Local NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced he will seek to become the Nationals candidate for the seat of Ballina at the next state election in 2019.
Ballina Council has won a local government communication award for a project encouraging residents to look after their waterways.
Update: The controversial removal of a fig tree on Castle Hill Drive, Lennox Head, which locals say is more than 200 years old, is now proceeding after an attempt to file an injunction earlier today (Monday) failed.
Shelly Beach Surf Club is now set to proceed with the final stage of the building’s restoration following a $98,000 grant from the NSW Government, funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs.
Ballina Shire councillors have unanimously agreed to write to state ministers regarding the part- and non-payment of money owed to sub-contractors on the Pacific Highway upgrade.
With work set to commence on the expansion of Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport, the drop-off and pick-up areas, together with bus and taxi zones, are being moved away from the front of the terminal.
A project that aims to restore Ballina’s Emigrant Creek after ongoing erosion and to support healthy fish habitat is underway, says Zilla Gordon from OzFish Unlimited.
A controversial development application to massively increase the size of a sand mine at Lennox Head has been withdrawn ahead of it being considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel.
Ballina mayor David Wright and North Coast Nationals MP Ben Franklin were at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport this morning to kick off $6 million in new works that will extend the departure area and introduce energy efficient design features.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman reported missing from Fernleigh, near Newrybar since Monday morning. Patricia Jung was last seen getting out of a car on Fernleigh Road at about 11am.
Residents of the once-sleepy area of Meerschaum Vale never expected noisy freeway construction within earshot of their homes, let alone suffering extra ongoing noise from the road that other nearby residents will miss out on.
Lismore’s Friends of the Koala says it’s not too late to prevent koalas going extinct in the wild on the North Coast – but our window of opportunity is rapidly closing.
More than 18 months after Echonetdaily exposed the shambolic state of the Ballina Hospital emergency department, the state government has decided it is time to throw some money at it.
The ongoing theft of quality donations from Vinnies’ bins in Ballina have forced the op shop to fit CCTV cameras to capture the thieves red handed and threaten them with punishment.
Local indigenous elder Lois Cook is set to be evicted from her camp near Lennox Head within days after the NSW Supreme Court found that her claim to be the owner of the land had ‘no legal basis’.
Updated: Two of three people arrested yesterday over the death of 38-year-old Iluka man Aaron Marks in Ballina last month has been charged with manslaughter. A third has been charged with hindering the police investigation.
Plans for a 457-house residential development west of Ballina have taken a major step forward after the developer secured a court victory over Ballina Council last week.
Teven and Tintenbar residents were last night informed that an asphalt plant proposed for their area would not be proceeding after the owner of the site withdrew its approval.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) was joined by a household name and new North Coast resident at the official opening of the Ballina Tennis Club extension on Sunday.
Ballina Shire Council mayor David Wright has refused to state his support or otherwise for a petrochemical plant that residents fear would be built near their rural Teven homes following a packed meeting that opposed it held last Saurday.
The NSW Budget 2018-19 Electorate Report (Ballina) is a simple 13 page document that lists capital projects, transport projects, ‘Restart NSW fund projects’ and regional grant funds across this electorate.
Members of the Castle Drive Fig Protectors in Lennox Head are quietly celebrating a small win after Ballina Council’s planned removal of the tree has been put on hold following a claim of Aboriginal cultural significance.
Ballina Shire Council’s plans to remove a 200-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree in Lennox Head have once again come in for a drubbing after two local people locked to the tree on Sunday afternoon.
A Ballina resident who won the $2.27 million Keno jackpot at Ballina RSL Club on Sunday said she had only popped in to pay her husband’s bowls fees.
The annual Mother's Day show by mixed ability performance group the Dragons was saved by the volunteering efforts of Ossie Armstrong Welsh and his family