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Medicinal cannabis facility still in the picture

March 5, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council and Australian-owned SANA Nutraceuticals are working hard to establish a medicinal cannabis facility in the area, with Council having a memorandum of understanding with SANA Founder and CEO Michael Horsfall. Mr Horsfall said following an amicable split from Canadian companies Agraflora Organics...

Life jackets mandatory while rock fishing in Evans Head

March 5, 2019

WEARING a lifejacket is now mandatory while rock fishing in and around Evans Head. The Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016 was introduced to NSW Parliament following a coronial inquest into rock fishing-related deaths which found safety advice and education had not reduced the numbers of...

Funding boost for Woodburn and Coraki sports

December 10, 2018

Richmond Valley Council has welcomed $745,543 in funding from the NSW Government which will go towards the enhancement of sporting facilities at Woodburn’s recreation oval and further upgrades to the popular riverside precinct as well as the revitalisation of Windsor Park at Coraki. Making the...

New art gallery at Casino

December 10, 2018

Approval has been granted by the NSW Government to allow the transfer of the former Roads and Maritime Services building at 148 Barker Street in Casino at a nominal value of one dollar to the local community following representations by Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis....

Broadwater shared pathway open for business

December 10, 2018

There was a small yet enthusiastic crowd present last week at the ribbon cutting for the new Broadwater shared pathway by Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow. The $1 million pathway, funded from the NSW Government’s Active Transport Program, starts on...

Extraordinary Meeting – Thursday 28 March 2019

March 27, 2019

An extraordinary Council meeting will be held on Thursday 28 March commencing 4pm at the Council Chambers, 10 Graham Place, Casino. The meeting is to consider the Living Museum Relocation and Visitor Information Centre Establishment Update. All residents are welcome to attend this extraordinary Council...

Medicinal cannabis facility still in the picture

March 5, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council and Australian-owned SANA Nutraceuticals are working hard to establish a medicinal cannabis facility in the area, with Council having a memorandum of understanding with SANA Founder and CEO Michael Horsfall. Mr Horsfall said following an amicable split from Canadian companies Agraflora Organics...

Calling for visitor information centre volunteers

March 1, 2019

ONCE the newly built visitor information centres open their doors in Casino and Woodburn, volunteers will be needed. Anyone interested should have a passion for the Richmond Valley and Northern Rivers. Volunteering is a great way to share local knowledge, which helps visitors and residents...

Level three water restrictions for Casino and surrounds

February 11, 2019

With persistent drought conditions and falling river levels, level three water restrictions have been imposed from Wednesday, 13 February, on residents and businesses who receive a town water supply in Casino and surrounds. Despite recent rainfall, the western half of the Richmond Valley local government...

Special Rate Variation – planning for our Future together

January 31, 2019

Council is facing the challenge of balancing community expectations with future financial sustainability and we need your help to make some important decisions. Like many other NSW councils, our roads, footpaths, drainage and other community assets require ongoing maintenance and upgrades to ensure they meet the level of service expected...

Council featured in women and leadership report

January 15, 2019

Richmond Valley Council's innovative efforts to deliver support and opportunities for women in the workplace have been recognised, with Council featuring in Women & Leadership Australia's annual report, The 101st Day. Women & Leadership Australia is a national initiative committed to supporting the presence of...

Funding available for Richmond Valley events

December 20, 2018

ORGANISERS of events held between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020 can now apply for Richmond Valley Council funding aimed at driving visitor numbers and showcasing the authentic and beautiful Richmond Valley. Applications for the Richmond Valley Event Funding Scheme are now open to...

$255,000 funding boost for Richmond Valley arts and cultural projects

December 17, 2018

Two arts and cultural projects in the Richmond Valley are winners under the latest round of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s Regional Cultural Fund sharing in nearly $255,000 in funding, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. Casino’s popular 80-year old Art Deco Civic...

Local traders urged to join new online marketplace

December 12, 2018

RICHMOND Valley Council this week introduced a new e-Procurement process to boost the local economy and drive business to local suppliers. VendorPanel Marketplace will be used by Council officers when there is no preferred or pre-qualified supplier arrangement in place. According to General Manager Vaughan...

Casino’s much-loved ‘Queen’ receives funding boost

December 11, 2018

CASINO’S Queen Elizabeth Park will receive a funding injection of $479,717 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) to upgrade many of its facilities. Nine sporting clubs which regularly use the complex for training and games will be saying goodbye to the decades-old...

Work begins on Casino’s new $1 million amphitheatre

December 10, 2018

Locals and tourists visiting Casino will soon have a space to gather on the banks of the Richmond River for community events like Carols by Candlelight and Movies Under the Stars, according to Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan. The amphitheatre will be tiered and...

Triple whammy affects Council’s bottom line

December 10, 2018

Richmond Valley Council’s best efforts to deliver a surplus have been hit by a triple whammy of depreciation, writing-off assets that have been renewed and loan refinancing costs. General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said the 2017-2018 financial statements, which were presented at this week’s meeting, recorded a loss...

We say YES – 14 local students join Team RVC

December 6, 2018

RICHMOND Valley Council’s award-winning Youth Employment Strategy (YES) goes from strength to strength with another 14 local high school students joining the ranks in 2019. The latest crop of trainees and apprentices brings the total to 74 local youths given the opportunity to live and...

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