Council launches rail trail master plan for public exhibition
October 16, 2020 | Council
A NEW master plan for the 13.4km Casino to Bentley rail trail showcases for the first time an exciting vision of a world-class nature and heritage trail which promises to be a landmark tourism drawcard for the Richmond Valley and beyond. In another step forward...
Nominate your local hero for the Australia Day Awards
October 7, 2020 | Council
Richmond Valley residents have the opportunity to nominate an individual who has made an outstanding achievement or contribution within the community. This is to celebrate the Richmond Valley Council 2021 Australia Day Awards, which comprises six categories: Citizen of the Year recognises outstanding members of...
New park managers keen to boost visitor numbers
September 30, 2020 | Council
AFTER a competitive expressions of interest process earlier this year, the management of Richmond Valley Council’s highly-regarded Coraki Riverside Caravan Park and Camping Grounds will officially change hands tomorrow, Thursday 1 October. The contract was awarded to Tuckurimba residents Peter and Maureen Baker due to...
New Rappville community precinct one step closer
September 18, 2020 | Council
CONSTRUCTION of the new Rappville Hall is one step closer after the consolidation of two parcels of land Richmond Valley Council acquired to progress the project. At its ordinary meeting on Tuesday 15 September, Council voted unanimously to consolidate the two lots at 3 Lyons...
Airforce Beach off-leash dog area extended
September 18, 2020 | Council
IN a win for dog walking enthusiasts, Richmond Valley Council has voted to extend the popular Evans Head off-leash area on Airforce Beach, and install additional dog walking amenities such as pet-friendly water fountains and dropping bag dispensers. At its ordinary meeting on Tuesday 15...
Deputy Mayor Steve Morrissey re-elected for a third year
September 18, 2020 | Council
Richmond Valley Council Deputy Mayor Steve Morrissey has been elected unopposed to the position for another 12 months, following a unanimous Council vote at Tuesday’s ordinary meeting (15 September). A key responsibility of the Deputy Mayor is to carry out engagements on behalf of the...
Casino at centre stage of spring racing with virtual Melbourne Cup tour
September 3, 2020 | Council
CASINO has been selected as one of four regional NSW towns to host this year’s Melbourne Cup tour, COVID-safe style, in a fun-filled day set to light up spring racing fever for young and old right across the Richmond Valley. In a first-of-its-kind virtual event,...
Round one of Valley’s annual community grants program kicks off
September 3, 2020 | Council
THE first round of Richmond Valley Council’s annual community grants program has started, with around $37,500 available to support the growth of local sporting clubs, charities, and community organisations across the Valley. The Community Financial Assistance Program supports local volunteer-based groups with activities and projects...
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 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...
St Mary’s Cup
Oct-24 - Oct-24 | Casino Racecourse | Summerland Way
Enjoy all the action at the Casino Racecourse for the annual St Mary's Cup. The meeting will be complemented by full TAB facilities on course, plus bar and food outlets. For more information, visit
Casino Family Carnival
Nov-7 - Nov-8 | Casino Showgrounds | Summerland Way
Hosted by Northern Rivers Jumping Castles, Casino Family Carnival will be held at Casino Showgrounds on Saturday 7 November & Sunday 8 November. There will be plenty of rides, sideshow alley games and food! Session times: - 10am-1pm - 3pm-6pm Pre book online at
Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont + Sammy White
Nov-20 - Nov-20 | 162 Canterbury Street
Great Southern Nights present Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont + Sammy White at Casino RSM Club on Friday 20 November, 2020 at 7:30pm. Join Adam, Brooke and Sammy for an intimate acoustic performance. This is supported by the NSW Government’s Great Southern Nights Tour to...
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...
Northern Rivers Rail Trail – Casino to Bentley draft master plan
Closing Date: 11/11/2020 | Plans
Council is publicly exhibiting the Northern Rivers Rail Trail - Casino to Bentley draft master plan. This $7.5 million project is being fully funded by the Australian Government, under the National Tourism Icons Program. This draft document for the 13.4km rail trail section sets out...
DA2021/0078 – 995 Myall Creek Road Bora Ridge – Expansion of existing rural industry
Closing Date: 29/10/2020 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period DA2021/0078 Newton Denny Chapelle Lot 11 DP 738070 – 995 Myall Creek Road, Bora Ridge Demolition of existing amenities building, expansion of an existing tea tree distillery including construction of three new buildings for distillation and storage of...
DA2021/0074 – 66 Currajong Street, Evans Head – Shed
Closing Date: 29/10/2020 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period Integrated Development Approvals DA2021/0074 Adrian Mohammed  Lot 13 DP 1248978 – 66 Currajong Street, Evans Head Shed   28 days from 1 October to 30 October 2020   Office of Environment and Heritage (Heritage Division) under Section 58...
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

Swim season in the Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley’s four public pools will soon be be open up for spring and summer. The Evans Head Aquatic Centre of course is open year round. Introducing Sue and Shannon Comerford from Richmond Valley Aquatics.

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