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All business papers for upcoming meetings are listed on the 2023 Agendas and Minutes page from the Friday of the week preceding the meeting.
In order to more effectively consider public access requests, we have implemented a new process whereby we require the completion and return of the Public Access Application Form – which is available for download here.
Once complete, please return the form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4.30pm on the Monday prior to the public access request date.
Draft minutes will be made available for download as soon as possible after each meeting. Please note minutes are subject to confirmation by Council at the next ordinary meeting.
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Meeting times and places
Ordinary meetings of Council are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month (except in June, which is held later), commencing at 6pm in the Richmond Valley Council Chambers, 10 Graham Place, Casino.
Extraordinary meetings and Reserve Trust meetings are also held as required. Notice of ordinary and Reserve Trust meetings are published on Council’s webpage and through the Valley Views newsletter.
Council meetings are conducted within the terms of meeting policies and protocols. Some of these rules govern how the general public can participate in meetings, including how to use public access time. Members of the public are most welcome to attend any official Council meetings to observe proceedings but to see how you can participate further in any meeting, visit the Meeting Practice page.
Extraordinary meetings are held from time to time when Council has extra business to attend to beyond the scope of regular Council meetings.
An extraordinary meeting was held on Thursday 29 June 2023 to endorse the Richmond Valley 2040 Community Strategic Plan and adopted the 2023-2025 Delivery Program, the Operational Plan 2023-2024 (including Financial Estimates 2023/2027), Revenue Policy 2023-2024 and Long-Term Financial Plan 2023-2033.
An extraordinary meeting was held on Tuesday 18 January 2022. This was the first meeting for the new term of Richmond Valley Council, and a deputy mayor was elected. Council also endorsed the Draft Community Engagement Plan that will inform the Community Strategic Plan to be put forward to Council’s June 2022 meeting.
An extraordinary meeting was held on Tuesday 7 April 2020 to consider a $142,000 plan to help local businesses and the community survive COVID-19. Council’s COVID-19 Community and Economic Resilience Package was developed to provide assistance to community and businesses, while minimising the risk to Council’s financial sustainability.
The meeting also considered a list of projects put forward for funding under the Drought Communities Program. The Australian Government provided $1 million in grant funding to support local infrastructure and other drought-relief activities with the aim to provide short-term support, including boosting the local employment and procurement, and addressing social and community needs.
Although the meeting was open to the public, this was provided by using technology in line with COVID-19 social distancing measures. A live stream option from Council’s Facebook page was available, which gave real time access to the meeting.
An extraordinary meeting was held on Thursday March 28 2019 to consider the Evans Head Living Museum relocation and new visitor information centre establishment update.
The agenda and minutes can be viewed on the 2019 Agendas and Minutes page.