Free buses to run to Coraki for Aus Day celebrations
FREE buses will be running from Casino, Evans Head and Woodburn to the Coraki riverfront festival to help Richmond Valley residents and visitors have the best day they can.
Supported by Richmond Valley Council, two free buses have been organised to pick up residents and visitors throughout the day so residents can leave their cars at home.
Timetables will be posted in pickup locations, in posters in high traffic areas and will appear in The Richmond River Express Examiner prior to Australia Day.
Evans Head locals can join the bus at the Woodburn Street bus stop in front of the library.
The bus will then pick up Woodburn locals at the bus stop in front of the post office on the Pacific Highway before proceeding to Coraki.
Casino locals should wait for their buses at the Canterbury Street bus shelter across from the Casino RSM.
Return trips will continue all afternoon until 4pm, picking up from the corner of Allwood Street and Richmond Terrace where most of the main events are located, and also picking up passengers from the Youth Arena in Bridge Street, Coraki.
Chairperson of the organising committee George Thompson said the free buses provided by Council were a great opportunity for everyone in the Richmond Valley to come to Coraki and be part of the Richmond Valley Council Australia Day extravaganza.
Mr Thompson said those wishing to travel in cars were also most welcome with plenty of parking available in the streets adjacent to the riverfront, with part of Richmond Terrace closed to enable stalls, food vendors and festival attractions along the riverfront.
The official Australia Day celebrations in Coraki has a bursting program of events and activities for all ages including markets, bands, workshops, kids novelty races, dragon boat and raft races, demonstrations and dance performances plus much more.
The full program of events, map, entry forms for competitions and waiver form for activities, plus timetables for buses can be found on the website www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au/AustraliaDay.