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Richmond Riverkeeper was formally established in May 2022 with the overall aim of giving a voice to the rivers of the Richmond River and providing a foundation for a holistic approach to river management across the six local government areas that affects the river catchment including Byron Shire, Lismore City, Ballina Shire, Richmond Valley Shire, Kyogle Shire, and Rous County Council, drawing together expertise and commitment.

As a newly established organisation, Richmond Riverkeeper is keen to consolidate early business planning and establish a basis for its operations, with a focus on identifying key actions for the years 2024 – 2030 through its Vision and Business Strategy.

Richmond Riverkeeper commissioned the Alluvium Group to assist with this work. Development of the Strategy has been funded by a grant from the NSW Government, Department of Regional NSW.

• Alluvium Consulting
• Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network
• Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation
• Living Lab Northern Rivers
• Lion and Lamb
• Namabundah Farm, Bundjalung Tribal Society
• Northern Rivers Community Foundation
• Ozfish Unlimited
• Positive Change for Marine Life
• Revive the Northern Rivers
• Richmond Landcare Inc.
• Southern Cross University
• SJH Kreations
• Global Waterkeeper Alliance
• Whian Whian Landcare
• Wilsons River Landcare
• Yarra Riverkeeper

To what extent have we delivered on our long-term outcomes?
  • Influence and integrity
  • Applied knowledge and capacity building
  • Gateway to networks
  • Coordinated action / water quality
Increase in membership and subscriber numbersAssociation records, mailing lists, website analytics
Increased attendance of the Richmond Riverkeeper at key planning and policy forums relating to the health of the rivers and tributaries of the Richmond catchmentEvent evaluations
Improved statutory and regulatory protections of the river system and riparian zones throughout the Richmond catchment areaLegislative data
Awareness and engagement with, available tools, knowledge and resources for more sustainable land-use planning and practicesCase studies, Member / stakeholder interviews
Consolidated information and water quality data across the catchment is being accessedWebsite visits and downloads, Member / stakeholder interviews
Coordinated river health monitoring program designed and deliveredProject plans
To what extent has the Richmond Riverkeeper built & maintained networks?
Number of collaborations with local landholders and program delivery partnersProject plans
Community, Traditional Custodians feedback, review, and participationProject plans and agreements
To what extent are the resources adequate / appropriate to deliver project priorities?
Successful delivery of project plans and priority activities in line with our endorsement as Global WaterkeeperProject plans, Staff/ member interviews
How appropriate are the governance and program management arrangements and systems?
Annual governance check in’s undertakenMember / stakeholder interviews. Reporting to the Global Waterkeeper Alliance
How can the Richmond Riverkeeper deliver its activities more efficiently?
Identified opportunities for collaboration and improved project coordinationStaff / member interviews