Category Archives: John Walker General Manager

More Senior Staff Leave Richmond Valley Council

In yet another ‘organisational review’, Richmond Valley Council is advertising for two ‘executive managers’ for Council, the two most senior posts after the General Manager. According to the ad the two existing managers departed to take up “new roles” elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Richmond Valley Council Squanders Ratepayer Funds on New Entry Signs and Banners

Richmond Valley Council continues to squander hard-earned ratepayer funds, this time on new entry signs to towns and villages, and banners. Shown below is part of one of the newly constructed banners at Evans Head which tells us it is … Continue reading

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Vegetation Clearing at the Iron Gates at Evans Head

The controversial Iron Gates estate at Evans Head is back in the spotlight, a controversy that’s been around for at least a quarter of a century (see below).  This time substantial clearing of vegetation of the Iron Gates has brought … Continue reading

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General Manager’s Pay Packet Increases to $240,000

At yesterday’s meeting Richmond Valley Council’s General Manager was awarded a $10,400 increase in his salary package bringing the total to $240,000 per year. Last year he was awarded $19,350 bringing his total salary package increase over two years to … Continue reading

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Council’s Musical Chairs for Managers and 42.5% Proposed Rate Increase

On the 18th of February 2014 Richmond Valley Council  agreed unanimously to a Special Rate Variation (SRV) Application which will increase rates (based on material provided by IPART) by 42.5% over five years for residential ratepayers: This proposed increase is … 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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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 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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