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Council’s Annual Report details highs and lows

November 17, 2020

Richmond Valley Council has bookended a historically challenging year in the Valley with the release of Council’s Annual Report for the 2019-2020 financial year. As a key point of accountability between Council and its community, the annual report summarises Council’s financial performance and progress in...

New campaign inspires travellers to explore the Richmond Valley

November 13, 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

November 4, 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...

Council approves QE Park master plan

October 21, 2020

FOLLOWING extensive consultation with stakeholder groups and a public exhibition process, Richmond Valley Council last night approved a master plan for Casino’s premiere sporting complex, Queen Elizabeth Park. The master plan lays the groundwork for the redevelopment of QE Park into a regional sporting hub...

Nominate your local hero for the Australia Day Awards

October 7, 2020

Richmond Valley residents have the opportunity to nominate an individual who has made an outstanding achievement or contribution within the community. This is to celebrate the Richmond Valley Council 2021 Australia Day Awards, which comprises six categories: Citizen of the Year recognises outstanding members of...

New park managers keen to boost visitor numbers

September 30, 2020

AFTER a competitive expressions of interest process earlier this year, the management of Richmond Valley Council’s highly-regarded Coraki Riverside Caravan Park and Camping Grounds will officially change hands tomorrow, Thursday 1 October. The contract was awarded to Tuckurimba residents Peter and Maureen Baker due to...

New Rappville community precinct one step closer

September 18, 2020

CONSTRUCTION of the new Rappville Hall is one step closer after the consolidation of two parcels of land Richmond Valley Council acquired to progress the project. At its ordinary meeting on Tuesday 15 September, Council voted unanimously to consolidate the two lots at 3 Lyons...

Airforce Beach off-leash dog area extended

September 18, 2020

IN a win for dog walking enthusiasts, Richmond Valley Council has voted to extend the popular Evans Head off-leash area on Airforce Beach, and install additional dog walking amenities such as pet-friendly water fountains and dropping bag dispensers. At its ordinary meeting on Tuesday 15...

Deputy Mayor Steve Morrissey re-elected for a third year

September 18, 2020

Richmond Valley Council Deputy Mayor Steve Morrissey has been elected unopposed to the position for another 12 months, following a unanimous Council vote at Tuesday’s ordinary meeting (15 September). A key responsibility of the Deputy Mayor is to carry out engagements on behalf of the...

In memory of Charlie Cox, OAM

August 19, 2020

Speech by Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow, Wednesday 19 August 2020   Thank you Robyn and Charlie’s family for giving Narelle and I the opportunity to be present today and the privilege for me to speak. It seems like I have known Charlie for...

New Rappville Hall plans unveiled

August 17, 2020

RICHMOND Valley Council has unveiled exciting new plans for the rebuilding of Rappville’s community hall, in what is a major milestone for the recovery effort following last year’s bushfire disaster. General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said the construction of a new hall was one of Council’s...

Decades-long records continue to fall at NRLX

July 1, 2020

AS throughput records continue to tumble at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange, turnover has now become a key focus with sales last week falling just shy of the all-time record of $113,616,791, coming in at $113,421,627. Wednesday’s prime sale and Friday’s Casino bull and heifer...

Council canvasses options for new NRLX fee structure

May 21, 2020

RICHMOND Valley Council is seeking feedback from sellers and agents over options for a flexible new pricing structure at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange, which aims to provide certainty for the industry over the next three years. Prior to the 2019-2020 financial year, amid severe...

Exciting projects on the Richmond Valley horizon

May 20, 2020

MAJOR improvements to the Casino Memorial Pool, a new Rappville Hall and expanded community precinct, and an upgraded Evans Head Library are some of the key items in Richmond Valley Council’s draft budget for the 2020-2021 financial year, which is on public exhibition until 16...

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