Category Archives: Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome

F-111 put together for Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Museum

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The F-111 has landed at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome

Well the last of the F-111’s has arrived at Evans Head.  Six were given on permanent loan to Museums around Australia with Evans Head being the lucky recipient for one of them. Now to put it all together. A8-147 was … Continue reading

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F-111 Wings Arrive at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome

It was an exciting morning with the wings for the F-111 A8-147 arriving at the State Heritage Listed Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. Quite a number of onlookers were on hand to watch the large semi with boxed wings on board … Continue reading

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Bellman Hangar Restoration at Evans Head Nearing Completion

In April VWD reported that the last of the Bellman Hangars at the State Heritage Listed  Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome was being restored and would soon become home to the one remaining F-111 of six being loaned out to various … Continue reading

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Archerfield Airport Legal Case: Implications for Richmond Valley Aerodromes?

A legal case regarding Archerfield Airport before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal may have ramifications for Richmond Valley Council’s Evans Head Memorial  and Casino Aerodromes. In an article about the case entitled “Day of Reckoning for Albanese” author Paul Phelan claims … Continue reading

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Historic Bellman Hangar at Evans Head Undergoes Refit for F-111

More than 5,500 personnel trained at No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School and No. 1 Air Observers School at Evans Head during World War II under the Empire Air Training Scheme.  17 Bellman Hangars were built at the time to … 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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Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Mourns Loss of Aviator Wayne Fisher

The Northern Rivers lost a major figure in aviation today in an aircraft accident at Lismore Airport. Wayne Fisher has been a great supporter of the Great Eastern Fly-In and the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome for many years.

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