On Exhibition

On Exhibition

Council places items on public exhibition so the community can provide feedback and input into different plans, projects, strategies and policies.

Copies of the items on public exhibition are available for viewing at Council's Casino and Evans Head Customer Service Centres, as well as the Casino Library, during normal business hours Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm throughout the exhibition period.

If you would like to make a submission address it to the Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Valley Council, Locked Bag 10, Casino NSW 2470 or email council@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au. You can also make a submission via our online form which you will find below.

To view development consents and approvals on exhibition, visit the Development Consents and Proposals page.

Currently On Exhibition

Planning Proposal PP2016/01 to rezone 1145 Spring Grove Road, Spring Grove as rural residential land

Council is processing a Planning Proposal (ref. PP2016/01) aimed at amending the Richmond Valley Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP) to enable part of Lot 41 DP1084516, 1145 Spring Grove Road, Spring Grove, to be developed as a rural residential estate.  More specifically the Planning Proposal seeks to:

  • rezone approximately 16.5 ha of the land from Zone RU1 Primary Production to Zone R5 Large Lot Residential (rural residential);
  • to reduce the minimum lot size (MLS) for subdivision within this Zone R5 area from 40ha to 7,500m2, and
  • to apply a 20ha MLS to the remainder of the land (about 25ha).

The Planning Proposal will be exhibited from Wednesday, 26 July 2017, with submissions closing on Monday, 28 August 2017.  Documentation on the proposal may be inspected below.

Any person may make written submissions addressed to the General Manager, Richmond Valley Council, Locked Bag 10, CASINO  NSW  2470, or by Email to council@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au .  Where a submission is by way of objection the reasons for objecting must be explained.


  • All submissions are public documents.
  • Political Donations must be declared.  Further information on declaring Political Donations is available here.

Further information on the Planning Proposal is available from Council on (02) 66600300.

Development Proposals Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 1979

Richmond Valley Council is re-notifying the following development application for the community’s consideration. Richmond Valley Council is the consent authority and the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel has the function of determining the application. The development application and Statement of Environmental Effects may be inspected at Council’s Customer Service Centres, 10 Walker Street Casino, 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or Cnr Woodburn Street and School Lane Evans Head, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am to 12 noon.

The development application is also integrated development pursuant to Section 91 of the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This requires approvals by the NSW Rural Fire Service under Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 and the Office of Environment and Heritage (Heritage Division) under Section 58 of the Heritage Act 1977. 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 this website.

Any person may make a written submission to Richmond Valley Council in respect of the application, quoting DA2017/0054, which will be accepted by Council until 5pm Monday 10 July 2017. Submissions will be provided to the Joint Regional Planning Panel 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


Exhibition Period
2017/0054 Oasis
Head Unit
Lot 1 DP
1193927 – 17
Airport Drive,
Evans Head
Manufactured home
estate consisting
of 199 sites,
community building,
bowling green,
pool and associated
8 June 2017 to
10 July 2017







Making a submission

Before you make a submission, please ensure you understand your rights and responsibilities as detailed in the next section.

Your personal information

You should be aware that any written submission received by Council will be kept on the draft item 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.

Including your postal address or email address will ensure you are advised of the outcome of your submission.

For more information on Written Submissions Click here

Submission process

Council will not deal with the draft item until after the exhibition period has expired. Submissions will be taken into account in finalising the draft item. All submissions will receive notification after the process is complete and will be forwarded a copy of the finalised item.

in support of the proposed draft item
in objection to the proposed draft item
neither in support of, nor objecting to the proposed draft item
I would like my submission to be anonymous
Your personal details given above will be obscured in reports to Council and in third party information requests regarding the draft item submissions.
Cite the reasons for your support or objection to allow Council to full address your concerns. To submit supporting documents, make a separate email with the documents or image files attached to council@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au, citing the Draft Item Title in your email.
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