Cr Robert Hayes

Cr Robert Hayes

Professional experience

  • Builder for 35 years
  • Self-employed for 35 years
  • Owned and ran Evans Head Newsagency for three years
  • Obtained formal qualifications from TAFE in teaching, building surveying and many other associated courses over last 20 years
  • Qualified building consultant and draftsman

Community origins

  • Grew up and attended school to Year 11 at Kyogle
  • Started building career at 17 years old
  • Lived and worked in Moree from 1981 – 1986
  • Returned to live and bring up three children in Evans Head since 1987

Personal interests

  • Played competitive football into mid-forties in rugby league, rugby union and touch football codes
  • A member of Evans Head Touch Football Association since its inception [still playing]
  • Was a founding member of the Evans Head Killer Whales Rugby Club and was President for four years
  • President of the Stan Payne Oval Committee for four years

Council aspirations

  • Support small business initiatives across the area
  • Support the ‘existing’ as well as the introduction of ‘more’ tourism and events across the local government area
  • Promote economic development initiatives for lower river villages with view to the upcoming Pacific Highway bypass and promote Woodburn as the main point of entry from the Pacific Highway into the Richmond Valley, directing travellers to Casino, Coraki, Evans Head and Broadwater
  • Further support Casino as the transport hub of the Northern Rivers by road, rail and air and promote all industry
  • Since the successful funding and re-development of the NRLX and the successful re- negotiation of more  sustainable user fees and lease arrangements at this complex;  be vigilant by continuously asking council to review its business plan on a regular basis, making sure it runs as a business into the future.
  • While the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome remains in the hands of Richmond Valley Council, advocate for further development, including a combination of historical and economic uses inclusive of community assets and residential development
  • Support incentives for low cost housing in the Mid Richmond.


  • Internal Audit Committee
  • Councils JRPP Rep for 7 years
  • Evans Head & District Workspace Committee

Contact information

Name Robert Hayes
Phone 0415 620 220
Postal Address PO Box 125
Evans Head NSW 2473

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