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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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Richmond Valley Council Survey Raises Serious Questions

A survey commissioned by Richmond Valley Council and being delivered by Micromex is currently in progress. Residents and ratepayers are being phoned and asked to respond to a large series of questions ranging from where they live to their views … Continue reading

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Intrepid Octogenarian Aviator Flies to WA in Self-Built Aircraft

Aviation veteran and former RAAF and QANTAS pilot Ron Fisher of Evans Head arrived yesterday in West Australia following a long flight from Evans Head.

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Is RSL Retirement Village on Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Safe?

At the Australian Senate’s Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee ‘Estimates’ of 23 May 2012, Mr Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, was asked by Senator Fawcett from South Australia about the “encroachment of … Continue reading

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Robbing Peter to pay Paul

Richmond Valley Council has a long history of ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ or ‘rent-seeking’ in economic terms. Rent-seeking takes resources from one group to advantage another. The latest piece of rent-seeking is the deal being stitched up by the … Continue reading

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Committee praises rates knockback

The Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee (EHMAC) has praised the decision to reject a Richmond Valley Council (RVC) application for a special rate variation. EHMAC president Dr Richard Gates told the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) in a letter … Continue reading

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