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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

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

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

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

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

THOMAS GEORGE MP $162,337 HELPS BUILD A STRONGER LISMORE

November 28th, 2018
$162,337 HELPS BUILD A STRONGER LISMORE Ten projects in Lismore have today secured $162,337 in funding for projects through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Lismore, Thomas George said the State Government funds will support the great work of the North Coast National A

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

MEMORIAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON TENTERFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH

November 27th, 2018
MEMORIAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON TENTERFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH Tenterfield residents are being urged to start a meaningful conversation with friends, loved ones and colleagues, with the Bruce Binge Memorial Rugby League Team set to promote the RUOK message when they visit Goondiwindi in February. The te

GULAPTIS WELCOMES 1500 NEW COPS ACROSS THE STATE

November 20th, 2018
GULAPTIS WELCOMES 1500 NEW COPS ACROSS THE STATE Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has welcomed today’s announcement by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government of the allocation of 1500 new police officers across the state. Mr Gulaptis used a speech in Parliament on 26 September pledging his support for more

Kevin Hogan calls for a Royal Commission

November 19th, 2018
Kevin Hogan calls for a Royal Commission Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan is calling for a Royal Commission with terms of reference covering the alleged misuse of market power by Australia’s supermarkets, and petrol retailing in Australia. “I will be moving a Notice of Motion in Parliament next week calli

REFURBISHED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT URBENVILLE MPS OFFICIALLY OPEN

November 19th, 2018
REFURBISHED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT URBENVILLE MPS OFFICIALLY OPEN Member for Lismore Thomas George has officially opened the newly refurbished Urbenville Multi-Purpose Service Emergency Department at a community open day. The refurbishments were part of $430,000 funding from the NSW Government aimed at improving t

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

Northern NSW Local Health District HIV TESTING KEY TO EARLY DIAGNOSIS

November 16th, 2018
HIV TESTING KEY TO EARLY DIAGNOSIS With almost half of all people diagnosed with HIV in the late stage of infection, NSW Health is marking HIV Awareness Week by urging those at risk to be regularly tested. During HIV Awareness Week (23-30 November) and in the lead up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, NSW Health is r

THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES REVIEW INTO SECURITY AT PUBLIC HOSPITALS

November 16th, 2018
THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES REVIEW INTO SECURITY AT PUBLIC HOSPITALS Member for Lismore Thomas George, has today welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into safety and security at public hospitals, launched by NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard. The review which will be conducted by former Health and Police Minister,

KEVIN HOGAN MP More Aged Care beds and more jobs

November 14th, 2018
More Aged Care beds and more jobs Nearly 100 construction jobs and 15 skilled permanent local jobs are to be created in Kyogle thanks to more than $4.7 million in Federal Government grants, Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan said. “The Whiddon Group came to me concerned that their Aged Care Facility would not b

Kevin Hogan MP Regional University hub for students

November 12th, 2018
Regional University hub for students The Federal Government’s funding of a Regional Study Hub in the Clarence Valley is a major win for students and the local community, Member for Page, Kevin Hogan said. Mr Hogan said the Government was providing $880,000 to support Country Universities Centre, Clarence Valley e

Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre

November 9th, 2018
Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre It's National Recycling Week and if you're moving house, renovating your home or just having a spring clean you'll probably have household problem waste such as unwanted paint, oils, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and gas bottles to dispose of. The safe and environmentally frie

Lismore City Council News Rural Landholder Initiative grant round now open

November 8th, 2018
Rural Landholder Initiative grant round now open Expressions of Interest for round six of Lismore City Council’s Rural Landholder Initiative small grants program are now open. The program is open to landholders with rural properties bigger than two hectares who wish to improve their land through ecological restor

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
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