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Valley Watchdog Returns to Active Service

We’re Back! After a three-year holiday Valley Watchdog is back and ready to serve by keeping an eye on various happenings around our community including all three levels of government. Local Press Fails Us The impetus to return is driven … 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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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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