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.

Sionnach Rua's Great Irish Songbook brings Ireland's rich and unique culture to our shores along with a romantic passion that runs deep in Celtic veins.

The band delivers an authentic music and story catalogue from Irish born and raised frontman, Gallie. The afternoon of music will feature rich stories from Gallie’s Irish upbringing interwoven with tales of Irish traditions and snippets of Irish history. Audiences will be transported back to Ireland with this lively celebration of Celtic music ranging from Planxty to Van Morrison to the Dubliners.

This stage show will make you feel like you are visiting a lively “session” in an Irish bar without having to travel to Dingle. An assured crowd pleaser.

Tickets are $45 for Sunday’s performance. Doors open at 2pm, for a show at 3pm.

To purchase tickets, visit communityspaces.com.au/tickets

Dec 2022
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.

Ballina Shire Council Services Christmas and New Year Closures 2022/23

Ballina Shire Council Services Christmas and New Year Closures 2022/23

Thursday, 01 Dec 2022

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

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 Ė 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.

Planned roadworks - Cumbalum

Planned roadworks - Cumbalum

Wednesday, 02 Nov 2022

Planned roadworks in Cumbalum on Thursday 3 November 2022.

Oct 2022
Road status update - Ross Lane reopened in both directions

Road status update - Ross Lane reopened in both directions

Friday, 28 Oct 2022

Ross Lane has reopened to both lanes of traffic.

New stage for performances at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

New stage for performances at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Thursday, 27 Oct 2022

The Lennox Head Cultural Centre now boasts a bigger and better stage to attract more events and performances to the centre.

Road status update - water over road

Road status update - water over road

Thursday, 27 Oct 2022

Ross Lane has reopened to one lane of traffic.

Wet Weather - Ross Lane ONE lane reopened

Wet Weather - Ross Lane ONE lane reopened

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022

Ross Lane has reopened to one lane of traffic.

Wet Weather - Impacted roads - Update at 8am Tuesday 25 October

Wet Weather - Impacted roads - Update at 8am Tuesday 25 October

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2022

Ross Lane remains closed and traffic control is in place. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route and avoid the area.

Wet Weather - Impacted roads - Update at 5pm Monday 24 October

Wet Weather - Impacted roads - Update at 5pm Monday 24 October

Monday, 24 Oct 2022

Ross Lane remains closed and it may be some days before it is reopened. Traffic control is in place. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route and avoid the area.

Help us shape a new housing strategy for Ballina Shire

Help us shape a new housing strategy for Ballina Shire

Monday, 24 Oct 2022

To help develop the new housing strategy, Council invites locals to share their housing experiences via a short online survey or by attending one of our upcoming workshops.

Wet weather road status information - update 7am Monday 24 October 2022

Wet weather road status information - update 7am Monday 24 October 2022

Monday, 24 Oct 2022

Road status and council service updates due to wet weather event.

Wet Weather - Road update 23 October at 9pm

Wet Weather - Road update 23 October at 9pm

Sunday, 23 Oct 2022

Road caution information following wet weather.

Centenary Ball marks 100 years for Lennox Head

Centenary Ball marks 100 years for Lennox Head

Thursday, 20 Oct 2022

A glamorous Centenary Ball will mark 100 years since the village was formally named Lennox Head at the inaugural 1922 Lennox Head Estate Auction. On Friday 9 December 2022, the Lennox Arts Board will proudly present this event at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Plans to duplicate Tamarind Drive

Plans to duplicate Tamarind Drive

Thursday, 20 Oct 2022

Ballina Shire Council has started planning works to duplicate a section of Tamarind Drive and North Creek Road. The concept design plans are now on exhibition and Council is inviting the community to provide their feedback.

Unplanned water outage Lennox Head - 19 October 2022

Unplanned water outage Lennox Head - 19 October 2022

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2022

Water supply is temporarily unavailable to properties along Ballina Street, Lennox Head (between Park Lane and The Lennox Hotel) due to a water main break that occurred this morning.

Annual maintenance for Burns Point Ferry from Monday 24 October

Annual maintenance for Burns Point Ferry from Monday 24 October

Monday, 17 Oct 2022

The Burns Point Ferry will be taken to a dry dock slipyard for major maintenance works from Monday 24 October to Monday 14 November 2022.

International repair day launch of new reuse and repair trail

International repair day launch of new reuse and repair trail

Thursday, 13 Oct 2022

Ballina Shire Council is joining North East Waste and other local councils to celebrate the brilliant repair groups and businesses that are at the heart of the repair and reuse movement with the launch of a new online directory, the Reuse and Repair Trail

Ballina airport parking system upgraded

Ballina airport parking system upgraded

Friday, 07 Oct 2022

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is pleased to announce the airport's new and improved car park system will be live from Tuesday 11 October 2022.

Byron Bay Film Festival to Screen at Lennox Head

Byron Bay Film Festival to Screen at Lennox Head

Thursday, 06 Oct 2022

The Byron Bay Film Festival returns to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Sunday 23 October to pay tribute to local surf culture with two iconic surfing documentaries.

NRCG November Exhibitions - Contemporary Emerging Art

NRCG November Exhibitions - Contemporary Emerging Art

Thursday, 06 Oct 2022

November and December will be an exciting time to visit the gallery, with new work from emerging artists and a competitive national art prize on display.

Wardell Village Centre Revitalisation planning begins

Wardell Village Centre Revitalisation planning begins

Wednesday, 05 Oct 2022

Ballina Shire Council is engaging with the community to develop a Draft Master Plan to revitalise the village centre. The works aim to improve the streetscape within the village centre precinct and will focus on Richmond Street and Sinclair Streets including the central business area.

Sep 2022
Weaving Workshops Return to Ballina this October

Weaving Workshops Return to Ballina this October

Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

This October master weavers Jugan Dandii return to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) to run the fourth session in their series of Weaving Circles presented by the gallery throughout the year.

Road Safety Upgrades underway at Ross Lane

Road Safety Upgrades underway at Ross Lane

Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

As part of Transport for NSW's Safer Roads Program, Ballina Shire Council is undertaking a suite of road safety upgrades on Ross Lane and Byron Bay Road to improve safety for motorists and cyclists.

2023 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards - Nominations now open!

2023 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards - Nominations now open!

Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

Residents are encouraged to nominate family members, friends, neighbours, and community groups for the 2023 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards.

Have your say on the future of Lennox Head and Skennars Head

Have your say on the future of Lennox Head and Skennars Head

Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022

Community engagement is underway to develop a new Lennox Head Strategic Plan 2023 - 2043. Ballina Shire Council's new online engagement platform will enable the community to provide feedback via a range of interactive online tools.

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2023/24

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2023/24

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program for 2023/24 is now open!

Byron Music Society's Big Sing -  A big choir and orchestra event

Byron Music Society's Big Sing - A big choir and orchestra event

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022

Byron Music Society will perform 'A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms' (Ein deutsches Requiem), recognised as one of the greatest choral works every written, at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre for one show only on Sunday 16 October 2022.

The Coast Road Temporary Closure Resealing Works

The Coast Road Temporary Closure Resealing Works

Friday, 16 Sep 2022

The Coast Road, between Skennars Head Road and Headlands Drive, will be closed from 9am to 3pm Tuesday 20 September 2022 for resealing works.

Planned water outage - Lennox Head - North Creek Road

Planned water outage - Lennox Head - North Creek Road

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022

Ballina Shire Council will temporarily turn off water to properties along North Creek Road from 9am to 3pm on Thursday 15 September 2022.

Ballina Shire residents farewell Her Majesty

Ballina Shire residents farewell Her Majesty

Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022

Council has opened a condolence book for Queen Elizabeth ll. Public Holiday declared for National Day of Mourning 22 September 2022; the same day as the Council's Ordinary Meeting, Council has cancelled the September Ordinary Meeting.

This information is correct at the time of publication 13 September 2022.

Temporary closure of Ballina Street in Lennox Head

Temporary closure of Ballina Street in Lennox Head

Wednesday, 07 Sep 2022

Stage 3 works have now started and will focus on the central hub. To complete these works more efficiently, Council will temporarily close Ballina Street (directly in front of Ross Park) from Monday 12 September to Saturday 24 September.

Bouncing Back from Extreme Life Events A Free Seminar in Lennox Head

Bouncing Back from Extreme Life Events A Free Seminar in Lennox Head

Thursday, 01 Sep 2022

A free seminar with guests, Barney and Kada Miller, will explore the challenges of extreme life events and what it takes to bounce back from these challenges. This event is being held at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Monday 5 September starting at 6pm.

Aug 2022
It's playtime at Pop Denison Park

It's playtime at Pop Denison Park

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2022

The new junior playground at Pop Denison Park is officially open and ready to explore! The junior playground area is the first stage of a new regional-level playground planned for the site through the Pop Denison Park Master Plan.

World Class Comedy at Lennox Head

World Class Comedy at Lennox Head

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2022

The Comedy Commune are delighted to bring the Spring Comedy Gala to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 3 September 2022, with some of the biggest names in comedy set to hit the stage.

Temporary closure of one lane - River Street, West Ballina

Temporary closure of one lane - River Street, West Ballina

Friday, 26 Aug 2022

Ballina Shire Council crews will be completing landscaping works on the median strip along River Street, West Ballina next week that will require the closure of one lane of traffic.

Revitalised Ross Park now open

Revitalised Ross Park now open

Friday, 19 Aug 2022

The new-look Ross Park in Lennox Head village is officially open and ready for play! The upgraded park includes new play equipment, a boardwalk, concrete paths, covered picnic areas, seating, paving, interactive sculpture, and landscaping.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery September Exhibitions - Relationships to nature and found objects

Northern Rivers Community Gallery September Exhibitions - Relationships to nature and found objects

Thursday, 18 Aug 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina brings together four new exhibitions from local artists whose works draw upon personal, cultural, lyrical, and historical stories of nature, as well as our relationship to discarded objects. Together, all four exhibitions span sculpture, installation, photography, painting and drawing - presenting diverse approaches to contemporary art practice.

Salt water over roads - King tides from 10 - 13 August

Salt water over roads - King tides from 10 - 13 August

Tuesday, 09 Aug 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.

Bangalow Road Roundabout complete

Bangalow Road Roundabout complete

Friday, 05 Aug 2022

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce that the Bangalow Road and Angels Beach Drive roundabout improvements are now complete.

Jul 2022
Party kits help families celebrate without single-use plastic

Party kits help families celebrate without single-use plastic

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022

Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries have joined forces to offer reusable kidsí party kits as part of their ongoing commitment to reduce single use items across the shire.

Temporary closure of Houghlahans Creek Road, Tintenbar

Temporary closure of Houghlahans Creek Road, Tintenbar

Monday, 25 Jul 2022

Ballina Shire Council will temporarily close both lanes of traffic on a section of Houghlahans Creek Road from Monday 1 August to Friday 12 August 2022 (weather permitting).

Have your say on the Draft North Coast Regional Plan 2041

Have your say on the Draft North Coast Regional Plan 2041

Thursday, 21 Jul 2022

The long-term vision of the plan is to build a more resilient region to shield communities against natural disasters, protect its spectacular coastline and natural environment, boost tourism, and safeguard Aboriginal land.

Water Main Repairs - Tamar Street, Ballina

Water Main Repairs - Tamar Street, Ballina

Tuesday, 19 Jul 2022

Ballina Shire Council's crews are attending to urgent water main repairs at the roundabout on Tamar and Grant streets in Ballina.

Temporary overnight closures of Bangalow Road

Temporary overnight closures of Bangalow Road

Friday, 15 Jul 2022

Bangalow Road, north of the roundabout and south of Clark Street, will be temporarily closed over three nights on Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 July 2022

Sneaths Road, Wollongbar reopened to one lane

Sneaths Road, Wollongbar reopened to one lane

Friday, 15 Jul 2022

Ballina Shire Council has reopened Sneaths Road in Wollongbar to one lane of traffic, with temporary traffic lights in place.

Salt water over roads - King tides July 2022

Salt water over roads - King tides July 2022

Thursday, 14 Jul 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.

Love your Lennox businesses during upgrade

Love your Lennox businesses during upgrade

Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Ballina Shire Council is urging locals to continue supporting Ballina Street businesses during the Lennox Village Vision renewal works. The southern end of Ballina Street is a hive of activity, with road and footpath reconstruction well underway.

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest wanted

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest wanted

Wednesday, 06 Jul 2022

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.

Temporary Closure - Pacific Parade, Lennox Head

Temporary Closure - Pacific Parade, Lennox Head

Monday, 04 Jul 2022

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2022

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2022

Friday, 01 Jul 2022

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.

Lennox Head to Host Final of Australian-first Surf Series and Workshops

Lennox Head to Host Final of Australian-first Surf Series and Workshops

Friday, 01 Jul 2022

Over 100 women and girls will participate in the first female event series in Australia on Sunday 3 July at Lennox Head. The Challenge Her Team's Classic will run a main surf event along with a full day of development workshops at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Jun 2022
Have your say on the Draft Master Plan for Cawarra Park

Have your say on the Draft Master Plan for Cawarra Park

Thursday, 30 Jun 2022

Ballina Shire Council has been engaging with the community to prepare a Draft Master Plan for Cawarra Park

Sun set to power local wastewater treatment

Sun set to power local wastewater treatment

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022

Ballina Shire Council has committed to 100 per cent renewable electricity operations by 2030. A key component of this ambitious target is the ongoing roll out of solar power across Council facilities.

Flood recovery support each Friday at Distribution Hub

Flood recovery support each Friday at Distribution Hub

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022

Service NSW will be available from 10am to 4pm, each Friday from 8 July at Ballina's Distribution Hub.

Taming Stress in Adolescence by Maggie Dent  - A Free Seminar in Lennox Head

Taming Stress in Adolescence by Maggie Dent - A Free Seminar in Lennox Head

Sunday, 26 Jun 2022

One of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, Maggie Dent, will speak at a free seminar on Tuesday 12 July 2022 at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Temporary overnight closure of Bangalow Road

Temporary overnight closure of Bangalow Road

Thursday, 23 Jun 2022

Bangalow Road, north of the roundabout and south of Clark Street, will be temporarily closed from 6.30pm Friday 24 June 2022 until approximately midday on Saturday 25 June 2022.

Workshops and Artist Talks at Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Workshops and Artist Talks at Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022

June is a busy month for NRCG and Ignite Studios' Public Program, with a range of free and ticketed artist talks and workshop offerings for the community.

Launch of the Let's get our Scrap Together Campaign - A joint Northern Rivers Councils campaign

Launch of the Let's get our Scrap Together Campaign - A joint Northern Rivers Councils campaign

Monday, 20 Jun 2022

Across the Northern Rivers a new community education campaign, Let's Get Our Scrap Together, will be launched Thursday 23 June at 2pm at Red Earth Farmers in Fernleigh.

Unplanned Water outage due to water main break on corner of Tamar Street and Martin Street

Unplanned Water outage due to water main break on corner of Tamar Street and Martin Street

Friday, 17 Jun 2022

Ballina Shire Council is currently attending to an unplanned water outage affecting properties on Tamar Street and surrounding streets in Ballina. The outage has been caused by a water main break that occurred early this morning.

Norther Rivers Community Gallery July Exhibitions - Emerging contemporary art

Norther Rivers Community Gallery July Exhibitions - Emerging contemporary art

Friday, 17 Jun 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina features four new exhibitions from local artists showcasing diverse approaches to the 2D surface, including painting, printmaking, photography, and drawing.

Salt water over roads - king tides this week

Salt water over roads - king tides this week

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022

Ballina Shire Council is reminding motorists to drive safely as king tides are likely to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Bangalow Road reopened

Bangalow Road reopened

Friday, 10 Jun 2022

Bangalow Road, between Moon Street and the Angels Beach Drive/Bangalow Road roundabout in Ballina has reopened to two-way traffic this afternoon.

Parental Expert to Address Youth Issues at  Free Seminar in Lennox Head

Parental Expert to Address Youth Issues at Free Seminar in Lennox Head

Friday, 10 Jun 2022

Dr Justin Coulson, Australia's leading parental expert, will speak at a free seminar about 'Building Youth Resilience' on Monday 27 June 2022 from 6pm to 8pm at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Have your say on changes to business and industrial zones

Have your say on changes to business and industrial zones

Thursday, 02 Jun 2022

The Department of Planning and Environment is exhibiting the translation of existing Business and Industrial zones into new Employment zones

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2022

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2022

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2022

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.

Burns Point Ferry temporary closure for urgent repairs

Burns Point Ferry temporary closure for urgent repairs

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2022

The Burns Point Ferry will be CLOSED from 9.30am - 10.30am Wednesday 1 June, for urgent repairs to the alternator.

May 2022
Regional NSW Business Survey now open

Regional NSW Business Survey now open

Monday, 30 May 2022

Ballina Shire businesses are encouraged to complete the Regional NSW Business Survey to identify key priorities for supporting job creation and economic growth in our region.

Have your say to help Council develop a new Disability Inclusion Plan

Have your say to help Council develop a new Disability Inclusion Plan

Friday, 27 May 2022

Lennox Comedy Gala Heats Up for Winter

Lennox Comedy Gala Heats Up for Winter

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Following the extraordinary success of the first Lennox Comedy Gala in April, the seasonal gala continues with a winter show on Saturday 4 June at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Road Closures - Wet Weather Update

Road Closures - Wet Weather Update

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Expressions of Interest Now Open for Festival and Event Funding

Expressions of Interest Now Open for Festival and Event Funding

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Event managers, community groups and businesses interested in organising events are encouraged to apply now for a share of $360,000 available under the NSW Government's Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.

Angels Beach Dr and Sheather St connection complete

Angels Beach Dr and Sheather St connection complete

Friday, 20 May 2022

Road widening works on Angels Beach Drive and the new connection to the industrial estate via Sheather Street are now complete. Extended dual lead in/lead out lanes and median strip have been constructed travelling northwards on Angels Beach Drive (past Sheather Street).

One-way traffic as road reconstruction begins in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

One-way traffic as road reconstruction begins in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Ballina Shire Council's crews will soon commence Stage 2 of the Lennox Village Vision project, which involves road and footpath reconstruction, installation of street furniture and landscaping along Ballina Street.

Registrations open for the Lennox Head Strategic Plan Community Reference Group

Registrations open for the Lennox Head Strategic Plan Community Reference Group

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Are you passionate about your community's future? Ballina Shire Council is calling on locals who live or work in Lennox Head or Skennars Head to register their interest to join a Community Reference Group.

Have your say - draft Community Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Have your say - draft Community Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Wednesday, 04 May 2022

Ballina Shire Council has reviewed the Community Strategic Plan (CSP), a 10-year plan that provides a vision for our community and identifies the items that are important to its residents.

Apr 2022
First Northern Rivers housing pods arrive

First Northern Rivers housing pods arrive

Friday, 29 Apr 2022

Temporary housing solutions are now on the ground in the flood-affected Northern Rivers region, with the NSW Government's first delivery being set up at the temporary accommodation site at Wollongbar. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the delivery of the first temporary housing site is an important step in providing medium term housing support.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery - Writers on the Road Comes to Ballina

Northern Rivers Community Gallery - Writers on the Road Comes to Ballina

Thursday, 28 Apr 2022

The Byron Writers Festival returns to Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery this May, bringing a special evening of conversation, and a celebration of the stories we tell, as part of the festival's popular advance roadshow of free events across the region.

Changes to flood waste collection and drop off

Changes to flood waste collection and drop off

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022

Council's free flood waste collection and drop off is finishing off.

$350 million modular housing package for flood-affected communities

$350 million modular housing package for flood-affected communities

Sunday, 17 Apr 2022

The NSW Government has announced a $350 million investment in temporary modular housing to give people displaced by floods a place to call home while they rebuild their lives.

#AMomentAway program for flood affected Northern Rivers communities

#AMomentAway program for flood affected Northern Rivers communities

Thursday, 14 Apr 2022

The #AMomentAway program invites donors to give a much-needed break to those impacted by the recent floods.

Flood support is here to help

Flood support is here to help

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022

Ballina Shire Council understands that for local flood-affected residents and businesses the road to flood recovery will take time and requires a range of support.

World Renowned Funny Man, Ross Noble, Live at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

World Renowned Funny Man, Ross Noble, Live at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Monday, 11 Apr 2022

The Lennox Head Cultural Centre and A-List Entertainment are thrilled to announce comedian, Ross Noble 'On the GO' will perform live on Tuesday 17 May 2022

Temporary Waste Centre in Alstonville set to close

Temporary Waste Centre in Alstonville set to close

Monday, 11 Apr 2022

From Monday 11 April, Public Works Advisory NSW will start works to permanently close the Temporary Disaster Waste Transfer Facility in Alstonville.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery - May Exhibitions

Northern Rivers Community Gallery - May Exhibitions

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina presents a new series of thought-provoking exhibitions. Four separate solo exhibitions engage topics to do with human and nature relationships, climate change, and materiality and movement; through photography, installation, sculpture and drawing.

Ross Lane - Both lanes reopened - Wednesday 6 April 2022

Ross Lane - Both lanes reopened - Wednesday 6 April 2022

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022

One lane of Ross Lane, Lennox Head is now open.

Ross Lane - One Lane Reopened - Tuesday 5 April 2022

Ross Lane - One Lane Reopened - Tuesday 5 April 2022

Tuesday, 05 Apr 2022

One lane of Ross Lane, Lennox Head is now open.

Ballina Shire Road and Council Services Update Monday 4 April 2022

Ballina Shire Road and Council Services Update Monday 4 April 2022

Monday, 04 Apr 2022

A number of roads have reopened over the weekend including the Tamarind Drive Roundabout at Cumbalum.

Flood support for the Ballina Shire community

Flood support for the Ballina Shire community

Friday, 01 Apr 2022

The Ballina Recovery Centre located at the Ballina Surf Club will reopen at 9am on Saturday 2 April.

Ballina Shire road and Council services update at 11am

Ballina Shire road and Council services update at 11am

Friday, 01 Apr 2022

There are still several roads across Ballina Shire with water over road, and road closures.

Mar 2022
Road and Council services update

Road and Council services update

Thursday, 31 Mar 2022

The Lennox Head Cultural Centre is open today as an evacuation centre for anyone seeking shelter from the severe weather and flash flooding.

Severe Weather Conditions in Ballina Shire - Avoid Unnecessary Travel

Severe Weather Conditions in Ballina Shire - Avoid Unnecessary Travel

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022

The Lennox Head Cultural Centre is open today as an evacuation centre for anyone seeking shelter from the severe weather and flash flooding.

Wet Weather Update - Tuesday 29 March 2022

Wet Weather Update - Tuesday 29 March 2022

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022

Lennox Comedy Gala opens 1 April

Lennox Comedy Gala opens 1 April

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022

Wet weather road status information - Monday 28 March 2022

Wet weather road status information - Monday 28 March 2022

Monday, 28 Mar 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 12 noon

Wet weather road status information - update at 12 noon

Sunday, 27 Mar 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall and high tides this morning.

Mobile recovery centre hits the road

Mobile recovery centre hits the road

Saturday, 26 Mar 2022

This week a small team of agencies will visit key locations across the Ballina Shire. The initiative led by Ballina Shire Council and Resilience NSW aims to bring key services and support to flood-affected residents who are unable to visit the Ballina Recovery Centre.

Road Closure between Moon St and Angels Beach Dr Bangalow Rd Roundabout

Road Closure between Moon St and Angels Beach Dr Bangalow Rd Roundabout

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022

Ballina Shire Council's contractors will soon commence intersection widening works on Bangalow Road, between Moon Street and the Angels Beach Drive/Bangalow Road roundabout.

NRCG reopening Wednesday 16 March 2022

NRCG reopening Wednesday 16 March 2022

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022

As the clean-up has begun, we are pleased to announce that we will be reopening our doors to our resilient community on Wednesday 16 March.?

Ballina Flood Recovery Centre now open

Ballina Flood Recovery Centre now open

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022

Resilience NSW and Ballina Shire Council have opened a dedicated Flood Recovery Centre at the Ballina Surf Club, on Lighthouse Parade in East Ballina.

Water Main Break - Corner Martin Street and River Street, Ballina

Water Main Break - Corner Martin Street and River Street, Ballina

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022

Councilís crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred this morning on the corner of Martin Street and River Street, Ballina.

Flood Update - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Flood Update - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022

We are expecting a peak around 9pm tonight which will be 2.5 AHD which is approximately half a metre higher than the water level this morning.

Update on Council Services - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Update on Council Services - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022

Council is urging all residents to follow Northern Rivers NSW SES on Facebook to receive important updates in regards to this flooding event.

Feb 2022
Wet Weather Update - 28 February - 5pm

Wet Weather Update - 28 February - 5pm

Monday, 28 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is urging all shire residents to stay at home and only leave their properties for essential reasons.

Ballina Heights and Cumbalum detour in place via Pacific Motorway off ramp  - update at 7.30am 28 February 2022

Ballina Heights and Cumbalum detour in place via Pacific Motorway off ramp - update at 7.30am 28 February 2022

Monday, 28 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Ballina Heights and Cumbalum access  - update at 8.30pm 27 February 2022

Ballina Heights and Cumbalum access - update at 8.30pm 27 February 2022

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 10am, 27 February 2022

Wet weather road status information - update at 10am, 27 February 2022

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 5pm, 27 February 2022

Wet weather road status information - update at 5pm, 27 February 2022

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 10am, 26 February 2022

Wet weather road status information - update at 10am, 26 February 2022

Saturday, 26 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 5.30pm, 25 February 2022

Wet weather road status information - update at 5.30pm, 25 February 2022

Friday, 25 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 10am, 25 February 2022

Wet weather road status information - update at 10am, 25 February 2022

Friday, 25 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 3.45pm, 24 February 2022

Wet weather road status information - update at 3.45pm, 24 February 2022

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Avoid swimming after heavy rain event

Avoid swimming after heavy rain event

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

Avoid swimming after heavy rain events.

Rural bin collection services impacted by wet weather

Rural bin collection services impacted by wet weather

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

Due to the current wet weather event and road closures, Ballina Shire Council's Resource Recovery Team are unable to complete some rural bin collection services.

Planned water outage - Lennox Head town centre - rescheduled

Planned water outage - Lennox Head town centre - rescheduled

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council will be installing a new water main connection on Ballina Street as part of the Lennox Village Vision project.

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am, 24 February 2022

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am, 24 February 2022

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Wet weather road status information - update at 3.30pm, 23 February

Wet weather road status information - update at 3.30pm, 23 February

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall.

Temporary road closure - Burnet Street, Ballina

Temporary road closure - Burnet Street, Ballina

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council will commence road reconstruction works in Burnet Street, Ballina from Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Council calling for new Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Members

Council calling for new Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Members

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

An Audit Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) plays an important role in strengthening risk management and corporate governance within organisations.

Temporary Closure of The Coast Road, Lennox Head - Wednesday 23 February

Temporary Closure of The Coast Road, Lennox Head - Wednesday 23 February

Monday, 21 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise motorists that vehicle access on The Coast Road between Boulder Beach Car Park and Sharpes Beach Car Park will be partially closed for filming on Wednesday 23 February 2022 from 5.30am to 8am.

Wollongbar District Park Open for the Community to enjoy!

Wollongbar District Park Open for the Community to enjoy!

Friday, 18 Feb 2022

Council have officially opened the Wollongbar District Park.

Playground Upgrade and Management Plan open for comment

Playground Upgrade and Management Plan open for comment

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking the community to provide feedback on how we manage and develop our shire's playgrounds.

Jugan Dandii - Weaving Circle I

Jugan Dandii - Weaving Circle I

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gallery's popular public programs relaunch in February with our ever-popular Jugan Dandii Weaving Circle Adult Masterclass weekend.

Intersection widening works to commence on Bangalow Road

Intersection widening works to commence on Bangalow Road

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022

Intersection widening works will commence along Bangalow Road from Wednesday 16 February 2022, between the Angels Beach Drive/Bangalow Road roundabout and Kerr Street.

Clean Up Australia Day 2022

Clean Up Australia Day 2022

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging residents to participate in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 6 March 2022.

Norther Rivers Community Gallery - March Exhibitions

Norther Rivers Community Gallery - March Exhibitions

Monday, 14 Feb 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina presents four exciting new solo exhibitions from artists across the region that explore the female body, cultural and emotional connections to land, and experimental mark-making through painting, photography and sculpture.

Council calling for new Ward Committee members

Council calling for new Ward Committee members

Friday, 11 Feb 2022

Council is asking for expressions of interest from local community groups to join existing Ward Committees.

Lane closures in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Lane closures in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022

Undergrounding of the electrical network is continuing in Lennox Head town centre this week as part of the Lennox Village Vision project.

Water Service Restored - Alstonville

Water Service Restored - Alstonville

Monday, 07 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise Alstonville residents that their water supply has now been restored.

Unplanned Water Outage - Alstonville CBD and surrounds

Unplanned Water Outage - Alstonville CBD and surrounds

Monday, 07 Feb 2022

Water supply will be temporarily unavailable to properties on Main Street and Green Street, Alstonville from 12.30pm to approximately 5pm today due to a water main break. Traffic control is in place to direct motorists around the impacted roadway.

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Monday, 07 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall and continued high tides. One lane of Ross Lane has been reopened under traffic control.

Wet weather road status information - update at 3pm

Wet weather road status information - update at 3pm

Sunday, 06 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall and continued high tides. Ross Lane remains closed.

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Saturday, 05 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall and continued high tides. Ross Lane remains closed.

Wet weather road status information - update at 4.45pm

Wet weather road status information - update at 4.45pm

Friday, 04 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours. Ross Lane remains closed.

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Friday, 04 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours. Ross Lane remains closed.

Wet weather road status information - update at 5pm

Wet weather road status information - update at 5pm

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall and high tides today.

Ross Lane closed due to heavy rain

Ross Lane closed due to heavy rain

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

Ross Lane is now closed due to heavy rain and high tides. Please use alternate route.

Can you help Council plan for Cawarra Park?

Can you help Council plan for Cawarra Park?

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is preparing a Draft Master Plan for Cawarra Park and is seeking the community's feedback

Wet weather road status information - update at 11.30am

Wet weather road status information - update at 11.30am

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall and high tides this morning.

Jan 2022
Water restored - Alstonville

Water restored - Alstonville

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

Water supply will be temporarily unavailable to properties on Alston Avenue, Alstonville from 10.30am to approximately 2.30pm today due to a water main break.

Unplanned Water outage - Alstonville

Unplanned Water outage - Alstonville

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

Water supply will be temporarily unavailable to properties on Alston Avenue, Alstonville from 10.30am to approximately 2.30pm today due to a water main break.

Lennox Village Vision - New playground for Ross Park

Lennox Village Vision - New playground for Ross Park

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

Ross Park will close from Monday 31 January 2022 until May 2022 while new playground equipment is installed and landscaping works are carried out.

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.

Water over road - proceed with caution

Water over road - proceed with caution

Friday, 21 Jan 2022

Ballina Shire Council is urging local motorists to use caution when driving over the coming days, as recent heavy rain has caused minor flooding across the Shire.

Water restored - Skennars Head

Water restored - Skennars Head

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise Skennars Head residents that their water supply has now been restored.

Unplanned Water outage - Skennars Head

Unplanned Water outage - Skennars Head

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

Ballina Shire Council is continuing to investigate the cause of an unplanned water outage at Skennars Head. Itís likely the outage has been caused by a water main break within the local water network.

Water service restored - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Water service restored - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Monday, 17 Jan 2022

Ballina Shire Council's Water Team has resolved a water main issue that occurred earlier today on Byron Street, near Banksia Avenue, in Lennox Head.

Who will be Ballina Shire Citizen of the Year?

Who will be Ballina Shire Citizen of the Year?

Monday, 17 Jan 2022

This year's Australia Day celebrations will be held on Wednesday 26 January 2022 and livestreamed from 9am on Ballina Shire Council's website.

Water Main Break - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Water Main Break - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Monday, 17 Jan 2022

Council's crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred this morning on Byron Street, near Banksia Avenue, in Lennox Head.

Unplanned water outage resolved - Lennox Head

Unplanned water outage resolved - Lennox Head

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

Ballina Shire Councilís Water Team has resolved a water main issue, which occurred earlier today on North Creek Road.

Ballina roundabout improvements get underway

Ballina roundabout improvements get underway

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce civil works for the Bangalow Road and Angels Beach Road roundabout will commence on Monday 17 January 2022. In 2021, Council completed service relocations to prepare for the commencement of these civil roadworks.

Unplanned water outage - Lennox Head

Unplanned water outage - Lennox Head

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

Water supply is temporarily unavailable to properties on Pinnacle Row, and parts of Ballina Street, Lennox Head due to a water main break on North Creek Road that occurred this morning.

May 2021
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.

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.

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