Casino-to-Eltham rail trail report out
June 25, 2019 | Council
A NORTHERN Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) business case has been released ahead of tonight’s (Tuesday 25 June) Richmond Valley Council meeting. The business case, prepared by Bathurst-based consultancy BusinessSense, covers the 45km Casino-to-Eltham section of the 130kms Casino-to-Murwillumbah rail corridor. Richmond Valley and Lismore City...
Flying foxes and Casino residents to benefit from new roost habitat away from homes
June 21, 2019 | Council
Richmond Valley Council will plant more than 1000 flying fox habitat trees including several semi-established figs on the southern side of the Richmond River at Casino as part of its long-term plan to entice Casino’s flying fox population to safely roost in areas away from...
Community groups benefit from $49,000 in financial assistance grants
June 12, 2019 | Council
TWENTY three local community groups across the Richmond Valley have shared in more than $49,000 for vital infrastructure and equipment purchases thanks to Richmond Valley Council’s Community Financial Assistance Program. This year’s recipients included sporting and recreation clubs, social support groups, community halls, conservation groups,...
Council seeks community views on the Woodburn Swimming Pool
June 5, 2019 | Council
Richmond Valley Council is holding a community meeting in Woodburn on June 12 to discuss long-term options for the Woodburn Swimming Pool and other opportunities for Woodburn. Council is also distributing a community survey about the pool and other priorities for the town, along with...
Council’s 2019-20 budget will deliver more for the Richmond Valley
May 23, 2019 | Council
RICHMOND Valley Council’s $60 million budget for 2019-20 features an $18.6 million investment in capital works to improve and maintain vital infrastructure and amenities for the community over the next 12 months. Alongside significant investments in road maintenance, waste management, water infrastructure and public amenities...
Independent tribunal approves full special rate variation
May 14, 2019 | Council
LOCAL roads, community infrastructure and recreational facilities have been given the go ahead to receive vital renewal funding following the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s (IPART) approval of Richmond Valley Council’s application to increase the general rate above the rate peg. Council applied to IPART...
Council backs 12-month freeze on NRLX fee increases
April 17, 2019 | Council
AS our agricultural sector recovers from a severe drought, Richmond Valley Council has taken the initiative to freeze agent and seller sale fees at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) in the 2019-2020 financial year. Council voted unanimously for the measure at its 17 April...
Casino water restrictions to ease
April 9, 2019 | Council
Water restrictions for Casino residents who receive a town water supply will be eased back to level one from Wednesday 9 April, after much-needed rainfall last month. A total of 220mm of rain fell in March, which helped replenish the Richmond River. Level one water...
Medicinal cannabis facility still in the picture
March 5, 2019 | Business
RICHMOND Valley Council and Australian-owned SANA Nutraceuticals are working hard to establish a medicinal cannabis facility in the area, with Council having a memorandum of understanding with SANA Founder and CEO Michael Horsfall. Mr Horsfall said following an amicable split from Canadian companies Agraflora Organics...
Life jackets mandatory while rock fishing in Evans Head
March 5, 2019 | Community
WEARING a lifejacket is now mandatory while rock fishing in and around Evans Head. The Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016 was introduced to NSW Parliament following a coronial inquest into rock fishing-related deaths which found safety advice and education had not reduced the numbers of...
Free community education course – ‘What to do until the ambulance arrives’
Apr-6 - Aug-12
First Aid and CPR sessions are being delivered free to the community through a partnership between Council and International Paramedic College. “What to do until the Ambulance Arrives” is a three hour free public education session developed by the International Paramedic College which runs through a...
Rappville Dog Trials
Jul-27 - Jul-28 | Rappville Sports Ground
Watch the skills, hustle and bustle of these amazing working dogs. Maiden, novice and open dog trials. A great couple of days at Rappville. Look out for the Rappville Rodeo happening on the Saturday night.
Quota Craft Fair
Jul-27 - Jul-27 | 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...
Rappville Rodeo
Jul-27 - Jul-27 | Rappville Sportsground
It doesn't get  more country than this! Come and enjoy the Rappville Rodeo at the beautiful Rappville Sportsground on the edge of the laid back Rappville village. Camping /Bar /Food & drinks available. Adults 16 & over $10 Family 2 adults – 3 children $25...
Casino Drags
Jul-28 - Jul-28 | Casino Aerodrome
It's a bird, it's a plane.... no, it's a dragster! Northern Rivers Drag Racing is holding their third meet for 2019. Nominations at gate from 7am, racing from 10am. The Casino Aerodrome will be closed to air traffic from 12 noon Saturday 27 July until...
Cow Town Chow Down Youth Festival
Sep-14 - Sep-14 | Colley Park
Cow Town Chow Down is a youth-driven community event where young people’s love for food is mixed with arts, culture and music! Casino’s Colley Park will come alive with tasting plates, local produce, cooking demonstrations, craft market stalls, film screenings and live music showcasing what young people in the Richmond Valley have to offer.
Proposed beach permits
Closing Date: August 7, 2019 | Reports and Statements
Richmond Valley Council values community feedback, and it regularly seeks community comment on proposed projects, policies and plans. This time, we’d like you to tell us what you think about the introduction of permits for vehicles on Airforce and Broadwater beaches. Community feedback is being...
DA2020/0004 – 60 Currajong St Evans Head, New Dwelling
Closing Date: August 16, 2019 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period DA2020/0004 Metricon Homes 60 Currajong St Evans Head New dwelling 30 days from 17 July to 16 August The development application, and other associated documents may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the below links. They may also...
DA2019/0266 – Queen Elizabeth Drive Coraki, change of use to funeral home
Closing Date: July 25, 2019 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period DA2019/0276 Jari Ihalainen 45-47 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Coraki Change of use to funeral home, minor alterations to existing buildings, new shed and signage. 14 Days from 10 July - 25 July 2019 The development application, and other associated...
DA2019/0276 – 46 Currajong St Evans Head
Closing Date: August 5, 2019 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period DA2019/0276 Metricon Homes QLD Pty Ltd 46 Currajong St Evans Head New dwelling 30 Days from 3 July - 5 August 2019 The development application, and other associated documents may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the below...
DA2019/0267 – New dwelling, Currajong St Evans Head
Closing Date: July 26, 2019 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period DA2019/0267 Perry Homes (Aust) Pty Ltd 66 Currajong St Evans Head New dwelling 30 Days from 26 June to 26 July The development application, and other associated documents may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the below links....
DA2019/0264 – Single Storey Dwelling, Currajong St Evans Head
Closing Date: July 26, 2019 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period DA2019/0264 Dixonbuild Pty Ltd 64 Currajong St Evans Head Single Storey Dwelling 30 Days from 26 June to 26 July The development application, and other associated documents may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the below links. They...
DA2019/0263 – Two x 3 bedroom attached brick veneer duplexes, Currajong St Evans Head
Closing Date: July 26, 2019 | Development Applications
DA No. Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period DA2019/0263 Hayes Building Consultancy 42 Currajong St Evans Head Two x 3 bedroom attached brick veneer duplexes 30 Days from 26 June to  26 July 2019 The development application, and other associated documents may be viewed or downloaded...
Tuesday 16 July 2019 – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: July 16, 2019
Tuesday 25 June – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: June 25, 2019
Tuesday 21 May – Ordinary Meeting
Meeting Date: May 21, 2019

Dollars for Richmond Valley's Clubs and Community Groups

Twenty three community groups across the Richmond Valley have shared in more than $49,000 in funding thanks to Richmond Valley Council’s Community Financial Assistance Program.
This year’s recipients included sporting and recreation clubs, social support groups, community halls, conservation groups, local cultural groups, and senior citizens and youth clubs, located right across the Valley.
In the video we profile:
– Ellangowan Hall – which received $3800 for essential upgrades and maintenance
– Evans River Killer Whales Rugby Club – received $5000 for a new scrum machine and training equipment
– Keeping Our Freedom Youth Indigenous Corporation (Toys Change Lives) – received $1900 for a gallery hanging and lighting system.

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