Free caravan safety workshops

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023

Free caravan safety workshops

Ballina Shire Council is inviting the community to improve their caravan skills and knowledge. Three free workshops will be held in Ballina on 20 March 2023 for local caravan owners.

“Whether you are an experienced caravan tower or new to the game, come along and hear from the experts, get some great tips and have your questions answered,” said Ms Helen Carpenter, Road Safety Officer, Ballina Shire Council and Transport for NSW.

The Caravan Safety Workshops will provide information, demonstrations and support on the safe loading and towing of caravans to ensure you are safe on your next adventure. These interactive workshops will be run by Tow-Ed, a training company who provide specialised programs for caravan enthusiasts. 

Three sessions will be held on Monday 20 March at the Gawandii Room, Lighthouse Beach Ballina Surf Club:

  • Session 1 – 8.30am
  • Session 2 – 11am
  • Session 3 – 1pm

Each session will go for approximately 1.5 hours. Online registration is essential, and each session is limited to 50 places. 

A demonstration vehicle and caravan will be used on the day so please do not bring your own caravan.

This event is a collaboration with Tweed Shire Council and proudly supported by the NSW Government. 

Register Here

For more information, please contact Helen Carpenter, Road Safety Officer, by telephone on 1300 864 444 or email council@ballina.nsw.gov.au 

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.

Imagining Peace: In Conversation with Mark Isaacs and Benjamin Gilmour

Imagining Peace: In Conversation with Mark Isaacs and Benjamin Gilmour

Thursday, 10 Aug 2023

On Thursday 17 August from 5-7pm at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) in Ballina, acclaimed author, journalist, and photographer Mark Isaacs will join award-winning writer, director, and paramedic Benjamin Gilmour in conversation.

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.

Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition

Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2023

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios invites the community to celebrate the opening of the Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition

Community forum to address online safety for youth

Community forum to address online safety for youth

Friday, 16 Jun 2023

Are you a parent, carer, teacher, or youth worker? Or maybe you have another support role in a young person's life? Come along to the E-Safety and Young People Community Forum at Lennox Head Cultural Centre next Thursday 22 June 2023 from 6pm.

In Conversation with Michelle Walker and Jude White - Artist Talk this June

In Conversation with Michelle Walker and Jude White - Artist Talk this June

Friday, 09 Jun 2023

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios is pleased to announce a special artist talk with local exhibiting artists Michelle Walker and Jude White, in conversation with visual artist and educator Virginia Reid, as part of their exhibition Ash, Mud & Tears, currently on show at NRCG until 25 June 2023.

'Freedom is Beautiful' film screening at Lennox

'Freedom is Beautiful' film screening at Lennox

Friday, 09 Jun 2023

Local artist and filmmaker Angus McDonald is bringing his first feature film, Freedom is Beautiful, to Lennox Head Cultural Centre, fresh from its Sydney Film Festival premiere.

Temporary closure of Rous Road - Works Rescheduled to 21 June

Temporary closure of Rous Road - Works Rescheduled to 21 June

Friday, 09 Jun 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that roadworks will commence at the intersection of Rous Road and Wardell Road, Lynwood, from Tuesday 13 June 2023 and continue for approximately two weeks (weather permitting).

Salt water over roads - King tides from 3 June

Salt water over roads - King tides from 3 June

Friday, 02 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.

May 2023
Water Restored - Allens Parade, Lennox Head

Water Restored - Allens Parade, Lennox Head

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2023

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2023

Friday, 26 May 2023

Ballina Shire Council will close the Ballina War Memorial Pool for the month of June and the Alstonville Aquatic Centre for the month of July for essential annual maintenance.

Airport Runway Overlay Set to Commence

Airport Runway Overlay Set to Commence

Friday, 26 May 2023

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport's runway will soon be overlayed as part of an essential maintenance program.

Have your say on the future of Shaws Bay

Have your say on the future of Shaws Bay

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Ballina Shire Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on the future management of Shaws Bay in East Ballina.

Commemorative Flood Recovery Creative Workshops

Commemorative Flood Recovery Creative Workshops

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

As part of the ongoing flood recovery efforts across our region, the NSW Government has provided funding to Ballina Shire Council to support Commemorative Flood Recovery projects until June 2023.

Wet Weather - Impacted roads and Council Services, Tuesday 16 May 2023

Wet Weather - Impacted roads and Council Services, Tuesday 16 May 2023

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Several roads across the shire are closed due to flooding, with cautions in place for others.

Lennox Headland Tree Planting Day Returns

Lennox Headland Tree Planting Day Returns

Monday, 15 May 2023

After a four-year hiatus, the annual Lennox Head Community Tree Planting Day will return Friday 9 June 2023.

Planned water outage for West Ballina and Uralba

Planned water outage for West Ballina and Uralba

Thursday, 11 May 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that essential water main renewal works will be carried out in West Ballina on Tuesday 16 May 2023.

Recycled water outage for Aureus Estate, Skennars Head

Recycled water outage for Aureus Estate, Skennars Head

Tuesday, 09 May 2023

Essential recycled water main repairs will be carried out in the Aureus Estate, Skennars Head on Wednesday 10 May 2023.

Community invited to learn about plans for the future

Community invited to learn about plans for the future

Friday, 05 May 2023

Reel in your next catch in a Ballina Fishing Shirt

Reel in your next catch in a Ballina Fishing Shirt

Thursday, 04 May 2023

The Ballina Tourism Team is excited to announce the arrival of its newest merchandise line - Ballina Fishing Shirts!

Face-to-face flood recovery support in Wardell and West Ballina

Face-to-face flood recovery support in Wardell and West Ballina

Tuesday, 02 May 2023

Ballina Shire Council is partnering with various agencies and community groups to provide mobile flood recovery services in Wardell and West Ballina in May.

Apr 2023
Water Restored - Richmond Avenue - Ballina

Water Restored - Richmond Avenue - Ballina

Friday, 28 Apr 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred on Richmond Avenue, Ballina this morning.

Next stage of Lennox Village Vision set to start

Next stage of Lennox Village Vision set to start

Friday, 21 Apr 2023

As part of the Lennox Village Vision project, Stage 6 works at the Byron and Ballina Street intersection will commence on Wednesday 26 April 2023.

ANZAC Day in Ballina Shire 2023

ANZAC Day in Ballina Shire 2023

Thursday, 20 Apr 2023

ANZAC Day services will be held in Ballina and Alstonville on Tuesday 25 April 2023.

Water Restored - Main St, Alstonville

Water Restored - Main St, Alstonville

Friday, 14 Apr 2023

Council's crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred on Main Street, Alstonville this afternoon.

May Exhibitions - Where innovation happens

May Exhibitions - Where innovation happens

Friday, 14 Apr 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four new exhibitions from local artists this May.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival coming to Lennox

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival coming to Lennox

Friday, 14 Apr 2023

The world-famous Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Australia throughout May and June 2023, with a screening at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Friday 12 May, 7pm to 10pm.

Construction of signalised pedestrian crossing set to start in West Ballina

Construction of signalised pedestrian crossing set to start in West Ballina

Thursday, 06 Apr 2023

On Monday 17 April 2023 Ballina Shire Council will commence works to install a signalised pedestrian crossing near the Westower Tavern between Riverview Avenue and Quays Drive, West Ballina, to provide a safer crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Ballina Coast and Hinterland Map has arrived

The Ballina Coast and Hinterland Map has arrived

Thursday, 06 Apr 2023

The Ballina Tourism Team is excited to announce the arrival of the new Ballina Coast and Hinterland Map. The map includes detailed town maps for Ballina, Lennox, Alstonville/Wollongbar and Wardell and a regional map overview.

Ballina Shire Concert Band Celebrates 140 Years

Ballina Shire Concert Band Celebrates 140 Years

Thursday, 06 Apr 2023

Ballina Shire Concert Band is turning 140 years old! To celebrate this impressive milestone, they are hosting a special anniversary concert for the community at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 6 May 2023.

Become a volunteer Tourism Ambassador with Visitor Services

Become a volunteer Tourism Ambassador with Visitor Services

Wednesday, 05 Apr 2023

The Ballina Visitor Information Centre is seeking enthusiastic and customer service focused people to join the friendly team of volunteers working at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and the Ballina Visitor Information Centre.

Temporary Road Closure - Crane and Martin Street Intersection Works

Temporary Road Closure - Crane and Martin Street Intersection Works

Tuesday, 04 Apr 2023

Ballina Shire Council will commence road reconstruction works at the intersection of Crane and Martin Streets, Ballina from Wednesday 12 April 2023.

Mar 2023
Kerr and Bentinck Street intersection upgrade gets underway

Kerr and Bentinck Street intersection upgrade gets underway

Thursday, 23 Mar 2023

On Monday 27 March Ballina Shire Council will begin upgrading Kerr Street, between Swift and Russell Streets, Ballina.

Pressure cleaning of footpaths, Ballina

Pressure cleaning of footpaths, Ballina

Thursday, 23 Mar 2023

Various sections of footpath along River Street, Moon Street, Cherry Street, and Winton Lane in Ballina will be pressure washed over the coming week.

Water restored following main break - East Ballina

Water restored following main break - East Ballina

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2023

Council’s crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred overnight in the Allawah Bushland Reserve, East Ballina.

Burns Point Ferry - Update on March maintenance

Burns Point Ferry - Update on March maintenance

Friday, 03 Mar 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that the next planned shutdown for maintenance on the Burns Point Ferry will be for an extended period, from 5.30am to 7pm on Tuesday 14 March 2023.

Feb 2023
Stage 5 works in Lennox Head deferred

Stage 5 works in Lennox Head deferred

Friday, 24 Feb 2023

Council is continuing rejuvenation works in Lennox Head with a focus on the surrounding areas of the village in 2023. The commencement of Stage 5 works has been postponed from 27 February 2023 to a date yet to be determined after 25 April 2023.

Free caravan safety workshops

Free caravan safety workshops

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023

Ballina Shire Council is inviting the community to improve their caravan skills and knowledge. Three free workshops will be held in Ballina on 20 March 2023 for local caravan owners.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour in Lennox Head

Ocean Film Festival World Tour in Lennox Head

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2023

Celebrating ten years of inspiring and educating audiences around the globe, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 4 March 2023.

Meet-the-Artist Event at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery this March

Meet-the-Artist Event at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery this March

Monday, 20 Feb 2023

Join us for a special meet-the-artist event in the final week of Northern Rivers Community Gallery's (NRCG) current exhibitions, and hear exhibiting artists Karena Wynn-Moylan, Hannah Massey and Steven Giese speak about their work and practice.

A grand entrance for Lennox Village

A grand entrance for Lennox Village

Friday, 17 Feb 2023

Ballina Shire Council is continuing the rejuvenation works at Lennox Head with a focus on the surrounding areas of the town centre. Council will start Stage 5 works to upgrade the Park Lane and Ballina Street intersection from 27 February 2023.

Salt water over roads - King tides February 2023

Salt water over roads - King tides February 2023

Friday, 17 Feb 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.

March Exhibitions - Showcasing the best of local talent

March Exhibitions - Showcasing the best of local talent

Thursday, 16 Feb 2023

Four new solo-exhibitions from local artists convey changing perspectives on landscape, climate change, metamorphosis of plant species, and migration and transgenerational trauma.

Blue-green Algae Red Alert Issued for Lake Ainsworth - 15 February 2023

Blue-green Algae Red Alert Issued for Lake Ainsworth - 15 February 2023

Thursday, 16 Feb 2023

A Red Alert level warning for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Ainsworth in the North Coast region by Ballina Shire Council.

Move over Parklane Ballina's Big Prawn makes the Monopoly Board

Move over Parklane Ballina's Big Prawn makes the Monopoly Board

Thursday, 09 Feb 2023

Roll the dice on some of your favourite locations across the region with the special edition Ballina-Byron Monopoly game.

Noreaster Live Music Weekend at Lennox Head

Noreaster Live Music Weekend at Lennox Head

Thursday, 09 Feb 2023

The Nor'easter weekend of live music is coming to the coastal village of Lennox Head in Northern NSW from Friday 24 February to Sunday 26 February 2023.

Seasonal Comedy Galas back at Lennox for 2023

Seasonal Comedy Galas back at Lennox for 2023

Tuesday, 07 Feb 2023

Let's Get it Sorted Schools Challenge

Let's Get it Sorted Schools Challenge

Wednesday, 01 Feb 2023

Jan 2023
6 Festivals film coming to Lennox Head

6 Festivals film coming to Lennox Head

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023

Lennox Arts Board is excited to present a special family friendly screening of the film 6 Festivals at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 4 February 2023.

Your 2023 Australia Day Award Winners announced

Your 2023 Australia Day Award Winners announced

Thursday, 26 Jan 2023

Ballina Shire Council hosted the official ceremony at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre, which featured a Welcome to Country from Aunty Nancy Walke, musical performances from singer Katie Rutledge and young Alstonville singer and songwriter Levi Maxwell, citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the highly anticipated Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards.

Salt water over roads - King tides January 2023

Salt water over roads - King tides January 2023

Friday, 20 Jan 2023

River Street Duplication - Stage 2 set to start

River Street Duplication - Stage 2 set to start

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023

On Monday 23 January Ballina Shire Council will commence works on Stage 2 of the River Street Duplication project from Henry Philp Avenue to Tweed Street, Ballina. Stage 2 is expected to continue to July 2023.

Warm weather brings algal bloom to local waterways

Warm weather brings algal bloom to local waterways

Friday, 13 Jan 2023

Ballina Shire locals and visitors have had the perfect summer weather to enjoy our local beaches and waterways. The only downside is that this summer our subtropical climate has provided the perfect conditions for 'trichodesmium' (a type of blue-green algae) to bloom in some local waterways.

NRCG Launches its First Public Programs for 2023

NRCG Launches its First Public Programs for 2023

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2023

Nominees announced for the 2023 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Nominees announced for the 2023 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2023

The Ballina community has banded together and shown its true Australian spirit recovering from a pandemic and last year's devastating floods. This Aussie spirit will be recognised at the Australia Day Celebrations hosted by Ballina Shire Council on Thursday 26 January 2023. Ballina Shire Council is inviting the community to come along and congratulate this year's Australia Day Award nominees and winners, welcome our newest Australian citizens, and reflect on the Australian story.

Free Artist Talk and Improvised Sonic Performance at NRCG this January

Free Artist Talk and Improvised Sonic Performance at NRCG this January

Wednesday, 04 Jan 2023

Dec 2022
Pre-booked parking available at Ballina airport

Pre-booked parking available at Ballina airport

Friday, 23 Dec 2022

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has introduced a new parking option for travellers. The new pre-booked parking area is just steps away from the check-in terminal and allows passengers the option to reserve and pay for their parking spot online before they arrive.

King tides this Christmas weekend - saltwater over roads

King tides this Christmas weekend - saltwater over roads

Thursday, 22 Dec 2022

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

Table Tennis at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Table Tennis at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Thursday, 22 Dec 2022

January Exhibitions at NRCG

January Exhibitions at NRCG

Wednesday, 21 Dec 2022

Accessibility Upgrades to Boost Visitors to Sharpes Beach

Accessibility Upgrades to Boost Visitors to Sharpes Beach

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2022

Temporary Closure - Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park

Temporary Closure - Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2022

Waste services over the Christmas and New Year season 2023

Waste services over the Christmas and New Year season 2023

Friday, 16 Dec 2022

Waste volumes increase by around 30% over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, which keeps Ballina Shire Council's waste trucks extra busy!

Lennox Head rejuvenated and ready for Christmas

Lennox Head rejuvenated and ready for Christmas

Friday, 16 Dec 2022

Lennox Head village is sparkling and new, ready for locals and holiday makers to enjoy this festive season.

Join our community design group to guide Wardell revitalisation

Join our community design group to guide Wardell revitalisation

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022

Ballina Shire Council is calling on locals who live or work in Wardell or the broader Wardell District to register their interest to join a Community Design Charette Group.

Irish Song Book to Play in lennox

Irish Song Book to Play in lennox

Friday, 02 Dec 2022

Touring Australia to sold out audiences, Sionnach Rua's Great Irish Songbook is coming to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Sunday 3 December 2022.

Nov 2022
Forget Black Friday - Go Second Hand Saturday shopping!

Forget Black Friday - Go Second Hand Saturday shopping!

Friday, 25 Nov 2022

Almost 300 garage sales will be held across the Northern Rivers region for Second Hand Saturday – an event that is all about reducing waste to landfill.

Norman Sharpe Rotary Lookout temporarily closed

Norman Sharpe Rotary Lookout temporarily closed

Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022

Ballina's Norman Sharpe Rotary Lookout (located off Suvla Street) is temporarily closed due to fire damage.

Have your say at Wardell community engagement stall

Have your say at Wardell community engagement stall

Friday, 18 Nov 2022

Ballina Shire Council is holding a community engagement street stall in Richmond Street, Wardell next week as part of consultation for the village centre renewal.

Second-hand shoppers' delight this weekend

Second-hand shoppers' delight this weekend

Wednesday, 16 Nov 2022

This Saturday 19 November, Ballina shire joins the rest of the NSW North Coast community for the biggest garage sale day of the year - Second Hand Saturday!

Ballina's Last Weaving Workshop of the Year at NRCG this December

Ballina's Last Weaving Workshop of the Year at NRCG this December

Monday, 14 Nov 2022

This December local weavers Jugan Dandii return to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) to run their fifth and final workshop in a series of Weaving Circles presented by the gallery throughout the year.

Spotlight on Bike Safety

Spotlight on Bike Safety

Monday, 14 Nov 2022

From 14 to 16 November 2022 Ballina Shire Council is putting the spotlight on bike safety.

Ferry returning to service Wednesday 16 November

Ferry returning to service Wednesday 16 November

Thursday, 10 Nov 2022

The Burns Point Ferry will return to service from 5.30am Wednesday 16 November 2022.

A fundraising night of music at Lennox Head

A fundraising night of music at Lennox Head

Thursday, 10 Nov 2022

One of Australia's finest folk and roots duos, Ash Bell and Sara Tindley, will perform live at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Friday 18 November 2022.

Ballina Shire Community Survey 2022

Ballina Shire Community Survey 2022

Wednesday, 09 Nov 2022

Every two years, Council undertakes a community satisfaction survey to measure our performance on key facilities and services.

Ask a Waste Expert launches for National Recycling Week

Ask a Waste Expert launches for National Recycling Week

Friday, 04 Nov 2022

This National Recycling Week, Ballina Shire Council is launching a new community initiative, 'Ask a Waste Expert'.

Kerr Street traffic flow set to improve

Kerr Street traffic flow set to improve

Friday, 04 Nov 2022

Ballina Shire Council is duplicating Ballina's Kerr Street (between River Street and Bentinck Street). The upgrade will improve traffic flow and future-proof the local road network.

Jan 2022
2022 Australia Day Ballina Shire Award Winners

2022 Australia Day Ballina Shire Award Winners

Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

The 2022 Australia Day Award Winners were announced at our ceremony held at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

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Ballina Shire Council
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Ballina NSW 2478

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