Category Archives: Richmond Valley Council

Richmond Valley Council Asked to Withdraw Application for 42% Special Rate Variation

Richmond Valley Council applied earlier this year for a Special Rate Variation amounting to a 42% increase in rates over five years.  This was the third highest rate increase of the 31 councils who applied. Recently council has been asked … 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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F-111 put together for Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Museum

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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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Annual Fish Kill, Sorry, ‘Fishing Competition’ at Evans Head

The Annual ‘Fish Kill’ is on  again with hundreds of competitors descending on Evans Head to try their luck from the 5th to the 12th of July at the local ‘Fishing Classic’.

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State Government Raises Spectre of OFF-SHORE DRILLING PLATFORMS

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure has raised the spectre of Offshore Drilling Platforms for the Far North and Mid North Coasts of NSW in a Draft Marine-Based Industry Policy currently on exhibition for public comment until 17 June.

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Valley Council’s Loaded CSG Question Which Won’t Go Away

It’s pretty clear now that Richmond Valley Council’s in bed with the Coal Seam Gas Industry.   The picture in the local paper of the General Manager  looking all festive and jolly with the Christmas Tree provided by Metgasco, the … 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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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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