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What are the best things about living in the Clarence Valley?

over 5 years ago

The river, the villages, the beaches, the relaxed atmosphere and the diversity of recreation have all been given as positives for the Clarence Valley. What do you think are the best things about living here?

This consultation has now concluded. Thank you for your interest and your input.

  • lehmans over 5 years ago
    I love the fact that you can drive one hour and be in world heritage rainforests, magnificent lonely beaches, shopping or rugged river wilderness.
  • Gavinrayward over 5 years ago
    From a Grafton point of view the river is No.1. But the fact that the beaches and mountains (natural environment) are only a short drive away is fantastic.There is so much to do and their a a great community spirit. Take Street-O (street orienteering) for example. This is a new sport to the Clarence Valley and we are averaging around 70 people to each event.
  • cvreview over 5 years ago
    CV has wonderful community minded, friendly and proud villages to visit and enjoy their festivals, markets, etc. The country atmosphere that Grafton and other larger towns in CV still have and hopefully won't lose too quickly. The great volunteer groups that help improve CV and try to keep the Council honest.The current environment areas/National Parks/rivers/beaches.
  • tim over 5 years ago
    that we can still access relatively undeveloped areas in the valley
  • jase sheaffy over 5 years ago
    there is plenty to do in Grafton in the way of entertainment, shopping , dining.
  • aussiebw over 5 years ago
    The laid back atmosphere, beautiful surrounds, beaches, community spirit, fishing, clean air and water (although the water has issues at the moment lol) friendly people, climate
  • Dulcieann over 5 years ago
    We moved here 17 years ago from Sydney as we wanted our young son to grow up in a safe environment. We have enjoyed being involved in sport, mainly hockey and rugby and this is where we have made many of our life long friends. Our son is grown up now and still in the Valley, about to marry and have children and they will be brought up here too. The greatest things about Grafton are: Jacaranda Festival( never experienced anything like this in Sydney)July race meetings Bridge to bridgeDragonboats Feeling safe within the area and knowing that I can walk anywhere in Grafton without fear of being mugged. The people, although there are still a minority that judge others because of race etc, good people outweight the badClose proximity to the beaches on the coast What does the Valley need??More live music at a suitable venueNRL visits The Mariner to go ahead (the sight of the old bowling club)The walkway from prince to Clarence streetsNew bridge I'm GraftonJust naming a few. We do have a great valley, under utilised and we need to welcome more industry into area to allow our kids to stay here.
  • rodneywright over 5 years ago
    The quality of our natural environment with access to a large expanse of waterways and beaches that are relatively uncrowded and obviously our climate.
  • lwalker over 5 years ago
    The natural environment including the national parks, wilderness areas, beaches, rivers, gorges. Clarence Valley is so close to some of the best beaches and surf on the north coast.
  • Ecohawk over 5 years ago
    The natural environment including the national parks, wilderness areas, beaches, rivers, gorges. Clarence Valley is so close to some of the best beaches and surf on the north coast. The community feel of some towns, and the inclusiveness that small towns offer - friendliness, security, safety, friendly neighbours & shop keepers.