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Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.

Where possible, motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists should avoid affected roadways. Salt water may affect maintenance of vehicle and bodywork.

The king tides will be occurring during the evenings from Saturday 3 June through to Wednesday 7 June 2023.

Roads likely to be affected by king tides and saltwater flooding include:

  • Tamar Street, Ballina
  • Riverside Drive, West Ballina
  • River Street, West Ballina
  • Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina
  • North Creek Road, North Ballina
  • Southern Cross Drive, North Ballina
  • Uralba Road, Uralba
  • Old Bangalow Road, Tintenbar
  • Tamarind Dr, Cumbalum

For road information visit livetraffic.com or telephone Ballina Shire Council on 1300 864 444.


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  1. The question is when will sea level rise make such flooding permanent. The 1.5 degrees is associated with an approx 3 metre rise (which will wipe most of Ballina off the land map) the present projected aprox 3 degree rise, as well as loosing a swathe of all coastal land to the sea, may be enough of a temp rise to melt a sufficient amount of land based ice to recreate Australias inland sea (all land based ice melting would cause a 60 – 80 Metre sea level rise). Long time in the future, but if that is where we are heading, then we should be making plans for the next generations

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