Phone1300 864 444
The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478
40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478
8:15am - 4:30pm
Monday to Friday
Friday, 17 Jan 2020
The transit hub of Northern Rivers, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, has received a massive boost with the announcement that Qantas will commence daily services to and from Sydney.
Qantas joins the stable of airlines operating out of the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, including Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Rex Airlines and FlyPelican. The airport is the third busiest in NSW, behind Sydney and Newcastle, and the introduction of Qantas will offer even more for incoming and outgoing passengers.
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Manager, Mr. Paul Tsikleas, says the region is set to benefit greatly having Qantas on board.
“The convenience of being able to connect daily with Sydney directly from our expanding region is something that a lot of people have wanted for a long time. We’re delighted Qantas has shown commitment by investing in our region,” said Mr Tsikleas.
Flights to Sydney will take off in the morning and return in the evening, making the service highly desirable for business travellers but also appealing to the tourism market. Travellers can also take full advantage of connecting with Qantas’ massive domestic and international network of destinations.
“Adding 36,000 Qantas seats will take the airport’s annual passenger numbers to around 560,000, and our $6.9m terminal expansion completed September last year also provides a better travel experience.”
“This Qantas news is proof that the terminal expansion project is paying off and will further showcase what the Northern Rivers has to offer”, added Mr Tsikleas.
Qantas will commence their Sydney-Ballina Byron service on March 29, 2020, using a Dash 8 Q300 50 seat aircraft. For a limited time Qantas is offering one-way flights for only $115 for travel from 29 March to 25 October 2020.
Friday, 14 Feb 2020
Due to recent rainfall and expected Wilsons River flood levels, the annual maintenance of the Burns Point Ferry has been postponed. Maintenance dates to be advised.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 09 Jan 2020
Ballina Shire Council is excited to announce our 2020 Australia Day Ambassador, Netball champion and Ballina local, Liz Ellis.