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Students complete flag project for new Ballina Coast High School

March 11th, 2019
Students complete flag project for new High School Ballina Coast High School now has a set of brand new flags for ceremonies to go with their brand new buildings. Students Chloe Pratt and Lachlan Miller took part in the Youth Frontiers programme and decided their project would be to gather new flags to be used at on

Cyclone Oma Prompts Tropical Cyclone Advice

February 21st, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Tropical Cyclone Advice A Tropical Cyclone Advice has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for coastal parts of southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales. Gale force winds are developing as Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches the coast, prompting a watch zone for the area between Bundaberg

What about the babies?- Mandated midwife and nurse ratios needed

February 18th, 2019
What about the babies- Mandated midwife and nurse ratios needed Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP welcomes any increased investment in nurses, midwives and health in NSW by the Premier but is critical of the government’s timing and its lack of detail. Ms Smith said “The Premier has announced increased numbers of

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

Tamara Smith MP presents new ATV for Shelly Beach Surf Lifesavers

January 24th, 2019
New ATV for Shelly Beach Surf Lifesavers Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP today officially presented Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch with a new all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to be used by surf lifesavers at Shelly Beach, East Ballina. Ms Smith said the Surf Life Saving Club received $18,700 from the Commun

Proud to see local students acting on climate change

November 28th, 2018
Proud to see local students acting on climate change Students planning to participate in a national school strike this Friday calling for emergency action on climate change should ignore the Prime Minister’s patronising speech on the matter, said Member for Ballina Tamara Smith. “The idea that schools and stude

Whooping Cough trending upwards

November 27th, 2018
Whooping Cough trending upwards NSW Health is urging all pregnant women and new parents to be aware of the symptoms of whooping cough and to ensure they and their children are vaccinated on time. Despite almost 95 per cent of infants in NSW now vaccinated against the disease, outbreaks still occur every three to fo

Kevin Hogan grant for new Surf Lifesaver Rescue Jetski

November 18th, 2018
Kevin Hogan grant for new Surf Lifesaver Rescue Jetski Surf lifesavers will be able to more quickly respond to swimmers in distress this coming summer after the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced a grant for the purchase of a Rescue Jetski by Surf Life Saving Far North Coast. “Our volunteer lifesavers

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

Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga To Ballina Upgrade Reaches Halfway Point

November 7th, 2018
Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga To Ballina Upgrade Reaches Halfway Point The Pacific Highway upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina is now 50 per cent complete, with ongoing works continuing to improve safety and travel times, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “Importantly, we have already seen a halving o

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

Works commence for Lake Ainsworth Southern Precinct

October 12th, 2018
Works commence for Lake Ainsworth Southern Precinct On Tuesday 16 October, Ballina Shire Council will commence stage one of planned works to upgrade Lake Ainsworth’s Foreshore. This stage of works will focus on the southern precinct and will include formalising car parking, reconstructing the southern road and bi

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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