Richmond River Governance and Funding Framework – Final Report

The NSW government in collaboration with local councils and key stakeholder organisations of the Richmond River catchment in NSW have developed a framework for delivering improved river health outcomes.

This process has been run as an independent study by Alluvium Consulting Australia (Alluvium) and Natural Capital Economics (NCE), working in collaboration with local government, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and stakeholder groups.

The study was jointly funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Coastal and Estuaries Grants Program and the local governments of Ballina Shire, Lismore City, Richmond Valley, Byron Shire, Kyogle and by Rous County Council.

The new framework will assist to co-ordinate projects, avoid duplication and mitigate the ongoing degradation of the river system, and improve environmental, economic, and social opportunities for current and future generations.

The report can be viewed or downloaded by clicking the below link:

or view the report at Council’s Customer Service Centres, 10 Graham Place Casino, between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and Cnr Woodburn Street and School Lane Evans Head 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 12pm.

Any person may make a written submission during the exhibition period, by one of the following methods:

  • Email to
  • Fill out a Make a Submission form on this website here.
  • By post—Locked Bag 10 CASINO NSW 2470
  • By delivery to a Council Administration Centre—Casino or Evans Head.

Where submissions are by way of objection the reasons for objecting must be explained.

Submissions close COB Wednesday 11 March 2020.

Make a SubmissionClick here to make a submission

Further information is available from Council on 6660 0300.

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