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Council seeks public input on reclassification of Casino land

March 3, 2021

WITH exciting plans underway to invest into Casino’s premier parks and playgrounds, and the need to secure funding for those plans, Richmond Valley Council is seeking community input on the reclassification of five small parcels of land identified as under-utilised by the community. The parks...

Some Casino parks closed as little reds take roost

February 12, 2021

CASINO’s flying fox “maternity camp” along the Richmond River has resulted in a few nearby parks being closed, with Richmond Valley Council urging residents and visitors to stay clear of the colony if possible. While it is not unusual to witness the influx of little...

Community invited to launch of Civic Hall Master Plan

February 11, 2021

RICHMOND Valley Council is welcoming the community to a public viewing of the draft master plan for the restoration of Casino Civic Hall, which will be held at the historic venue on Thursday 25 February from 4pm-6pm. The draft plan sets priorities for the renewal...

Funding available for events in the Richmond Valley

February 10, 2021

RICHMOND Valley Council's Event Funding Scheme is now open to enable organisers an opportunity to start planning their COVID-safe events. Funding is available for events to be held between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. The Scheme’s aims are to fund meaningful, creative and...

Special job precinct set to turbocharge Richmond Valley economy

February 4, 2021

RICHMOND Valley Council has welcomed Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s announcement that it will be the location for the next Regional Job Precinct, the second of four precincts which are part of the NSW Government’s bush-led recovery from drought, floods, bushfires and COVID-19. Regional Job Precincts...

Richmond Valley Australia Day award recipients

January 27, 2021

THREE Richmond Valley residents have been recognised for their contributions and achievements at the official Richmond Valley Australia Day celebrations at Coraki Memorial Park on Tuesday 26 January. Council would also like to recognise the following nominees: Sky-Maree Oldham, Ella Keep, Connor Turner, Paul Cowles,...

Exciting upgrades for Razorback Lookout and Casino Drill Hall precinct

December 18, 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...

Council trials small free camp at Casino Showground

December 7, 2020

IN a boost for  tourism, Richmond Valley Council is trialling a small free camp at the Casino Showground to cater for owners of fully self-contained vehicles who prefer not to stay in established parks. Known as “freedom campers”, the self-sufficient travellers use caravans, motor homes,...

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...

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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