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Casino-to-Eltham rail trail report out

June 25, 2019

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...

Community groups benefit from $49,000 in financial assistance grants

June 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Calling for visitor information centre volunteers

March 1, 2019

ONCE the newly built visitor information centres open their doors in Casino and Woodburn, volunteers will be needed. Anyone interested should have a passion for the Richmond Valley and Northern Rivers. Volunteering is a great way to share local knowledge, which helps visitors and residents...

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