Ballina Council wins communication award for waterway campaign

Ballina Council has won a local government communication award for a project encouraging residents to look after their waterways.

The council’s project team received the award for the Love it or Lose it campaign, which features three animations that highlight how everyday habits are affecting
local waterways.

Ballina Shire Council, Kyogle Council, Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Council, Rous County Council and North Coast Local Land Services worked together on the project.

‘The Love it or Lose it project was a team effort and brought together councils from across the Richmond River catchment,’ Ballina Council’s Environmental Health Officer, Kristy Bell said.

‘The collaboration with other local councils allowed us to reach a wider audience and address waterway issues occurring across the catchment,’ she said.

The ongoing project encourages residents to make positive changes in their backyard, business or on the land.

The award was among the RH Dougherty Awards which specifically recognise and encourage greater understanding and communication by councils to their local communities

It was presented on 2 August at the Local Government Week Awards.

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