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January 29, 2022

Linking Lennox gets underway

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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Meet the new Byron Chamber president

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Ballina community leaders honoured

Koala conservationist Maria Matthes was named Ballina's Citizen of the Year in yesterday's Australia Day Awards, which were closed to the public but livestreamed from the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

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Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

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NRAS about to kick off 2022 adoption days

Local animal charity Northern Rivers Animal Services has kicked off 2022 with a bang, with more cats, kittens and puppies needing homes in Ballina than you can shake a rescuer at.

Walkers will be able to access and enjoy Lennox Heads unique coastline once the Coastal Recreational Walk is completed.

Taking a stroll along the coast is not only good for your health but your mind and spirit as well. Lennox residents can now enjoy more of its delightful coastline. The upgrade to the three kilometre section of the Coastal Recreational Walk from Sharpes Beach to Pat Morton will soon be underway with works expected to commence within weeks.

‘Once complete, it will allow walkers to access and enjoy our unique coastline and provide additional infrastructure to support our local tourism industry,’ said Ballina Mayor David Wright.

The focus of this walkway is to preserve the natural and organic landscape while providing the community with a safe and more accessible walking track. Once complete, the walkway will retain sections of existing grass, plus include new sections of gravel footpath and boardwalk.

Works are expected to commence in early June and be completed by the end of the year. Access to the existing track will be reduced over the coming months says Ballina Shire Council.

Walkers will be able to access and enjoy Lennox Heads unique coastline. Photo supplied.

Linking Lennox to Ballina

The Coastal Shared Path, along The Coast Road from Skennars Head roundabout to the iconic Pat Morton Lookout at Lennox Head that was commenced last year will ultimately link Lennox to Ballina. This will be a path beside the road that will be an environmentally sustainable path for cyclists, skateboarders and walkers to utilise both locally and to access Ballina. This path is currently under construction and is aiming to be completed towards end of year.

‘The projects will deliver two iconic pathways, one to enjoy the diverse range of coastline environments, and the other a pedestrian and cycling path alongside our local roads, making the commute between Ballina and Lennox Head safer and easier,’ Mayor Wright added.


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