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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...

Council hands over keys to museum’s new home

September 20, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council has handed over the keys of the new Evans Head Living Museum building to the museum’s dedicated volunteers. The refurbished 1920s school building has undergone an extensive renovation courtesy of Richmond Valley Council, and will provide a stable home for the museum’s...

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...

Rappville clean ups to get underway

November 8, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council has been working closely with bushfire-affected communities and government agencies to provide recovery support in the wake of the Busbys Flat Road bushfire, which burned more than 48,000ha, destroyed 42 homes and 95 dwellings, and damaged a further 57 structures. Several facilities...

Council consults on Razorback Lookout master plan

November 8, 2019

Richmond Valley Council is seeking the community’s views on the future of Evans Head’s Razorback Lookout, on Ocean Drive, with the release of a draft master plan for the site. Sitting 45 metres above sea level and offering commanding northern views across the township of...

Official opening of upgraded Woodburn Riverside Park

October 28, 2019

WOODBURN has a landmark attraction for locals and visitors alike with the opening of the first stage of the upgraded Woodburn Riverside Park on Monday 28 October. Jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments and Richmond Valley Council, the $2.2 million project features a...

Council shows solid improvements in key performance measures

October 23, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council has achieved several strong results in its 2018-2019 financial report, with the organisation exceeding a number of key industry benchmarks set by the NSW Office of Local Government. The draft 2018-2019 financial report, considered by councillors at last night’s meeting, includes notable...

Clean up begins for fire-affected residents

October 16, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council will work closely with local bushfire-affected communities and government agencies to provide the support needed for clean up and rebuilding, as services move towards a recovery phase. The Busbys Flat fire, which burned 47,790ha, destroying 44 homes and damaging nine more, is...

Bush fire disaster recovery resources

October 14, 2019

A wide range of support services are available in response to the recent bush fire disaster in the Richmond Valley. Go to our main resources page here to view all the bush fire support latest information.  The NSW Office of Emergency Management coordinates the various...

Council receives revised Iron Gates proposal

October 2, 2019

A REVISED proposal for the subdivision of land at Iron Gates Drive, Evans Head, from three lots into 175 residential lots, three residue lots, four public reserves, a drainage reserve and a sewer pump station will be publicly exhibited from today for community feedback. The...

Increased patrols on Airforce Beach to curb ‘hoons’

September 20, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council will increase ranger patrols from the start of the September school holidays as part of a broader strategy to address complaints of anti-social behaviour and traffic offences along the beach by some 4WD users. Alongside a heightened presence of rangers, Council will...

Council hands over keys to museum’s new home

September 20, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council has handed over the keys of the new Evans Head Living Museum building to the museum’s dedicated volunteers. The refurbished 1920s school building has undergone an extensive renovation courtesy of Richmond Valley Council, and will provide a stable home for the museum’s...

Casino water restrictions jump to level three

September 16, 2019

Richmond Valley Council will this week impose level three water restrictions on Casino residents and businesses who receive a town water supply. Level one restrictions were in force before today’s decision, however, with water consumption being a little higher than predicted, Council believed it prudent...

Redeveloped Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange open for business

September 9, 2019

The long-awaited multi-million dollar upgrade of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) has finished, with the $7 million second stage being officially opened today by NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro. Mr Barilaro said it was a tremendous asset for the...

Casino-to-Eltham rail trail report out

June 25, 2019

A NORTHERN Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) business case has been released ahead of tonight’s (Tuesday 25 June) Richmond Valley Council meeting. The business case, prepared by Bathurst-based consultancy BusinessSense, covers the 45km Casino-to-Eltham section of the 130kms Casino-to-Murwillumbah rail corridor. Richmond Valley and Lismore City...

Community groups benefit from $49,000 in financial assistance grants

June 12, 2019

TWENTY three local community groups across the Richmond Valley have shared in more than $49,000 for vital infrastructure and equipment purchases thanks to Richmond Valley Council’s Community Financial Assistance Program. This year’s recipients included sporting and recreation clubs, social support groups, community halls, conservation groups,...

Council seeks community views on the Woodburn Swimming Pool

June 5, 2019

Richmond Valley Council is holding a community meeting in Woodburn on June 12 to discuss long-term options for the Woodburn Swimming Pool and other opportunities for Woodburn. Council is also distributing a community survey about the pool and other priorities for the town, along with...

Council’s 2019-20 budget will deliver more for the Richmond Valley

May 23, 2019

RICHMOND Valley Council’s $60 million budget for 2019-20 features an $18.6 million investment in capital works to improve and maintain vital infrastructure and amenities for the community over the next 12 months. Alongside significant investments in road maintenance, waste management, water infrastructure and public amenities...

Independent tribunal approves full special rate variation

May 14, 2019

LOCAL roads, community infrastructure and recreational facilities have been given the go ahead to receive vital renewal funding following the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s (IPART) approval of Richmond Valley Council’s application to increase the general rate above the rate peg. Council applied to IPART...

Council backs 12-month freeze on NRLX fee increases

April 17, 2019

AS our agricultural sector recovers from a severe drought, Richmond Valley Council has taken the initiative to freeze agent and seller sale fees at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) in the 2019-2020 financial year. Council voted unanimously for the measure at its 17 April...

Casino water restrictions to ease

April 9, 2019

Water restrictions for Casino residents who receive a town water supply will be eased back to level one from Wednesday 9 April, after much-needed rainfall last month. A total of 220mm of rain fell in March, which helped replenish the Richmond River. Level one water...

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...

Opportunities aplenty from NSW Government funding

February 5, 2019

Food lovers and basketballers are the winners from the latest two NSW Government grants to come Richmond Valley Council’s way. Council was successful under the Youth Opportunities program to stage a youth-driven community event at the Casino Showground in September, and also received financial assistance...

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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