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Iron Gates DA on public exhibition

22 September 2021

THE Iron Gates residential subdivision development application will be on public exhibition for one month from this Friday, 24 September, as is required under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Submissions must be received by 11.30pm Sunday 24 October. The development application was referred...

Planning panel refers Iron Gates DA back to Council

8 September 2021

THE Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) earlier this week accepted a Clause 55 variation under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 for the Iron Gates development proposal in Evans Head. Clause 55 means a development application may be amended or varied by the applicant,...

Give us a break – Council’s plea to NSW Government

3 September 2021

RICHMOND Valley Council is calling on the NSW Government to rethink its approach to regional lockdowns in areas which are currently COVID-free. Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said the current lockdown requirements were crippling local communities and it was time to take a more...

Council asks NSW Government to review Dunoon Dam decision

18 August 2021

RICHMOND Valley Council is asking the NSW Government to review Rous County Council’s planning processes following its shelving of the proposed Dunoon Dam, and complete the required investigations of the project independently. In a mayoral minute passed unanimously by Council at last night’s meeting, Mayor...

Local councils sign on for new disaster dashboards

16 August 2021

NEW online disaster dashboards will provide real-time information to help residents and visitors to the Lismore, Richmond Valley and Kyogle areas be aware of, prepare for and respond to local emergencies. From road conditions and closures, to power outages and river heights, the disaster dashboards...

Council awards tender for construction of new Rappville Community Hall

23 July 2021

RAPPVILLE residents can again look forward to holding community events in the heart of their village, with Richmond Valley Council awarding a construction tender for the new Rappville Community Hall at its meeting on Tuesday. Richmond Valley-based Bennett Robertson Builders is expected to start construction...

NRLX dollar turnover ‘through the roof’

30 June 2021

AFTER a booming 2020-2021 financial year, the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) dollar turnover has demolished the all-time record of $113,616,791, coming in at $143,216,075. Applauding the results, Richmond Valley Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said the agriculture and food production sectors accounted for almost...

Hereford ‘white face’ bull sets new NRLX record

25 June 2021

A HEREFORD bull has smashed a Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) sales record today when it fetched $16,000 at the annual Ramsey & Bulmer Bull and Female auction, $7000 more than last year’s top-priced seller. The well-attended live auction, known as the white face sale,...

21st century planning portal coming to a computer near you

10 June 2021

FROM July 1, Richmond Valley Council will be accepting and processing all development-related applications and certificates via a new ePlanning portal. The platform was developed by the State Government, and all NSW councils are required to be using the NSW Planning Portal to lodge development...

Emergency work requires changes to rural road grading program

24 May 2021

RICHMOND Valley Council has been forced to suspend its rural gravel road grading maintenance program to allow the concentration of resources to those areas affected by recent flooding events. Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said late summer rain and a wetter-than-normal start to autumn had...

Naughtons Gap Road to remain closed while landslip is monitored

8 April 2021

NAUGHTONS Gap Road will remain closed for at least the next three months as Council assesses the landslip which occurred during last month’s flooding rains. Richmond Valley Council’s Director Community Service Delivery Angela Jones said the road was continuing to move following the initial landslip...

Records tumble as the NRLX breaks $10 million barrier

31 March 2021

IN an inspirational turnaround since the devastating 2019 bushfires, the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange has celebrated its biggest ever week of sales in March, with combined revenue from three days of sales exceeding $10 million. Day one of the annual George & Fuhrmann weaner sale...

Exciting upgrades for Razorback Lookout and Casino Drill Hall precinct

18 December 2020

RICHMOND Valley Council will commit a $1.285 million funding boost from the Australian Government to upgrade two prised landmarks in Evans Head and Casino. Council initially received an allocation of $1,002,214 through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program to spend on priority projects. As...

New campaign inspires travellers to explore the Richmond Valley

13 November 2020

LOCAL businesses and tourism providers across the Richmond Valley will receive a much-needed boost, with a new Discover Richmond Valley television advertisement airing this Sunday, 15 November, on PRIME7 and NBN. The ad, which will feature across the Gold Coast and Lismore viewing regions, is...

New funding a game changer for Richmond Valley economy

4 November 2020

MORE than $21 million will flow to the Richmond Valley local government area to encourage new business and boost economic growth. Richmond Valley Council has been successful in obtaining $21,169,000 from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the NSW and Australian governments, to...

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