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
Thursday, 13 Feb 2020
The Burns Point Ferry will now be put into dry dock for annual maintenance from 2pm Sunday 16 February to 8am Monday 9 March (inclusive).
The last ferry will run 2pm Sunday 16 February 2020, and the ferry is scheduled to be back in operation at 8am Monday 9 March 2020.
Tropical cyclone Uesi, currently off the east coast of Australia, has delayed the towing operation required to transport the ferry from South Ballina to Swan Bay, Coraki.
“We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on the weather and, where possible, we’ll do our best to minimise any inconvenience or further delays. The local community can stay updated on the maintenance progress via Council’s Facebook page, website and MyRoadInfo,”
“These maintenance dates have been planned to coincide with suitable tides around the Wardell Bridge and dock availability. During this three-week period the ferry will have major mechanical and structural repairs. The hull will also be blasted and repainted,” explained Mr Busmanis.
“Our ferry works hard almost every day of the year, carrying locals and visitors to beautiful South Ballina. To help keep the ferry running smoothly we carry out weekly, monthly and annual maintenance. This is essential for avoiding unplanned maintenance and providing a reliable ferry service.” added Mr Paul Busmanis, Manager Engineering Works.
The ferry crossing will be closed to traffic for the duration of this work. Road users are advised to use the alternate route of the Pacific Highway and River Drive, Wardell. Council apologises for any inconvenience this will cause.
If delays to the programmed works occur and the ferry cannot return to operation on Monday 9 March, Council will provide a further update through local media, social media and online.
For updates on ferry operations visit MyRoadInfo.com.au or telephone Council’s Civil Services Division, on 1300 864 444.
Friday, 14 Feb 2020
Due to recent rainfall and expected Wilsons River flood levels, the annual maintenance of the Burns Point Ferry has been postponed. Maintenance dates to be advised.
Friday, 31 Jan 2020
The Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) and Ballina and Alstonville Swimming Pools will be havens of activity during Seniors Week 17 to 21 February 2020. NSW Seniors Week is about looking after for our senior citizens, getting out of the house, getting active and enjoying our time. Playing sport and joining fitness groups are not just limited to young people or elite athletes.
Friday, 31 Jan 2020
The Get Active Expo & Registration Day is back for 2020 in the new Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC)! This FREE community event gives sporting clubs the chance to connect with local families and help kids find out what sports are on offer in Ballina Shire - all in one place.
Thursday, 30 Jan 2020
Make 2020 the year you unleash your artistic self with likeminded creatives! Commencing in February Ignite Studios in Ballina is offering a new adult evening art course, Introduction to Abstraction, with local artist Imbi Davidson.
Sunday, 26 Jan 2020
Australia Day 2020 Award Winners rewards community service at a local level and is administered through a nomination program, which is assessed by a local selection committee and/or Councillors, and Awards in the form or certificates and prizes are awarded at official Australia Day functions.
Thursday, 09 Jan 2020
Ballina Shire Council is excited to announce our 2020 Australia Day Ambassador, Netball champion and Ballina local, Liz Ellis.