Killen Falls Walking Track to Reopen

Friday, 13 Nov 2020

Killen Falls Walking Track to Reopen

Killen Falls walking track to the waterfall viewing platform will reopen to the public on Saturday 14 November 2020 following its reconstruction.

The upgraded track provides a safer access to the viewing platform and better protection to the rainforest.

Visitors to the site are reminded to stay on the track and viewing platform to help protect the vegetation.

Killen Falls is a rural residential area and visitors are reminded to respect local residents by parking legally and keeping noise levels down.

Public access areas to the Rous Water Walk, public toilet and Killen Falls will also reopen.

The walking track has been built to Australian Standards and suitable for experienced walkers.

Dec 2020
New immersive scene to celebrate Christmas

New immersive scene to celebrate Christmas

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2020

A life-size immersive Christmas scene has been installed at the Ballina Visitor Information Centre to help locals and holidaymakers get into the Christmas spirit.

Nov 2020
Temporary Traffic Changes The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Temporary Traffic Changes The Coast Road, Skennars Head

Monday, 30 Nov 2020

Community Announcement - Water outage Ballina Heights

Community Announcement - Water outage Ballina Heights

Friday, 27 Nov 2020

Lennox Head Community Market Management

Lennox Head Community Market Management

Friday, 27 Nov 2020

Nominations Close Soon ... 2021 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Nominations Close Soon ... 2021 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020

Temporary Closure of Boulder Beach Carpark

Temporary Closure of Boulder Beach Carpark

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020

Ballina Shire Council wish to advise that Boulder Beach Carpark, Skennars Head will be temporarily closed from 6am to 1pm on Monday 30 November 2020.

Fenwick Foreshore works at Shaws Bay

Fenwick Foreshore works at Shaws Bay

Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020

Dredging and foreshore works along Compton Drive, East Ballina are now complete and work has started at the Fenwick Drive Foreshore at Shaws Bay.

Tree Over Road - Links Avenue, East Ballina

Tree Over Road - Links Avenue, East Ballina

Monday, 23 Nov 2020

CORONAVIRUS: Council updates and resources

CORONAVIRUS: Council updates and resources

Monday, 23 Nov 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.

Food poisoning - It's in your hands (Food Safety Week 14-21 November)

Food poisoning - It's in your hands (Food Safety Week 14-21 November)

Friday, 13 Nov 2020

Killen Falls Walking Track to Reopen

Killen Falls Walking Track to Reopen

Friday, 13 Nov 2020

Killen Falls walking track to the waterfall viewing platform will reopen to the public on Saturday 14 November 2020 following its reconstruction.

Expired Marine Flares Collection Program

Expired Marine Flares Collection Program

Friday, 13 Nov 2020

Transport for NSW is running a program to help boaters safely dispose of expired flares, with mobile collections set up along the NSW coastline from 20 November 2020 until 18 April 2021 across 46 locations.

Pop Denison Park to reopen 21 November 2020

Pop Denison Park to reopen 21 November 2020

Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020

Pop Denison Park will reopen Saturday 21 November when beach replenishment and landscaping works along the Shaws Bay foreshore are completed.

Drive So Others Survive - National Road Safety Week

Drive So Others Survive - National Road Safety Week

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020

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 15 to 22 November 2020.

Writers on the Road to visit Ballina

Writers on the Road to visit Ballina

Monday, 09 Nov 2020

Writers on the Road, the free Byron Writers Festival touring program, is exploring the new normal this year with a crew of literary mavericks.

Go slow - Asbestos is a NO go

Go slow - Asbestos is a NO go

Friday, 06 Nov 2020

November is National Asbestos Awareness Month and Ballina Shire Council is urging renovators, tradies and property owners to take the warnings about asbestos seriously when renovating or maintaining properties.

Public Art Opportunity Wollongbar District Park

Public Art Opportunity Wollongbar District Park

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2020

Ballina Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from professional community artist/s or facilitator teams to create public art for the new Wollongbar District Park.

Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth

Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2020

The red alert at Lake Ainsworth on the North Coast has now been lifted as blue green algae concentrations have remained low over the past two weeks.

Oct 2020
Manly Street Temporary Closure

Manly Street Temporary Closure

Thursday, 29 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council advise that Manly Street, East Ballina will be closed to through traffic and pedestrians from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 November 2020. Detours will be available via Coogee Street, Bonview Street and Links Avenue.   

Riverwalk Arcade Sail Cleaning

Riverwalk Arcade Sail Cleaning

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council will be cleaning the overhead sail structures in the Riverwalk Arcade and on the northern side of River Street outside the Wigmore Arcade.

Pop Denison Park temporary closure

Pop Denison Park temporary closure

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020

Pop Denison Park will be closed for two weeks from Wednesday 28 October (weather permitting) as Council completes beach replenishment works and landscaping along the Shaws Bay foreshore.

Slow down to save our koalas

Slow down to save our koalas

Monday, 26 Oct 2020

Council is urging motorists to slow down on the road and watch out for koalas. Spring is breeding season, which means koalas are actively in search of a mate as well as their favourite food trees.

NAIDOC WEEK 2020 Art Program  Weaving Workshops

NAIDOC WEEK 2020 Art Program Weaving Workshops

Monday, 26 Oct 2020

Join master weaver Aunty Tania Marlowe Jugun Dandii – Embrace the Earth, to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020 and enjoy a day of weaving at Ignite Studios in Ballina!

Aussie rock legend coming to Lennox Head

Aussie rock legend coming to Lennox Head

Thursday, 22 Oct 2020

Patrons can look forward to more live music at Lennox Head Cultural Centre in November, with legendary singer-songwriter Tex Perkins and Friends performing Saturday 7 November 2020. Tickets are now on sale.

Manager sought for Lennox Community Market

Manager sought for Lennox Community Market

Thursday, 22 Oct 2020

Council is inviting Expressions of Interest for the management and operation of the Lennox Head Community Market at Williams Reserve for a three-year period.

Blue-Green Algae Red Alert at Lake Ainsworth

Blue-Green Algae Red Alert at Lake Ainsworth

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Ainsworth. People should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water such as swimming, water sports and consuming seafood. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to pets.

Temporary closure of section of Coastal Recreation Walk

Temporary closure of section of Coastal Recreation Walk

Monday, 19 Oct 2020

The existing path immediately south of Boulder Beach, Skennars Head will be closed until the end of November 2020 for the upgrade of a 200-metre long section as part of the Coastal Recreational Walk project.

Temporary Relocation of  Ballina Visitor Information Centre

Temporary Relocation of Ballina Visitor Information Centre

Friday, 16 Oct 2020

The Ballina Visitor Information Centre will be temporarily operating in the Richmond Room from Wednesday 21 October to Friday 23 October 2020 due to essential maintenance.

Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar - Temporary Closure

Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar - Temporary Closure

Friday, 16 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that Killen Falls Drive, the carpark and access to the waterfalls will be closed for filming purposes from 6am Monday 19 October 2020 until 5pm Saturday 24 October 2020.

Flat Rock Carpark, East Ballina - Temporary Closure

Flat Rock Carpark, East Ballina - Temporary Closure

Friday, 16 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council wish to advise that vehicle and pedestrian access at Flat Rock beach carpark will be restricted for filming purposes on Monday 19 October 2020 from 12pm until 4pm.

Temporary closure of Killen Falls walking track

Temporary closure of Killen Falls walking track

Monday, 12 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council will be undertaking upgrades to the walking track to the Killen Falls viewing platform and carrying out revegetation works in the area.

Boost your tender writing skills

Boost your tender writing skills

Monday, 12 Oct 2020

As part of NSW Small Business Month, Ballina Shire Council will be running a free four-hour workshop on Monday 19 October 2020 to assist small businesses in tendering for government contracts.

Live music returns to Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Live music returns to Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Monday, 12 Oct 2020

Live music is hitting the stage at Park Lane Theatre for the first time in almost a year - and it's set to be a dynamite show!

Canberra flight route to Ballina extended to January 2021

Canberra flight route to Ballina extended to January 2021

Friday, 09 Oct 2020

Independent airline FlyPelican launched the seasonal route with high hopes that locals from both regions would embrace the opportunity to fly directly between these unique parts of Australia. Their hopes have now been more than realised with the route proving such a success that FlyPelican have decided to extend it through to the end of January 2021.

NRCG November - December Exhibitions

NRCG November - December Exhibitions

Friday, 09 Oct 2020

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents three new exhibitions this month and invites visitors to discover an exciting palette of contemporary artworks and be introduced to some of the most innovative artists from across the region and nationally.

Bright Sparks Term 4 After-School Art Program

Bright Sparks Term 4 After-School Art Program

Thursday, 08 Oct 2020

Northern Rivers Community Gallery's popular Bright Sparks after-school program for 8 to 16 year olds, will run at Ignite Studios every Wednesday from 4pm to 5.30pm, commencing 21 October to 16 December 2020.

Martin Street and Regatta Avenue Upgrade

Martin Street and Regatta Avenue Upgrade

Wednesday, 07 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council will upgrade Martin Street, south of River Street, and Regatta Avenue to improve parking and pedestrian safety. The works will commence during the week of 19 October at a cost of $580,000 as part of Council's road renewal program for 2020/21.

Successful Trial Ushers Extension of Dubbo-Ballina Flights

Successful Trial Ushers Extension of Dubbo-Ballina Flights

Wednesday, 07 Oct 2020

Following the success of a trial between Dubbo Regional Council (DRC), Ballina Shire Council, and Fly Pelican, the popular Dubbo-Ballina flight route will be extended until 31 January 2021, with additional flights also added to the schedule.

Coastal Shared Path at Lennox Head Opens

Coastal Shared Path at Lennox Head Opens

Thursday, 01 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council is excited to open the new and final section of the Coastal Shared Path from Skennars Head to Pat Morton Lookout at Lennox Head.

Ballina Shire Community Survey

Ballina Shire Community Survey

Thursday, 01 Oct 2020

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

Artist Opportunity: Skatepark Art @ Park Lane, Lennox Head

Artist Opportunity: Skatepark Art @ Park Lane, Lennox Head

Thursday, 01 Oct 2020

Ballina Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from professional artists or teams of artists to work with the community to design and implement a mural or artistic treatment at the Lennox Head Skate Park in Park Lane.

Sep 2020
Paranormal Prom - Ignite Studios

Paranormal Prom - Ignite Studios

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents an afternoon of ghoulish, freaky and fun creative art workshops for Halloween.

Byron Studios licence Alstonville Cultural Centre for filming purposes

Byron Studios licence Alstonville Cultural Centre for filming purposes

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020

Ballina Shire Council has resolved to negotiate a licence agreement with Byron Studios to occupy the Alstonville Cultural Centre for filming purposes. The one-plus-one-year licence was endorsed by Council at the 24 September Ordinary meeting.

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.

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

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents Change MAKERS: a FREE 8-week art and activism mentoring program that explores the power of art to create change. Applications are now open for ten young people to be professionally mentored by artist and educator Cara MacLeod and videographer and photographer Eden Crawford-Harriman.

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

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 Council’s 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.

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
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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