Richmond council meeting grumbling

IT WAS a fiery start to the first of two community meetings held by Richmond Valley Council last week at the Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Club at Evans Head.

As general manager Brian Wilkinson presented collated information from previous community consultations and surveys, some local residents took the opportunity to air their impassioned views on proposed changes to the Silver Sands Caravan Park.

Once the meeting was back on track, the 40-odd residents from Broadwater, Woodburn, Coraki and Evans Head in attendance were taken through the process of how the feedback was collated and what subjects were covered.

Ratepayers were asked for their opinions and priorities on a wide range of issues that would affect the future of the council area, including schools, the environment and services for older residents.

According to mayor Col Sullivan the Casino meeting, while attended by a similar number of residents, did not have the same argumentative air as the first meeting.

“People did ask questions,” he said. “But they weren’t so controversial.”

“Overall, from both meetings everyone was pretty positive and there was a lot of good feedback.”



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