Joining forces to deliver a new air service

Friday, 28 Aug 2020

Joining forces to deliver a new air service Ballina Shire Council, Dubbo Regional Council (DRC), and Fly Pelican have joined together to deliver a new air route to regional New South Wales, at a time when domestic travel is becoming increasingly popular. The new Dubbo – Ballina route took off today, with dozens of passengers choosing to extend the weekend in either Dubbo or the Northern Rivers region.

For Northern Rivers' locals it will be easier than ever to visit family and friends in Dubbo and the region’s many attractions. Including the award-winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo, the natural beauty of Wellington Caves, the Dish in Parkes, and the wineries of Mudgee. The Central West has plenty of unique experiences on offer.

Dubbo region residents will be able to experience the beautiful Northern Rivers, NSW with its pristine beaches, laidback lifestyle and flourishing food scene. Exploring hinterland villages and lush rainforests are also worth your while.

Assisting DRC and Ballina Shire Council and their associated airports is Fly Pelican – the small, yet mighty, airline that is offering the service. After seeing great success with routes such as Dubbo – Newcastle, and Ballina – Canberra, Managing Director of Fly Pelican, Marty Hawley, says it’s about time two of the most popular tourist destinations in regional NSW are connected via air.

“We know that more people are choosing to fly if they can because they want to get to their destination faster in order to spend more time with friends and family at the other end. Our flights leave either Ballina Byron Gateway Airport or Dubbo City Regional Airport on Fridays and return on Monday morning. It means that passengers can have a nice long weekend, and not have to worry about how they’ll get back home,” said Mr Hawley.

Flights between the two destinations are on sale now, and can be booked via flypelican.com.au. The trial fare of $149 one-way is only available for a limited time, so travellers are urged to get in quickly!


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Note: Ballina Byron Gateway Airport continues to work with the airlines and the NSW Government to ensure the safety of passengers, staff and the community.
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport provides a range of measures outlined in their COVID Safety Plan. Measures include additional cleaning and sanitisation, temperature checks of all departing and arriving passengers, as well as restricting terminal access to passengers and airport staff to maintain social distancing.

 
Sep 2020
Love sharing your local knowledge?

Love sharing your local knowledge?

Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Exciting opportunity to become a Destination Ambassador. Are you looking to make new friends, be involved in your local community, enhance your knowledge and learn new skills?

New-look Lennox Head Cultural Centre unveiled

New-look Lennox Head Cultural Centre unveiled

Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Minister for the Arts, The Honourable Don Harwin MLC, officially opened the Lennox Head Cultural Centre today, marking the completion of a $2.58 million upgrade. This project is thanks to the $1.83 million investment from the NSW Regional Cultural Fund and $750,000 from Ballina Shire Council.

Region for Refugees Exhibition

Region for Refugees Exhibition

Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina, invites the community and visitors to this Ignite Studios Pop-Up Exhibition.

Nominations are now open for the  2021 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Monday, 28 Sep 2020

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

Shaws Bay dredging gets underway

Shaws Bay dredging gets underway

Friday, 25 Sep 2020

Dredging at Shaws Bay, East Ballina will commence shortly to improve the health of the bay, as well as improving recreational amenities for the community.

Council Closures - Labour Day 5 October 2020

Council Closures - Labour Day 5 October 2020

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020

Notice of Council Services closed or open for long weekend 8 June 2020

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2021/22

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2021/22

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program will open on Friday 25 September 2020.

Change MAKERS - Art, Activism and Social Justice Youth Mentoring Program

Change MAKERS - Art, Activism and Social Justice Youth Mentoring Program

Friday, 11 Sep 2020

Jugan Dandii Weaving Circle IV Workshop

Jugan Dandii Weaving Circle IV Workshop

Tuesday, 08 Sep 2020

Join master weavers Tania Marlowe and Deb Cole of Jugan Dandii for a two-day workshop and learn how to construct containers such as water carriers in traditional Bundjalung style or various boxed baskets with Bangalow palm leaf butt. Workshop is held Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2020.

Art Station School Holiday Program

Art Station School Holiday Program

Tuesday, 08 Sep 2020

The popular Art Station School Holiday Art program at Ignite Studios will be on again in the October school holidays. Two exciting days of art workshops for kids on Wed 7 with Karma Barnes and Thurs 8 October with Cara MacLeod. See below for information and booking details.

Aug 2020
Joining forces to deliver a new air service

Joining forces to deliver a new air service

Friday, 28 Aug 2020

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport welcomed passengers on the inaugural flight from Dubbo City Regional Airport. The seasonal route will provide twice weekly services Mondays and Fridays with start-up fares from $149 one-way. Bookings can be made via flypelican.com.au

CORONAVIRUS: Council updates and resources

CORONAVIRUS: Council updates and resources

Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020

Details on Council's operations and services, plus business and resident support available and links to the relevant authorities. Stay up to date with current information from the Australian and NSW Governments.

Temporary Closure - Rocky Point Road

Temporary Closure - Rocky Point Road

Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020

Rocky Point Road off The Coast Road at Boulder Beach will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 18 until 5pm Wednesday 19 August 2020. For road closure updates visit myroadinfo.com.au

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Launches Direct Flights to Dubbo

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Launches Direct Flights to Dubbo

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has announced the commencement of direct flights between Dubbo and the Northern Rivers NSW via regional airline FlyPelican. Starting Friday 28 August 2020 the new seasonal route is the second new destination for the airport, following the commencement of direct flights to Canberra in July.

Detour for Roadworks The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Detour for Roadworks The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020

North bound traffic detour will be via Skennars Head Road and North Creek Road 7am-5pm Wed 5 August 2020

Jul 2020
Roadworks Fox Street and Cherry Street Roundabout Update

Roadworks Fox Street and Cherry Street Roundabout Update

Friday, 31 Jul 2020

Trade Services Tender

Trade Services Tender

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020

Ballina Shire Council is calling on qualified contractors to register on Councilís trade services panel of providers.

Wet Weather - Road Status Information

Wet Weather - Road Status Information

Sunday, 26 Jul 2020

Reminder to motorists to be careful on wet roads. For up-to-date road status information visit MyRoadInfo.com.au

Bright Sparks Term 3 After-School Art Program

Bright Sparks Term 3 After-School Art Program

Thursday, 23 Jul 2020

August Exhibitions 2020

August Exhibitions 2020

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020

Council to re-issue rates and charges notices due to mailing error

Council to re-issue rates and charges notices due to mailing error

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020

Council will be re-issuing its annual rates and charges notice for 2020/2021 due to a mailing error.

Express your interest to participate in mozzie workshop

Express your interest to participate in mozzie workshop

Friday, 17 Jul 2020

Northern Rivers councils are inviting Expressions of Interest from residents to participate in a half-day online workshop. The workshop will help design a behaviour change program to reduce mosquito exposure risks in homes and communities in our region.

New airport desk welcomes visitors to the region

New airport desk welcomes visitors to the region

Monday, 13 Jul 2020

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has unveiled a new welcome desk which will feature volunteer ambassadors welcoming arriving passengers to the Northern Rivers region.

New roundabout for Fox and Cherry  Street intersection

New roundabout for Fox and Cherry Street intersection

Friday, 10 Jul 2020

Ballina Shire Council have commenced works at the intersection of Fox and Cherry Streets as part of improving motorist safety.

Jugan Dandii Weaving Circle III

Jugan Dandii Weaving Circle III

Thursday, 02 Jul 2020

Join master weavers Tania Marlowe and Deb Cole from Jugan Dandii for a weekend weaving circle in a relaxing group atmosphere at Ignite Studios.

Jun 2020
New load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge

New load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge

Thursday, 25 Jun 2020

From Monday 6 July 2020, Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council will introduce a reduced load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge on Eltham Road, Pearces Creek.

Creative Art Programs for Kids Re-Ignited at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Creative Art Programs for Kids Re-Ignited at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020

After a three-month hiatus between delivering programs and switching to online learning, the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is happy to announce the recommencement of the Bright Sparks Creative Kids Art programs at Ignite Studios.

Ballina Community Venues to Reopen - Refreshed and Renewed

Ballina Community Venues to Reopen - Refreshed and Renewed

Friday, 19 Jun 2020

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to be reopening many of its community spaces from Monday 22 June, following the easing of NSW State Government COVID-19 restrictions.

Direct connection to nation's capital cleared for take-off

Direct connection to nation's capital cleared for take-off

Friday, 19 Jun 2020

In a welcome boost to the regional economy, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has announced the commencement of direct flights between Australia's capital, Canberra, and Northern Rivers NSW via renowned regional airline FlyPelican.

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.

Roadworks Detour - The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Roadworks Detour - The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020

temporary detour for roadworks on The Coast Road for Wednesday 17 June 2020

Lennox Village Vision - Have your say on the Draft Concept Plan

Lennox Village Vision - Have your say on the Draft Concept Plan

Friday, 12 Jun 2020

Council has endorsed the exhibition of a draft concept plan for the Lennox Head village centre renewal. View the draft concept plan and provide feedback by Friday 10 July 2020.

NRCG seeks local artists - 2020 and 2021 Exhibition Call Out

NRCG seeks local artists - 2020 and 2021 Exhibition Call Out

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is currently inviting exhibition applications across all art forms from artists, artist groups and curators for the 2021 exhibition program as well as limited spaces for in this years' program, 2020.

Roadworks on The Coast Road Skennars Head

Roadworks on The Coast Road Skennars Head

Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020

Ballina Shire Council will be reconstructing part of The Coast Road at Skennars Head, south of Pat Morton Lookout.

$23 million upgrade for Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

$23 million upgrade for Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Friday, 05 Jun 2020

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is ranked nationally in the top 10 regional airports. The runway needs a major upgrade to ensure larger aircraft can land. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced $10 million to widen and strengthen the existing runway.

Hutley Drive North Extension Road Now Open

Hutley Drive North Extension Road Now Open

Thursday, 04 Jun 2020

Kerb numbers not needed

Kerb numbers not needed

Thursday, 04 Jun 2020

Ballina Shire Council would like to remind local residents that kerbside numbering outside their home is not a Council requirement, nor is it a service that Council provides.

Salt water over roads - King tides

Salt water over roads - King tides

Wednesday, 03 Jun 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.

May 2020
Gallery reopens ready to reinstall, reignite, reconnect

Gallery reopens ready to reinstall, reignite, reconnect

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Get along to see 3 impressive exhibitions when the gallery opens its doors from Wednesday 3 June 2020

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Services Expanding from 1 June 2020

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Services Expanding from 1 June 2020

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Regional libraries are offering additional services to help the community access materials and resources while we wait for their doors to start opening to the public from 1 July 2020.

Temporary closure of Marom Creek Road

Temporary closure of Marom Creek Road

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Council will temporarily close a section of Marom Creek Road at Rous Mill from 1 June 2020 due to the reconstruction of a land slip site located near 'Devil's Elbow'.

Coastal Recreational Walk works set to start

Coastal Recreational Walk works set to start

Monday, 25 May 2020

Ballina Shire Council is excited to start works to upgrade the 3-kilometre section of the Coastal Recreational Walk from Sharpes Beach to Pat Morton.

4WD activity to resume in Ballina Shire

4WD activity to resume in Ballina Shire

Friday, 22 May 2020

Following consultation with senior officers of the local NSW Police, Ballina Shire Council will progressively reopen 4WD beach access from 9am Friday 22 May 2020.

Lookout carparks to reopen

Lookout carparks to reopen

Monday, 18 May 2020

Council will reopen the Pat Morton (Lennox Point) and Lighthouse lookout carparks from 10am Tuesday 19 May, following the easing of NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions.

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Monday, 18 May 2020

To the hundreds of volunteers that support and make our community a better place - thank you.

Ballina Shire playgrounds to reopen

Ballina Shire playgrounds to reopen

Friday, 15 May 2020

Ballina Shire Council will reopen its playgrounds, skate parks and picnic areas progressively from today, following the easing of NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions.

Ballina Shire pools to reopen

Ballina Shire pools to reopen

Thursday, 14 May 2020

The Ballina War Memorial Pool and Alstonville Aquatic Centre will reopen Monday 18 May 2020, following the easing of NSW State Government COVID-19 restrictions. As some restrictions remain in place the interim operating arrangements

Watch the Live-Stream of Key Community Plans - Thursday 14 May (6pm-7pm)

Watch the Live-Stream of Key Community Plans - Thursday 14 May (6pm-7pm)

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Ballina Shire Council's Delivery Program and Operational Plan are now on public exhibition and they want your feedback. Watch the Live-Stream of our General Manager presenting the Council's plans and budget for the next 12-months.

Busy Ballina roundabout set for improvement

Busy Ballina roundabout set for improvement

Thursday, 07 May 2020

To improve traffic flow and meet future demands on the local road network, Council is planning improvement works surrounding the Bangalow Road/Angels Beach Drive roundabout.

Abstract photography and light graffiti online course

Abstract photography and light graffiti online course

Tuesday, 05 May 2020

Northern Rivers Community Gallery is offering young people the opportunity to explore abstract photography, photographic self-portraits and light photography. The free, four-week online program will be facilitated by award-winning local photographer Natalie Grono, as part of National Youth Week.

Salt water over roads - King Tides

Salt water over roads - King Tides

Tuesday, 05 May 2020

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

Updates to the Ballina Shire Development Control Plan 2012

Updates to the Ballina Shire Development Control Plan 2012

Monday, 04 May 2020

In May 2020, Council adopted amendments to the DCP as its Ordinary Meeting held on 27 February.

Connect with Council online 24/7

Connect with Council online 24/7

Friday, 01 May 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we interact with businesses, and technology is playing a big role in this. Ballina Shire Council is encouraging local residents and businesses to take advantage of their Community Portal, which offers a way to interact with Council online from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Apr 2020
Keep safe and active on shared paths

Keep safe and active on shared paths

Thursday, 30 Apr 2020

Council is pleased to see so many people out and about staying active and using our shire's paths. But the local Council is asking for the community's help to keep local pathways and people safe.

Gallery creative programs go digital

Gallery creative programs go digital

Thursday, 30 Apr 2020

Northern Rivers Community Gallery is sharing free, online creative programs to encourage the whole community to get creative while at home.

Two lookout carparks set to close

Two lookout carparks set to close

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020

After consulting with local Police council will close two look out car parks.

Ballina Business Connect - OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Ballina Business Connect - OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2020

The Ballina Business Connect Program has received fantastic support and now features almost 70 businesses delivering services and goods to your doors.

Essential flights return to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Essential flights return to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Monday, 20 Apr 2020

Jetstar and FlyPelican have announced new flights return from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport to Newcastle and Sydney following assistance from the Federal Government.

Northern Rivers NSW - brand unveiled

Northern Rivers NSW - brand unveiled

Friday, 17 Apr 2020

New Northern Rivers NSW brand unveiled

Temporary detour of Byron Bay Road - Hutley Drive Northern extension

Temporary detour of Byron Bay Road - Hutley Drive Northern extension

Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

Temporary detour in place from 14 April to 15 April 2020 at Byron Bay Road and the North Creek roundabout.

Visitors told to please stay home

Visitors told to please stay home

Friday, 03 Apr 2020

Ballina Council is urging visitors to stay at home and not visit the Ballina Shire

Mar 2020
Ballina Business Support Package

Ballina Business Support Package

Friday, 27 Mar 2020

Ballina Council has announced a relief package to help support local business and job during the COVID-19 crisis.

Temporary detour of Byron Bay Road - Hutley Drive Northern extension

Temporary detour of Byron Bay Road - Hutley Drive Northern extension

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

Temporary detour in place on 5 April 2020 at Byron Bay Road and the North Creek roundabout.

Flight scheduled changes at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Flight scheduled changes at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Friday, 20 Mar 2020

Jetstar has temporarily removed their Melbourne service and reduced their Sydney service to seven flights per week. The new Qantaslink service has also been postponed until further notice. Council has not received any changes to the Virgin Australia schedule. Passengers should check with their airline regarding flight updates and rescheduling.

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service

Thursday, 19 Mar 2020

The Burns Point Ferry will return to service 5.30am Sunday 22 March 2020.

Libraries to close for two-weeks from Tuesday 17 March 2020

Libraries to close for two-weeks from Tuesday 17 March 2020

Monday, 16 Mar 2020

The network of Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries will close for two weeks from Tuesday 17 March as a measure to reduce the potential spread of Coronavirus to vulnerable community members.

Act local, shop local

Act local, shop local

Monday, 16 Mar 2020

Shopping local is not just about buying products and gifts unique to your area, it also results in investment in the local economy by keeping money in the community you love.

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service Delayed

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service Delayed

Friday, 13 Mar 2020

The return of the Burns Point Ferry to service after annual maintenance is delayed. Also upcoming weather forecasts and predicted river heights will delay the towing of the ferry from the slip in Swan Bay back to Ballina.

Consultation - Commemoration Park Fitness Equipment

Consultation - Commemoration Park Fitness Equipment

Friday, 06 Mar 2020

Council is seeking community feedback to help determine the type and style of fitness equipment to be installed at Commemoration Park, Ballina.

Salt Water Over Roads - King Tides

Salt Water Over Roads - King Tides

Friday, 06 Mar 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 in the coming days.

Invitation to attend Presentation - Lennox Village Vision - Phase 2 Concept Design

Invitation to attend Presentation - Lennox Village Vision - Phase 2 Concept Design

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2020

Attend a presentation by Steven Burgess of Complete Streets as part of the Lennox Village Vision on Friday 13 March at the Lennox Community Centre.

Feb 2020
Water has now been restored to Skennars Head

Water has now been restored to Skennars Head

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020

The main break causing the prolonged water outage has been found and normal water supply has been restored.

Fish deaths following rain event

Fish deaths following rain event

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020

Department of Planning Industry, Fisheries information about death kills in Richmond River.

Water restrictions lifted across Ballina Shire

Water restrictions lifted across Ballina Shire

Thursday, 13 Feb 2020

The Rocky Creek Dam has hit 100% and water restrictions have been lifted across Ballina Shire.

Jan 2020
Get active this Seniors Week 2020

Get active this Seniors Week 2020

Friday, 31 Jan 2020

The Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) and Ballina and Alstonville Swimming Pools will be havens of activity during Seniors Week 17 to 21 February 2020. NSW Seniors Week is about looking after for our senior citizens, getting out of the house, getting active and enjoying our time. Playing sport and joining fitness groups are not just limited to young people or elite athletes.

Get Active Expo 2020

Get Active Expo 2020

Friday, 31 Jan 2020

The Get Active Expo & Registration Day is back for 2020 in the new Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC)! This FREE community event gives sporting clubs the chance to connect with local families and help kids find out what sports are on offer in Ballina Shire - all in one place.

Evening painting class to ignite your inner painter

Evening painting class to ignite your inner painter

Thursday, 30 Jan 2020

Make 2020 the year you unleash your artistic self with likeminded creatives! Commencing in February Ignite Studios in Ballina is offering a new adult evening art course, Introduction to Abstraction, with local artist Imbi Davidson.

Australia Day Award Winners 2020

Australia Day Award Winners 2020

Sunday, 26 Jan 2020

Australia Day 2020 Award Winners rewards community service at a local level and is administered through a nomination program, which is assessed by a local selection committee and/or Councillors, and Awards in the form or certificates and prizes are awarded at official Australia Day functions.

Qantas lands at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Qantas lands at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Friday, 17 Jan 2020

Qantas has announced a new service to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Introducing Ballina Shire's Australia Day Ambassador

Introducing Ballina Shire's Australia Day Ambassador

Thursday, 09 Jan 2020

Ballina Shire Council is excited to announce our 2020 Australia Day Ambassador, Netball champion and Ballina local, Liz Ellis.

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