Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Richmond Valley Council’s Community Engagement Strategy sets out best practice for how Council and the community share information and experiences to develop the shared vision set out in the Community Strategic Plan. 

Community engagement

  • Informs the community about Council activities and services
  • Interests the community in Council activities and services
  • Gives the community a say
  • Links Councillors with Community

Let us know how you would like to talk to and hear from Council:

Residents urged to have their say on Valley’s future

Richmond Valley residents are being offered an opportunity to have their say on the region’s future at six public meetings to be held in Evans Head, Rappville, Broadwater, Coraki, Casino and Woodburn. Up for discussion will be the Community Strategic Plan, which is Council's primary forward planning document, aligning the community's vision with a clear strategic direction for Richmond Valley's long-term future.

Meeting dates and times are:

Evans Head

5.30pm Wednesday 3 May, Woodburn Evans Head RSL Club


5.30pm Thursday 4 May, Rappville Hall


5.30pm Tuesday 9 May, Broadwater-Rileys Hill Community Hall


5.30pm Thursday 11 May, Brandon Hall


5.30pm Monday 15 May, Casino Community and Cultural Centre


5.30pm Thursday 18 May, Visitor Information Centre (CWA Rooms)









To encourage meaningful discussion, the community is invited to make itself familiar with the draft CSP and associated documents before attending the meetings. All documents will available on this page from Wednesday 26 April, from Council’s Customer Service Centres in Casino and Evans Head, as well as all local libraries. The suite of documents will be on public exhibition for comments until Friday 2 June. Following the public consultation process, the CSP will be fully considered by the Council at its Tuesday 27 June meeting.

Community Surveys

From time to time, Council enlists the help of a professional research company to undertake surveys to better help us deliver the services our community needs. Key objectives of the research include:

  • Assessing and establishing the community’s priorities and satisfaction in relation to Council activities, services, and facilities
  • Identifying the community’s overall level of satisfaction with Council’s performance
  • Identifying the community’s level of agreement with prompted statements surrounding wellbeing/ connectedness
  • Identifying methods of communication and engagement with Council
  • Understanding levels of support for proposed Signature Projects
  • Identifying locations of retail purchases

A copy of the latest survey can be downloaded by clicking this link Richmond Valley Council Community Research