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No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

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SFA says Ballina’s Speeds Reef surf break ‘endangered’ by ocean pool

The proposed Ocean Pool at Shelly Beach rock platform in Ballina Shire has raised passions of both sides of the pool debate with the latest splash being made by the Surfrider Foundation Australia (SFA) who have declared Speeds reef surf break as endangered.

Ballina ocean pool sees packed council gallery

Ballina Shire Council saw a packed gallery for its meeting yesterday as Cr Ben Smith put forward a motion to discontinue the Ballina Ocean Pool Project.

Objections to Ballina Ocean Pool based on misinformation say supporters

The proposed Ocean Pool at Shelly Beach near Ballina has come under fire as members of the community question the impact of the pool, yet supporters say they have already had expert reports to address these concerns.

Should Ballina go ahead with an ocean pool?

The viability of the proposed Ballina ocean pool is being questioned with some councillors believing that it is an unaffordable expense to the community.

Something for free?

The announcement of the $4 million promise to build an ocean pool at Shelly Beach if they got elected reminds future ocean swimmers that they might just get it for free.

Ballina ocean pool is more than just an idea

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.

Ballina Ocean pool design being considered

The prospect of swimming in a shark-free ocean pool at Shelly Beach has moved a step closer after the engineering design brief for the Ballina Ocean Pool was sent out to a number of consultants recently.

Ballina ocean pool supporters urged to apply for grants

Supporters of an ocean pool at Ballina have been encouraged to apply for NSW Crown Lands grants to bring their dream to reality.

Ballina ocean pool another step closer

The push to build an ocean pool at Ballina has been given the backing of the Ballina Shire Council reserve trusts committee.

Support for Ballina ocean pool ‘overwhelming’

Supporters of an ocean pool in Ballina are hoping it could become a reality within a year.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.