Category Archives: Evans Head

Speed Kills: Death on the Dirawong

Roadkill on the Chinamen’s Beach Road in the Dirawong Reserve is not an uncommon occurrence. On my walk this morning I came across this freshly-killed Wallaby with a broken left leg and young dead Joey at its feet.

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Evans Head Crosswalk Danger

In the view of VWD the pedestrian crosswalk  on Woodburn Street, Evans Head near the intersection with Oak Street is a problem particularly if there is a large vehicle parked near the Evans Head Post Office. Large vehicles block the … 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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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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Salty Lakes Algal Bloom Continues

Despite community protest, clear scientific evidence and complaints from National Parks on four separate occasion, Richmond Valley Council, and its predecessor Richmond River Shire Council,  dumped partially-treated effluent into the lake system creating algal blooms and fish and birds kills

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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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