STRATEGIC PLAN: Evans Head residents put forward suggestions for the town at a recent meeting.
STRATEGIC PLAN: Evans Head residents put forward suggestions for the town at a recent meeting.

Boardwalk around Evans headland discussed at meeting

A BOARDWALK around the headland at Evans Head was one of the projects discussed at the recent Community Strategic Plan meeting run by Richmond Valley Council and held at the Evans Head Surf Club.

While the council had no immediate plans to run such a project, it was a favourite idea by Evans Head residents who were at the meeting, so much so that plans for a "boardwalk committee" may be organised in the near future.

Council's general manager John Walker walked through the latest draft of the long-term community strategic plan which incorporated results from a recent telephone survey to ratepayers.

"Around 4000 residents were surveyed which statistically makes results accurate to within plus or minus five per cent," Mr Walker said.

The plan focused on seven areas within Richmond Valley, including the environment, the local economy and our open spaces.

Questions ranged from dealing with eradicating pests, what to do with effluent water, sugar cane waste, ways of streamline applications for grants, and spending money on the foreshore.

Projects listed by council as being of priority in the area include the cycleway between Evans Head and the Riverside Village, the Woodburn Oval Skate Park and improving the Coraki Riverfront.

To make a written submission to the Community Strategic Plan, send by email to council@richmondvalley. nsw.gov.au; fax 6660 1300 or mail CSP, Reply Paid 77501, Locked Bag 10, Casino NSW 2470 by 4.30pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

Seven focus areas of the Community Strategic Plan:

  • Natural Environment.
  • Local Economy.
  • Community and culture.
  • Recreation and open spaces.
  • Rural and urban development.
  • Transport and infrastructure.
  • Governance and process.


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