Ballina Shire Council workers have been taking advantage of sunny weather this week to advance the Lennox Village Vision. But local businesses say that the roadworks and noise are disrupting them, and their customers.
Many Ballina Street businesses remain open, and council has asked people to make an effort to visit them despite the temporary difficulties.
Long rainy periods this year have put the Lennox Village Vision project behind schedule. The improved Ross Park was due to be completed in mid-July, but is only now getting close to opening, with new turf almost established.
The new platform between the park and beach is now open, with final improvements being done on railings this week.
The one way road arrangement through the centre of the village is likely to continue to the end of this year, at least.
Cafe customers and businesses this week were confronted by noisy roadworks and machinery, affecting trade, but the hope is that Lennox village will be better than ever by the time the work is complete.
You can find out more about the Lennox Village Vision here.
Below are a few photos of the current state of the main street, and some of the nearby works and improvements:
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