Phone1300 864 444
The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478
40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478
8:15am - 4:30pm
Monday to Friday
The Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project will improve safety on both the road and shared path of Lighthouse Parade, East Ballina.
The project along the 500 metre length of Lighthouse Parade to Fenwick Drive aims to improve the visual amenity and safety with kerb and guttering, car parking, and traffic calming devices.
The existing fencing alongside the shared path will be replaced with formalised kerb and guttering, providing space from the kerb to the edge of the shared path. This will provide safe clearance from parked cars and prevent vehicles from obstructing the shared path.
A ‘High Pedestrian Activity’ zone will also be introduced along Lighthouse Parade. This will include a flat top road hump, midway along Lighthouse Parade, to assist in slowing traffic together with ‘High Pedestrian Activity’ signage, and posted speeds will be reduced from 50km/h to 40km/h.
These improvements and reduced speed will deliver safer cycling and walking. The project will enhance the overall amenity of Lighthouse Parade and be consistent with the neighbouring natural elements.
Ballina Shire Council has secured State and Federal funding for this project. The total cost of the project is $211,950, with funding through the NSW Safer Roads Program ($103,000), Transport for NSW Network & Safety Services ($36,000), and Federal Government Black Spot Program ($72,550).
The works are expected to be completed within the 2020/21 financial year (weather and site conditions permitting).