- ClubGrants Funding Now Open
- Volunteering in the Richmond Valley - Online Portal
- Call for Additions to Register of Chemical Sensitive Residents and Organic Growers
- General Manager Evans Head Office Attendance
- Development Proposals and Consents Issued
- Financial Hardship Policy
- CBD Business Parking
- Vandalism / Breaking and Entering
- Gopher & Motor Scooter Use on Footpaths
- Swimming Pool Compliance
- Noise Restriction Hours
- Ranger / Environmental Health - After Hours Contact
- Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library
- Garbage Depots - Hours of Operation
- Peterson's Quarry - Hours of Operation
- Visitor Information Centre
- Fire Control
- Street Stalls and other Fundraising Activities
- Disabled Parking in Casino CBD
Each year, through the NSW Registered Club Gaming taxes collected at the Casino RSM Club, Evans Head Bowling Club and Woodburn Evans Head RSL Club, applications are sought for local priorities, such as community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities. Interesetd community groups are encouraged to read the ClubGrant guidelines and submit an application form. For more information contact Community Services and Social Planning on 6660 0225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering in the Richmond Valley - Online Portal
Council’s website now hosts a portal to volunteering in the Richmond Valley featuring information about organisations with interesting opportunities which can help you learn new skills, meet great people and make a meaningful contribution in your community. For more information visit the Volunteering in the Richmond Valley page. Organisations looking for help from volunteers and who would like to have their details included on the portal should email email@example.com or call the Communities team on 6660 0300.
Next Council Meetings, Dates & Times
Be involved in shaping the Richmond Valley by attending Council meetings. Business papers for all meetings are available from the Council Meetings page of this website.
Call for Additions to Register of Chemical Sensitive Residents and Organic Growers
Council is currently updating its Chemical Sensitive Register for Residents and Organic Growers within the Richmond Valley. This register is a list of residents and growers who wish to be notified prior to Council spraying in the proximity of their property. Adequate notice and timeframes will be given to allow time for people to vacate the area while the spraying process is underway. Council adheres to best practice guidelines in its use of chemicals, which includes the use of herbicides with the least toxic constituents which are effective and economical. Council also endeavours to use the least amount of herbicides necessary to be effective. All Council's weed control staff and contractors are trained in conservation and land management and safe use and storage of chemicals. Residents sensitive to chemical herbicide and certified organic growers who wish to be placed on the register should contact Council on 6660 0300 or alternatively via email firstname.lastname@example.org
General Manager Evans Head Office Attendance
To facilitate improved communications with ratepayers and residents of Evans Head, Woodburn and Broadwater, the Council's General Manager John Walker will be in attendance at the Evans Head Office on the first Wednesday of each month between 9am and 12 noon. Appointments can be made by phoning Julie Clark 6660 0231 or by contacting the Evans Head Office.
Development Proposals and Consents Issued
Council regularly publishes development proposals for public comment and development consents issued by Council on its Development Proposals and Consents page.
Financial Hardship Policy
Council has adopted a financial hardship policy to provide financial assistance to those ratepayers who are suffering genuine financial hardship with the payment of rates and/or charges. Options available to Council are as follows:
- Interest not being charged on arrears for a set period of time.
- Write off interest on rates and charges already incurred in either part or full.
- An arrangement for payment of outstanding rates and/or charges or any combination of the options listed.
There are a number of conditions which need to be met before financial hardship may be granted. Please contact Council if you wish to apply for financial hardship and your application will be treated with the utmost privacy.
Business Parking in Casino's CBD
Business owners in the CBD are encouraged to remind employees they should use on-site staff car parking where available and not use time-restricted street car spaces. Inappropriate use of street car parking can disadvantage both customers and the public in general. The co-operation of business owners in this matter would be appreciated.
Richmond Valley Council is experiencing vandalism and breaking and entering to the buildings and properties under its control. The cost to the community for equipment replacement, cleaning and repairs has risen dramatically in recent years. The community can assist Council in preventing these crimes by reporting all incidents to the Police. If you see a crime being committed with suspects on the site please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. If you are a victim of a crime, other than life threatening or time-critical emergency situations, you should contact the Police Assistance Line 131 444.Types of crime you can report to Police Assistance Line include:
- Break and Enter
- Fail to Pay for Fuel (service stations only)
- Motor Vehicle/Vessel Theft
- Malicious Damage, including Graffiti
- Minor Motor Vehicle Crashes*
- Lost Property
- Taxi Fare Evasion
*No vehicles required towing, no one was injured, all parties exchanged details, no one was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Gopher & Motor Scooter Use on Footpaths
Richmond Valley Council wishes to remind all residents that gophers and/or motor scooters are allowed for use on footpaths, however, for all footpath users' convenience and safety, the following rules should be observed:
- gophers must travel at a maximum 10km per hour only and should only travel at an appropriate speed on footpaths;
- although riders of low-powered wheelchairs/gophers are classed as pedestrians they must give way to anyone on foot;
- gophers wherever they are driving must not cause danger or obstruction to any person or vehicle on the footpath; and
scooters should where possible avoid congested areas and travel slowly.
Electric wheel chairs and gophers give greater mobility to those with restricted movement and should therefore be respected.
Note: Not all shops or other facilities are designed to accommodate scooters. Scooter operators should be prepared to leave their scooters outside and walk short distances.
Council thanks all footpath users for their co-operation in these areas.
Swimming Pool Compliance
Council wishes to remind all swimming pool owners of their responsibilities under the Swimming Pool Act 1992. Any body of water which is greater than 300mm in depth used for human aquatic purposes is considered a swimming pool. Many of the temporary inflatable swimming pools currently being sold and erected in our Council area are required to comply with the provisions of the Act.
The owner of the premises on which a swimming pool is situated must ensure the swimming pool is at all times surrounded by a child-resistant barrier. A child-resistant fence is:
- to separate the swimming pool from any residential building and from any place adjoining the premises;
- to be a minimum height of 1.2 metres above finished ground level and the height of any opening between the fencing and finished ground level shall not exceed 100mm; and
- gate/s must be capable of closing and locking when the gate is opened only 50mm from the latch on the gate post.
In addition, a resuscitation poster must be erected and well maintained in a prominent position in the immediate vicinity of the swimming pool. Further information can be found on the Swimming Pool Compliance page. Council oficers will be undertaking spot compliance inspections of swimming pools throughout the coming months. Penalties will apply to owners of swimming pools which do not comply with the requirements of the Swimming Pool Act 1992.
Noise Restriction Hours
Council would like to remind residents of time restrictions relating to residential areas and uses. Items such as power tools and equipment, chain saws, lawn mowers, heat pumps, swimming pool or spa pumps, should not be used if they can be heard in the adjoining neighbours residence between the following hours:
8pm to 8am on Sundays and public holidays
8pm to 7am on weekdays and Saturdays
Ranger/Environmental Health - After Hours Contact
If you require after hours response from either a Council ranger or Environmental Health Officer, contact can be made through Council's after hours answering service by phoning 6660 0300.
Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library
For information about library services, visit the Library’s section on this website. If you require more information please call our staff on 6662 6160.
Garbage Depots - Hours of Operation
Council wishes to advise the hours of operation of Council garbage depots are as follows:
Monday to Sunday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Bora Ridge - Coraki
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday and Thursday 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Friday 8.30pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 12pm to 4.30pm
Please note: All garbage depots are closed Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.
Peterson's Quarry - Hours of Operation
Please note Peterson’s Quarry will only open on Wednesdays. Arrangements for opening of Peterson’s Quarry and Woodview Quarry at other times may be made with Geoff Fraser on 0427 453 757.
Casino Visitor Information Centre
Residents, visitors and tourist operators are welcome to Richmond Valley tourism information, available seven days a week - 9am to 4pm (Sundays 10am to 2pm), from the Casino Visitor Information Centre, 86 Centre Street (beside the Casino town pool) or by phoning 6662 3566. You can also log on to: www.visitrichmondvalley.com.au for a comprehensive tourism website devoted to the many attractions, services, facilities and events around the whole Richmond Valley region. You’ll be surprised at what you discover.
Residents are reminded of their responsibility to obtain a permit from the Officer in Charge prior to the lighting of fires of any type (except constructed wood or gas barbecues) during the period 1 September to 31 March of each year, unless otherwise varied, from the following Fire Stations:-
- Casino: 6662 6051
- Coraki: 6683 2223
- Evans Head: 6682 4400
Other villages and rural areas, please contact the Rural Fire Brigade on 6663 7211
Street Stalls and other Fundraising Activities
Applications are invited from organisations wishing to hold street stalls in Casino, Coraki, Evans Head, Woodburn and Broadwater. Applications should be submitted in writing with a copy of your current Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance to Council as soon as possible. Further details can be obtained by contacting the Customer Service Centre 6660 0300.
Disabled Parking in Casino CBD
Disabled parking bays in the Casino CBD are located at the following points:
- One in Graham Place, outside the Casino Library
- Three in Aldi Supermarket’s car park
- Four in Casino Plaza Shopping Centre car park
- Four in Casino RSM Shopping Centre
- Two in Walker Street (in front of Crazy Clark's)
- One in Barker Street near the pedestrian crossing (opposite Casino Post Office)
- Three in the El Grondo Car Park
Use of the bays is restricted to people with a disabled sticker issued by the Roads and Maritime Services.