Our Big Conversation Survey

Our Big Conversation Survey

As part of working towards our new Community Strategic Plan, we want you to tell us some big ideas for the Richmond Valley.

Enter your ideas and some detail below – make sure you include if you’re talking about a specific place – and your post will be added to our ideas wall. While you’re on the page, look at some of the other ideas, and give a heart to anything you like.

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EV Charging Stations Woodburn & Evans

Name: Michelle

EV charging stations may attract more visitors to town to stop and shop while their vehicles charge up


Name: Harry

Build a cycleway from Evans Head to Woodburn, Woodburn to Coraki and Coraki to Casino. This will form a great link between the townships and to beach.

Let’s use the Richmond River at Broadwater

Name: Geoff

Clean up the banks. Put in boat ramp and boardwalk. Plant trees and install picnic area near water.No more equipment in parks . Use the free river.

Upgrade Woodburn

Name: Bec

Lennox Head had a beautiful upgrade of its Main Street & it’s completely changed the feel. Woodburn needs to be upgraded so people stay & play.

Maintain access and walking trails Casino Wetlands and Richmond River banks. Good for lifestyle and tourism.

Name: Marilyn Heinz

Increase/maintain walking trails in nature such as the Wetlands near Mini Rail. Upgrade path along sthn bank Richmond R. below QE2 sport fields.

Family band afternoons

Name: Chloe

Supporting musicians & encouraging community spirit & get togethers through having bands play at Windara, 2-8pm on the green. Food, drinks, good times

Beautiful the casino town

Name: alice Moore

Restore the casino shop fronts to their former glory!

Painting houses in Woodburn bright colours

Name: Nicki Belford

Alternate bright coloured houses in Woodburn main street or along river. Interesting and unusual visual scene to encourage visitors to Woodburn.

Rebuilding community

Name: Brenda Nathan

Clean up and beautify streets (with native trees) bike path to Riley's Hill and Evans and recreation area by the river

More outdoor exercise equipment for Evans Head

Name: Gavin Begbie

There are three great outdoor exercise stations in Evans Head, and the other two are neglected. It would be great if they could be update and improved

Beautification of woodburn streets

Name: Mandy

Fix those ugly bits of cement that are broken in the side streets of woodburn. I think they are traffic islands but I call them an eye sore.

Broadwater to Riley’s Hill Cycleway

Name: Tracey

Cycleway from Riley’s Hill to Broadwater.

Broadwater roads, curb and gutters and covered drains.

Name: Tracey

Roadways in Broadwater are in desperate need of widening, curb and gutters and piped drainage.

Cycleway triangle

Name: Luke

Build a Cycleway circuit from Broadwater - Evans Head - Woodburn - Broadwater. Bring families and tourists to those villages and make it a destination

Stop ppl dumping rubbish in our parks

Name: Lizette Watson

Put cameras in parks near bins to stop pl dumping their household waste in and aroung the park bins

“Affordable Housing”

Name: Jaye

I was born in this town, I'm couch surfing because I can't afford the rentals. The real Estate wants 2 evict my mum 4 letting me & my son stay at hers

Live entertainment

Name: Therese Schier

I’d like to see the Civic Hall used for live performance. Theatre, music, cabaret, choirs, etc.

Shopping Precinct in Casino

Name: Sarah

Entice larger retail chains to Casino. Kmart/Big W; Toy store; 10 pin bowling; playquest; a cafe onsite + continued development of Crawford Square.

Planned Incinerator for Casino

Name: Keith Hendley

Definitely NO INCINERATOR for Northern Rivers


Name: Japheth Cooper

I often observe people with walking aids and school kids forced to use Evans rd as a footpath because there is no footpath available. An accident wait

River path

Name: Madonna Pendrigh

Clean up river pathway..needs edge for garden and weeding..maybe we should get towns people to do working bee....is that ok?????????

Reduce noise/ increase road space.

Name: Kay podboj

Council should build a designated truck parking area in the industrial park. This could include ammenities block, barbecues and picnic areas.

Street Sweeper

Name: Victoria Hamilton

Have a man drive a Street Sweeper at 5.30am cleaning the main streets which would make it more attractive for visitors & locals alike.


Name: Lizette Watson


Access to river in Broadwater ,in town area

Name: Betty

Picnic grounds, ramp, boardwalk, parking, clean up bank For everybody, all ages, in Broadwater to enjoy the river

REAL recovery work for Woodburn instead of opposition.

Name: Roger Wood OAM

Why is RVC continuing opposition to the Woodburn Numbat restaurant, the Woodburn IGA and the Woodburn Servo?

Playgrounds for the Eastern side of Casino to make it a focal point & hot spot for Tourists

Name: Megan Polley

Improve the rest area near the Footy Fields with an all inclusive playground, with exercise equipment and water park, like Heritage Park in Lismore

Stop the incinerator

Name: Joan Mitchell

Please stop the incinerator, it is a terrible idea, why ruin the health of your residents and impact the lovely aesthetic of our region.



Maybe this should wait until the development of the Showground/Racecourse is complete, but a site that would allow for sizeable outdoor crowds.

Community Art Project

Name: Caroline

Mural art project involving youth of Casino over a couple of weekends.. Bring people together under the theme of unity, compassion and peace.

Bats and seating

Name: Jacqui

Something needs to be done about the bats before putting seats along riverbank. about cattle what about wild animals vermon from concern grazier

Bats and seating

Name: Jacqui

Something needs to be done about the bats before putting seats along riverbank. about cattle what about wild animals vermon from concern grazier

More seats

Name: Kylie Hamilton

There needs to be more seating that has access to air conditioning. Especially for the ederly who might not have it at home.

Playgrounds for the Eastern side of Casino to make it a focal point & hot spot for Tourists

Name: Megan Polley

Improve the rest area near the Footy Fields with an all inclusive playground, with exercise equipment and water park, like Heritage Park in Lismore


Name: Craig

Evans Head main street footpath & alfresco areas need to be updated & clean. More street appeal & additional seating allowed outside of main street.



LOVE TO BE INVOLVED.CORAKI While fixing main street please consider elderly accessing footpaths and parks.We love to get out and about .find it hard

Keep cool in RVC

Name: Chez

More and more quick growing shade trees that will survive the blistering summers. When there money redo waling tracks and seats along the river banks.

Create rest areas for homeless people

Name: Peter

There are homeless people everywhere and most councils employ rangers to fine them. Let's make more roadside rest ares so ppl can stay a short period.

Our Environment in tatters

Name: Peter

We have almost the worst river water quality in NSW. The main cause is cattle allowed access to our rivers. Ban cattle from rivers. It's that simple.

Street Beautification for Evans Head/Woodburn

Name: Brad

Main roads/streets in Evans & Woodburn need trees. A proper street scape plan has existed for years in Casino, why not elsewhere?



This idea will cost RVC nothing to implement. It is getting people who live within 3ks of their workplace to walk to work and home each Wednesday.

Sensory Play and Garden area for Casino

Name: Jennifer Sauer

I think it would be great to have an area for children with special needs, play equipment for all ranges of disability with a sensory garden

Community Gardens

Name: Jaana

The Richmond Valley should be filled with fruit and veggie gardens, free for all.

river sporting events in Woodburn

Name: Kath Cremin

The river in Woodburn should be developed and promoted as a water sporting venue and water sporting clubs encoraged to hold events in Woodburn

Free Camping site for Woodburn

Name: Kath Cremin

A free camping site in Woodurn needs to be identifed and developed to attract gray nomads and travellers to town, perhaps The Common south of Woodburn

Beautify town entrances to Woodburn

Name: Kath Cremin

Woodburn road entry points from Evans Head, Broadwater, Lismore, Coraki and southern Motorway which should be beautified/announced with tree plantings

Levy bank

Name: Ian Brown

For many many years we keep getting flooded by backwater coming in from sandy creek and Bungawalbyn. A levy bank is needed from golf club to Quarry .

Woodburn as Destination

Name: Kath Cremin

Woodburn needs to be developed as a destination for day trippers, similiar to Newrybar/Bangalow, with good quality cafes and intreasting shops

IGA and Servo Woodburn

Name: Kath Cremin

Woodburn needs our IGA and our petrol station brought back into operation

Celebrate our unique Environment

Name: Deborah Johnston

Incredible biodiversity in Richmond Valley should be should be appreciated. More nature reserves, encouraging passive activities (kayak, bird watch)

Practical and emotional in home support for parents with babies and young children

Name: Valerie Watson

To combat isolation and loneliness, we need the Home-Start Volunteer Home Visiting program - using valuable parenting experience to help new parents.

communication – notice board

Name: Neville Murray

Communication to the general public in the general area is not good. Not everybody,particularly the older group, use computers. We need a notice board

Verg Gardens

Name: Paola

To have council support residents to establish gardens on the verg outside their property (the grass between the footpath and gutter)

Street Trees

Name: Pandora

Big beautiful shade trees in the streets to cool us down in the summer.

Bikeway Woodburn to Evans Head

Name: Leanne Clarkson

Let’s connect two towns with a bikeway & shared pathway for locals & visitors to enjoy for training or leisure. Students can ride safely to school.

Age Care Facilities in Evans Head

Name: Barbara Jeffery

Our Community needs an Age care Facility in which they have lived all their lives and for those in their twilight years.

Affordable Housing

Name: Mary Ward

With appropriate funding (State Govt?) Council purchase and convert existing commercial premises into affordable housing.

Water access management and cane toad control

Name: Bev Carlyle

Cane toads breed in still water, dams, natural pools in wetlands. Safe access is a priority to control cane toads and the fire brigade. Lets do this.


Name: Neville Murray

A big problem exists in our community of getting people to be aware of upcomming events and activities. I often hear' O I didnt know about that'.

Parks and food markets.

Name: Gary Roberts

Places along Mangrove st and air force beach for benches and tables with coverage. Markets general and food promotion with music. Sponsor sporting.

Community Connections

Name: Andrew

more free community connection events where residents can meet all community organisations (health, transport, sport, education, Council, etc.)

Youth Drop-in Space

Name: Maria

Somewhere safe for our young people to hang out, connect with each other and services; and engage in positive activities such as creative pursuits


Name: Kristy freeburn

Casino needs a clothes shop where families can buy clothes from 0 - adults. Also some sort of attraction as in, ten pin bowling or a cinemas.

More activities for families

Name: John

I'd like to see more open spaces, with free activities for families, such as music, or kayaking to enjoy the outdoors.

More affordable homes for local people

Name: Sue

I'd like to see more affordable housing for locals. I grew up in this area, but now I can't afford to buy a house here.

More childcare

Name: Megan

As a mum of two kids, I'm finding it hard to get childcare. We need more childcare places to help working parents.

Keep shopping local

Name: James

We need bigger shops in Casino, like Big W. If people don't have to go to Lismore for the basics, they will shop local and keep more money in town.

Medical services

Name: Jodie

We need more medical services in Richmond Valley. Especially GPs - two weeks wait for an appt! Also need more specialist health services in town.

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