The idea for a Ballina ocean pool is coming one step closer as the final touches are currently being put on the planning reports that will allow the Ballina Shire Council to start applying for funding to get the project off the ground.
While a recent death on the Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road has grabbed the RMS minister's attention locals are wondering why Byron Council are still struggling to get funding from the RMS to fix 'intolerable' risks identified on Coolamon Scenic Drive by RMS in 2017.
Labor is calling for more police in Ballina after it was revealed that the numbers are the same as 30 years ago.
The community is celebrating after third north coast shark net trail has been abandoned. Community support dropped by half over the first two years of the trail as the cost to other marine life became clear.
King tides will once again be flooding some local roads in and around Ballina later this week. Salt water is expected to cover some of the roads.
The latest community survey results, released today, have confirmed that there has been a decline in support for the shark net trials undertaken at five North Coast beaches over the past two summers.
Labor commits to putting in place more effective nurse patient ratios in regional hospitals including Ballina.
Ballina Memorial Pool and Alstonville Aquatic Centre are opening their doors for free this weekend.
Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely from July 10 with king tides expected to lead to minor flooding of some local roads.
Join the annual NAIDOC Week celebrations throughout the region from July 8 to 11.
Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was indecently assaulted during a break-in on NSW’s North Coast overnight.
Ballina based paramotor pilot and instructor Andrew Polidano was among a group of paraglider pilots who travelled 1600km from the lowest point of the country to the highest.
Amber, a critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtle is being released this morning, Thursday June 21, at 8.30am at the northern end of Lighthouse Beach Ballina near the surf club.
Three local Ballina Coast High School year 9 students are recipients of a 2-year Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship
The Byron Bay to Lismore bus trial has been extended for the next 12 months ensuring that the 640X and the 641X bus trial services get a ‘fair trial’.
Ballina’s Deputy Mayor, Keith Williams, is urging residents to complete the NSW DPI on-line Survey on Shark Nets before it closes this afternoon, warning that this will be the community’s last opportunity to have a say before the Minister decides the fate of future net trials.
It is time to celebrate the volunteers who assist people who have difficulty accessing public transport this Sunday at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads with a thank you feast and entertainment.
Winona, rescued by Australian Seabird Rescue from Evan's Head on March 10 was successfully released back into the ocean on Wednesday morning.
Bringing country to the coast was given a $10,000 boost for Ballina Country Music Festival's seventh year by state government.
Concerns over the quality of the NBN rollout for the communities of East Ballina, Skennars Head and Lennox Head is being raised by Ballina’s Deputy Mayor, Keith Williams.
Seniors festivals are kicking off in Ballina and Tweed Shires as part of the NSW Seniors Festival events this month.
Your rubbish could be another creatures death sentence – A call to WIRES and a committed neighbour saved 'Mr Ringy' from a fate of slow death.
If you are aged 8–14 years old you can get involved in the Fishcare workshops at Ballina and Kingscliff and learn about safe fishing and how to fish sustainably.
Employment and training provider NORTEC have recently withdrawn the government funded outreach program aimed at providing language, literacy and numeracy training to help people access employment and training opportunities.
King tides are causing flooding on some local roads around Ballina and are expected to ease over the next two days.