A police operation is currently underway after a vehicle plunged into the Richmond River earlier today.
The poor water quality of the Richmond River is well known, and is a result of acid sulfate soils and years of agricultural run off. A trial to improve the river’s health is being piloted, say the NSW department of Primary Industry.
A man has died after a boat capsized in the Richmond River this morning.
The state of the Richmond and Wilsons rivers are set to become an election issue as the Greens and Labor highlight their degraded condition.
Laurence Axtens, Lismore. How long has it been since you felt like it was safe to swim in the river or eat fish out of it? When I was growing up we would often eat flathead, catfish and even eel... Read More →
While the Greens claim that local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin didn't vote for improving the health of the Richmond River this is hotly denied by Mr Franklin himself.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has launched an attack on what she claims is an ‘empty funding pledge’ by North Coast National Party MLC Ben Franklin to sink millions of dollars into improving the health of the Richmond River.
The body of a man who was reported missing in the Richmond River, 40km south of Ballina, has been located this morning. Emergency services were called to Woodburn about 7.30pm (Tuesday 12 June), responding to reports a 45-year-old man had fallen into... Read More →
The long-awaited dredging of the Richmond River mouth at Ballina and nearby North Creek will go ahead after the state government and Ballina Shire Council each lobbed in around a quarter of a million dollars towards the project.
By night, the nearby ICOLLs are creatures inhabiting my dreams. Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or Lagoon (ICOLL) is the proper name for the Richmond and the Brunswick, the Belongil and the Tallow waterways.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) wants the state government to chip in to help clean up the Richmond River. In July, it scored a D- for river health in a scorecard compiled by Ecohealth and the University of New England.
Baseline coal seam gas (CSG) datasets have been established for the Richmond River catchment identifying that there are no methane seeps into the Richmond river.
The opposition yesterday criticised the state government in parliament for failing to take action over the cause of continuing fish kills in the Richmond River catchment over recent years.
Dr Richard Gates, Evans Head. I agree with Cr Williams. The repair of the Richmond River is urgent and should be top of the priority list. For years the River has been badly neglected and state governments have done bugger... Read More →
Ballina Shire Cr Keith Williams is calling for restoration works on the Richmond River to be the top priority for the council's next budget – and he’s asking for a rate rise to help fund it.
Local councillor and Richmond River Sailing Club member Duncan Dey took 4th place in the Annual Tumbulgum Passage Marathon Race along the Tweed River from Condong to Fingal Head. Dey competed against 35 other boats, both dinghies and cruising yachts,... Read More →
Richmond Valley Council has posted a red alert following an outbreak of blue green algae in the Richmond River at the Casino boat ramp.
Four farmers on the north coast have put life back into drained swamps on their properties by participating in a program funded by the Environmental Trust that allows them to regulate the amount of water that enters wetland areas.