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
To support a growing community and address road congestion, Ballina Shire Council will deliver dual-lane access along River Street between the Pacific Highway, West Ballina and Kerr Street, Ballina.
River Street carries the largest volume of traffic in and out of Ballina and is at capacity during peak hours. Traffic flow recorded for 2019 was 26,100 vehicles per day and traffic modelling predicts traffic flow in 2036 will be 29,500 vehicles per day. Two-lane arterial roads have the capacity for around 18,000 vehicles per day whereas a four-lane road can cater for 36,000 vehicles per day.
Once complete, the four-lane road from West Ballina into Ballina Island will double the road’s capacity and comfortably cater for traffic into the future. This project is estimated to cost $27.5 million and will be a significant investment to help improve our road network.
During 2019/20, Ballina Shire Council prepared concept plans and conducted public consultation. Council has now adopted a staged program of works to deliver this significant road network investment across four stages.
The detailed design of Stage 1 Burns Point Ferry Road to Barlows Road is now complete, with construction to start on 1 March 2021.
This stage of the project will be completed in 10 phases. The phases are based on:
Phase 1 and 2 will commence in early March.
Phases 3-10 will commence from 10 May 2021.
Note: Timelines are subject to weather and site conditions.
Council will complete this significant road network investment across four stages, subject to availability of funds. Council is now focusing on the project's first stage from Burns Point Ferry Road Roundabout to Barlows Road Roundabout, West Ballina. The detailed design is now complete and construction started 1 March 2021.
WEST BALLINA Burns Point Ferry Road to Barlows Road
Construction is expected to commence in February 2021. This first stage of the project will see:
The existing roundabouts will remain unchanged at:
BALLINA ISLAND Henry Philp Avenue to Tweed Street
FISHERY CREEK BRIDGE Brampton Avenue to Henry Philp Avenue
PACIFIC HIGHWAY CONNECTION Smith Drive to Burns Point Ferry Road
Construction timetable deferred
* Preconstruction activities include design, environmental & planning assessment/approvals, geotechnical investigation, consultation and any tendering activities.
This timetable is indicative only and subject to change based on preconstruction activities and available funding. Project costs are outlined as Capital Expenditure in the Delivery Program Operational Plan for 2020-2024.
Please contact, Brett Howard, Design Engineer, Ph 1300 864 444.