Growing community demand for local events

Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021

Growing community demand for local events

Ballina Shire Council’s Community Spaces team are fielding an increase in enquiries from locals seeking new activities and events to get involved in across its council venues.

“We are seeing so much demand for activities from all age groups, with multiple enquiries every day for what’s on at the venues,” said Roberta O’Brien, Coordinator Community Facilities.

“It’s exciting to see the regular activities now coming back and new bookings at the venues coming through, offering the community everything from drama, dance and exercise classes, to cooking, art workshops, children’s activities, sport and live performances.”

Dancing in the Dark’ recommenced in November at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre when restrictions eased.

“We cannot believe the number of people that want to attend. People just want to have fun in a safe environment, cut loose a little and let their hair down,” said organiser Roo Mackerras.

“It’s great to see people laughing and enjoying themselves and trying something new. We put on some tunes, turn off the lights and everyone leaves their worries at the door.”

“I think the demand is coming from the community wanting to get out and do more, but we are seeing our regulars bringing along new friends and neighbours or family members that are new to the area. Demand is definitely high and growing,” added Ms O’Brien.

Council will soon open its new facility located on Hutley Drive in the Epiq residential estate at Lennox Head to new bookings. It has a large multipurpose space and meeting room available for hire.

For information about hiring a Council venue, or to discover What’s On visit communityspaces.com.au or phone 02 6687 6291.

Dec 2021
Avoid swimming after heavy rain

Avoid swimming after heavy rain

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021

With significant recent rain and flooding across the region, Ballina and Lennox Head beaches and other popular swimming spots are likely to be impacted by flood water and stormwater runoff.

King tides - water over roads

King tides - water over roads

Monday, 06 Dec 2021

king tides causing minor flooding on some local roads.

West Ballina Water Interruptions - Rescheduled Dates

West Ballina Water Interruptions - Rescheduled Dates

Monday, 06 Dec 2021

Ballina Shire Council will be temporarily turning off water to properties in West Ballina across two nights.

Trees and wires over roads - delay unnecessary driving

Trees and wires over roads - delay unnecessary driving

Saturday, 04 Dec 2021

Crews attending various locations across the Ballina Shire to clear debris and fallen trees from roads following a storm. Some roads are closed or partially closed. Updates provided on MyRoadInfo.com.au or LiveTraffic.com.au

Nov 2021
Planned overnight water outage West Ballina

Planned overnight water outage West Ballina

Friday, 26 Nov 2021

Two overnight water outages will occur in West Ballina on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Growing community demand for local events

Growing community demand for local events

Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Councilís Community Spaces team are fielding an increase in enquiries from locals seeking new activities and events to get involved in across its council venues.

Drinking Water Outage - West Ballina - CANCELLED

Drinking Water Outage - West Ballina - CANCELLED

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council wish to advise that the drinking water service will be temporarily unavailable for some residents in West Ballina from 9.30am to 3pm on Thursday 11 November 2021. During this time no drinking water will be available via internal or external water outlets.

Local libraries reopen to the public

Local libraries reopen to the public

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021

Lismore City Council has announced that all libraries in the Richmond Tweed Regional Library network will reopen to the public from Wednesday, 10 November 2021.

Underground electrical works commence in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Underground electrical works commence in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Monday, 08 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council contractors will commence installation of the new underground electrical network in Ballina Street, Lennox Head, from Tuesday 9 November 2021.

Protecting the future of Ballina's Coastline

Protecting the future of Ballina's Coastline

Monday, 08 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council is updating its existing Coastal Zone Management Plan by developing a contemporary Coastal Management Program (CMP) to help manage and preserve the future of the Shire's coastline.

Become a Volunteer Tourism Ambassador

Become a Volunteer Tourism Ambassador

Friday, 05 Nov 2021

Expand your knowledge of the local tourism industry, meet like minded people, and share your love of the local area.

Council venues provide a viable start-up option

Council venues provide a viable start-up option

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council's Community Facilities Team are helping start-up businesses get off the ground by providing venues that offer a lower-risk and lower-cost option

Let's lift the lid on Recycling - National Recycling Week 2021

Let's lift the lid on Recycling - National Recycling Week 2021

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021

This year's National Recycling week will run from 8 to 14 November and is a time to celebrate our Recycle Right achievements! But it's also an opportunity to brush up on our recycling skills by understanding what we can recycle and where it goes.

Caution alert for algal blooms - Richmond River and its tributaries

Caution alert for algal blooms - Richmond River and its tributaries

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021

Extensive algal blooms have been reported within the estuary of the Richmond River and its tributaries and have been identified as Trichodesmium erythraeum.

Plan ahead to avoid airport delays

Plan ahead to avoid airport delays

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021

Residents and visitors are being urged to arrive early at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport to avoid the inconvenience of traffic delays and parking changes.

Temporary closure of Ross Park, Lennox Head

Temporary closure of Ross Park, Lennox Head

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

Ross Park will be temporarily closed from Thursday 4 November 2021 until early December while works are carried out for the Lennox Village Vision project.

Temporary Changes - Ballina Street and Ross Park, Lennox Head

Temporary Changes - Ballina Street and Ross Park, Lennox Head

Monday, 01 Nov 2021

Traffic will be restricted in part of Ballina Street, Lennox Head from 6.30am to 4pm Tuesday 2 November 2021 as part of the Lennox Village Vision works.

Oct 2021
River Street Duplication Road Construction Nearing Completion

River Street Duplication Road Construction Nearing Completion

Thursday, 28 Oct 2021

Council is pleased to advise the road construction component of the River Street Duplication is nearing completion.

North Ballina - planned water outage

North Ballina - planned water outage

Thursday, 28 Oct 2021

Drinking water will be temporarily unavailable to some North Ballina residents on Thursday 4 November from 9am to 3pm.

2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards - NOMINATIONS CLOSE SOON

2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards - NOMINATIONS CLOSE SOON

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021

Do you know an unsung hero who deserves recognition? Show your appreciation by nominating them for the 2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards!

Temporary Traffic Changes - Ballina Street Lennox Head on Wednesday 27 October

Temporary Traffic Changes - Ballina Street Lennox Head on Wednesday 27 October

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021

Council advises that traffic will be restricted in part of Ballina Street, Lennox Head from 6.30am to 4pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Volunteer at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Volunteer at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Have Your Say on Alstonville Intersection Upgrades

Have Your Say on Alstonville Intersection Upgrades

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Community feedback will help shape plans to upgrade the Bruxner Highway intersections at Alstonville

Water Outage - Acacia Place, Moon and Fox Streets, Ballina

Water Outage - Acacia Place, Moon and Fox Streets, Ballina

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Council will be installing a new water main in Acacia Place as part of its Water Main Replacement Program.

Northern Rivers is on feral deer alert

Northern Rivers is on feral deer alert

Friday, 22 Oct 2021

Ballina Shire Council has joined forces with local councils to launch The Northern Rivers is on Feral Deer Alert program.

Making our Mark at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Making our Mark at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Thursday, 21 Oct 2021

New signage has been installed at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) to identify it as the home of community sport in Ballina Shire.

Sprung!! Returns to the Stage at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Sprung!! Returns to the Stage at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Thursday, 21 Oct 2021

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre will showcase its 2021 Gala performance for one night only at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Sunday 14 November 2021.

November Exhibitions - Celebrating national and local creative talent

November Exhibitions - Celebrating national and local creative talent

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina presents four innovative exhibitions from artists across the region and nationally, pinpointing the Northern Rivers as a major contributor to contemporary art in Australia.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head

Tackling Mosquitoes Together

Tackling Mosquitoes Together

Thursday, 14 Oct 2021

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Water Night asks residents to think twice before turning on taps

Water Night asks residents to think twice before turning on taps

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021

Together with Smart Approved WaterMark - the leading one-stop-shop for water efficiency - Ballina Shire Council alongside Rous County Council are asking residents to sign up to Water Night to practice water mindfulness.

Temporary entry conditions for Council facilities

Temporary entry conditions for Council facilities

Friday, 08 Oct 2021

Ballina Shire Council is working hard to keep our community and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To fulfill our obligation under the NSW Public Health Order, entry conditions to several Council facilities will temporarily change from Monday 11 October to Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Lennox Village Vision - Stage 1 Works Underway

Lennox Village Vision - Stage 1 Works Underway

Wednesday, 06 Oct 2021

Stage 1 of the Lennox Village Vision project is now underway. Cultural heritage investigations in Ross Park, Lennox Park and Ballina Street are expected to be completed by mid-October.

Sep 2021
Pro Training at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Pro Training at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

A new pro training basketball shooting machine has arrived at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) to provide the ultimate training solution for coaches and players.

Bestselling Author Judy Nunn online event

Bestselling Author Judy Nunn online event

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021

Bestselling author and Australian actor, Judy Nunn, will present an exclusive online talk in partnership with Richmond Tweed Regional Library.

Changes to bin collection services - Cumbalum and some rural areas

Changes to bin collection services - Cumbalum and some rural areas

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council will be introducing changes to bin collection services in a number of urban and rural areas from early October 2021.

Water service interruption for North Cumbalum

Water service interruption for North Cumbalum

Thursday, 23 Sep 2021

Northern parts of Cumbalum will experience a disruption to their water service on Friday 24 September, between 8.30am to 3.30pm

Temporary Closure of Lindendale Road Causeway

Temporary Closure of Lindendale Road Causeway

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise residents that essential causeway repair works are planned for Lindendale Road, Wollongbar next week.

River Street Duplication - Phase 9 Night Works

River Street Duplication - Phase 9 Night Works

Tuesday, 21 Sep 2021

Festival and Event Funding  Now Open for 2022/23

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2022/23

Monday, 20 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program will open on Friday 24 September 2021.

Nominations are now open for the  2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

Do you know someone who makes a significant contribution to the Ballina Shire through their involvement in community-based activities, sport or the arts?

North Ballina Water Outage

North Ballina Water Outage

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021

North Ballina water outage, customers may be experiencing low pressure or no water.

Urgent Water Main Repairs - Moon Street

Urgent Water Main Repairs - Moon Street

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021

Council crews are attending to urgent water main repairs on Moon Street, between Winton Lane and Tamar Street, Ballina.

Date set for Lennox Village renewal project

Date set for Lennox Village renewal project

Monday, 13 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce works will start on Stage 1 of the Lennox Village Vision project on Monday 20 September 2021.

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service Delayed

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service Delayed

Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Burns Point Ferry return to service is delayed by 24 hours. Service will recommence 5.30am Tuesday 14 September 2021.

Burns Point Ferry service to recommence

Burns Point Ferry service to recommence

Friday, 10 Sep 2021

The Burns Point Ferry will recommence service following its annual maintenance period.

Council facilities reopen

Council facilities reopen

Friday, 10 Sep 2021

Council facilities and service reopen following the lifting of regional lockdown for Ballina Shire

Ballina Waste Management Centre reopened

Ballina Waste Management Centre reopened

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

The waste centre has now reopened following the NSW regional lockdown.

Water service restored, Moon and Tamar Streets Ballina

Water service restored, Moon and Tamar Streets Ballina

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

Water restored to Moon Street and Tamar Street following water main break

September Exhibitions at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

September Exhibitions at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina launches four exciting new exhibitions this month and invites community and visitors to view a stunning collection of artworks by artists from across the region.

Water Main Rebroken -  Further water outage for Moon and Tamar Streets, Ballina

Water Main Rebroken - Further water outage for Moon and Tamar Streets, Ballina

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

Water main rebroken - Further water outage for Moon street and Tamar street properties

Water Main Break - Water restored to Moon and Tamar Streets, Ballina

Water Main Break - Water restored to Moon and Tamar Streets, Ballina

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

water restored for Moon street and Tamar street properties

Slow down to save our koalas

Slow down to save our koalas

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

Council is urging motorists to slow down on the road and watch out for koalas.

Water Main Break - Moon and Tamar Streets, Ballina

Water Main Break - Moon and Tamar Streets, Ballina

Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

Water main break affecting Tamar Street, between Grant and Moon Streets, and on Moon Street, between Tamar and Crane Streets.

Temporary Traffic Change -The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Temporary Traffic Change -The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Tuesday, 07 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that The Coast Road, between Headlands Drive and Skennars Head Road, will be closed from 7am to 5pm on Wednesday 8 September 2021.

Click and Collect is now available at the Richmond Tweed Regional Library

Click and Collect is now available at the Richmond Tweed Regional Library

Friday, 03 Sep 2021

click and collect now available at the Richmond Tweed Regional Library

River Street Duplication Opening of Inbound Lanes

River Street Duplication Opening of Inbound Lanes

Thursday, 02 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to advise that the dual inbound lanes on the River Street Duplication project will open this week.

Aug 2021
Ngangbul creatives sought for airport art project

Ngangbul creatives sought for airport art project

Thursday, 26 Aug 2021

Expressions of Interest from Northern Rivers Ngangbul artists to design and develop a series of public artworks within the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Planned Water Interruptions - West Ballina

Planned Water Interruptions - West Ballina

Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021

Ballina Shire Council is investigating potential water loss in the supply network in West Ballina.

Masks and sanitisers available for Ballina Shire community - New distribution dates

Masks and sanitisers available for Ballina Shire community - New distribution dates

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021

Ballina Shire Council has organised another distribution of face masks, sanitisers and wipes this week.

Council facilities closed, but we are still here to help

Council facilities closed, but we are still here to help

Friday, 20 Aug 2021

Ballina Shire Council facilities remain closed, but Council wants to remind residents they are still here to help online, or over the phone.

Airport carpark upgrade underway

Airport carpark upgrade underway

Friday, 20 Aug 2021

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is receiving a carpark upgrade. Works expected to be completed December 2021.

Have your say on the future of Kingsford Smith Reserve

Have your say on the future of Kingsford Smith Reserve

Thursday, 19 Aug 2021

Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on the Draft Kingsford Smith Reserve Master Plan

Drive-through COVID testing clinic now open in Lennox Head

Drive-through COVID testing clinic now open in Lennox Head

Tuesday, 17 Aug 2021

NSW Health has established a temporary drive-through COVID testing clinic at the sports field opposite Epiq Marketplace in Lennox Head.

Masks and sanitisers available for Ballina Shire community

Masks and sanitisers available for Ballina Shire community

Monday, 16 Aug 2021

NSW Health has provided Ballina Shire Council with face masks, sanitisers and wipes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Annual maintenance for Burns Point Ferry from Friday 27 August

Annual maintenance for Burns Point Ferry from Friday 27 August

Monday, 16 Aug 2021

The Burns Point Ferry will be taken to a dry dock slipyard for major maintenance works from Friday 27 August to Monday 13 September 2021.

River Street Duplication - Commencement of Outbound Lanes

River Street Duplication - Commencement of Outbound Lanes

Friday, 13 Aug 2021

Work is almost complete on the inbound lanes and works have commenced on the outbound lanes between Barlows Road Roundabout and Quays Drive, West Ballina.

Waste Management Centre temporarily closed

Waste Management Centre temporarily closed

Thursday, 12 Aug 2021

Changes to Council services and operations during COVID-19 lockdown

Changes to Council services and operations during COVID-19 lockdown

Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021

Due to the NSW Government-mandated lockdown for the Northern Rivers, Ballina Shire Council has closed some facilities and restricted some services.

Pop Denison Park upgrade

Pop Denison Park upgrade

Friday, 06 Aug 2021

Ballina Shire Council is excited to announce that work has started on a new junior playground at Pop Denison Park.

New basketball mentor program for local girls

New basketball mentor program for local girls

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021

Friday evenings at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre are a hive of activity with the new 'One Hour of Girl Power' basketball program encouraging teenage girls to give the game a go!

Jul 2021
Alstonville Aquatic Centre reopens

Alstonville Aquatic Centre reopens

Friday, 30 Jul 2021

The Alstonville Aquatic Centre will reopen on Sunday following annual maintenance.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport COVID-19 Update

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport COVID-19 Update

Sunday, 25 Jul 2021

NSW Health has confirmed a Virgin flight travelling from Sydney to Ballina has been added to NSW's list of COVID-19 exposure sites.

Pearces Creek Bridge maintenance works

Pearces Creek Bridge maintenance works

Friday, 23 Jul 2021

Council will start essential maintenance works on Pearces Creek Bridge from Monday 2 August. Traffic control will be in place.

Waste Management Centre works

Waste Management Centre works

Friday, 23 Jul 2021

The Ballina Waste Management Centre's transfer station roof will be replaced. A temporary waste drop-off station will be installed from Tuesday 3 August to allow for these works. Please delay dropping off non-essential waste.

Water Interruption - Lennox Head

Water Interruption - Lennox Head

Monday, 19 Jul 2021

A water main break on Ross Lane, Lennox Head is impacting water supply to the main that feeds Lennox Head.

Temporary closure of Corks Lane

Temporary closure of Corks Lane

Thursday, 15 Jul 2021

As part of the Airport Boulevard project, Council will temporarily close Corks Lane from 27 July 2021.

River Street Duplication - Commencement of Phase 6 Works

River Street Duplication - Commencement of Phase 6 Works

Friday, 02 Jul 2021

The River Street Duplication project is progressing well, with our crews moving into Phase 6 near Ronan Place.

Ballina Shire residents encouraged to join Plastic Free July

Ballina Shire residents encouraged to join Plastic Free July

Thursday, 01 Jul 2021

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce waste to landfill and protect the environment, Ballina Shire Council is a Plastic Free July council member.

Jun 2021
Annual maintenance at Ballina Shire pools

Annual maintenance at Ballina Shire pools

Monday, 28 Jun 2021

The Ballina War Memorial Pool will reopen on Thursday 1 July, following essential annual maintenance.

Recycled water works Ferngrove and River Oaks

Recycled water works Ferngrove and River Oaks

Friday, 25 Jun 2021

Ballina Shire Council will be carrying out maintenance works on the recycled water main that supplies Ferngrove and River Oaks estates in Ballina on Thursday 1 July 2021.

Ballina Shire Stormwater Drainage Program

Ballina Shire Stormwater Drainage Program

Friday, 25 Jun 2021

Ballina Shire Council, as part of its capital works program, will commence rehabilitation works on stormwater drainage pipes in Ballina and Lennox Head from Sunday 27 June 2021.

Lighthouse Parade - Temporary Road Closure for Asphalt Works

Lighthouse Parade - Temporary Road Closure for Asphalt Works

Friday, 25 Jun 2021

As part of the Lighthouse Parade Upgrade, Ballina Shire Council will be laying asphalt pavement along a 500m stretch of Lighthouse Parade, East Ballina.

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire

Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021

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.

July Exhibitions at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

July Exhibitions at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Monday, 21 Jun 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina is launching two exciting new exhibitions this month and welcomes community and visitors to the Gallery.

Recycled Water Main Break - Prospect Bridge, East Ballina

Recycled Water Main Break - Prospect Bridge, East Ballina

Friday, 18 Jun 2021

The water supply of recycled water will affect a number of properties in East Ballina, including some properties in the Southern Cross Drive Industrial Estate.

Mental Health Mentor to Help Local Girls

Mental Health Mentor to Help Local Girls

Thursday, 17 Jun 2021

Respected Mental Health organisation, Beautiful Minds, is holding a one-day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Backsliders, Music Legends Live at Lennox

Backsliders, Music Legends Live at Lennox

Thursday, 17 Jun 2021

The Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Water Break West Ballina

Water Break West Ballina

Thursday, 10 Jun 2021

River Street Duplication - Partial Closure of Sunset Avenue in Phases 4 and 5

River Street Duplication - Partial Closure of Sunset Avenue in Phases 4 and 5

Wednesday, 09 Jun 2021

As part of the River Street Duplication works, the intersection of Sunset Avenue and River Street will be partially closed during Phase 4 and 5 of the project.

Water Interruptions, West Ballina

Water Interruptions, West Ballina

Wednesday, 09 Jun 2021

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that we will be conducting water leak detection tests in West Ballina that may cause short water interruptions.

New way of lodging Development Applications

New way of lodging Development Applications

Wednesday, 02 Jun 2021

The process for lodging a planning related application with Ballina Shire Council changes from Monday 28 June 2021.

May 2021
Fernleigh Road Upgrade Works

Fernleigh Road Upgrade Works

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

A section of Fernleigh Road has been identified for upgrading as part of Ballina Shire Council's ongoing commitment to improve our road infrastructure.

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures

Monday, 24 May 2021

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

Provide your feedback on the future direction of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Provide your feedback on the future direction of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Monday, 24 May 2021

Ballina Shire Council is seeking community feedback on the Northern Rivers Community Gallery's (NRCG) draft Creative Action Plan.

Kingsford Smith Park Master Plan

Kingsford Smith Park Master Plan

Monday, 24 May 2021

Ballina Shire Council is developing a Master Plan for Kingsford Smith Reserve, one of Ballina's premier sporting and recreational precincts that includes Kingsford Smith Park, Commemoration Park and Missingham Park.

Have Your Say on Climate Change in Ballina Shire

Have Your Say on Climate Change in Ballina Shire

Friday, 21 May 2021

Community feedback is sought on Ballina Shire Council's draft Climate Change Policy by Wednesday 16 June 2021.

ABBA and The Bee Gees Live at Lennox

ABBA and The Bee Gees Live at Lennox

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Two internationally acclaimed shows, Abba Re-Bjorn and The Ultimate Bees Gees are coming to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre to perform live for one night only on Saturday 19 June 2021.

North Wall Path closure for line marking

North Wall Path closure for line marking

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Following on from recent maintenance works, a section of the North Wall shared path will be closed on Thursday 20 May from 10am to 2pm for line marking.

Water Outage - Crane Street and Martin Street, Ballina

Water Outage - Crane Street and Martin Street, Ballina

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

For Stage Two of the Crane Street Water Main Renewal project, Ballina Shire Council will be carrying out works along a section of Crane Street and Martin Street this week.

Get involved this National Road Safety Week

Get involved this National Road Safety Week

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Ballina Shire Council is appealing to drivers to take the road safety pledge so others survive, as part of Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week from 16 to 23 May 2021.

Road Reconstruction - Kays Lane, Russellton Estate, Wollongbar

Road Reconstruction - Kays Lane, Russellton Estate, Wollongbar

Friday, 14 May 2021

Kays Lane, in the Russellton Estate, Wollongbar has been identified for reconstruction as part of Ballina Shire Council's ongoing commitment to proactively improve its road infrastructure.

River Street Duplication - Stage 1 - Commencement of Phase 3

River Street Duplication - Stage 1 - Commencement of Phase 3

Friday, 14 May 2021

Construction on the main section of the River Street Duplication project, between Quays Drive and Barlows Road on the northern side (Big Prawn side), will commence from Monday 17 May 2021.

Water Outage - Crane Street and Owen Street, Ballina

Water Outage - Crane Street and Owen Street, Ballina

Friday, 14 May 2021

As part of the Crane Street Water Main Renewal project, Ballina Shire Council will be carrying out works along a section of Crane Street and Owen Street on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Sewerage Pump Station Works, Ballina and Wardell

Sewerage Pump Station Works, Ballina and Wardell

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Ballina Shire Council is carrying out important maintenance to the shire's sewerage reticulation network over the coming weeks.

Ballina named finalist in Top Tourism Town Awards

Ballina named finalist in Top Tourism Town Awards

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Locals have long understood the beauty of Ballina, but now holidaymakers are gaining a newfound appreciation for our slice of paradise.

Park Lane and Mackney Lane, Lennox Head Temporary Delays

Park Lane and Mackney Lane, Lennox Head Temporary Delays

Friday, 07 May 2021

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that there may be up to three minute delays along Park Lane and Mackney Lane, Lennox Head on Monday 10 May 2021 from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

The Coast Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Delays

The Coast Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Delays

Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that there may be delays of up to five minutes along The Coast Road between Pat Morton Lookout to the roundabout at North Creek and Byron Bay Roads on Friday 7 May 2021 from 3am to 7am for filming purposes.

Apr 2021
Call Out for Expert Guest Speakers

Call Out for Expert Guest Speakers

Friday, 30 Apr 2021

To help strengthen Ballina Shire as a destination for hosting events, we want to hear from speakers, facilitators, subject matter experts, and talented champions who can share insights, stories and knowledge at business events.

Join the growing popularity of Pickleball at the BISC

Join the growing popularity of Pickleball at the BISC

Thursday, 29 Apr 2021

It is the fastest growing sport in the USA and it has taken off in Ballina. The sport, a cross between tennis and table tennis is rapidly growing in popularity and the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC), is proud to be the home of Pickleball for the far north coast.

Community invited to learn about Council's plans for the future

Community invited to learn about Council's plans for the future

Thursday, 29 Apr 2021

Interested to know what projects are planned for Ballina Shire or how essential services will be delivered? Ballina Shire Council's Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition from 29 April until 28 May 2021 and Council is seeking your feedback.

Celebrate Compost Week at Ballina Community Garden

Celebrate Compost Week at Ballina Community Garden

Monday, 26 Apr 2021

To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week Ballina Shire Council has partnered with North East Waste, Ballina Community Garden and The Story Tree to curate a wonderful morning of free activities for all ages on Sunday 2 May, 9.30am to midday.

North Wall Path Works

North Wall Path Works

Friday, 23 Apr 2021

The North Wall shared path from Shaws Bay to the Ballina Marine Rescue Tower will be closed from Monday 3 May to Friday 7 May for pathway maintenance.

May Exhibitions at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

May Exhibitions at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina launches four exciting new exhibitions in May and welcomes community and visitors to the Gallery.

Norton Street, Ballina - Temporary Partial Closure for Filming

Norton Street, Ballina - Temporary Partial Closure for Filming

Monday, 19 Apr 2021

Vehicle access on part of Norton Street and Fripp Lane, between Bentinck and Fox Streets, Ballina will be closed and restricted to local residents only on Thursday 22, Friday 23, Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 April 2021.

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Friday, 16 Apr 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Jack McCoy Surf Film and Music Event at Lennox

Jack McCoy Surf Film and Music Event at Lennox

Friday, 16 Apr 2021

Legendary film maker, Jack McCoy, is bringing his highly acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May 2021.

Water Outage Scheduled - Suvla Street Water Main Replacement

Water Outage Scheduled - Suvla Street Water Main Replacement

Friday, 16 Apr 2021

Council will be renewing the water main on Sulva Street, East Ballina. The cutover from the old to the new water main is from 9am to 3pm Wednesday 21 April 2021. The temporary water outage will impact properties on: Sulva Street, Grandview Street, Azure Street, Harbour View Street.

Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project about to commence

Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project about to commence

Thursday, 15 Apr 2021

Improved pedestrian and cycling amenity is at the heart of the new safety project that Ballina Shire Council is set to commence in late April 2021.

The Coast Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

The Coast Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Monday, 12 Apr 2021

The Coast Road, Lennox Head between Skennars Head Rd (Boulder Beach roundabout) and North Creek Rd/Byron Bay Rd roundabout will be closed for filming on Friday 16 April from 2.30pm to Saturday 17 April 3.00am. Detours will be via Skennars Head Road and North Creek Road. Pedestrian access will remain open.

Wet Weather - Water over Roads

Wet Weather - Water over Roads

Friday, 09 Apr 2021

Road closures and cautions due to wet weather. Refer to MyRoadInfo for updated road status information.

Ignite Youth Animator - Youth Week Program

Ignite Youth Animator - Youth Week Program

Thursday, 08 Apr 2021

Young people aged 12 to 18 are invited to tell their stories through digital storytelling in this two day Youth Week program. The workshop will be held Friday 16 and Saturday 17 April 10am - 3pm on-site at Ignite Studios, 60 Crane St Ballina. Bookings essential to secure your place.

Planned Water Outage - Cumbalum, Ballina Heights - 9am to 2pm Wednesday 14 April 2021

Planned Water Outage - Cumbalum, Ballina Heights - 9am to 2pm Wednesday 14 April 2021

Thursday, 08 Apr 2021

The drinking water service will be temporarily unavailable to some residents in: Lawrence Rise, parts of Foley Avenue, parts of Highfield Terrace, and parts of Eclipse Court. During this time no drinking water will be available via internal or external water outlets. Recycled water will not be impacted and will remain online.

River Street Duplication - Stage 1 (Phase 2)  Asphalt Works Monday 12 April 2021

River Street Duplication - Stage 1 (Phase 2) Asphalt Works Monday 12 April 2021

Thursday, 08 Apr 2021

As part of the River Street Duplication project, Ballina Shire Council will be laying asphalt pavement to the westbound lane between Quays Drive and Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina. These works will be carried out on Monday 12 April 2021 (weather permitting).

Burns Point Ferry Operations

Burns Point Ferry Operations

Wednesday, 07 Apr 2021

Burns Point Ferry operations. For ferry updates visit MyRoadInfo.com.au

Wet Weather - Impacted Roads and Council Services

Wet Weather - Impacted Roads and Council Services

Saturday, 03 Apr 2021

Changes to rural roads and council services due to wet weather event and floodwaters

Face Masks available for Ballina Shire Business Operators

Face Masks available for Ballina Shire Business Operators

Friday, 02 Apr 2021

A new swap-and-go cup initiative has brewed in Lennox Head

A new swap-and-go cup initiative has brewed in Lennox Head

Thursday, 01 Apr 2021

Ballina Shire Council are shouting customers a free coffee at participating cafes each time they swap a HuskeeCup during Lennox Head's HuskeeSwap activation launch week from 12 to 18 April.

Mar 2021
Revised future water supply on public exhibition from 1 April

Revised future water supply on public exhibition from 1 April

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021

Activating existing groundwater sources fulltime in Alstonville and utilising underground aquifers in Tyagarah now form the centrepiece of Rous County Councilís revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Lennox Head locals leave their mark in Ross Park

Lennox Head locals leave their mark in Ross Park

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021

Drawings by the Lennox Head community will be etched and printed onto footpath pavers to be installed during the Ross Park upgrade later this year.

Citizen Science - Speaking with the River Workshop Series

Citizen Science - Speaking with the River Workshop Series

Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021

This special program is part of the Citizen Science workshop series being presented in conjunction with the ďSpeaking with the RiverĒ exhibition currently showing at Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) in Ballina.

Wet Weather - Impacted Roads and Council Services

Wet Weather - Impacted Roads and Council Services

Monday, 29 Mar 2021

Changes to rural roads and council services due to wet weather event and floodwaters

Norton Street, Ballina - Temporary Closure

Norton Street, Ballina - Temporary Closure

Sunday, 28 Mar 2021

Airport night works

Airport night works

Thursday, 25 Mar 2021

Business events to benefit Ballina

Business events to benefit Ballina

Thursday, 18 Mar 2021

Ballina Shire Council is launching a program to stimulate demand for domestic business events, helping the region's industries recover following the coronavirus pandemic. The local business community and media are invited to attend at 2.15pm on Tuesday 23 March 2021, at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Tintenbar intersection upgrade set to improve safety

Tintenbar intersection upgrade set to improve safety

Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021

Ballina Shire Council is upgrading the intersection of Tamarind Drive and Tintenbar Road to improve safety for motorists and cyclists.

River Street Duplication  Nightworks and Water Outage

River Street Duplication Nightworks and Water Outage

Monday, 15 Mar 2021

As part of the River Street Duplication project, Ballina Shire Council will be renewing the water main adjacent to Riverbend Village on River Street, West Ballina.

Road Status Information - Update 4pm Thursday 11 March 2021

Road Status Information - Update 4pm Thursday 11 March 2021

Thursday, 11 Mar 2021

Update on road closures and cautions.

Norton Street, Ballina Temporary Closure

Norton Street, Ballina Temporary Closure

Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021

Ballina Shire Council wish to advise that a section of Norton Street in Ballina will be closed for filming purposes from 5am Friday 12 March 2021 until 3am Saturday 20 March 2021.

River Street Duplication works underway

River Street Duplication works underway

Tuesday, 09 Mar 2021

Stage One of the River Street Duplication has commenced and once complete will provide four lanes along River Street from Burns Point Ferry Road to Barlows Road, West Ballina.

Food Smart (Love Food Hate Waste) participant wins ultimate prize to reduce food waste

Food Smart (Love Food Hate Waste) participant wins ultimate prize to reduce food waste

Monday, 08 Mar 2021

Ballina Shire Council and North East Waste are thrilled that the winner of the recent Food Smart Freezer competition is also passionate about waste and recycling.

Feb 2021
Council seeking feedback on plan to manage community land

Council seeking feedback on plan to manage community land

Thursday, 25 Feb 2021

Council is encouraging the community to have their say on the draft Ballina Shire Plan of Management for Community Land 2021 (POM). The draft plan is now on public exhibition and submissions close Wednesday 7 April 2021.

March Exhibitions Launch Event 11 March 2020

March Exhibitions Launch Event 11 March 2020

Monday, 22 Feb 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina launches three exciting new exhibitions this month and welcomes community and visitors to the Gallery.

Expression of Interest (EOI) Call Out to Digital Animators

Expression of Interest (EOI) Call Out to Digital Animators

Friday, 19 Feb 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience in stop-motion animation techniques.

Caution Oil Spill Angels Beach & The Coast Road Roundabout

Caution Oil Spill Angels Beach & The Coast Road Roundabout

Friday, 19 Feb 2021

Manus, a Film and Chat with Angus McDonald

Manus, a Film and Chat with Angus McDonald

Thursday, 18 Feb 2021

Award-winning artist and filmmaker Angus McDonald will present and discuss his short film Manus at Lennox Head Cultural Centre on 26 February 2021.

Seeking Creatives for Sculptural Art in Ross Park

Seeking Creatives for Sculptural Art in Ross Park

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021

Ballina Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from professional artists for the design and fabrication of public art for the new play space in Ross Park, Lennox Head.

River Drive to reopen with one-lane access

River Drive to reopen with one-lane access

Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021

Foundations for the new Carrs Bridge on River Drive, Keith Hall are being finalised and work is progressing on the abutments.

Drive to save lives in school zones

Drive to save lives in school zones

Friday, 12 Feb 2021

Motorists are being reminded to slow down and park legally in school zones as the school year starts.

Airport Boulevard construction takes off

Airport Boulevard construction takes off

Tuesday, 09 Feb 2021

Ballina Shire Council is excited to announce that construction of Airport Boulevard, the new entrance road to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, will commence in early February 2021.

Northern Rivers councils and communities are Tackling Mosquitoes Together

Northern Rivers councils and communities are Tackling Mosquitoes Together

Tuesday, 09 Feb 2021

Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit have launched Tackling Mosquitoes Together. This is a pilot behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Burns Point Ferry Update on February maintenance

Burns Point Ferry Update on February maintenance

Monday, 08 Feb 2021

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that there will be no planned shutdown for maintenance on the Burns Point Ferry during operating hours in February.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Health and Safety Update

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Health and Safety Update

Thursday, 04 Feb 2021

Staff will continue to screen passengers for any COVID-19 symptoms including temperature checks.

Council's Decision on Proposed World Surf League Event

Council's Decision on Proposed World Surf League Event

Thursday, 04 Feb 2021

Ballina Shire Council held an extraordinary meeting to discuss an event proposal from the World Surf League.

Lease opportunity for community groups

Lease opportunity for community groups

Wednesday, 03 Feb 2021

Ballina Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from community groups to use part of the council building at 26 Endeavour Close, Ballina.

Jan 2021
Tenders for Surf School Licences

Tenders for Surf School Licences

Friday, 29 Jan 2021

Council is seeking tenders for surf school licences, elite surf coaching licences and stand up paddle board coaching licences for the next three year period.

Traffic changes in Lennox Head village centre

Traffic changes in Lennox Head village centre

Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021

Temporary traffic calming elements will be installed in the Lennox Head village centre from Tuesday 2 February to improve pedestrian safety in the area.

2021 Australia Day Ballina Shire Award Winners

2021 Australia Day Ballina Shire Award Winners

Monday, 25 Jan 2021

The Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards were announced at the official celebrations held on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Water outage - Alstonville, north of Main Street

Water outage - Alstonville, north of Main Street

Thursday, 21 Jan 2021

Angels Beach Drive reduced to one lane

Angels Beach Drive reduced to one lane

Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021

Angels Beach Drive is currently reduced to one lane with traffic control in place.

Nominees and guest speakers announced for Australia Day

Nominees and guest speakers announced for Australia Day

Friday, 15 Jan 2021

This year's Australia Day celebrations will be held at Lennox Head Cultural Centre commencing at 9am Tuesday 26 January 2021. We are delighted to have James Bracey as our special guest speaker, and Liz Ellis will join us as our Master of Ceremonies. Celebrations will include the citizenship ceremony, the Australia Day awards, and performances by opera singer Katie Rutledge and 12-year-old singer/songwriter Lennox Broadley.

Tribute to world champion race walker unveiled

Tribute to world champion race walker unveiled

Friday, 15 Jan 2021

Kerry Saxby-Junna was in Ballina today to unveil the interpretive signage erected in honour of her international accomplishments in the sport of race walking. The signage was unveiled on the foreshore of the Richmond River and marks the rerouting of the Kerry Saxby Walkway from Captain Cook Park to the end of North Wall.

Dec 2020
Local schools sharing their spaces over Summer

Local schools sharing their spaces over Summer

Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020

Empire Vale Public School and Wardell Public School will open their grounds daily throughout the Summer holidays as part of the NSW Department of Educationís Share Our Space program.

Local high school students spread their first wings

Local high school students spread their first wings

Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020

The Northern Rivers got a glimpse of its aviation future recently thanks to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport hosting a Careers Expo day for local secondary students.

Airport following public health advice

Airport following public health advice

Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the Greater Sydney area, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport wishes to assure all travellers and the general public that stringent measures are in place to protect community health.

Weather Event - Road Status Information - UPDATE 7.30AM SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020

Weather Event - Road Status Information - UPDATE 7.30AM SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020

Saturday, 19 Dec 2020

Road Status updates in Ballina Shire due to wet weather event.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT - Avoid swimming after heavy rain

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT - Avoid swimming after heavy rain

Friday, 18 Dec 2020

New Fox and Cherry Street Roundabout Open

New Fox and Cherry Street Roundabout Open

Friday, 18 Dec 2020

The newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of Fox and Cherry Streets is open.

Burns Point Ferry Road Reopened and Ferry Operations Resumed - UPDATE 2PM WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER

Burns Point Ferry Road Reopened and Ferry Operations Resumed - UPDATE 2PM WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020

Burns Point Ferry Road has reopened and the Burns Point Ferry has resumed operations.

Burns Point Ferry Road and Ferry Operations - Temporary Closure Due to Flooding

Burns Point Ferry Road and Ferry Operations - Temporary Closure Due to Flooding

Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020

A king tide combined with ongoing rainfall has led to localised flooding of Burns Point Ferry Road.

NRCG January Exhibitions 13 January - 7 March 2021

NRCG January Exhibitions 13 January - 7 March 2021

Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) launches four exciting new exhibitions this January and welcomes community and visitors to the gallery.

Burns Point Ferry Road Reopened and Ferry Operations Resumed

Burns Point Ferry Road Reopened and Ferry Operations Resumed

Monday, 14 Dec 2020

Burns Point Ferry Road has reopened and the Burns Point Ferry has resumed operations.

Salt water over roads - King tides

Salt water over roads - King tides

Wednesday, 09 Dec 2020

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

Park Lane to become safer, slower, greener

Park Lane to become safer, slower, greener

Wednesday, 09 Dec 2020

A range of temporary measures will be introduced at Park Lane in Lennox Head and its surrounds to improve safety and increase the vibrancy of the area.

Jun 2020
Rock Fishing - Wear a Life Jacket

Rock Fishing - Wear a Life Jacket

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020

Rock fishers are now required by law to wear a life jacket when fishing in the Ballina Shire. Anyone not wearing a certified lifejacket at high risk locations will receive an on the spot fine of $100 from 1 July 2020.

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