Unplanned water outage resolved - Lennox Head

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

Unplanned water outage resolved - Lennox Head

Ballina Shire Council’s Water Team has resolved a water main issue, which occurred earlier today on North Creek Road. Council initially thought this unplanned event would impact water supply to properties on Pinnacle Row and Ballina Street residents, however, our Water Team was able to resolve the issue without turning water off to residents.

Council thanks the community for their patience during these works.

If you have any enquiries in regard to this matter please contact council’s Water and Wastewater Section on 1300 864 444.

For more information visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/wateroutage

Aug 2022
Salt water over roads - King tides from 10 - 13 August

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

Tuesday, 09 Aug 2022

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

Bangalow Road Roundabout complete

Bangalow Road Roundabout complete

Friday, 05 Aug 2022

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

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

Party kits help families celebrate without single-use plastic

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022

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

Temporary closure of Houghlahans Creek Road, Tintenbar

Temporary closure of Houghlahans Creek Road, Tintenbar

Monday, 25 Jul 2022

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

Have your say on the Draft North Coast Regional Plan 2041

Have your say on the Draft North Coast Regional Plan 2041

Thursday, 21 Jul 2022

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

Water Main Repairs - Tamar Street, Ballina

Water Main Repairs - Tamar Street, Ballina

Tuesday, 19 Jul 2022

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

Temporary overnight closures of Bangalow Road

Temporary overnight closures of Bangalow Road

Friday, 15 Jul 2022

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

Sneaths Road, Wollongbar reopened to one lane

Sneaths Road, Wollongbar reopened to one lane

Friday, 15 Jul 2022

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

Salt water over roads - King tides July 2022

Salt water over roads - King tides July 2022

Thursday, 14 Jul 2022

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

Love your Lennox businesses during upgrade

Love your Lennox businesses during upgrade

Friday, 08 Jul 2022

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

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest wanted

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest wanted

Wednesday, 06 Jul 2022

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Temporary Closure - Pacific Parade, Lennox Head

Temporary Closure - Pacific Parade, Lennox Head

Monday, 04 Jul 2022

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2022

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2022

Friday, 01 Jul 2022

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

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

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

Friday, 01 Jul 2022

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

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

Have your say on the Draft Master Plan for Cawarra Park

Thursday, 30 Jun 2022

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

Sun set to power local wastewater treatment

Sun set to power local wastewater treatment

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022

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

Flood recovery support each Friday at Distribution Hub

Flood recovery support each Friday at Distribution Hub

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022

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

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

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

Sunday, 26 Jun 2022

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

Temporary overnight closure of Bangalow Road

Temporary overnight closure of Bangalow Road

Thursday, 23 Jun 2022

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

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

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

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022

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

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

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

Monday, 20 Jun 2022

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

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

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

Friday, 17 Jun 2022

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

Norther Rivers Community Gallery July Exhibitions - Emerging contemporary art

Norther Rivers Community Gallery July Exhibitions - Emerging contemporary art

Friday, 17 Jun 2022

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

Salt water over roads - king tides this week

Salt water over roads - king tides this week

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022

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

Bangalow Road reopened

Bangalow Road reopened

Friday, 10 Jun 2022

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

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

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

Friday, 10 Jun 2022

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

Have your say on changes to business and industrial zones

Have your say on changes to business and industrial zones

Thursday, 02 Jun 2022

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

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2022

Annual Ballina Shire Pool Closures - June and July 2022

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2022

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

Burns Point Ferry temporary closure for urgent repairs

Burns Point Ferry temporary closure for urgent repairs

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2022

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

May 2022
Regional NSW Business Survey now open

Regional NSW Business Survey now open

Monday, 30 May 2022

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

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

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

Friday, 27 May 2022

Lennox Comedy Gala Heats Up for Winter

Lennox Comedy Gala Heats Up for Winter

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

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

Road Closures - Wet Weather Update

Road Closures - Wet Weather Update

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Expressions of Interest Now Open for Festival and Event Funding

Expressions of Interest Now Open for Festival and Event Funding

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

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

Angels Beach Dr and Sheather St connection complete

Angels Beach Dr and Sheather St connection complete

Friday, 20 May 2022

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

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

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

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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

Registrations open for the Lennox Head Strategic Plan Community Reference Group

Registrations open for the Lennox Head Strategic Plan Community Reference Group

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

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

Have your say - draft Community Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Have your say - draft Community Strategic Plan on public exhibition

Wednesday, 04 May 2022

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

Apr 2022
First Northern Rivers housing pods arrive

First Northern Rivers housing pods arrive

Friday, 29 Apr 2022

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

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

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

Thursday, 28 Apr 2022

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

Changes to flood waste collection and drop off

Changes to flood waste collection and drop off

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022

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

$350 million modular housing package for flood-affected communities

$350 million modular housing package for flood-affected communities

Sunday, 17 Apr 2022

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

#AMomentAway program for flood affected Northern Rivers communities

#AMomentAway program for flood affected Northern Rivers communities

Thursday, 14 Apr 2022

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

Flood support is here to help

Flood support is here to help

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2022

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

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

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

Monday, 11 Apr 2022

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

Temporary Waste Centre in Alstonville set to close

Temporary Waste Centre in Alstonville set to close

Monday, 11 Apr 2022

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

Northern Rivers Community Gallery - May Exhibitions

Northern Rivers Community Gallery - May Exhibitions

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022

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

Ross Lane - Both lanes reopened - Wednesday 6 April 2022

Ross Lane - Both lanes reopened - Wednesday 6 April 2022

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022

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

Ross Lane - One Lane Reopened - Tuesday 5 April 2022

Ross Lane - One Lane Reopened - Tuesday 5 April 2022

Tuesday, 05 Apr 2022

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

Ballina Shire Road and Council Services Update Monday 4 April 2022

Ballina Shire Road and Council Services Update Monday 4 April 2022

Monday, 04 Apr 2022

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

Flood support for the Ballina Shire community

Flood support for the Ballina Shire community

Friday, 01 Apr 2022

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

Ballina Shire road and Council services update at 11am

Ballina Shire road and Council services update at 11am

Friday, 01 Apr 2022

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

Mar 2022
Road and Council services update

Road and Council services update

Thursday, 31 Mar 2022

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

Severe Weather Conditions in Ballina Shire - Avoid Unnecessary Travel

Severe Weather Conditions in Ballina Shire - Avoid Unnecessary Travel

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022

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

Wet Weather Update - Tuesday 29 March 2022

Wet Weather Update - Tuesday 29 March 2022

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022

Lennox Comedy Gala opens 1 April

Lennox Comedy Gala opens 1 April

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022

Wet weather road status information - Monday 28 March 2022

Wet weather road status information - Monday 28 March 2022

Monday, 28 Mar 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 12 noon

Wet weather road status information - update at 12 noon

Sunday, 27 Mar 2022

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

Mobile recovery centre hits the road

Mobile recovery centre hits the road

Saturday, 26 Mar 2022

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

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

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

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022

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

NRCG reopening Wednesday 16 March 2022

NRCG reopening Wednesday 16 March 2022

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022

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

Ballina Flood Recovery Centre now open

Ballina Flood Recovery Centre now open

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022

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

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

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

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022

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

Flood Update - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Flood Update - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022

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

Update on Council Services - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Update on Council Services - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022

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

Feb 2022
Wet Weather Update - 28 February - 5pm

Wet Weather Update - 28 February - 5pm

Monday, 28 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Monday, 28 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Saturday, 26 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Friday, 25 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Friday, 25 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

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

Avoid swimming after heavy rain event

Avoid swimming after heavy rain event

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

Avoid swimming after heavy rain events.

Rural bin collection services impacted by wet weather

Rural bin collection services impacted by wet weather

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

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

Planned water outage - Lennox Head town centre - rescheduled

Planned water outage - Lennox Head town centre - rescheduled

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

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

Temporary road closure - Burnet Street, Ballina

Temporary road closure - Burnet Street, Ballina

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

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

Council calling for new Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Members

Council calling for new Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Members

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2022

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

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

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

Monday, 21 Feb 2022

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

Wollongbar District Park Open for the Community to enjoy!

Wollongbar District Park Open for the Community to enjoy!

Friday, 18 Feb 2022

Council have officially opened the Wollongbar District Park.

Playground Upgrade and Management Plan open for comment

Playground Upgrade and Management Plan open for comment

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022

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

Jugan Dandii - Weaving Circle I

Jugan Dandii - Weaving Circle I

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022

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

Intersection widening works to commence on Bangalow Road

Intersection widening works to commence on Bangalow Road

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022

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

Clean Up Australia Day 2022

Clean Up Australia Day 2022

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022

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

Norther Rivers Community Gallery - March Exhibitions

Norther Rivers Community Gallery - March Exhibitions

Monday, 14 Feb 2022

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

Council calling for new Ward Committee members

Council calling for new Ward Committee members

Friday, 11 Feb 2022

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

Lane closures in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Lane closures in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022

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

Water Service Restored - Alstonville

Water Service Restored - Alstonville

Monday, 07 Feb 2022

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

Unplanned Water Outage - Alstonville CBD and surrounds

Unplanned Water Outage - Alstonville CBD and surrounds

Monday, 07 Feb 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Monday, 07 Feb 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 3pm

Wet weather road status information - update at 3pm

Sunday, 06 Feb 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Saturday, 05 Feb 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 4.45pm

Wet weather road status information - update at 4.45pm

Friday, 04 Feb 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Wet weather road status information - update at 9am

Friday, 04 Feb 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 5pm

Wet weather road status information - update at 5pm

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

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

Ross Lane closed due to heavy rain

Ross Lane closed due to heavy rain

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

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

Can you help Council plan for Cawarra Park?

Can you help Council plan for Cawarra Park?

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

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

Wet weather road status information - update at 11.30am

Wet weather road status information - update at 11.30am

Thursday, 03 Feb 2022

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

Jan 2022
Water restored - Alstonville

Water restored - Alstonville

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

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

Unplanned Water outage - Alstonville

Unplanned Water outage - Alstonville

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

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

Lennox Village Vision - New playground for Ross Park

Lennox Village Vision - New playground for Ross Park

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

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

2022 Australia Day Ballina Shire Award Winners

2022 Australia Day Ballina Shire Award Winners

Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

The Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards were announced at the livestreamed ceremony held on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Water over road - proceed with caution

Water over road - proceed with caution

Friday, 21 Jan 2022

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

Water restored - Skennars Head

Water restored - Skennars Head

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

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

Unplanned Water outage - Skennars Head

Unplanned Water outage - Skennars Head

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

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

Water service restored - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Water service restored - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Monday, 17 Jan 2022

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

Who will be Ballina Shire Citizen of the Year?

Who will be Ballina Shire Citizen of the Year?

Monday, 17 Jan 2022

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

Water Main Break - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Water Main Break - Byron Street, Lennox Head

Monday, 17 Jan 2022

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

Unplanned water outage resolved - Lennox Head

Unplanned water outage resolved - Lennox Head

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

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

Ballina roundabout improvements get underway

Ballina roundabout improvements get underway

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

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

Unplanned water outage - Lennox Head

Unplanned water outage - Lennox Head

Friday, 14 Jan 2022

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

Dec 2021
Waste services over the Christmas and New Year season

Waste services over the Christmas and New Year season

Thursday, 23 Dec 2021

During this busy time Ballina Shire Council's waste trucks are kept very busy collecting bins as normal while also dealing with increased volumes of waste. This requires drivers to unload more frequently before resuming collection routes.

Elected Councillors announced for Ballina Shire

Elected Councillors announced for Ballina Shire

Wednesday, 22 Dec 2021

The results of the Local Government Election held on Saturday 4 December 2021 have been declared.

Local schools sharing their spaces over Summer

Local schools sharing their spaces over Summer

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021

Six schools in Ballina Shire will open their grounds daily throughout the Summer holidays as part of the NSW Department of Education's Share Our Space program.

January Exhibitions - Celebrating local creative talent

January Exhibitions - Celebrating local creative talent

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina presents four exciting new exhibitions from artists across the region, with collaborative and solo projects exploring material, personal, emotional and environmental landscapes respectively through diverse mediums.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport flying high with new look

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport flying high with new look

Monday, 20 Dec 2021

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has unveiled its fresh look for the future with the launch of new branding and a modernised website.

New Mayor announced for Ballina Shire

New Mayor announced for Ballina Shire

Monday, 20 Dec 2021

Councillor Sharon Cadwallader has been elected as the new Mayor of Ballina Shire.

Help Council plan for Ballina Shire's future

Help Council plan for Ballina Shire's future

Tuesday, 14 Dec 2021

Ballina Shire Council is reviewing the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and is urging residents to have their say by completing an online survey before Friday 21 January 2022.

Airport Traffic Changes

Airport Traffic Changes

Friday, 10 Dec 2021

New traffic arrangements will come into place at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport from Friday 10 December.

Bulwinkle Park reopened

Bulwinkle Park reopened

Thursday, 09 Dec 2021

Ballina Shire Council has reopened Bulwinkle Park Alstonville and the park's footbridge

Strong winds cause temporary closure of Bulwinkle Park Alstonville

Strong winds cause temporary closure of Bulwinkle Park Alstonville

Thursday, 09 Dec 2021

Ballina Shire Council has temporarily closed Bulwinkle Park, Alstonville to remove a fallen tree and is working with Essential Energy to restore fallen power lines

International Film Premiere at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

International Film Premiere at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Wednesday, 08 Dec 2021

The Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) presents the NSW premiere of Meet the Wallers at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Friday 17 December 2021.

Avoid swimming after heavy rain

Avoid swimming after heavy rain

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021

With significant recent rain and flooding across the region, Ballina and Lennox Head beaches and other popular swimming spots are likely to be impacted by flood water and stormwater runoff.

King tides - water over roads

King tides - water over roads

Monday, 06 Dec 2021

king tides causing minor flooding on some local roads.

West Ballina Water Interruptions - Rescheduled Dates

West Ballina Water Interruptions - Rescheduled Dates

Monday, 06 Dec 2021

Ballina Shire Council will be temporarily turning off water to properties in West Ballina across two nights.

Trees and wires over roads - delay unnecessary driving

Trees and wires over roads - delay unnecessary driving

Saturday, 04 Dec 2021

Crews attending various locations across the Ballina Shire to clear debris and fallen trees from roads following a storm. Some roads are closed or partially closed. Updates provided on MyRoadInfo.com.au or LiveTraffic.com.au

Nov 2021
Planned overnight water outage West Ballina

Planned overnight water outage West Ballina

Friday, 26 Nov 2021

Two overnight water outages will occur in West Ballina on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Growing community demand for local events

Growing community demand for local events

Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Councilís Community Spaces team are fielding an increase in enquiries from locals seeking new activities and events to get involved in across its council venues.

Drinking Water Outage - West Ballina - CANCELLED

Drinking Water Outage - West Ballina - CANCELLED

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council wish to advise that the drinking water service will be temporarily unavailable for some residents in West Ballina from 9.30am to 3pm on Thursday 11 November 2021. During this time no drinking water will be available via internal or external water outlets.

Local libraries reopen to the public

Local libraries reopen to the public

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021

Lismore City Council has announced that all libraries in the Richmond Tweed Regional Library network will reopen to the public from Wednesday, 10 November 2021.

Underground electrical works commence in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Underground electrical works commence in Ballina Street, Lennox Head

Monday, 08 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council contractors will commence installation of the new underground electrical network in Ballina Street, Lennox Head, from Tuesday 9 November 2021.

Protecting the future of Ballina's Coastline

Protecting the future of Ballina's Coastline

Monday, 08 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council is updating its existing Coastal Zone Management Plan by developing a contemporary Coastal Management Program (CMP) to help manage and preserve the future of the Shire's coastline.

Become a Volunteer Tourism Ambassador

Become a Volunteer Tourism Ambassador

Friday, 05 Nov 2021

Expand your knowledge of the local tourism industry, meet like minded people, and share your love of the local area.

Council venues provide a viable start-up option

Council venues provide a viable start-up option

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021

Ballina Shire Council's Community Facilities Team are helping start-up businesses get off the ground by providing venues that offer a lower-risk and lower-cost option

Let's lift the lid on Recycling - National Recycling Week 2021

Let's lift the lid on Recycling - National Recycling Week 2021

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021

This year's National Recycling week will run from 8 to 14 November and is a time to celebrate our Recycle Right achievements! But it's also an opportunity to brush up on our recycling skills by understanding what we can recycle and where it goes.

Caution alert for algal blooms - Richmond River and its tributaries

Caution alert for algal blooms - Richmond River and its tributaries

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021

Extensive algal blooms have been reported within the estuary of the Richmond River and its tributaries and have been identified as Trichodesmium erythraeum.

Plan ahead to avoid airport delays

Plan ahead to avoid airport delays

Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021

Residents and visitors are being urged to arrive early at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport to avoid the inconvenience of traffic delays and parking changes.

Temporary closure of Ross Park, Lennox Head

Temporary closure of Ross Park, Lennox Head

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

Ross Park will be temporarily closed from Thursday 4 November 2021 until early December while works are carried out for the Lennox Village Vision project.

Temporary Changes - Ballina Street and Ross Park, Lennox Head

Temporary Changes - Ballina Street and Ross Park, Lennox Head

Monday, 01 Nov 2021

Traffic will be restricted in part of Ballina Street, Lennox Head from 6.30am to 4pm Tuesday 2 November 2021 as part of the Lennox Village Vision works.

Oct 2021
River Street Duplication Road Construction Nearing Completion

River Street Duplication Road Construction Nearing Completion

Thursday, 28 Oct 2021

Council is pleased to advise the road construction component of the River Street Duplication is nearing completion.

North Ballina - planned water outage

North Ballina - planned water outage

Thursday, 28 Oct 2021

Drinking water will be temporarily unavailable to some North Ballina residents on Thursday 4 November from 9am to 3pm.

2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards - NOMINATIONS CLOSE SOON

2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards - NOMINATIONS CLOSE SOON

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021

Do you know an unsung hero who deserves recognition? Show your appreciation by nominating them for the 2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards!

Temporary Traffic Changes - Ballina Street Lennox Head on Wednesday 27 October

Temporary Traffic Changes - Ballina Street Lennox Head on Wednesday 27 October

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021

Council advises that traffic will be restricted in part of Ballina Street, Lennox Head from 6.30am to 4pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Volunteer at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Volunteer at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Have Your Say on Alstonville Intersection Upgrades

Have Your Say on Alstonville Intersection Upgrades

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Community feedback will help shape plans to upgrade the Bruxner Highway intersections at Alstonville

Water Outage - Acacia Place, Moon and Fox Streets, Ballina

Water Outage - Acacia Place, Moon and Fox Streets, Ballina

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

Council will be installing a new water main in Acacia Place as part of its Water Main Replacement Program.

Northern Rivers is on feral deer alert

Northern Rivers is on feral deer alert

Friday, 22 Oct 2021

Ballina Shire Council has joined forces with local councils to launch The Northern Rivers is on Feral Deer Alert program.

Making our Mark at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Making our Mark at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Thursday, 21 Oct 2021

New signage has been installed at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) to identify it as the home of community sport in Ballina Shire.

Sprung!! Returns to the Stage at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Sprung!! Returns to the Stage at Lennox Head Cultural Centre

Thursday, 21 Oct 2021

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre will showcase its 2021 Gala performance for one night only at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Sunday 14 November 2021.

November Exhibitions - Celebrating national and local creative talent

November Exhibitions - Celebrating national and local creative talent

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina presents four innovative exhibitions from artists across the region and nationally, pinpointing the Northern Rivers as a major contributor to contemporary art in Australia.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head

Tackling Mosquitoes Together

Tackling Mosquitoes Together

Thursday, 14 Oct 2021

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Water Night asks residents to think twice before turning on taps

Water Night asks residents to think twice before turning on taps

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021

Together with Smart Approved WaterMark - the leading one-stop-shop for water efficiency - Ballina Shire Council alongside Rous County Council are asking residents to sign up to Water Night to practice water mindfulness.

Temporary entry conditions for Council facilities

Temporary entry conditions for Council facilities

Friday, 08 Oct 2021

Ballina Shire Council is working hard to keep our community and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To fulfill our obligation under the NSW Public Health Order, entry conditions to several Council facilities will temporarily change from Monday 11 October to Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Lennox Village Vision - Stage 1 Works Underway

Lennox Village Vision - Stage 1 Works Underway

Wednesday, 06 Oct 2021

Stage 1 of the Lennox Village Vision project is now underway. Cultural heritage investigations in Ross Park, Lennox Park and Ballina Street are expected to be completed by mid-October.

Sep 2021
Pro Training at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Pro Training at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

Thursday, 30 Sep 2021

A new pro training basketball shooting machine has arrived at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) to provide the ultimate training solution for coaches and players.

Bestselling Author Judy Nunn online event

Bestselling Author Judy Nunn online event

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021

Bestselling author and Australian actor, Judy Nunn, will present an exclusive online talk in partnership with Richmond Tweed Regional Library.

Changes to bin collection services - Cumbalum and some rural areas

Changes to bin collection services - Cumbalum and some rural areas

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council will be introducing changes to bin collection services in a number of urban and rural areas from early October 2021.

Water service interruption for North Cumbalum

Water service interruption for North Cumbalum

Thursday, 23 Sep 2021

Northern parts of Cumbalum will experience a disruption to their water service on Friday 24 September, between 8.30am to 3.30pm

Temporary Closure of Lindendale Road Causeway

Temporary Closure of Lindendale Road Causeway

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council wishes to advise residents that essential causeway repair works are planned for Lindendale Road, Wollongbar next week.

River Street Duplication - Phase 9 Night Works

River Street Duplication - Phase 9 Night Works

Tuesday, 21 Sep 2021

Festival and Event Funding  Now Open for 2022/23

Festival and Event Funding Now Open for 2022/23

Monday, 20 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program will open on Friday 24 September 2021.

Nominations are now open for the  2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

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

North Ballina Water Outage

North Ballina Water Outage

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021

North Ballina water outage, customers may be experiencing low pressure or no water.

Urgent Water Main Repairs - Moon Street

Urgent Water Main Repairs - Moon Street

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021

Council crews are attending to urgent water main repairs on Moon Street, between Winton Lane and Tamar Street, Ballina.

Date set for Lennox Village renewal project

Date set for Lennox Village renewal project

Monday, 13 Sep 2021

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce works will start on Stage 1 of the Lennox Village Vision project on Monday 20 September 2021.

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service Delayed

Burns Point Ferry - Return to Service Delayed

Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Burns Point Ferry return to service is delayed by 24 hours. Service will recommence 5.30am Tuesday 14 September 2021.

May 2021
Kingsford Smith Park Master Plan

Kingsford Smith Park Master Plan

Monday, 24 May 2021

Ballina Shire Council is developing a Master Plan for Kingsford Smith Reserve, one of Ballina's premier sporting and recreational precincts that includes Kingsford Smith Park, Commemoration Park and Missingham Park.

Mar 2021
Revised future water supply on public exhibition from 1 April

Revised future water supply on public exhibition from 1 April

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021

Activating existing groundwater sources fulltime in Alstonville and utilising underground aquifers in Tyagarah now form the centrepiece of Rous County Councilís revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

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