Draft Mid Richmond Place Plans

The Mid Richmond Place Plans are part of Council’s strategic planning framework which informs long-term planning for the towns and villages within the Richmond Valley. They address a 20-year planning horizon which can best capture long-term opportunities and respond to challenges which these communities face.

Council has prepared draft place plans for the Mid Richmond communities of Coraki, Evans Head, Broadwater/Rileys Hill and Woodburn.

These Place Plans will help these communities to continue their flood recovery and identify key priorities for future growth, economic development, and signature projects. Council has partnered with the NSW Reconstruction Authority to pilot a combined approach to place planning and adaptation planning in this project by considering the potential impacts of flooding on villages such as Woodburn, Broadwater and Coraki and exploring ways to ensure long-term sustainability and safety of these communities.

Through implementing the Place Plan project, Council aims to achieve:

  • A clear direction for future land use in the Mid Richmond communities
  • Improved flood resilience and community safety
  • Agreed community priorities for place-making and social infrastructure
  • Agreed priorities for future investment in infrastructure and community facilities
  • Increased opportunities for economic development and job creation
  • Increased housing options to meet community needs.

Consultancy firm Place Design Group, in partnership with Meridian Urban, was engaged to prepare a Draft Coraki Place Plan and a Draft Mid Richmond Place Plan, the latter covering Woodburn, Broadwater/Rileys Hill, and Evans Head.

These draft place plans will be publicly exhibited from Friday, 24 May, with written submissions closing on Sunday, 23 June.  Both documents are available to inspect at Council’s Customer Service Centres in Casino & Evans Head, or can be downloaded via the “On Exhibition” page of Council’s Website.

Any person may make written submissions by addressing them to the General Manager and delivering them by:

Place Design Group and Meridian Urban consulting, who prepare the draft place plans, will hold community drop-in information sessions on the 11 and 12 June at the following locations-

  • 11 June  – Woodburn Riverside Park
  • 12 June – Broadwater Tennis Club, Little Pitt Street, Broadwater
  • 12 June – Coraki Youth Hall, Bridge Street Coraki from
  • 12 June – Evans Head Library Meeting Room, Woodburn Street Evans Head

Times will be announced shortly for the events

For all enquiries, please contact Council on (02) 66600300.

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