Richmond Valley Council takes pride in our ability to keep our road network in good working order for the travelling public. Our values are passion and integrity, and our operational staff bring these to our daily work maintaining the Richmond Valley’s roads.

Road renewals 2021-2022:

The following road renewals are scheduled for the 2021-2022 financial year. These major projects are funded from Council’s capital works program. Our road network program also includes regular maintenance work, which includes pothole repairs, patching, and rural road grading is funded from Council’s operational budget.

  • Fogwells Road, Yorklea – 900m
  • Tomki Tatham Road, Tatham – 405m
  • Ellangowan Road, Ellangowan – 900m
  • Woodburn-Coraki Road major upgrade – 2km
  • Woodburn-Evans Head Road – 500m


  • Cedar Ave, Casino
  • Farley St – Hickey Street to Wheat Street, Casino
  • Richmond Terrace, Coraki
  • Josephs Lane, Coraki
  • Country Lane, Casino


  •  Willox Bridge, Casino-Coraki Road
  • JTR Small Bridge (Four Mile Creek)
  • Ellangowan Road Bridge

Live Traffic NSW now displays local road information from Council’s data feeds. The Live Traffic NSW system is designed to support the high traffic load during extreme weather events. This will ensure the system will continue to run smoothly during emergencies.

For the latest traffic information, download Live Traffic NSW for iOS and Android or visit

Report an incident

Richmond Valley Council maintains 1200 kilometres of road network within our local government area. We undertake regular inspections of our road network, including assessing damaged areas to prioritise repair work.

If no incident has occurred and you would like to report a pothole, please complete the Request Action section on the homepage of this website, or phone our 24-hour hotline 6660 0300.

Should you wish to make a claim, Council must establish an injury, or loss or damage was caused as a result of our negligence prior to us paying compensation.

When dealing with claims, Council has certain protections from liability under the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002. Accordingly, Council may not be liable for damages arising from potholes and other hazards unless Council was aware of the risk and acted negligently by not addressing the issue.

We recommend you seek professional legal advice if you are unsure about whether you are able to claim for your loss or damage.

Richmond Valley Council is sympathetic to people incurring an injury or sustaining a loss.  However, before we consider payment of compensation, proof supporting your allegation is required that the loss or damage claimed has been caused by negligence on our part and/or our employees or agents.

For a claim to be considered, evidence must be provided to us for consideration. The onus lies on the claimant to provide sufficient evidence or proof to substantiate your claim.

Completion and acceptance of your incident report form does not represent an admission of liability or a waiver of rights on the part of Council. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident to establish whether or not we have any legal liability. Your claim will be subject to investigation and assessed on its merits.

The process of investigation and determination can take up to six weeks. Sometimes there are delays in obtaining information which is beyond our control, such as  information required from third parties, contractors or witnesses. We endeavour to respond to claims as quickly as possible, however, claims brought in negligence are often complicated and we ask for your patience and co-operation during this time.

Please use this Incident Report Form to lodge a claim.

Northern Rivers Local Government Development Design and Construction Manuals

The Northern Rivers Local Government publications are utilised for the design and construction of civil engineering works associated with development approvals.

  • Development and Design Manual – Version 3
  • Construction Manual – Version 3
  • Standard Drawings – Version 1

The Northern Rivers of NSW is without question one of the most culturally and environmentally diverse areas in Australia.  These qualities have encouraged growth in both residential and industrial development.  Local Government bodies are given the responsibility of managing future growth and development today, hence the goal of this manual “Setting tomorrow’s standards today”.  Both the community and the development industry should now have clear instruction for development infrastructure requirements throughout the Northern Rivers area.  The industry is encouraged to embrace these guidelines before planning begins, enabling faster and more effective processing of applications through Council.

This Development and Design Manual, initiated by a joint effort between State Wide Roads and the Institute of Municipal Engineers Australia as a more uniform standard throughout the country has been modified to suit the specific needs of our region.

The following Local Government bodies have accepted the challenge of creating a better living, working and recreational environment for our region.

  • Ballina Council
  • Byron Shire Council
  • Clarence Valley Council
  • Kyogle Council
  • Lismore City Council
  • Richmond Valley Council

This link will direct you to the Lismore City Council website, where the manuals are available for download.

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