The Richmond Valley Local Government Area (LGA) covers approximately 3051 square kilometres and stretches about 85 km inland from the coast of Evans Head to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The LGA has boundaries with Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle and Clarence Valley Councils. The region comprises mountain bush and hilly scrubland, timber country and grazing land, floodplains with sugar cane and tea tree stands, wetland and swamp to coastal heath, rocky headlands and dunal systems.
State of the Environment
The latest Regional State of the Environment report for the North Coast Region of NSW was compiled in 2016 by Rous County Council.
Reporting on major environmental indicators from 2011 to 2016, it identifies important environmental trends where relevant. Data was provided by Council,
state and federal government, universities, energy suppliers and community groups.
Also available is a summary for the Richmond Valley Local Government Area.