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Discover hidden gems with launch of latest Visitor Guide

26 February 2024

The latest edition of the Discover Richmond Valley Visitor Guide, containing information on everything from festivals and events, interesting places to visit, spectacular national parks, reserves, rivers and beaches, exciting adventure activities, to places to stay, eat, shop, is making its way to visitor information...

Construction starts on new culvert system for Dairy Flat

15 February 2024

CONSTRUCTION has started on a new culvert system at Dairy Flat to improve road access between Coraki and Woodburn, particularly for Bungawalbin, Coraki and Woodburn residents. The $4.2 million project was funded by the Australian Government through the Emergency Response Fund under the Northern Rivers...

NRLX under new management

22 December 2023

FOLLOWING a thorough independent evaluation of leasing proposals for the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) by renowned agribusiness leader JLL, Richmond Valley Council is pleased to announce Outcross Agri-Services Pty Ltd will take over the facility’s management for the next five years, with an option...

Popular Aussie artists to headline new Richmond Valley event

22 December 2023

RICHMOND Valley residents and visitors are being urged to brace themselves for two days of unparalleled entertainment next month as Richmond Valley Council presents the Festival of the Waters. Council is thrilled to announce the headline acts for this highly anticipated event are Brooke McClymont...

Festival of Small Halls heading to Whiporie

19 December 2023

RICHMOND Valley residents will get the opportunity to embrace the magic of live music and celebrate the beauty of small communities as Australia’s largest regional music tour makes its way to Whiporie next month. Supported by Richmond Valley Council and getting underway at 6.30pm on...

NRLX lease negotiations to begin with preferred entities

11 December 2023

FOLLOWING tonight’s extraordinary meeting, Richmond Valley Council has authorised General Manager Vaughan Macdonald, in liaison with JLL Agribusiness, to enter direct negotiations with the preferred entities for the lease of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange to get the best outcome for the community. Council received...

VIDEO - Casino Showground and Racecourse redevelopment update

7 December 2023

Work continues on the Casino Showground and Racecourse redevelopment project, which will bring new life and excitement to the heart of Casino. The project, which is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, aims to stimulate economic...

Strong interest for NRLX leasing proposal

5 December 2023

Richmond Valley Council advises the conclusion of the tender submission period for the leasing of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX). According to global real estate experts JLL, which is managing the tender process for Council, the leasing proposal garnered widespread attention and interest from...

VIDEO - Richmond Valley Council 2022/23 Annual Report

27 November 2023

Watch as General Manager Vaughan Macdonald talks about our latest Annual Report, outlining Council's activities for the previous financial year. To read the annual report, visit this page: https://richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au/council/governance/annual-reports/

Inaugural rail trail business engagement workshop hailed a success

10 November 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council, in partnership with Lismore City Council, yesterday held its first business engagement workshop at the Casino Golf Club to bring together industry experts and entrepreneurs to explore innovative strategies to capitalise on the Northern Rivers Rail Trail. The workshop, facilitated by leading...

No energy-from-waste facility proposed for Richmond Valley

3 November 2023

DESPITE widespread misinformation, there is no proposal for an energy-from-waste facility to be built in the Richmond Valley. Richmond Valley Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said the Regional Job Precinct at Casino had been identified in the NSW Government’s Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan as...

Council opens tender process to lease NRLX

25 October 2023

Richmond Valley Council is moving forward with its decision to lease the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX), with tenders to be called from tomorrow Thursday 26 October 2023. Council has appointed global real estate experts JLL to manage the tender process independently. The process will...

Council secures multi-million dollar grant to fix NRLX effluent ponds

23 October 2023

A NSW Government grant worth $5,750,000 will enable Richmond Valley Council to upgrade the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange’s (NRLX) wastewater management system to comply with EPA requirements. The NRLX’s effluent treatment system consists of two sedimentation lagoons, a facultative pond and an effluent polishing pond....

Council votes to progress NRLX lease arrangements

20 September 2023

IN a bid to ensure cattle sales can resume as soon as possible at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX), Richmond Valley Council unanimously voted to lease the facility for a long-term period at its meeting last night. In a report prepared by General Manager...

Casino Memorial Swimming Pool opening

19 September 2023

The day we have all been waiting for has arrived – the official opening ceremony of the modernised Casino Memorial Swimming Pool. Gates open at 9am, Saturday 23 September, with the official opening ceremony scheduled to take place at 10am. The free family fun day...

Casino Truck Show smashes records

8 August 2023

WHAT a way to celebrate your 10th anniversary! With the doubling of entrants, the 2023 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show has claimed the title on the biggest truck show in the southern hemisphere, previously held by TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show in Christchurch, New...

Franklin Angus claims top gong at All Breeds Sale

2 August 2023

MORE than 600 people took part in the 25th Casino All Breeds Bull and Female Sale, which saw the top priced bull go under the hammer for $18,000. The popular annual sale, held at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) on Saturday 29 July, saw...

Casino Truck Show partners with Westpac Rescue Helicopter

26 July 2023

THIS year’s 10th anniversary North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show will give a special present to one of our communities most crucial organisations. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has been named as the charity partner for the 2023 NCP Casino Truck Show. Spokesperson for the...

VIDEO - Naughtons Gap reconstruction update

20 July 2023

Watch as Richmond Valley Council Director Projects & Business Development Ben Zeller gives the latest update on the progress of the road reconstruction at Naughtons Gap. The road was closed after a landslip and was further damaged by the 2022 floods, and Richmond Valley Council...

Casino All Breeds Bull and Female Sale to go ahead

8 July 2023

IN a show of good faith, Richmond Valley Council will issue a one-off operating licence to allow the all-important Casino All Breeds Bull and Female Sale to go ahead at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) on Saturday 29 July. The All Breeds Sale Committee...

Casino Truck Show online entres now open

5 July 2023

THE news you have all been waiting for - registrations are now open for the 2023 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show, to be held on Saturday 5 August. Registration is $30 per truck, including competition entry and parking in the event precinct. Online registrations...

EOIs sought for next stage of NRLX growth

22 June 2023

IN a major effort to beef up sales at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX), agencies from across the State are being encouraged to provide their services at the state-of-the-art facility. At its meeting on Tuesday, Richmond Valley Council agreed to undertake an ongoing expressions...

Casino forum to discuss inclusive emergency planning

14 June 2023

RICHMOND Valley residents living with a disability are invited to participate in a Disability Inclusive Emergency Planning Forum in the Casino Community Centre on Monday 26 June. Getting underway at 9.30am, the forum is being hosted by Richmond Valley Council in partnership with St Vincent...

Limited options in buy-back scheme for Richmond Valley residents

14 June 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council has cautiously welcomed the release of new flood mapping by the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC), saying the maps provide further clarity for flood-affected residents who have been waiting for answers. Council’s General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said if the maps had been...

VIDEO - Casino Library courtyard opening

11 June 2023

State Librarian Dr John Vallance officially opened the new Casino Library community courtyard this month. The new courtyard was created from an NSW Government and State Library of NSW Public Library Infrastructure Grant and constructed by the Boyds Bay Group. It contains two gazebos to...

VIDEO - Richmond Valley Reconciliation Ball and Awards

7 June 2023

The 2023 Richmond Valley Reconciliation Ball and Awards were held at the Casino RSM on Saturday 3 June as part of Reconciliation Week. The night was hosted by Fiona Miller and Billy Walker and awards were presented to: Reconciliation in Education: Wendy King & Charlie...

VIDEO - Richmond Valley Reconciliation Ball nominees

3 June 2023

There were many great nominations for the Richmond Valley Reconciliation Ball awards this year. For the ceremony, we asked each of the nominees to talk about their work in reconciliation in the community, and why it was important. Watch this video to see their inspiring...

VIDEO - Casino Beef Week Saturday

30 May 2023

It is the highlight of the Casino Beef Week festival, and this year's Beef Week Saturday was no exception. With cattle in the main ring, entertainment, rides, food vendors and markets there was plenty to do for the large crowd that came to the beef...

VIDEO - Casino Beef Week Farmers Challenge

30 May 2023

A new event for Casino Beef Week this year was the Farmers Challenge. Held at Crawford Square following Breakfast with the Butchers, teams of two took on various farm-themed obstacles around the perimeter of the square. There was plenty of tyre-flipping and hay-bale rolling as...

VIDEO - Casino Beef Week Breakfast with the butchers

30 May 2023

The Beef Capital showed off its finest produce as thousands flooded the Casino CBD for the annual Casino Beef Week Breakfast with the Butchers event. With a free breakfast on offer, there were lots of smiling faces, music and some other unusual events for this...

VIDEO - Casino Beef Week Cattle Extravaganza

30 May 2023

It's a recently added event to the Wednesday of Casino Beef Week, but people flocked to see the action in the cattle ring outside the Tattersall's Hotel. The juniors started the day off with showing and judging competitions held, before the open competition and auctions...

VIDEO - Community Strategic Plan – Primary School survey

23 May 2023

As part of the consultation for our new Community Strategic Plan 2040, we visited primary schools across the Richmond Valley to ask primary students what they'd like to see in the next 10 years. Watch the video below to see their responses. Council's Community Strategic...

VIDEO - Stars of the Screen Beef Week Shop Dressup

23 May 2023

This year's Casino Beef Week theme is Stars of the Screen, and the red carpet shone today at Richmond Valley Council as the judges visited our entry. Come along to Council's administration centre and look at our great display and the many other displays and...

VIDEO - Teddy Bears Picnic

23 May 2023

Hundreds of children came to the Drill Hall Precinct for the Teddy Bears Picnic. Hosted by the Casino Visitor Information Centre, the Beef Week Event had lots of stories, songs, sausage sandwiches and lots of smiles. Take a look at the video to see all...

VIDEO - Naughtons Gap reconstruction update

23 May 2023

Council has received the final report of the geotechnical investigation to guide solutions for the reconstruction of Naughtons Gap Road. Transport for NSW is reviewing the Geotechnical Assessment and Recommended Remediation report and providing comment back to Council. Once this is complete, final approval for...

Richmond Valley 2040 – a place of opportunity

19 May 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council’s new Community Strategic Plan (CSP) sets an ambitious growth agenda for 2040, including more people, housing, jobs and green spaces. It also sets key directions to ensure our communities are sustainable, that we protect our environment and use our natural resources wisely....

Draft budget acknowledges ongoing challenges

19 May 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council’s Draft Operational Plan 2023-2024 acknowledges the challenges ahead, while maintaining vital community services. The Draft Operational Plan, also referred to as the draft budget, includes a significant capital works program of around $40 million, with a cash surplus of $212,574 forecast for...

VIDEO - Mayor’s review of May 2023 Council meeting

17 May 2023

Watch as Mayor Robert Mustow gives his review of the May 2023 Council meeting.   The release of Council's draft Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Plan, Operation Plan and budgets. Council's advocacy to the NSW Government to reopen the Casino Courthouse. The draft documents can be...

VIDEO - Another fabulous year of Primex

15 May 2023

Thousands of people flocked to Casino over the three big days for the Primex Field Days, held at the Richmond Valley Events Centre in Casino. Take a look at some of the footage we captured from the event.

VIDEO - Richmond Valley Council in Primex Hall of Fame

12 May 2023

Richmond Valley Council was honoured along with other businesses and individuals with recognition in the Primex Hall of Fame for their ongoing contribution to the event. Council has supported the Primex Field Days since its inception in 1985 and recently renewed its sponsorship partnership, covering...

Free Primex shuttle bus for Lismore residents

4 May 2023

LISMORE residents keen to visit this year’s Primex Field Days in Casino can do so without the hassle of driving thanks to the generous support of Richmond Valley Council. Celebrating its 39th anniversary, Primex will run from Thursday 11 May to Saturday 13 May. Gates...

VIDEO - Harvest Food Trail – Mongongarie Olives

3 May 2023

Council is proud to support our local food and agriculture industry through this weekend's Harvest Food Trail. Take a look at this video at Mongongarie Olives, which will open up its beautiful olive farm as part of the event. Put them on your weekend itinerary...

VIDEO - Harvest Food Trail – Gracemere Farmstead

28 April 2023

Council is proud to support our local food and agriculture industry through next weekend's Harvest Food Trail.   Take a look at this video at Yorklea's Gracemere Farmstead, which will be offering tours and selling produce as part of the food trail on the weekend...

VIDEO - Casino Truck Show countdown: 100 days to go

27 April 2023

TODAY marks 100 days until the greatest truck show in the southern hemisphere gets underway and the excitement is building. The 2023 Casino Truck Show will be held in the Casino CBD on Saturday 5 August. Celebrating its 10th year, and with today being just...

VIDEO - Evans Head Anzac Day dawn service 2023

26 April 2023

Hundreds surrounded the memorial at Evans Head Riverside Memorial Park to attend the dawn service. Local school representatives gave well-received addresses to commemorate those who had fallen from the local area. It was one of many services held across the Richmond Valley including Broadwater, Casino,...

Council seeking tourism advisory group members

26 April 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council is looking for business and community members to join a new Discover Richmond Valley Tourism Advisory Committee. The Tourism Advisory Committee will be a vital link connecting local businesses and community organisations with Council and the wider tourism network of the Northern...

VIDEO - Pikapene land slip repairs

24 April 2023

COUNCIL is continuing to work to repair the land slip on Busby's Flat Road at Pikapene. The project involves removing existing vegetation to clear the landscape zone, and excavating down. The slipe will then be benched and built up with rock. Drainage of the area...

Fishing licences available from Evans Head VIC

21 April 2023

RECREATIONAL fishers can now buy a three-day NSW fishing licence from the Evans Head Visitor Information Centre, located at 17 Kirkland Court. Anyone over the age of 18 needs to pay a recreational fishing fee and carry the receipt showing proof of payment in order...

VIDEO - Mayor’s review of April 2023 meeting

20 April 2023

WATCH Mayor Robert Mustow give his review of the April ordinary Council meeting.  Items mentioned in this review include: Council's advocacy for Woodburn IGA. Adoption of the Richmond Valley Growth Strategy and Casino Place Plan. A live stream of this month's meeting can be found...

Richmond Valley to showcase rich food culture

20 April 2023

A MUSHROOM grower, olive producer, poultry producer and a farmers’ market will soon show off the Richmond Valley’s fantastic food offerings thanks to support from Richmond Valley Council. All will participate in this year’s renowned Northern Rivers Harvest Food Trail, held over the weekend 6-7...

RVC not appealing insurance class action ruling

18 April 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council’s involvement in a long-running class action against multinational insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd (JLT) has come to an end, with the NSW Supreme Court ruling in favour of JLT. Richmond Valley Council began the NSW Supreme Court action on behalf...

VIDEO - Get your entries in for Reconciliation Awards

17 April 2023

Richmond Valley residents can nominate an individual or organisation who has contributed to Reconciliation within the community.   The Reconciliation Awards are offered in the following six categories: Reconciliation in Education (student or employee), Reconciliation in Business - organisation, Reconciliation in Sport – club and...

VIDEO - Richmond Street kerb and gutter work

11 April 2023

Richmond Valley Council crews have been working to restore damaged kerb and gutter on Richmond Street in Casino. This will restore positive drainage in a busy school precinct before next term starts. Council thanks the public for making alternative parking arrangements during the works.

VIDEO - Evans Head repair work on Ocean Road footpath

31 March 2023

Council is repairing a flood-damaged footpath that leads to Sharks Beach in Evans Head. The damage was caused by the high volume of rain experienced, where water washed across the road and scoured the material below the footpath, and created a gorge down the embankment...

VIDEO - Mayor’s review of March 2023 Council meeting

31 March 2023

Watch as Mayor Robert Mustow gives his monthly wrap-up of Council's meeting. Items for consideration include a report on a meeting with the head of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, advocating for funds for Rous County Council to fix a damaged levee at Bungawalbyn and...

Council backs iconic local events

30 March 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council has again thrown its support behind two of the area's most iconic events with the renewal of its significant sponsorship of the Primex Field Days and the Casino Beef Week Festival. Council has committed to a new three-year deal for both events,...

VIDEO - Work starts on Bentley road landslip

23 March 2023

Council has started work to create two lanes of traffic at the site of the Bentley Road landslip. Since the beginning of the floods, there has been one-lane traffic at Bentley, and we are upgrading the verge to open it up to two-way traffic. Material...

Casino Indoor Sports Stadium back in action

21 March 2023

THE Casino Indoor Sports Stadium is reopening its doors after major flood repairs, and Richmond Valley Council is keen for it to become a focal point for sporting and community activities. Competitions in basketball, netball, futsal and volleyball are restarting in the coming weeks, and...

New plans to boost the Richmond Valley economy

6 March 2023

PLANNING is underway for a new strategy to strengthen the Richmond Valley’s economy and support existing and emerging industries and Richmond Valley Council is inviting the community to share its feedback on the discussion paper. The economic development strategy will set out a plan for...

New Rappville Community Hall opened for business

27 February 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow, former Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today officially opened the stunning new Rappville Community Hall in front of a large crowd of well wishers. The rebuilding of the hall has been described...

Local businesses encouraged to advertise in official visitor guide

23 February 2023

RICHMOND Valley Council is encouraging local businesses to be part of the 2023-2025 official visitor guide. The vibrant A5 booklet highlights key destinations, experiences and local businesses to thousands of visitors. Businesses can place an affordable advertisement in the guide under key categories, which include:...

Richmond Valley Regional Job Precinct

16 February 2023

The Richmond Valley Regional Job Precinct will investigate the Casino area to unlock new industrial lands and create more jobs for the region. Plans for Richmond Valley Located at the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Summerland Way, Casino and the broader Richmond Valley are...

Amber alert for blue-green algae in Casino’s Richmond River

13 February 2023

AN amber alert for blue-green algae in the Richmond River at Jabour Weir Casino and upstream has been issued, with a warning for locals not to come into contact with the water. Blue-green algae occur naturally in our waterways. Blooms occur when conditions are favourable...

Marine algae warning for Evans River

14 January 2023

THE combination of calm conditions, northerly currents and warm water temperatures has seen marine algae blooms grow in and around Evans Head beaches and most recently the Evans River. Trichodesmium (marine algae) appears naturally in tropical and subtropical ocean waters and are commonly known as...

NRLX business plan sets path to growth

21 December 2022

THE Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) will be seeking expressions of interest from agencies looking to provide services at the state-of-the-art facility following decisions made at Council’s 20 December meeting. NRLX Operations Manager Brad Willis is pleased Council last night endorsed the 2022 NRLX Business...

Country music stars headline new community event

16 December 2022

SOME of the biggest country music stars in Australia are heading to Casino next year as part of the inaugural Super Sunday Family Fun Day. Tasmanian-born The Wolfe Brothers will headline the free event at Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday 22 January, alongside singer-songwriter Catherine...

Council thanks BlazeAid volunteers

15 December 2022

AS BlazeAid’s tenure in the Richmond Valley winds down, Richmond Valley Council will take the opportunity to write to the charity’s founder Kevin Butler to thank him and his many volunteers for their support of the community over the past three years. Council has hosted...

After fire and flood, Richmond Valley puts produce on the map

17 November 2022

PRODUCERS from the Richmond Valley and surrounds will stage a gourmet experience to put them squarely on the culinary map. The Richmond Valley Made Paddock-to-Plate Feast will be held under the stars in the gardens of Windara, Casino, on Friday 25 November. Commissioned by Richmond...

Primex battleground for 2022 Best Tasting Tap Water title

8 November 2022

AUSTRALIA’S best tasting tap water will be decided on Saturday 12 November when the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) and Richmond Valley Council host the Ixom 2022 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition. Water authorities from various regional and metropolitan areas across...

NRLX cracks number two spot

28 October 2022

IN just three short years, the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) has outperformed key regional livestock markets to become number two in NSW for throughput. According to Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2018-2019 NSW cattle saleyard survey, the NRLX was sitting at number seven in NSW....

Community race day to honour ‘local heroes’

10 October 2022

GET trackside with family and friends on Saturday 22 October at the Casino Racecourse to celebrate those who have helped us through some of the worst natural disasters on record. Twelve natural disasters and a pandemic have taken their toll on the Richmond Valley over...

Iron Gates developer lodges court appeal

29 September 2022

RICHMOND Valley Council has received notice of an appeal by Goldcoral Pty Ltd to the Land and Environment Court of NSW, seeking to overturn the recent refusal of the Iron Gates, Evans Head, development application. Although this matter was determined by the Northern Regional Planning...

Richmond Valley community honours Queen Elizabeth II

15 September 2022

RICHMOND Valley residents wishing to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II will have the opportunity to do so next Thursday, 22 September, at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino. Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said many people were looking for a way to honour The...

Casino Fun Run back up and running

26 August 2022

GET your running shoes ready, it’s time to hit the streets of Casino again. The Casino Fun Run will be back running the roads on Sunday 23 October and organisers are encouraging anyone to run, jog or walk to a great day. The Fun Run...

NSW Flood Inquiry response backs RVC’s recommendations

23 August 2022

RICHMOND Valley Council has welcomed the release of the NSW Flood Inquiry response, which highlights many of the concerns raised by Council in its submission to the independent expert inquiry. The Inquiry’s report addressed 11 of Council’s 12 concerns, outlined in its May submission. Council’s...

Top price record tumbles at annual All Breeds sale

3 August 2022

MORE than 800 people took part in Saturday’s 2022 Casino All Breeds bull and female sale, which saw a new record set for the top price bull at $28,000 - $8000 above last year’s price. The popular annual sale, held at the Northern Rivers Livestock...

‘Town Crier’ awarded Local Tourism Hero honour

2 August 2022

CASINO’S much-loved ‘Town Crier’, Brenda Armfield, has been recognised for her support of Richmond Valley events and tourism by being named a Local Tourism Hero. The announcement was made at last week’s North Coast Tourism Symposium and Awards Gala Dinner in Grafton. Brenda is a...

Vacant Barker Street block to get green makeover

27 July 2022

BARKER Street Casino is about to get its very own park, thanks to a $340,000 NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces grant. Borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Streets as Shared Spaces program provides one-off grant funding to support local councils to test and...

Casino Truck Show online registrations now open

1 July 2022

REGISTRATIONS are now open for the 2022 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show, to be held on Saturday 6 August. This year, individuals and companies can register their trucks online by following this link: casinotruckshow.com.au. On-day entries will also be accepted. Entry is $30 per...

Budget includes significant flood repair investment

1 July 2022

RICHMOND Valley Council’s 2022-2023 Budget includes a significant $50,611,790 capital works program to help the community recover from the devastating February-March flood events. A further $24,120,310 has been earmarked for 2023-2024 projects. The Budget also shows surplus budgets for all four years of the delivery...

RVC welcomes NSW Government rate relief funding

7 June 2022

RICHMOND Valley Mayor Robert Mustow has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of rate relief for flood-affected residents. Under the program, eligible ratepayers will have their residential, commercial and farm rates for the upcoming 2022/23 financial year covered by the NSW Government. “Council wrote to the...

RVC calls for new emergency management model

31 May 2022

RICHMOND Valley Council is calling for a new model for emergency management in NSW, following this year’s catastrophic flood events. In an 18-page submission to the 2022 NSW Flood Inquiry, Council said it was time to rethink the way that disaster response and recovery was...

Community feedback sought on plans for the future

24 May 2022

THIS month’s Richmond Valley Council meeting received a range of reports which outline Council’s delivery and financial plans for the future. The Rebuilding the Richmond Valley Delivery Program sets out Council’s vision to help restore its community over the next three years, in partnership with...

Sale of industrial land to boost job creation

13 May 2022

IN a bid to encourage job creation, Richmond Valley Council is selling nine industrial-zoned lots at Reynolds Road, Casino. The lots, which are contained in the Richmond Valley Regional Job Precinct, range in size from 5000m2 to 5ha and were developed to attract employment-generating industries...

Countdown on for inaugural country music muster

7 April 2022

THE countdown is on for the inaugural 2022 Casino Cow Country Music Muster, and tickets are selling fast. In what is hoped to become the newest addition to the country music circuit, the Cow Country Music Muster will be held on the green at the...

Report: Flood costs $150 million; economic impact $250 million

7 April 2022

RICHMOND Valley Council has responded to the recent flooding crisis with a detailed report outlining the extent of the recovery challenge and its plans to rebuild its infrastructure, economy, and community. The Richmond Valley Flood 2022 Response, which was handed to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet...

North Coast councils seeking regional waste solutions

5 April 2022

RICHMOND Valley Council and eight other councils across the NSW North Coast are seeking a new processing facility to cut waste going to landfill. The councils are calling for expressions of interest from industry proponents to provide a regional response to the challenge of the...

Save the date – Casino Truck Show 6 August 2022

22 March 2022

THE countdown to one of Australia’s favourite truck shows is officially on, with today’s announcement the 2022 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show will be held on Saturday 6 August. The event is being coordinated by Richmond Valley Council, with support from the NCP Casino...

Disaster Recovery Centre to aid those impacted by floods

8 March 2022

RICHMOND Valley Council and the NSW Government have established a Disaster Recovery Centre to provide information, assistance, and help for residents and business owners who were affected by the recent flooding events. The Recovery Centre is open six days a week until further notice, and...

Clean up begins for flood-affected residents

7 March 2022

NOW that floodwaters have started to recede across the Richmond Valley, Council will continue to work closely with local flood-affected communities and government agencies to provide the support needed for clean up and rebuilding, as services now move towards a recovery phase. A coordinated clean-up...

Australia Day award winners

1 February 2022

Congratulations to our Richmond Valley Australia Day Award Winners. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better...

Richmond Valley Council Australia Day Award Nominees

25 January 2022

THE nominees for the 2022 Richmond Valley Council Australia Day Awards have been named ahead of the community celebrations on Wednesday 26 January. Each year we have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our region's finest - those who lead by example...

RVC crowned Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia

20 January 2022

CASINO is officially home to Australia's best tap water with Richmond Valley Council today taking out top honours in the Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition. Representing NSW, Council beat out Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, West Australia and Tasmania and will now...

Deputy Mayor elected at new council’s first meeting

20 January 2022

COUNCILLOR Steve Morrissey was elected deputy mayor at the first extraordinary meeting of Richmond Valley Council on Tuesday, as two new councillors were welcomed by Mayor Robert Mustow. The newly-minted Council elected Cr Morrissey unopposed to the position for 12 months. This will be the...

Development application refused for New Italy service centre

19 January 2022

FOLLOWING a comprehensive and exhaustive assessment process, the proposal for a highway service centre at New Italy has been refused by Richmond Valley Council’s Development Assessment Panel. The proposal required consent of Transport for NSW to create a new access for the proposed highway service...

Evans Head set to host Australia Day spectacular

17 January 2022

PREPARATIONS are underway for a full program of family-friendly events at Evans Head on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January. As in past years, a community committee was formed to host the day on behalf of Richmond Valley Council as the official Australia Day celebrations. The...

Declaration of Richmond Valley Council Election

24 December 2021

The NSW Electoral Commission was selected by Council to manage the 2021 Local Government Election on December 4. 16,469 residential and non-residential electors were enrolled in the Richmond Valley Council area on 25 October 2021. The following elections were held: Election of a Mayor Election...

Partnership delivers Richmond Valley Christmas hope

13 December 2021

Partnership delivers Richmond Valley Christmas hope to those who most need it Two Casino Momentum Collective projects will soon go ahead in Casino thanks to substantial Nationals in NSW Government funding, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis announced at the not for profit’s site on Thursday....

Half a million dollars for Richmond Valley community projects

13 December 2021

Three more community projects will go ahead in the Richmond Valley thanks to a new round of Nationals in NSW Government grants totalling a little over half a million dollars, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced in the company of re-elected Richmond Valley Mayor...

Casino Greyhound Track funding boost

13 December 2021

CASINO GREYHOUND RACING TRACK TO SHINE EVEN BRIGHTER WITH $270,000 FUNDING BOOST FROM THE NATIONALS IN NSW GOVERNMENT Greyhound racing at Casino’s greyhound track at Queen Elizabeth Park is set to shine even brighter thanks to over $270,000 in funding from the Nationals in NSW...

Richmond Valley Council Christmas Closures 2022

13 December 2021

Richmond Valley Council offices and services will change over the Christmas period. COUNCIL OFFICES AND LIBRARIES Council’s Customer Service Centres and Libraries will close at 3pm Friday 24 December and re-open on Tuesday 4 January. WASTE SERVICES *** The Nammoona Waste and Resource Recovery Facility,...

Community ready to celebrate Christmas

19 November 2021

Christmas trees to make Mid Richmond debuts AFTER a couple of years of uncertainty, Richmond Valley Council has confirmed the Community Christmas Festival Calendar will return for 2021 and will run from Thursday 2 December to Sunday 19 December. And in more good news, the...

Last Council meeting looks back on productive five-year term

17 November 2021

FOLLOWING the longest term in history, Richmond Valley Council last night tabled the 2016-2021 End of Term Report, which highlights Council’s successful continued implementation of its Community Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP, prepared in collaboration with the community, is underpinned by a suite of strategies...

Major upgrade for Evans Heads breakwall

15 November 2021

THERE is no shortage of new pathways in Evans Head, and pavement along the southern breakwall is the latest to undergo an upgrade. Transport for NSW is starting work today on the $150,000 project, part of $205 million stimulus package allocated to maritime infrastructure and...

Rappvile rebuilds after fires with new RFS Brigade Station

8 November 2021

A NEW Rural Fire Service brigade station – that has become a symbol of resilience – has been officially opened in the northern NSW village of Rappville. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis was joined by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott and...

Modern new library an inviting space for users

28 October 2021

WITH its welcoming interior, wide open spaces and modern facilities, the new Evans Head Library was officially opened today by Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow. With new furniture, furnishings and amenities, the renovation both inside and out has...

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...

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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