Heartland Magazine Issue 38 February/March Edition

Category: Ballina Shire Council

Ballina Shire is a local government area in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire was formed in 1976 by the amalgamation of the Municipality of Ballina and Tintenbar Shire. The Shire is located adjacent to the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Highway.

FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued

February 6th, 2020
FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued: Thursday 6th February 2020 at 12:20pm. What is happening MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE MID NORTH COAST Rainfall is expected to increase along the New South Wales Northern coast from Thursday, as a low pressure trough deepens in the area.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head

January 24th, 2020
Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been lifted for Lake Ainsworth in the North Coast region following sampling by Ballina Shire Council. As the Red Alert has been lifted there are no longer any restrictions on recr

Ballina Free Brake Checks and BBQ to put focus on Motorcycle Safety

October 31st, 2019
Ballina Free Brake Checks and BBQ to put focus on Motorcycle Safety On Wednesday 13 November, motorcyclists in Ballina are invited to drop in to the ‘Bikes, Brakes and BBQ’ event at Ballina Motorcycles for a free brake check and sausage sandwich. The event will be held at Ballina Motorcycles 21 Kerr Street Ballin

BRUTON Basketball Camp at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre

September 30th, 2019
BRUTON Basketball Camp at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre Ballina’s Indoor Sports Centre has been put through its paces before its official opening with 60 young basketballers from Taree to the Gold Coast trying out the facility on the weekend 28/29 September 2019. Former Brisbane Bullet, Cal Bruton and son

2020/21 Festival and Event Funding … Now Open!

September 24th, 2019
2020/21 Festival and Event Funding … Now Open! Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the 2020/21 Festival and Event Sponsorship Program opened Monday 23 September 2019. The program is now in its ninth year and has been a huge success for community festivals and events. It offers event organisers the opportun

Cycling Safety is Priority for Ballina Bike Week

September 12th, 2019
Cycling Safety is Priority for Ballina Bike Week 21 to 29 September 2019 is NSW Bike Week. The annual state-wide event promotes cycling as a healthy, easy, low cost and environmentally friendly transport option, especially for short trips. “Cycling is a great way to get fit and see the sights of Ballina. We want to

Ballina News Lifting the Lid on our recycling habits

September 12th, 2019
Lifting the Lid on our recycling habits As part of the ongoing regional Recycle Right campaign, is introducing a Lift the Lid Audit Program where kerbside recycling and organics bins are visually checked for incorrect items. “Lift the Lid is designed to provide direct education and feedback to residents who may be

Making a Statement Road to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

July 12th, 2019
Making a Statement Road to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Ballina Shire Council is moving ahead on constructing Airport Boulevard, the new entrance road to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. Paul Tsikleas, Manager Commercial Services, said that the project has been in the pipeline for a number of years. “There h

Ballina Council End of Lennox One-Way Traffic Trial

April 15th, 2019
End of Lennox One-Way Traffic Trial Ballina Shire Council has approved the end of the Lennox Head Village One-Way Traffic Trial. Following representations from the Lennox Head Business Chamber, an extraordinary Council meeting was held on Monday 15 April 2019 to consider feedback from the Lennox business community an

Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning

February 22nd, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning A Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for abnormally, high tides, damaging and hazardous surf, and damaging winds covering an area from Tweed Heads, south to Yamba as a result of Cyclone Oma. Abnormally high tides may cause sea water flooding

Lennox Village One-way Traffic Trial

February 18th, 2019
Lennox Village One-way Traffic Trial Lennox Head and Skennars Head residents and businesses will receive correspondence from Ballina Shire Council advising of the upcoming Lennox Village One-way Traffic Trial. The set-up and commencement of the one-way traffic trial is proposed for the week starting Monday 11 March 2

Ballina News River Street traffic diversion removed

February 8th, 2019
River Street traffic diversion removed Both lanes of River Street in Ballina’s CBD have now been reopened. Earlier this morning Council’s Water and Wastewater crews were called to River Street between Kerr and Grant Street to restore a water main issue. This work has now been completed and the temporary traffic

Planning for Ballina’s sporting future

February 6th, 2019
Planning for Ballina’s sporting future Do you want to help shape the future of sport and recreation in Ballina Shire Ballina Shire Council has begun community consultation to help develop a new Sport and Recreation Facility Plan. Once completed, this important community Plan will help determine the future for sport

Salt water over road – king tides

January 21st, 2019
Salt water over road – king tides Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads. Where possible, motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists should avoid affected roadways. Motorists are reminded the tides wil

Mosquito expert buzzing into Ballina

January 11th, 2019
Did you know only female mosquitoes bite It turns out not all mosquitoes are hunting you down for a drink, just the females. In fact, our blood is essential for them to lay eggs. The reason we know this is because of Medical Entomologists like Dr Cameron Webb who spend much of their summers studying the mosquitoes

National Recycling Week Where does my recycling go?

November 8th, 2018
Where does my recycling go It’s National Recycling Week (12-18 November) and what better way to celebrate than to thank the vast majority of Ballina Council residents who are great recyclers! This year has seen some major changes to Australia’s recycling industry due to China placing much tighter restrictions o

Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

October 19th, 2018
Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards Heroes may not wear a cape and mask but they often go about their good deeds without too much fanfare. You might come across them daily, or maybe only every so often - but local heroes make an impression through the positive contribution they make locally, nationally or even inter

Workshops for Staying Safe on the Road Over 65

October 18th, 2018
Workshops for Staying Safe on the Road Over 65 Ballina Shire Council will be running ‘Over 65’ workshops to provide information and tips to improve safety when out and about on or near roads in Ballina Shire. Presentations will include: · Safety on the road over 65 · Community transport services · Driver

Behind the scenes of wastewater treatment

October 10th, 2018
Behind the scenes of wastewater treatment This National Water Week (21 – 27 October 2018), Ballina Shire Council will open their Wastewater Treatment Plant gates to show the community where your water goes and how it’s treated. “Council has four treatment plants across the Shire, which run 365 days a year

November Exhibitions Launch Event Thursday 25 October 2018

October 8th, 2018
November Exhibitions Launch Event Thursday 25 October 2018 Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina launches four exciting new exhibitions this month and welcomes community and visitors to join us in the Gallery. Between Time | Allen Koppe In his exhibition “Between Time”, Allen has used long exp
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