annual Windara pig races are back again for Father's Day! Activities start from 12pm with five big races from 12:30pm. Other activities include licensed bar, jumping castles, food and drinks and kids activities. Gold coin donation.
Woodburn Riverside Festival
Sep-12 - Sep-12 | Woodburn Riverside Park
The annual Woodburn Riverside Festival is a full day of family-oriented activities and entertainment, hosted at the Woodburn Riverside Park which has recently seen beautification works completed. The many attractions include a raft race, dragon boats, water-skiing demonstrations, markets and a barbecue. Activities for children...
Spring Orchid Show
Sep-17 - Sep-19 | Anglican Church
Casino & District Orchid Society will be hosting their spring Orchid show in September. Benching will start at 3pm-6:30pm Wednesday 16th September and judging will start at 7pm. The show will be open Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September from 9am-4pm and Saturday 19th September...
Cemeteries and Burial Policy
Closing Date: 25/07/2020 | Draft Policy
Council has developed a draft Cemeteries and Burial Policy to encourage best practice in the overall management of cemetery infrastructure and interments. The policy will help to ensure Council complies with relevant Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice relating to interment services and interment rights...
Proposed Residential Rezoning of Land Bound by Lennox, Hare, Boundary and East Streets Casino
Closing Date: 16/07/2020 | Planning Proposal
An Application (Planning Proposal PP2018/01) has been received which seeks to rezone, as General Residential (Zone R1), an area of land comprising Lots 85, 86 & 87 DP755627 and Lots 1 & 2 DP545750, and located on the south-eastern fringe of Casino being bound by...
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

Flood emergency road works - April 2020

Council road crews are working steadily to restore 190km of unsealed roads badly damaged in the February 2020 flood.

Key points:

· Three Council crews and three contract crews working full-time on the project
· Funded under the NSW Government’s Disaster Funding Recovery Arrangements
· A total of 194km of unsealed road to be restored, and 70% of the Category A (main arterial roads) network
· More than 18,000 tonnes of gravel delivered so far
· Safer smoother travelling for rural residents.

RVC General Manager Vaughan Macdonald explains more in the video.

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