Pearces Creek Bridge reopened to traffic

Thursday, 23 Nov 2023

Pearces Creek Bridge reopened to traffic

Eltham Road has reopened to traffic following a month-long closure for the Pearces Creek Bridge replacement project.

The new two-lane concrete bridge has been installed and is now open. The road approaches have also been upgraded, including drainage and sealing.

Finishing works, including fencing and driveways, will continue until December 2023.

Planting adjacent to the project site will occur in February/March due to the more favourable weather conditions at this time.

Construction of the replacement Pearces Creek Bridge commenced in June 2023. The aging wooden bridge has been replaced with a two-lane, concrete structure that meets the needs of today’s road users.

Due to the upgrade, the reduce load limit introduced earlier this year by Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council is no longer necessary and signposting will be removed.

This project has been funded by the NSW Government, Fixing Country Bridges Program and the Federal Government, Bridge Renewal Program.

For project enquiries contact Ballina Shire Council on 1300 864 444.

Feb 2024
Yabby Trap Roundup at Ballina Shire Council

Yabby Trap Roundup at Ballina Shire Council

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024

The Yabby Trap Roundup is collecting all old, illegal and unwanted Opera House style yabby traps to protect the future of fishing and the health of our waterways.

NRCG March Exhibitions

NRCG March Exhibitions

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four new exhibitions this March that showcase explorations of place and identity in a variety of forms

Green Bins go back to basics for better compost

Green Bins go back to basics for better compost

Monday, 26 Feb 2024

New green bin rules mean it's easier than ever for Northern Rivers residents to sort out their waste.

Wardell Wharf repairs set to start

Wardell Wharf repairs set to start

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2024

Repairs to the flood-damaged Wardell Wharf will commence Thursday 15 February 2024. Council has engaged contractor, Hunter Wharf and Barge, to carry out the remediation works, which will include: Repairs to the damaged wharf and boardwalk piles and Installation of armouring along the riverbank near Wardell Wharf.

Draft Housing Strategy on public exhibition

Draft Housing Strategy on public exhibition

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2024

Ballina Shire Council has prepared a Draft Housing Strategy to help meet housing demand over the next 20 years in Ballina Shire.

Temporary Closure of Coastal Shared Path near Lennox Headland

Temporary Closure of Coastal Shared Path near Lennox Headland

Thursday, 01 Feb 2024

Council will be carrying out essential maintenance and repairs to sections of the Coastal Shared Path and Coastal Recreational Walk from Monday 5 February.

Jan 2024
Your 2024 Australia Day Award Winners announced

Your 2024 Australia Day Award Winners announced

Friday, 26 Jan 2024

Ballina Shire Council hosted the official ceremony at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre, which featured a Welcome to Country, citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the highly anticipated Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards.

Help Council plan for Hampton Park Reserve

Help Council plan for Hampton Park Reserve

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2024

Ballina Shire Council is preparing a Draft Master Plan for part of Hampton Park Reserve and is seeking the community's insights.

Discover the Ballina Coast and Hinterland with the new Visitor Guide

Discover the Ballina Coast and Hinterland with the new Visitor Guide

Thursday, 18 Jan 2024

The Ballina Tourism Team is thrilled to unveil the new Ballina Coast and Hinterland Visitor Guide, a comprehensive A4 publication showcasing the region's unmissable experiences through captivating imagery, insightful editorials, and essential visitor information.

Recognising achievements and welcoming diversity this Australia Day

Recognising achievements and welcoming diversity this Australia Day

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2024

Whether you're a long-time local, new to the shire, or visiting our patch of paradise, everyone is welcome to join us for this year's Ballina Shire Australia Day Ceremony at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Friday 26 January 2024, from 9am.

Salt water over roads - King tides from 11 January

Salt water over roads - King tides from 11 January

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2024

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

January Exhibitions - Showcasing the art of our region and beyond

January Exhibitions - Showcasing the art of our region and beyond

Tuesday, 02 Jan 2024

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) launches its 2024 annual exhibition program, presenting four exhibitions this January.

Dec 2023
Waste services over Christmas and New Year

Waste services over Christmas and New Year

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2023

There are no changes to bin collection days over the Christmas period, even if bin collection falls on a public holiday.

Local schools lead the way in waste wise initiatives

Local schools lead the way in waste wise initiatives

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2023

This year, Ballina Shire Council supported participating schools to wage their own 'war on waste' through the Let's Get It Sorted School Challenge.

Have your say on Sharpes Beach carpark upgrade

Have your say on Sharpes Beach carpark upgrade

Monday, 11 Dec 2023

Ballina Shire Council is asking the community to provide feedback on plans to upgrade Sharpes Beach Carpark.

Temporary Closure - Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park - Thursday 7 December

Temporary Closure - Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park - Thursday 7 December

Tuesday, 05 Dec 2023

Ballina Shire Council will temporarily close sections of Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park on Thursday 7 December 2023, to reinstall steel sculptures within the park.

New playground opens at Pop Denison Park

New playground opens at Pop Denison Park

Tuesday, 05 Dec 2023

Stage two of the Pop Denison Park playground is now complete, and the playground is open just in time for Christmas!

Nov 2023
Temporary road closure - Airport Boulevard

Temporary road closure - Airport Boulevard

Thursday, 30 Nov 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that a section of Airport Boulevard will be temporarily closed on Monday 4 December and Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Ballina Shire Council Services Christmas and New Year Closures 2023/24

Ballina Shire Council Services Christmas and New Year Closures 2023/24

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023

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

Pontoon replacement in Ballina

Pontoon replacement in Ballina

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2023

A flood-damaged pontoon at Lance Ferris Wharf in Fawcett Park, Ballina is being replaced.

River Street and Cherry Street, Ballina - Temporary Road Closures

River Street and Cherry Street, Ballina - Temporary Road Closures

Monday, 27 Nov 2023

Ballina Shire Council advises the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond is holding a community awareness walk against Domestic and Family Violence on Friday 1 December 2023.

Temporary traffic change for Ross Lane, Lennox Head

Temporary traffic change for Ross Lane, Lennox Head

Friday, 24 Nov 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that Ross Lane in Lennox Head will be reduced to one lane from Monday 27 November for approximately two weeks.

Pearces Creek Bridge reopened to traffic

Pearces Creek Bridge reopened to traffic

Thursday, 23 Nov 2023

Eltham Road has reopened to traffic following a month-long closure for the Pearces Creek Bridge replacement project.

Last call for Nominations - 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Last call for Nominations - 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023

Don't miss the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes in our community. Nominations for the 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards will close Monday 27 November 2023.

Federal Review Deprives Ballina Shire of Vital Bruxner Highway Upgrade

Federal Review Deprives Ballina Shire of Vital Bruxner Highway Upgrade

Friday, 17 Nov 2023

The recent release of the federal government's infrastructure spending review brings with it a disheartening revelation for the Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers region. In particular, the significant funding loss for the crucial Bruxner Highway - Wollongbar to Goonellabah project, which initially held a federal commitment of $6.8 million.

Unplanned water outage Lennox Head - 16 November 2023

Unplanned water outage Lennox Head - 16 November 2023

Thursday, 16 Nov 2023

Water supply is temporarily unavailable to some properties in Lennox Head village due to a water main break that occurred this afternoon.

Oct 2023
Lennox rolls out the red carpet for Dis-Co Ball

Lennox rolls out the red carpet for Dis-Co Ball

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2023

Sprung Integrated Dance Theatre's new annual disability community ball, Dis-Co Ball, will light up the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Sunday 12 November 2023.

Steve Banks and The Sidemen coming to Lennox

Steve Banks and The Sidemen coming to Lennox

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2023

Mark Friday 10 November 2023 in your diary as that's when Steve Banks and The Sidemen are coming together for one night only at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Pontoon replacements in Ballina and Keith Hall

Pontoon replacements in Ballina and Keith Hall

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2023

Flood-damaged pontoons at Lance Ferris Wharf in Fawcett Park, Ballina and at Keith Hall are being replaced.

Camp Drewe Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Camp Drewe Road, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that vehicle access to Camp Drewe Road in Lennox Head will be temporarily closed for The Ox Charity Fundraiser 24 hour running event.

Draft Master Plan for Wardell Village Centre on public exhibition

Draft Master Plan for Wardell Village Centre on public exhibition

Monday, 09 Oct 2023

Following extensive community consultation, Ballina Shire Council has developed a Draft Master Plan to help revitalise Wardell village centre.

Ballina Contemporary Art Market on next week (Saturday 14 October)

Ballina Contemporary Art Market on next week (Saturday 14 October)

Friday, 06 Oct 2023

The inaugural Ballina Contemporary Art Market (BCAM) is a free, one-day, fun-filled arts and cultural event taking place on Saturday 14 October from 10am-7pm at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios creative precinct in Ballina, showcasing the creative talent of the region.

North Wall Path closure for maintenance

North Wall Path closure for maintenance

Thursday, 05 Oct 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise the community of two temporary closures of the North Wall shared path in East Ballina.

Sep 2023
Lennox Park upgrade starting Monday 9 October

Lennox Park upgrade starting Monday 9 October

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that Stage 7 of the Lennox Village Vision project, the Lennox Park Upgrade, will commence on Monday 9 October 2023.

Temporary closure of Eltham Road, Pearces Creek

Temporary closure of Eltham Road, Pearces Creek

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise residents and motorists that Eltham Road, at Pearces Creek Bridge, will be temporarily closed for one month from Monday 23 October 2023.

NRCG November Exhibitions

NRCG November Exhibitions

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

NSW Budget 2023-24 Highlights for Ballina Shire and our region

NSW Budget 2023-24 Highlights for Ballina Shire and our region

Friday, 22 Sep 2023

The NSW Budget 2023-24, released on Tuesday 19 September, has outlined several key projects and funding for Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers region.

Water restored - Skennars Head

Water restored - Skennars Head

Friday, 22 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council's water team will be carrying out repairs to a water main in Skennars Head on Friday 22 September 2023, from 9.30am to 3pm.

Lennox Head Golden Ticket - Shop to Win!

Lennox Head Golden Ticket - Shop to Win!

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023

Prepare to embark on a shopping adventure with the much-anticipated 'Lennox Head Golden Ticket: Shop to Win Campaign!'

Fundraising and Community Engagement Opportunity

Fundraising and Community Engagement Opportunity

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2024/25

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2024/25

Monday, 18 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program is now open.

Ballina Contemporary Art Market

Ballina Contemporary Art Market

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023

Arts, crafts, creatures and a laneway party!

Emergency exercise at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Emergency exercise at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Monday, 11 Sep 2023

An emergency exercise will be held at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport on Wednesday 13 September 2023 from 8.30am to 12noon.

Traffic lights switched on as Ballina intersection upgrades complete

Traffic lights switched on as Ballina intersection upgrades complete

Monday, 11 Sep 2023

Two new sets of traffic lights have been switched on, marking the completion of two major intersection upgrades.

Burns Point Ferry Return to Service - Saturday 9 September

Burns Point Ferry Return to Service - Saturday 9 September

Thursday, 07 Sep 2023

Burns Point Ferry will recommence services from 5.30am Saturday 9 September 2023. The ferry has been in a dry dock slipyard for its annual major maintenance works program.

The Lennox Head Golden Ticket Competition is Coming Soon!

The Lennox Head Golden Ticket Competition is Coming Soon!

Thursday, 07 Sep 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary shopping experience as Lennox Head village prepares to launch the much-awaited 'Lennox Head Golden Ticket: Shop to Win Campaign.'

Free Motorcycle Safety Workshops in Alstonville

Free Motorcycle Safety Workshops in Alstonville

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council will be hosting two free safety workshops on Saturday 7 October 2023 for motorcycle riders.

Footpath upgrade and temporary traffic changes for Pearces Creek Road, Alstonville

Footpath upgrade and temporary traffic changes for Pearces Creek Road, Alstonville

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews will be upgrading a section of footpath along Pearces Creek Road, Alstonville, with work expected to commence from Monday 11 September 2023.

Ballina Salvage Shed's Recycled Art Competition open for entries!

Ballina Salvage Shed's Recycled Art Competition open for entries!

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2023

The Salvage Shed is hosting a Recycled Art Competition, offering a fun and inclusive way for community members to redesign and repurpose materials that may otherwise be sent to landfill or left hidden in a shed.

Aug 2023
Pontoon replacements in West Ballina and Wardell

Pontoon replacements in West Ballina and Wardell

Thursday, 31 Aug 2023

Flood-damaged pontoons at Fishery Creek, West Ballina and in Wardell will be replaced next week.

Lennox Head entry reopens following intersection upgrade

Lennox Head entry reopens following intersection upgrade

Thursday, 31 Aug 2023

The Ballina Street and Park Lane intersection upgrade in Lennox Head is nearing completion and Ballina Street has reopened to traffic in both directions.

Temporary traffic changes for Main Street, Alstonville

Temporary traffic changes for Main Street, Alstonville

Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews will be conducting tree replacement planting on Main Street, Alstonville from 7am -10am on Thursday 31 August 2023.

New load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge from Monday 28 August

New load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge from Monday 28 August

Friday, 25 Aug 2023

From Monday 28 August 2023, Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council will introduce a reduced load limit for Pearces Creek Bridge on Eltham Road, Pearces Creek. The new load limit will be 4.5 tonnes

Spotlight on Bike Safety

Spotlight on Bike Safety

Thursday, 17 Aug 2023

From 21 to 23 August 2023 Ballina Shire Council will be spotlighting safety on bikes.

Nominations Now Open for the 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Nominations Now Open for the 2024 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council is on a mission to dive deep into our community and celebrate both individuals and groups who quietly make an extraordinary impact on our shire. Nominations are invited for those outstanding community members who may otherwise go unnoticed, individuals and groups who dedicate themselves to community-based activities, sports, the environment, or the arts.

Secrets of the Professionals - Watercolour Painting Workshop

Secrets of the Professionals - Watercolour Painting Workshop

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2023

Learn professional secrets of watercolour painting in a one-day immersive workshop with local artist Karena Wynn-Moylan on Saturday 26 August from 10am-4pm.

Burns Point Ferry annual maintenance from Friday 18 August

Burns Point Ferry annual maintenance from Friday 18 August

Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023

The Burns Point Ferry will be taken to a dry dock slip yard for maintenance works from Friday 18 August to Saturday 9 September 2023.

Draft Lennox Head Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Draft Lennox Head Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Monday, 14 Aug 2023

Following extensive community consultation, Ballina Shire Council has developed the Draft Lennox Head Strategic Plan 2023-2043.

Water Restored - Fig Tree Hill Drive, Lennox Head

Water Restored - Fig Tree Hill Drive, Lennox Head

Friday, 11 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews are attending to a water main break that has occurred at Fig Tree Hill Drive in Lennox Head this morning.

Imagining Peace: In Conversation with Mark Isaacs and Benjamin Gilmour

Imagining Peace: In Conversation with Mark Isaacs and Benjamin Gilmour

Thursday, 10 Aug 2023

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

Help Council pick the right path for Lennox Head

Help Council pick the right path for Lennox Head

Tuesday, 08 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council is inviting residents to have their say on the preferred route for a new Shared Path between Park Lane and Cooper Close, Lennox Head.

August Exhibitions - The nature of resilience and relationships on exhibition

August Exhibitions - The nature of resilience and relationships on exhibition

Tuesday, 08 Aug 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four exhibitions this August drawing on themes of beauty and resilience found in our environment and communities as well as our personal relationships with our place in the world.

New community grant to fund resource recovery initiatives in Ballina Shire

New community grant to fund resource recovery initiatives in Ballina Shire

Monday, 07 Aug 2023

Individuals, community groups and organisations are invited to apply for a new community grant that will support resource recovery initiatives within Ballina Shire.

Ballina Contemporary Art Market - Calling all artists, makers, and designers!

Ballina Contemporary Art Market - Calling all artists, makers, and designers!

Thursday, 03 Aug 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios is delivering a one-day contemporary art market in the heart of Ballina on Saturday 14 October 2023.

Artists invited to activate Ballina CBD with street art

Artists invited to activate Ballina CBD with street art

Tuesday, 01 Aug 2023

Ballina Shire Council and the Northern Rivers Community Gallery want to hear from artists who would like to participate in a public street art project.

Jul 2023
Salt water over roads - King Tides from Monday 31 July

Salt water over roads - King Tides from Monday 31 July

Friday, 28 Jul 2023

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

Temporary roundabout to assist traffic flow during next stage of Lennox Village upgrade

Temporary roundabout to assist traffic flow during next stage of Lennox Village upgrade

Thursday, 13 Jul 2023

With the Byron Street/Ballina Street intersection now complete and fully reopened, Ballina Shire Council's crews will focus on Stage 5 of the Lennox Village Vision project at the Ballina Street and Park Lane intersection from Monday 17 July 2023.

Temporary traffic changes for Angels Beach Drive

Temporary traffic changes for Angels Beach Drive

Friday, 07 Jul 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that our Water team will be renewing the recycled water main along Angels Beach Drive, Ballina from Tuesday 11 July 2023.

Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at Ignite Studios this July with Christine Porter

Introduction to Printmaking Workshop at Ignite Studios this July with Christine Porter

Wednesday, 05 Jul 2023

Lismore-based printmaker, artist, and educator Christine Porter will run a two-day immersive drypoint etching workshop at Ignite Studios in Ballina.

Pacific Parade, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Pacific Parade, Lennox Head - Temporary Closure

Monday, 03 Jul 2023

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise that vehicle access to part of Pacific Parade in Lennox Head will be closed for the annual Skullcandy Oz Grom Open surfing competition.

Jun 2023
Salt water over roads - King tides from 2 July 2023

Salt water over roads - King tides from 2 July 2023

Friday, 30 Jun 2023

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

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2-9 July 2023

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2-9 July 2023

Friday, 30 Jun 2023

NAIDOC Week is a special time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Temporary road closure for next stage of Lennox Village Vision

Temporary road closure for next stage of Lennox Village Vision

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2023

As part of the Lennox Village Vision project, Ballina Shire Council is continuing rejuvenation works in surrounding areas of the Lennox Head town centre.

Temporary Closure of Alstonville Aquatic Centre

Temporary Closure of Alstonville Aquatic Centre

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2023

July Exhibitions - Diverse arts and culture on exhibition

July Exhibitions - Diverse arts and culture on exhibition

Monday, 26 Jun 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents four diverse exhibitions this July from local and interstate artists. The exhibitions include a photographic journey through Afghanistan, explorations upon the essence of landscape, traditional textile art and cultural practices of Iran and a collection of artworks celebrating the 12th Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition.

Temporary closure of Moon Street, Ballina

Temporary closure of Moon Street, Ballina

Friday, 23 Jun 2023

Ballina Shire Council's crews will be reconstructing a section of Moon Street in Ballina, between Bangalow Road and Fox Street, from Monday 26 June 2023.

New Deed of Agreement Adopted for the Richmond Tweed Regional Library

New Deed of Agreement Adopted for the Richmond Tweed Regional Library

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2023

The member councils of the Richmond Tweed Regional Library service have recently established a new Deed of Agreement to uphold the provision of public library services throughout the Lismore, Tweed, Ballina, and Byron local government areas by leveraging a regional library model.

Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition

Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2023

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

Community forum to address online safety for youth

Community forum to address online safety for youth

Friday, 16 Jun 2023

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

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

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

Friday, 09 Jun 2023

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

'Freedom is Beautiful' film screening at Lennox

'Freedom is Beautiful' film screening at Lennox

Friday, 09 Jun 2023

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

Temporary closure of Rous Road - Works Rescheduled to 21 June

Temporary closure of Rous Road - Works Rescheduled to 21 June

Friday, 09 Jun 2023

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

Salt water over roads - King tides from 3 June

Salt water over roads - King tides from 3 June

Friday, 02 Jun 2023

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

May 2023
Water Restored - Allens Parade, Lennox Head

Water Restored - Allens Parade, Lennox Head

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2023

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2023

Friday, 26 May 2023

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

Airport Runway Overlay Set to Commence

Airport Runway Overlay Set to Commence

Friday, 26 May 2023

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

Have your say on the future of Shaws Bay

Have your say on the future of Shaws Bay

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

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

Commemorative Flood Recovery Creative Workshops

Commemorative Flood Recovery Creative Workshops

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

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

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

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

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

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

Lennox Headland Tree Planting Day Returns

Lennox Headland Tree Planting Day Returns

Monday, 15 May 2023

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

Planned water outage for West Ballina and Uralba

Planned water outage for West Ballina and Uralba

Thursday, 11 May 2023

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

Recycled water outage for Aureus Estate, Skennars Head

Recycled water outage for Aureus Estate, Skennars Head

Tuesday, 09 May 2023

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

Community invited to learn about plans for the future

Community invited to learn about plans for the future

Friday, 05 May 2023

Reel in your next catch in a Ballina Fishing Shirt

Reel in your next catch in a Ballina Fishing Shirt

Thursday, 04 May 2023

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

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

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

Tuesday, 02 May 2023

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

Apr 2023
Water Restored - Richmond Avenue - Ballina

Water Restored - Richmond Avenue - Ballina

Friday, 28 Apr 2023

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

Next stage of Lennox Village Vision set to start

Next stage of Lennox Village Vision set to start

Friday, 21 Apr 2023

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

ANZAC Day in Ballina Shire 2023

ANZAC Day in Ballina Shire 2023

Thursday, 20 Apr 2023

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

Water Restored - Main St, Alstonville

Water Restored - Main St, Alstonville

Friday, 14 Apr 2023

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

May Exhibitions - Where innovation happens

May Exhibitions - Where innovation happens

Friday, 14 Apr 2023

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

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival coming to Lennox

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival coming to Lennox

Friday, 14 Apr 2023

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

Construction of signalised pedestrian crossing set to start in West Ballina

Construction of signalised pedestrian crossing set to start in West Ballina

Thursday, 06 Apr 2023

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

The Ballina Coast and Hinterland Map has arrived

The Ballina Coast and Hinterland Map has arrived

Thursday, 06 Apr 2023

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

Ballina Shire Concert Band Celebrates 140 Years

Ballina Shire Concert Band Celebrates 140 Years

Thursday, 06 Apr 2023

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

Become a volunteer Tourism Ambassador with Visitor Services

Become a volunteer Tourism Ambassador with Visitor Services

Wednesday, 05 Apr 2023

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

Temporary Road Closure - Crane and Martin Street Intersection Works

Temporary Road Closure - Crane and Martin Street Intersection Works

Tuesday, 04 Apr 2023

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

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