From the Newsroom

More about the changes at the “Independent”

After almost 30 years a ‘free’ newspaper, increasing production, print and transport costs mean the business models of the Clarence Valley Independent can no long absorb the cost of “giving away” the local weekly newspaper.

As of the beginning of May there will be a nominal charge of $2 on the regular Wednesday edition.

We are trying to ensure the outlets at which readers have been able to obtain their copy of the CV Independent are all still available.

Once established under the new pricing structure, a home delivery service will also become available in selected areas; more on this next week.

After the introduction of the paid newspaper, readers will also see changes to the papers format, with more pages and features.

The one thing which will not change is the community contributed aspect of the paper, with all our regular contributors invited to continue their association with the CV Independent. Our deadlines remain unchanged, and we love your contributions and being able to inform the Clarence community of your club or group. In fact, an increase in size of the newspaper should mean more available room for additional contributors.

If you are not already using the pages of the CV Independent, you can email your report to

by 10am each Monday and this is a free community service.