Development Proposals and Consents

On this page you will find current Development Proposals available for public comment and a list of the recent Development Consents issued by Council.

Development Proposals - Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 1979

Richmond Valley Council is notifying the following Section 96 Modification to amend the development consent granted for DA2009/0116 for extensions to existing caravan park (additional sites, residents’ hall, demolition, road works, landscaping and associated works). Richmond Valley Council is the consent authority.  The application and Statement of Environmental Effects may be inspected during the exhibition period  at Council’s Customer Service Centres, 10 Graham Place Casino 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and Cnr Woodburn Street and School Lane Evans Head from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 12 noon.

The development application is an Integrated Development pursuant to Section 91 of the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This requires approval by the NSW Rural Fire Service under Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 and approval of the NSW Department of Planning under State Environmental Planning Policy No. 44 - Koala Habitat Protection. 

NSW Local Government and Planning legislation requires the public disclosure of donations or gifts made in the two years preceding the application by anyone lodging or commenting on development proposals. Disclosure statements are available from Council’s offices in Casino and Evans Head or on the website:

Any person may make a written submission to Richmond Valley Council in respect of the application, quoting DA2009/0116.04, which will be accepted by Council until 5pm Friday 23 March 2018. Submissions will be provided to the integrated and approval authorities and may be viewed by other people with an interest in the application. Any submissions received will be considered on their merits in conjunction with the assessment of the application. If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. 

DA No Applicant Location Description Exhibition Period
2009/0116.04 Ardill Payne & Partners Lot 1 DP 1236953 & Lot 1 DP 1207903 – 570 Woodburn Evans Head Road, Doonbah Amendment to the consent being:
  • Changes to the design of the community building
  • Reduction in the number sites from 91 to 87, & adjustments to the lot layout
  • Removal of trees and amended Koala Plan of Management
  • Amended stormwater management plan
22 February 2018 to 23 March 2018


Consents as per Council's public notices advertisement, RREE 21 February 2018


Application ID Property Description Property Address Full Details Determined Determine Type
DA2018/0051 Lot 2 DP 616005 8275 Pacific Highway, NEW ITALY  NSW  2472 Boundary Adjustment to create two (2) lots being lot 32 (7.7Ha) and lot 33 (22.6Ha) 15/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0091 Lot 1 DP 123831 10 Little Pitt Street, BROADWATER  NSW  2472 New Single Dwelling 25/01/2018 Approved
DA2018/0105   785-865 Busbys Flat Road, MONGOGARIE  NSW  2470 Boundary Adjustment to create five (5) lots being lot 1 (110.18ha), lot 2 (105ha), lot 3 (105ha), lot 4 (101ha) and lot 5 (103ha) 15/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0114 Lot 1 DP 88391 27 Beith Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Subdivision to create two (2) lots being lot 1 (402m2) and lot 2 (609m2) Clause 4.1C RVLEP 2012 30/01/2018 Approved
DA2018/0119   8 Seamist Lane, EVANS HEAD  NSW  2473

Stage 1: Multi Dwelling Housing (5 residential dwellings) and Demolition of Existing On-sitestructures

Stage 2: Strata Subdivision to create five (5) strata lots

23/01/2018 Approved
DA2018/0121 Lot 1 DP 1106903 197 Rocky Mouth Creek Road, WOODBURN  NSW  2472 Swimming Pool & Deck 1/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0124 Lot 162 DP 716276 9 Dyraaba Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Part change of use from Bulk Storage to Meat Processing Industry and Internal Building alterations 15/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0127 Lot 3 DP 758403 83 Woodburn Street, EVANS HEAD  NSW  2473 Alterations and additions to Residential Flat buildings 6/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0129 Lot 1 DP 1213623 62 East Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Construction of 111 Self-Storage Sheds including associated civil works, landscaping, fencing and business identification signange 1/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0130 Lot 6 DP 804211 620 McDonalds Bridge Road, STRATHEDEN  NSW  2470 Subdivision to create two (2) lots being lot 1 (7.64 Ha (Clause 4.1(4A)(b) RVLEP 2012) and lot 2 (39.57 Ha (Clause 4.2(3) RVLEP 2012) 15/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0135 Lot 5 DP 17178 110 Hotham Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Shed and removal of Above Ground Pool 1/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0136 Lot 1 DP 501915 Hotham Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Dual Occupancy 20/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0137 Lot 15 DP 1083470 9 Daisy Place, FAIRY HILL  NSW  2470 New Single Dwelling & Variation to Development Control Plan 2015 5/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0138 Lot 38 DP 1021682 3 Wallum Drive, DOONBAH  NSW  2473 Shade Sails 2/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0139 Lot 1 DP 1121931 162 Canterbury Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Demolition of 2 Sheds & 1 Water Tank 15/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0142 Lot 1 DP 1083470 18 Marigold Drive, FAIRY HILL  NSW  2470 Shed 6/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0143 Lot 28 DP 1170 60 Kent Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Shed 7/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0146 Lot 8 DP 12326 29 Grafton Street, WOODBURN  NSW  2472 Inground Swimming Pool 13/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0147 Lot 9 DP 1176405 38 Ironbark Place, NAUGHTONS GAP  NSW  2470 Swimming Pool 15/02/2018 Approved
DA2018/0148 Lot 5 DP 17120 7 Clarence Street, CASINO  NSW  2470 Secondary Dwelling 15/02/2018 Approved
DA2016/0063.02 Lot 2 DP 1152558 3 Echidna Place, RILEYS HILL  NSW  2472 Dwelling, Garage and Front Fence 20/02/2018 Approved


























Written submissions

Written submissions in respect of any application, quoting DA number and location will be accepted by Council until 4.30pm on the date specified in the right-hand column. Any submissions received will be considered on their merits in conjunction with the assessment of the application.

You should be aware that any written submission received by Council will be kept on the relevant application file which might be inspected by third parties at any time. Council will accept no responsibility for defamatory or other similar matter included in submissions. Any such matter is included in the submission at the risk of the person making it. Objectors have a right to remain anonymous if they so choose. However, should an objector need to substantiate their objections, anonymous objections may be given less weight in the overall consideration of the application. Alternatively, objectors may include their name and/or address in their submission but request the General Manager under Section 739 of the Local Government Act to ensure that any such material to be made available for public inspection, be prepared so as to omit the person’s place of living. Please note this is only available if the person considers the disclosure would place that person or a member of the person’s family at risk and must be supported by a Statutory Declaration to that effect. In the great majority of cases, Council is obliged by the requirements of the Government Information (Public Access) Act of 2009 to allow access to its files in respect of development applications/construction certificates even when the matter is the subject of litigation.

Disclosure of political donations and gifts when lodging or commenting on development proposals

As of 1 October 2008, NSW Government legislation now requires the public disclosure of donations or gifts when lodging or commenting on development proposals. This regulation is designed to improve the transparency of the planning system. The law introduces disclosure requirements for individuals or entities with a relevant financial interest as part of the lodgement of:

  • various types of development proposals; or

  • requests to initiate environmental planning instruments or development control plans.

These disclosure requirements apply at the time of lodgement and during assessment of any planning applications to council or the NSW Government. Disclosure requirements also apply to individuals or entities lodging submissions in objection or support to the above types of proposals. A person is required to disclose any reportable political donations and gifts (if any) made by any person with a financial interest in the application within the period commencing two years before the application is lodged and ending when the application is determined. This includes:

  • all reportable political donations made to any local councillor of the council;

  • all gifts made to any local councillor or employee of that council;

  • a reportable political donation made to a local councillor or any local council includes any donation made at the time the person was a candidate for election to the council; and

  • a relevant public submission means a written submission made by a person objecting to or supporting a planning application or and any development that would be authorised by the granting of the application.

How and when to make a disclosure

If you are required to make a disclosure of a reportable political donation or gift under the EP&A Act, the disclosure is to be made:

  • In, or in a statement accompanying, the relevant planning application or submission if the donation or gift is made before the application or submission is made; or

  • If the donation or gift is made afterwards, in a statement of the person to whom the relevant planning application or submission was made within seven days after the donation or gift is made.

Note: reportable political donations include those of or above $1000. A gift includes a gift of money or the provision of any other valuable thing or service for no consideration or inadequate consideration.


A person is guilty of an offence under section 125 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in connection with the obligations under section 147 only if the person fails to make a disclosure of a political donation or gift in accordance with section 147 that the person knows, or ought reasonably to know, was made and is required to be disclosed under section 147. The maximum penalty for any such offence is the maximum penalty under Part 6 of the Election Funding and Disclosures Act 1981 for making a false statement in a declaration of disclosures lodged under that Part. Note: The maximum penalty is currently 200 penalty units (currently $22,000) or imprisonment for 12 months, or both. For further information, refer to the Department of Planning Circular PS 08_009, which is accessible at

How to view the register of disclosures

Council maintains a register of reportable political donations and gifts when lodging or commenting on development proposals. Arrangements to view the register can be made by calling Council's Governance Officer on 6660 0300. Register of declarations for disclosure of political donations by Councillors is lodged with the Election Funding Authority and is available at

Should you have any further enquiries in this matter, please contact Council’s Development Assessment Group on 6660 0300.