Burnout workshops to support local community

Friday, 15 Mar 2024

Burnout workshops to support local community

The Northern Rivers community will have an opportunity to learn from leading burnout experts across March and April in a series of free workshops presented by Ballina Shire Council.

In the wake of the devastating floods in 2022 and through community consultation, Council has identified an increase in community and volunteer burnout and has developed a series of workshops aimed at burnout prevention and recovery to support the local community.

“Our community is experiencing high levels of ongoing stress and burnout,” said Laura Woolcott, Community Recovery Officer from Ballina Council.

“The floods have added to the workload of the entire community, service providers, organisations, businesses and especially our volunteers. We want to better support people to take care of themselves with tangible strategies as well as wellbeing programs.”

The first free Burnout Prevention and Recovery Essentials Workshops will take place on Wednesday 20 March at 12 noon in the Richmond Room in Ballina with lunch provided.  The second workshop will take place online at 5:30pm on Thursday 4 April, with a possible third workshop on Wednesday 8 May 2024.

Leading Australian burnout researcher, Sally Clarke is part of the team from Human Leaders who have designed the tailored workshops, and with colleague Alexis Zahner will be delivering them directly to the local community.

“Burnout is rife at the moment, but it’s also very preventable,” Clarke said, “It’s a result of chronic workplace stress — which also impacts carers and volunteers — and has been so normalised in our modern society.”

“And whilst burnout is a result of stress, it directly impacts the individual, so there is a lot we can do to empower people to take care of themselves to prevent burnout or support them to recover from it.”

The burnout workshops will focus primarily on identifying burnout, its symptoms and causes, and offer support to people to put personal strategies in place to protect themselves from burnout.

Supported by the Ballina Council’s Community Recovery team, these events are part of various community wellbeing activities taking place from March to May. All events are open to the entire community to attend. Registration is appreciated.

Register for the burnout workshops or learn more about any of the upcoming community wellbeing activities. 

May 2024
Fire Ant eradication treatment rolls out in Wardell

Fire Ant eradication treatment rolls out in Wardell

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Drop in and chat to the fire ant eradication team to find out how you can play an active role in our fight against fire ants on Thursday 23 May and Friday 24 May 2024 at the Wardell & District War Memorial Hall

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina emergency roadworks

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina emergency roadworks

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Temporary Closure of Ballina War Memorial Swimming Pool

Temporary Closure of Ballina War Memorial Swimming Pool

Monday, 20 May 2024

The Ballina War Memorial Pool will be closed for the month of June and the Alstonville Aquatic Centre for the month of July for essential annual maintenance.

Federal Budget - What does it mean for Ballina Shire

Federal Budget - What does it mean for Ballina Shire

Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Ballina Shire Council's Mayor Sharon Cadwallader shared her reflections on the Federal Budget 2024/25, highlighting the implications for Ballina Shire. The commitment of $27.7 billion is a significant allocation towards various projects aimed at improving the quality of life for Australians, Mayor Cadwallader acknowledges the budget's emphasis on cost-of-living relief, education, and healthcare as crucial pillars for community well-being.

Temporary Lane Closure - Night work at Canal Bridge, Ballina

Temporary Lane Closure - Night work at Canal Bridge, Ballina

Thursday, 09 May 2024

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that one lane of Tamarind Drive (across Canal Bridge) will be temporarily closed overnight on Friday 10 May and Saturday 11 May 2024.

Your voice matters - Help us shape our community's future!

Your voice matters - Help us shape our community's future!

Monday, 06 May 2024

Ballina Shire Council is seeking the community’s feedback on our draft plans for the years ahead. The Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2024 - 2028 is now on exhibition until Wednesday 5 June 2024.

Salt water over roads - King tides from Tuesday 7 May

Salt water over roads - King tides from Tuesday 7 May

Monday, 06 May 2024

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.

Lennox Headland Community Tree Planting Day

Lennox Headland Community Tree Planting Day

Friday, 03 May 2024

The annual Lennox Head Community Tree Planting Day is occurring again Friday 10 May 2024.

End violence against women - Sunday 5 May 2024

End violence against women - Sunday 5 May 2024

Thursday, 02 May 2024

Ballina Shire Council issues an urgent call to our community members and leaders to take a stand against domestic violence. 4pm Sunday 5 May 2024 at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (63 Cherry Street, Ballina)

Vote for Ballina in the NSW Top Tourism Awards

Vote for Ballina in the NSW Top Tourism Awards

Wednesday, 01 May 2024

The Ballina Tourism team is thrilled to announce that Ballina has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious NSW Top Tourism Town Awards, which is hosted by Business NSW and the NSW Tourism Industry Council. This notable nomination places Ballina among the top nine contenders in the category for towns with a population over 5,000 residents.

Allens Parade Roundabout Construction Lennox Head

Allens Parade Roundabout Construction Lennox Head

Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Ballina Shire Council is preparing to construct a new permanent roundabout at the intersection of Ballina Street and Allens Parade, Lennox Head, from Monday 13 May 2024.

Apr 2024
Plans underway to duplicate Ballina bridges

Plans underway to duplicate Ballina bridges

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges. The project also involves raising portions of the roadway on sections of River Street and Tamarind Drive.

NRCG May 2024 Exhibitions

NRCG May 2024 Exhibitions

Friday, 12 Apr 2024

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four new exhibitions this May that showcase explorations of place and identity in a variety of forms

Together Arts and Community Wellbeing Event takes over the Northern Rivers Community Gallery this May

Together Arts and Community Wellbeing Event takes over the Northern Rivers Community Gallery this May

Friday, 12 Apr 2024

On Saturday 11 May the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is teaming up with artist and educator Claudie Frock and the Ballina Shire Council Community Recovery Team to deliver TOGETHER Arts and Community Wellbeing Day - a free, fun-filled arts and cultural event in the heart of Ballina

Flooded Roads Update - 9 April 2024 @ 4.30pm

Flooded Roads Update - 9 April 2024 @ 4.30pm

Tuesday, 09 Apr 2024

Road status information during wet weather conditions.

Flooded Roads Update - 8 April 2024 @ 6am

Flooded Roads Update - 8 April 2024 @ 6am

Monday, 08 Apr 2024

Road status information during wet weather conditions.

Flooded Roads Update - 7 April 2024 @ 11.30am

Flooded Roads Update - 7 April 2024 @ 11.30am

Sunday, 07 Apr 2024

Road status information during wet weather conditions.

Wet weather information - 5 April 2024 @ 9.45am

Wet weather information - 5 April 2024 @ 9.45am

Friday, 05 Apr 2024

Road status information during wet weather conditions.

Take off for Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and Bluesfest Byron Bay

Take off for Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and Bluesfest Byron Bay

Thursday, 04 Apr 2024

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has continued its longstanding commitment to Byron Bay Bluesfest after expanding its partnership with its highly innovative VIP Lounge concept at the 2024 festival.

Mar 2024
Lennox Park's fresh and modern upgrade

Lennox Park's fresh and modern upgrade

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2024

The Lennox Park upgrade is now complete, and the park fully reopened following a major overhaul.

New bridge can take the weight

New bridge can take the weight

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2024

Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council have officially opened the new Pearces Creek Bridge. The aging wooden bridge has been replaced with a two-lane, concrete structure that meets the needs of today's road users.

Beach Safety Program ready for community use

Beach Safety Program ready for community use

Thursday, 21 Mar 2024

Ballina Shire Council has rolled out a new Beach Safety Program to improve the safety and first aid infrastructure available along the shire's beaches

Planned water outage for Alstonville

Planned water outage for Alstonville

Monday, 18 Mar 2024

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that essential water main works will be carried out in a section of Alstonville overnight on Thursday 21 March 2024.

Burnout workshops to support local community

Burnout workshops to support local community

Friday, 15 Mar 2024

The Northern Rivers community will have an opportunity to learn from leading burnout experts across March and April in a series of free workshops presented by Ballina Shire Council

Salt water over roads - King tides from 9 March

Salt water over roads - King tides from 9 March

Thursday, 07 Mar 2024

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Stronger Than Ever

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Stronger Than Ever

Thursday, 07 Mar 2024

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport's runway has been upgraded to meet future aviation demands

Ross Lane Safety Upgrades starting in March

Ross Lane Safety Upgrades starting in March

Friday, 01 Mar 2024

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that the next stage of safety upgrades to Ross Lane will commence from Monday 11 March 2024 and continue until the end of June 2024, weather and site conditions permitting.

Ballina's bus interchange set for an upgrade

Ballina's bus interchange set for an upgrade

Friday, 01 Mar 2024

Ballina Shire Council will be upgrading the Tamar Street Bus Interchange in Ballina's CBD from Monday 11 March 2024.

Feb 2024
Yabby Trap Roundup at Ballina Shire Council

Yabby Trap Roundup at Ballina Shire Council

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024

The Yabby Trap Roundup is collecting all old, illegal and unwanted Opera House style yabby traps to protect the future of fishing and the health of our waterways.

NRCG March Exhibitions

NRCG March Exhibitions

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four new exhibitions this March that showcase explorations of place and identity in a variety of forms

Green Bins go back to basics for better compost

Green Bins go back to basics for better compost

Monday, 26 Feb 2024

New green bin rules mean it's easier than ever for Northern Rivers residents to sort out their waste.

Wardell Wharf repairs set to start

Wardell Wharf repairs set to start

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2024

Repairs to the flood-damaged Wardell Wharf will commence Thursday 15 February 2024. Council has engaged contractor, Hunter Wharf and Barge, to carry out the remediation works, which will include: Repairs to the damaged wharf and boardwalk piles and Installation of armouring along the riverbank near Wardell Wharf.

Draft Housing Strategy on public exhibition

Draft Housing Strategy on public exhibition

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2024

Ballina Shire Council has prepared a Draft Housing Strategy to help meet housing demand over the next 20 years in Ballina Shire.

Temporary Closure of Coastal Shared Path near Lennox Headland

Temporary Closure of Coastal Shared Path near Lennox Headland

Thursday, 01 Feb 2024

Council will be carrying out essential maintenance and repairs to sections of the Coastal Shared Path and Coastal Recreational Walk from Monday 5 February.

Jan 2024
Your 2024 Australia Day Award Winners announced

Your 2024 Australia Day Award Winners announced

Friday, 26 Jan 2024

Ballina Shire Council hosted the official ceremony at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre, which featured a Welcome to Country, citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the highly anticipated Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards.

Help Council plan for Hampton Park Reserve

Help Council plan for Hampton Park Reserve

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2024

Ballina Shire Council is preparing a Draft Master Plan for part of Hampton Park Reserve and is seeking the community's insights.

Discover the Ballina Coast and Hinterland with the new Visitor Guide

Discover the Ballina Coast and Hinterland with the new Visitor Guide

Thursday, 18 Jan 2024

The Ballina Tourism Team is thrilled to unveil the new Ballina Coast and Hinterland Visitor Guide, a comprehensive A4 publication showcasing the region's unmissable experiences through captivating imagery, insightful editorials, and essential visitor information.

Recognising achievements and welcoming diversity this Australia Day

Recognising achievements and welcoming diversity this Australia Day

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2024

Whether you're a long-time local, new to the shire, or visiting our patch of paradise, everyone is welcome to join us for this year's Ballina Shire Australia Day Ceremony at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Friday 26 January 2024, from 9am.

Salt water over roads - King tides from 11 January

Salt water over roads - King tides from 11 January

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2024

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.

January Exhibitions - Showcasing the art of our region and beyond

January Exhibitions - Showcasing the art of our region and beyond

Tuesday, 02 Jan 2024

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) launches its 2024 annual exhibition program, presenting four exhibitions this January.

Dec 2023
Waste services over Christmas and New Year

Waste services over Christmas and New Year

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2023

There are no changes to bin collection days over the Christmas period, even if bin collection falls on a public holiday.

Local schools lead the way in waste wise initiatives

Local schools lead the way in waste wise initiatives

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2023

This year, Ballina Shire Council supported participating schools to wage their own 'war on waste' through the Let's Get It Sorted School Challenge.

Have your say on Sharpes Beach carpark upgrade

Have your say on Sharpes Beach carpark upgrade

Monday, 11 Dec 2023

Ballina Shire Council is asking the community to provide feedback on plans to upgrade Sharpes Beach Carpark.

Temporary Closure - Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park - Thursday 7 December

Temporary Closure - Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park - Thursday 7 December

Tuesday, 05 Dec 2023

Ballina Shire Council will temporarily close sections of Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park on Thursday 7 December 2023, to reinstall steel sculptures within the park.

New playground opens at Pop Denison Park

New playground opens at Pop Denison Park

Tuesday, 05 Dec 2023

Stage two of the Pop Denison Park playground is now complete, and the playground is open just in time for Christmas!

Nov 2023
Temporary road closure - Airport Boulevard

Temporary road closure - Airport Boulevard

Thursday, 30 Nov 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that a section of Airport Boulevard will be temporarily closed on Monday 4 December and Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Ballina Shire Council Services Christmas and New Year Closures 2023/24

Ballina Shire Council Services Christmas and New Year Closures 2023/24

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023

A number of Council facilities and services will change over the Christmas period.

Pontoon replacement in Ballina

Pontoon replacement in Ballina

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023

A flood-damaged pontoon at Lance Ferris Wharf in Fawcett Park, Ballina is being replaced.

River Street and Cherry Street, Ballina - Temporary Road Closures

River Street and Cherry Street, Ballina - Temporary Road Closures

Monday, 27 Nov 2023

Ballina Shire Council advises the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond is holding a community awareness walk against Domestic and Family Violence on Friday 1 December 2023.

Temporary traffic change for Ross Lane, Lennox Head

Temporary traffic change for Ross Lane, Lennox Head

Friday, 24 Nov 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that Ross Lane in Lennox Head will be reduced to one lane from Monday 27 November for approximately two weeks.

Pearces Creek Bridge reopened to traffic

Pearces Creek Bridge reopened to traffic

Thursday, 23 Nov 2023

Eltham Road has reopened to traffic following a month-long closure for the Pearces Creek Bridge replacement project.

Last call for Nominations - 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Last call for Nominations - 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023

Don't miss the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes in our community. Nominations for the 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards will close Monday 27 November 2023.

Federal Review Deprives Ballina Shire of Vital Bruxner Highway Upgrade

Federal Review Deprives Ballina Shire of Vital Bruxner Highway Upgrade

Friday, 17 Nov 2023

The recent release of the federal government's infrastructure spending review brings with it a disheartening revelation for the Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers region. In particular, the significant funding loss for the crucial Bruxner Highway - Wollongbar to Goonellabah project, which initially held a federal commitment of $6.8 million.

Unplanned water outage Lennox Head - 16 November 2023

Unplanned water outage Lennox Head - 16 November 2023

Thursday, 16 Nov 2023

Water supply is temporarily unavailable to some properties in Lennox Head village due to a water main break that occurred this afternoon.

Oct 2023
Lennox rolls out the red carpet for Dis-Co Ball

Lennox rolls out the red carpet for Dis-Co Ball

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2023

Sprung Integrated Dance Theatre's new annual disability community ball, Dis-Co Ball, will light up the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Sunday 12 November 2023.

Steve Banks and The Sidemen coming to Lennox

Steve Banks and The Sidemen coming to Lennox

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2023

Mark Friday 10 November 2023 in your diary as that's when Steve Banks and The Sidemen are coming together for one night only at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Pontoon replacements in Ballina and Keith Hall

Pontoon replacements in Ballina and Keith Hall

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2023

Flood-damaged pontoons at Lance Ferris Wharf in Fawcett Park, Ballina and at Keith Hall are being replaced.

Camp Drewe Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Camp Drewe Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that vehicle access to Camp Drewe Road in Lennox Head will be temporarily closed for The Ox Charity Fundraiser 24 hour running event.

Draft Master Plan for Wardell Village Centre on public exhibition

Draft Master Plan for Wardell Village Centre on public exhibition

Monday, 09 Oct 2023

Following extensive community consultation, Ballina Shire Council has developed a Draft Master Plan to help revitalise Wardell village centre.

Ballina Contemporary Art Market on next week (Saturday 14 October)

Ballina Contemporary Art Market on next week (Saturday 14 October)

Friday, 06 Oct 2023

The inaugural Ballina Contemporary Art Market (BCAM) is a free, one-day, fun-filled arts and cultural event taking place on Saturday 14 October from 10am-7pm at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios creative precinct in Ballina, showcasing the creative talent of the region.

North Wall Path closure for maintenance

North Wall Path closure for maintenance

Thursday, 05 Oct 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise the community of two temporary closures of the North Wall shared path in East Ballina.

Sep 2023
Lennox Park upgrade starting Monday 9 October

Lennox Park upgrade starting Monday 9 October

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that Stage 7 of the Lennox Village Vision project, the Lennox Park Upgrade, will commence on Monday 9 October 2023.

Temporary closure of Eltham Road, Pearces Creek

Temporary closure of Eltham Road, Pearces Creek

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise residents and motorists that Eltham Road, at Pearces Creek Bridge, will be temporarily closed for one month from Monday 23 October 2023.

NRCG November Exhibitions

NRCG November Exhibitions

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

NSW Budget 2023-24 Highlights for Ballina Shire and our region

NSW Budget 2023-24 Highlights for Ballina Shire and our region

Friday, 22 Sep 2023

The NSW Budget 2023-24, released on Tuesday 19 September, has outlined several key projects and funding for Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers region.

Water restored - Skennars Head

Water restored - Skennars Head

Friday, 22 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council's water team will be carrying out repairs to a water main in Skennars Head on Friday 22 September 2023, from 9.30am to 3pm.

Lennox Head Golden Ticket - Shop to Win!

Lennox Head Golden Ticket - Shop to Win!

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023

Prepare to embark on a shopping adventure with the much-anticipated 'Lennox Head Golden Ticket: Shop to Win Campaign!'

Fundraising and Community Engagement Opportunity

Fundraising and Community Engagement Opportunity

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2024/25

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2024/25

Monday, 18 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program is now open.

Ballina Contemporary Art Market

Ballina Contemporary Art Market

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023

Arts, crafts, creatures and a laneway party!

Emergency exercise at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Emergency exercise at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Monday, 11 Sep 2023

An emergency exercise will be held at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport on Wednesday 13 September 2023 from 8.30am to 12noon.

Traffic lights switched on as Ballina intersection upgrades complete

Traffic lights switched on as Ballina intersection upgrades complete

Monday, 11 Sep 2023

Two new sets of traffic lights have been switched on, marking the completion of two major intersection upgrades.

Burns Point Ferry Return to Service - Saturday 9 September

Burns Point Ferry Return to Service - Saturday 9 September

Thursday, 07 Sep 2023

Burns Point Ferry will recommence services from 5.30am Saturday 9 September 2023. The ferry has been in a dry dock slipyard for its annual major maintenance works program.

The Lennox Head Golden Ticket Competition is Coming Soon!

The Lennox Head Golden Ticket Competition is Coming Soon!

Thursday, 07 Sep 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary shopping experience as Lennox Head village prepares to launch the much-awaited 'Lennox Head Golden Ticket: Shop to Win Campaign.'

Free Motorcycle Safety Workshops in Alstonville

Free Motorcycle Safety Workshops in Alstonville

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council will be hosting two free safety workshops on Saturday 7 October 2023 for motorcycle riders.

Footpath upgrade and temporary traffic changes for Pearces Creek Road, Alstonville

Footpath upgrade and temporary traffic changes for Pearces Creek Road, Alstonville

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews will be upgrading a section of footpath along Pearces Creek Road, Alstonville, with work expected to commence from Monday 11 September 2023.

Ballina Salvage Shed's Recycled Art Competition open for entries!

Ballina Salvage Shed's Recycled Art Competition open for entries!

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2023

The Salvage Shed is hosting a Recycled Art Competition, offering a fun and inclusive way for community members to redesign and repurpose materials that may otherwise be sent to landfill or left hidden in a shed.

Aug 2023
Pontoon replacements in West Ballina and Wardell

Pontoon replacements in West Ballina and Wardell

Thursday, 31 Aug 2023

Flood-damaged pontoons at Fishery Creek, West Ballina and in Wardell will be replaced next week.

Lennox Head entry reopens following intersection upgrade

Lennox Head entry reopens following intersection upgrade

Thursday, 31 Aug 2023

The Ballina Street and Park Lane intersection upgrade in Lennox Head is nearing completion and Ballina Street has reopened to traffic in both directions.

Temporary traffic changes for Main Street, Alstonville

Temporary traffic changes for Main Street, Alstonville

Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews will be conducting tree replacement planting on Main Street, Alstonville from 7am -10am on Thursday 31 August 2023.

New load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge from Monday 28 August

New load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge from Monday 28 August

Friday, 25 Aug 2023

From Monday 28 August 2023, Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council will introduce a reduced load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge on Eltham Road, Pearces Creek. The new load limit will be 4.5 tonnes

Spotlight on Bike Safety

Spotlight on Bike Safety

Thursday, 17 Aug 2023

From 21 to 23 August 2023 Ballina Shire Council will be spotlighting safety on bikes.

Nominations Now Open for the 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Nominations Now Open for the 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council is on a mission to dive deep into our community and celebrate both individuals and groups who quietly make an extraordinary impact on our shire. Nominations are invited for those outstanding community members who may otherwise go unnoticed, individuals and groups who dedicate themselves to community-based activities, sports, the environment, or the arts.

Secrets of the Professionals - Watercolour Painting Workshop

Secrets of the Professionals - Watercolour Painting Workshop

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2023

Learn professional secrets of watercolour painting in a one-day immersive workshop with local artist Karena Wynn-Moylan on Saturday 26 August from 10am-4pm.

Burns Point Ferry annual maintenance from Friday 18 August

Burns Point Ferry annual maintenance from Friday 18 August

Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023

The Burns Point Ferry will be taken to a dry dock slip yard for maintenance works from Friday 18 August to Saturday 9 September 2023.

Draft Lennox Head Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Draft Lennox Head Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Monday, 14 Aug 2023

Following extensive community consultation, Ballina Shire Council has developed the Draft Lennox Head Strategic Plan 2023-2043.

Water Restored - Fig Tree Hill Drive, Lennox Head

Water Restored - Fig Tree Hill Drive, Lennox Head

Friday, 11 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred at Fig Tree Hill Drive in Lennox Head this morning.

Help Council pick the right path for Lennox Head

Help Council pick the right path for Lennox Head

Tuesday, 08 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council is inviting residents to have their say on the preferred route for a new Shared Path between Park Lane and Cooper Close, Lennox Head.

August Exhibitions - The nature of resilience and relationships on exhibition

August Exhibitions - The nature of resilience and relationships on exhibition

Tuesday, 08 Aug 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four exhibitions this August drawing on themes of beauty and resilience found in our environment and communities as well as our personal relationships with our place in the world.

New community grant to fund resource recovery initiatives in Ballina Shire

New community grant to fund resource recovery initiatives in Ballina Shire

Monday, 07 Aug 2023

Individuals, community groups and organisations are invited to apply for a new community grant that will support resource recovery initiatives within Ballina Shire.

Ballina Contemporary Art Market - Calling all artists, makers, and designers!

Ballina Contemporary Art Market - Calling all artists, makers, and designers!

Thursday, 03 Aug 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios is delivering a one-day contemporary art market in the heart of Ballina on Saturday 14 October 2023.

Artists invited to activate Ballina CBD with street art

Artists invited to activate Ballina CBD with street art

Tuesday, 01 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council and the Northern Rivers Community Gallery want to hear from artists who would like to participate in a public street art project.

Jul 2023
Salt water over roads - King Tides from Monday 31 July

Salt water over roads - King Tides from Monday 31 July

Friday, 28 Jul 2023

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.

Temporary roundabout to assist traffic flow during next stage of Lennox Village upgrade

Temporary roundabout to assist traffic flow during next stage of Lennox Village upgrade

Thursday, 13 Jul 2023

With the Byron Street/Ballina Street intersection now complete and fully reopened, Ballina Shire Council's crews will focus on Stage 5 of the Lennox Village Vision project at the Ballina Street and Park Lane intersection from Monday 17 July 2023.

Temporary traffic changes for Angels Beach Drive

Temporary traffic changes for Angels Beach Drive

Friday, 07 Jul 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that our Water team will be renewing the recycled water main along Angels Beach Drive, Ballina from Tuesday 11 July 2023.

Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at Ignite Studios this July with Christine Porter

Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at Ignite Studios this July with Christine Porter

Wednesday, 05 Jul 2023

Lismore-based printmaker, artist, and educator Christine Porter will run a two-day immersive drypoint etching workshop at Ignite Studios in Ballina.

Pacific Parade, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Pacific Parade, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Monday, 03 Jul 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that vehicle access to part of Pacific Parade in Lennox Head will be closed for the annual Skullcandy Oz Grom Open surfing competition.

Jun 2023
Salt water over roads - King tides from 2 July 2023

Salt water over roads - King tides from 2 July 2023

Friday, 30 Jun 2023

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2-9 July 2023

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2-9 July 2023

Friday, 30 Jun 2023

NAIDOC Week is a special time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Temporary road closure for next stage of Lennox Village Vision

Temporary road closure for next stage of Lennox Village Vision

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2023

As part of the Lennox Village Vision project, Ballina Shire Council is continuing rejuvenation works in surrounding areas of the Lennox Head town centre.

Temporary Closure of Alstonville Aquatic Centre

Temporary Closure of Alstonville Aquatic Centre

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2023

July Exhibitions - Diverse arts and culture on exhibition

July Exhibitions - Diverse arts and culture on exhibition

Monday, 26 Jun 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four diverse exhibitions this July from local and interstate artists. The exhibitions include a photographic journey through Afghanistan, explorations upon the essence of landscape, traditional textile art and cultural practices of Iran and a collection of artworks celebrating the 12th Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition.

Temporary closure of Moon Street, Ballina

Temporary closure of Moon Street, Ballina

Friday, 23 Jun 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews will be reconstructing a section of Moon Street in Ballina, between Bangalow Road and Fox Street, from Monday 26 June 2023.

New Deed of Agreement Adopted for the Richmond Tweed Regional Library

New Deed of Agreement Adopted for the Richmond Tweed Regional Library

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2023

The member councils of the Richmond Tweed Regional Library service have recently established a new Deed of Agreement to uphold the provision of public library services throughout the Lismore, Tweed, Ballina, and Byron local government areas by leveraging a regional library model.

Feb 2023
Let's Get it Sorted Schools Challenge

Let's Get it Sorted Schools Challenge

Wednesday, 01 Feb 2023

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