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Richmond Valley Council Wastes Money on Bread & Circuses While Sewerage Effluent Overflows in Coraki: Priorities?

The aerial photograph below also shows two green patches adjacent to the release point for the effluent released from the STP.   This most likely indicates leakage of significant levels of nutrients such as Nitrogen and Phosphorus from the STP.  Aerial maps … Continue reading

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Richmond Valley Council Rips off Evans Head Ratepayers in Special Rate Variation Application

In its application for a Special Rate Variation to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Part B in early 2014, Richmond Valley made the following comment:There are a number of things which are interesting about “Section 3.2 Alternative funding 

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Review of NSW Crown Lands: Disaster for the Environment

The opportunity to comment on the NSW State Government’s proposed changes to the management of Crown Lands closes tomorrow, Friday 20 June.VWD attended a meeting called by Richmond Valley Council at the Evans Head Surf Club at which there was … Continue reading

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NSW State Budget Benefit to Richmond Valley, A Big FAT ZERO

The NSW Treasurer delivered the State Budget tonight for 2014/2015 VWD thought it would take up the NSW Government’s invitation to see what project ‘benefit’ came to the Valley of Surprises, the Richmond Valley local government area, so we clicked … 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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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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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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Noxious Camphor Laurels Spreading Along Evans Head-Broadwater Road Need Urgent Control

Camphor Laurel trees are a pest weed species in Northern NSW.   The Evans Head-Broadwater area, including Broadwater National Park,  has been relatively free of this invasive weed until just recently. The sudden appearance of young trees followed the digging … Continue reading

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F-111 put together for Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Museum

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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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