June 19th, 2020
BALLINA INTRODUCES NEW ROCK ANGLING LAWS
- by Halden Boyd
ROCK fishers are now required by law to wear a life jacket when fishing in the Ballina Shire.
Anyone not wearing a certified lifejacket at high risk locations will receive an on the spot fine of $100 from the 1st July 2020.
Ballina is one of five coastal N
March 23rd, 2020
Community Facilities – Operations Update COVID-19
Ballina Shire Council is taking all necessary precautions to keep the community and our staff safe.
In response to social distancing requirements issued by the Australian Government to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has changed the operating hou
March 23rd, 2020
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During these hard times, closures, isolation it’s a long road ahead for all of us. Heartland Magazine will continue to bring stories about people and communities.
Now can be a time of reflection. We love to write about people, their loves, their hopes and their dreams and publish them in our
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 24th, 2019
Byron Writers Festival StoryBoard Bus visits the Gallery with the ‘Writers on the Road’ event
Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) once again partners with Byron Writers Festival for a pre-festival event favourite, ‘Writers on the Road’.
Celebrated crime writers Michael Robotham and Jock Serong along with
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
January 10th, 2019
Ballina Shire Australia Day Award Nominees
Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce our community’s 2019 Australia Day Award nominees. These local legends have been recognised for their sporting achievements, volunteer efforts, artistic talents and contribution to our local community.
January 9th, 2019
Ballina Shire Council is encouraging our community to get active at the upcoming Get Active Expo
Are you looking for a new way to keep fit, meet friends, be more active, or get your fitness back on track after the festive season
The Get Active Expo and Activity Sign On is a new initiative from Council
November 13th, 2018
Ballina Shire Council December Exhibitions Launch Event on Thursday 29 November 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.
The Mirror Cracked Open the Bejewelled Garbage of a Ragged Rhizome |
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
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