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March 8, 2021

Shaws Bay, Ballina

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Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Other News

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Richard White, East Ballina

A pile of sand in a bucket of water will, over time, slump and spread out over the entire bucket. So, while I appreciate the council dredging Shaws Bay, Ballina it needs to be a regular, 10-year cycle. I don’t understand why they aren’t removing it from the bay, which obviously fills with sand anyway.

The stretch west of the Marine tower, which is greatly loved by the public, has filled even faster since they tried to resculpt the edges. While not as aesthetically pleasing as a grass to sand interface, it probably requires a small rock wall with access points and dredging through the centre of the waterway to make it a good swimming area, even on lower tides. The current sea grass has drastically reduced since the construction, possibly smothered?

I feel the whole bay needs to be considered as a park that requires regular maintenance. It is not a ‘natural’ waterway, and without dredging will become a shallow mangrove swamp. The Council is on the right track, but please consider the natural equilibrium between water and sand.


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