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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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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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Richmond Valley: Bottom of the Pile for Northern Rivers Councils Census Stats

Recently released statistical information from the 2011 Census shows that the Richmond Valley Council local government area is the poor cousin of all seven northern NSW councils. The table shown below which supports this view is compiled from large data … Continue reading

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Back to the ’90’s. Return of the Evans Head Copper Pipe Corrosion Saga

The leaking copper pipes saga of the 1990’s which plagued Evans Head households is back with a vengeance. VWD is aware of more than 50 homes at Evans Head affected by leaking copper pipes which are causing damage to households … 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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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 Head Memorial Aerodrome Hangar Owners Vindicated

The owners of two long term hangars on the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome (see picture above) were vindicated today in the Supreme Court in Sydney when they won their battle to keep the caveats they had in place to protect … Continue reading

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