Richmond Valley plans for the future on display

A raft of plans for the future of Richmond Valley have been put on display for comment by residents.

The Draft Management Plan sets financial targets for 2006/07 and foreshadows plans for the following two years. The plan has been praised by the Evans Head and District Residents and Ratepayers Association, which is pleased that lobbying has resulted in a rate reduction for Evans Head residents.

Richmond Valley Council residents have until June 9 to make submissions on the management plan, which includes increased water and sewerage charges, a general rate hike, higher waste disposal fees, more expensive cemetery burial fees and a substantial increase in showground charges.

The Evans Head Urban Settlement Strategy points to a population increase for the town to around 5000, and includes plans to release 175 building blocks for the controversial Iron Gates Estate.

Wastewater management strategies for Broadwater and Evans Head are also on display, along with the Casino CBD concept plan.

Council will be holding two public information sessions on its financial plans one on Tuesday, May 30, from 10am-3pm at the Evans Head Council meeting room and another next Wednesday, May 31, from 10am-3pm at the Casino Council Chambers.

The documents are on display at Council offices and at www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au.


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