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Planning Minister Brad Hazzard Ain’t Listening

Despite extensive, responsible  criticism of  Planning Minister Brad Hazzard’s proposed new draconian planning legislation, slated for introduction right after the Federal election, the Minister is clearly not listening to what is being said by the wider community and is pushing … Continue reading

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General Manager Gets 9.675% Pay Increase

Richmond Valley General Manager John Walker was awarded, unanimously, close to a 10% pay increase by councillors at the April 16th meeting of council held at Coraki. The resolution of council is shown in full below and consisted of a … Continue reading

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Council Explains RSL LifeCare Withdrawal Decision?

Richmond Valley’s General Manager claims to be making  “all residents” aware about “the reality” of the RSL LifeCare withdrawal of its retirement village proposal from the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. But this does not appear to be the case as … Continue reading

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Why Did Council Hold Developer Contributions For 8 Years?

In September 2003 Richmond Valley Council approved an aged care complex on Currajong Street, Evans Head shown in the diagrams below: The developer, Ex-Services Home Ballina, had to pay Richmond Valley Council developer fees (Section 64 contributions) for the complex … Continue reading

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Division of Local Government ‘Buck Pass’ on Public Interest Matter

Editor’s Note:  The following article and copies of letters are contributed to Valley Watchdog and are presented here in the public interest.  An Editor’s note follows at the end of this material. STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IGNORES PLEAS FROM HANGAR OWNERS … Continue reading

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More News on Hangar Owners Victory at Evans Head

Editor:  The following story has been sourced from the facebook site “Great Eastern Fly-In Evans Head 2013”  See also previous story VICTORY IS SWEET IN A VERY DIRTY DOGFIGHT WHICH SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE AT EVANS … Continue reading

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Evans Developer Speaks On Behalf of Council?

Cr Robert Hayes has published the letter shown above in the Rivertown Times and Express Examiner urging the broader community, as their elected representative, to let Dr Gates, President of the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee, “know how disappointed they … Continue reading

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RSL: Aerodrome Housing Development Defaces Dedicated War Memorial

In 2000 the Woodburn Evans Head Sub-branch of the RSL told Richmond Valley Council in no uncertain terms that plans to develop housing on the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome were tantamount to “defacing a dedicated war memorial” (see article below … Continue reading

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RSL LifeCare Pulls Plug on Aerodrome Retirement Village

Editor: Media Release from Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee RSL LifeCare Pulls Plug on Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Retirement Village Development. The Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee learned (27/2) yesterday that RSL LifeCare, the proponent for a retirement village development … Continue reading

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Retirement Village for Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Abandoned

According to reliable sources RSL LifeCare has pulled out of plans to build a retirement village right near the main runway of the State Heritage-Listed Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. The reasons for RSL LifeCare’s decision are not yet clear but … Continue reading

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