Monthly Archives: April 2013

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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ANZAC Day Evans Head 2013

The Dawn Service for ANZAC Day at Evans Head was well attended by the local community including local schools and emergency services with the support of serving personnel from the RAAF led by Flt/Lt Jason van Rysbergen. Two World War … 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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‘Devil’s Dust’ Journo Matt Peacock Talks Asbestos at Byron

Senior ABC Journalist Matt Peacock spoke today at the Mary Ryan Bookshop in Byron Bay about his long term investigative work on asbestos. Asbestos has been known to cause health problems since the 1930’s but it was many decades before … Continue reading

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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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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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