Lake Ainsworth is currently experiencing a blue-green algae bloom and Ballina Shire Council has issued a Red Alert level warning (high alert).
Ballina Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from professional artists to work with the community and create a mural or artistic treatment at the Lennox Head Skate Park.
It was another epic council meeting at Ballina last week, both for the councillors and those keeping score at home via Skype.
An attempt to rezone a 9 hectare block of land near the freeway at Cumbalum, with a view to 20 new residential lots, has been blocked by Ballina Council on noise and environmental grounds.
Byron Studios is a step closer to securing the Alstonville Cultural Centre for filming purposes after yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting.
The North Coast has a High Fire Danger warning today with a Very High Fire Danger warning for the far north coast.
Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the latest Festival and Event Sponsorship Program.
Border closures are having significant impacts on different industries in the Northern Rivers with the construction industry suffering on multiple fronts while the tourist industry appears to be bouncing back to seme degree.
The latest Ballina Shire Council meeting was an epic affair with a few fireworks and no lunch break.
Club Lennox wins twelve month trial for extra outdoor dining and music at Ballina Council meeting.
The Dunoon Dam came up for discussion at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting, although it was not on the agenda.
The long DA process for the proposed residential subdivision at 20 North Creek Road Lennox Head came to an end yesterday with a thumbs-up from Ballina Shire Council.
The COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria has gone to level four and it highlights the importance of having a safe place to rest your head for everyone.
The impact of COVID-19 on the border towns of NSW and Queensland is having a significant consequences with delays in crossing the border as well as being a challenge for the integrated communities as they move forward.
Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has drawn attention to the number of people ignoring dog regulations around the Lennox surf club recently.
As COVID-19 precautions continued, there was no singing and proceedings were on the internet again for yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting.
Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw an intense discussion about the future of 26 Endeavour Close, Ballina, which has been the home of TS Lismore, the local base for the Australian Navy Cadets, since 1988.
A plan to build a 'manufactured home park' including 300 lots and recreation facilities has been re-submitted to Ballina Shire Council after its budget was upgraded from $30 million to $48 million.
If you are a Ballina Council ratepayer, and you receive what looks like an unexpected letter from Greenpeace, don't throw it out just yet.
Local councils have lost significant revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as it hit local communities with the closure of businesses and loss of jobs.
A revised version of the development application for a choice location at 20 North Creek Road in Lennox Head has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council.
Last week's Ballina Shire Council saw some unanimous agreement – about protecting the southern beaches and the council budget – and dissension about the Alstonville sub-division near the bitumen plant, the SCU scholarship, library funding and flood mitigation on the Newrybar Swamp Road.
After weeks of sustained pressure, councillors at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting voted unanimously to close the 4WD access track at Patchs Beach. They also agreed to write to the state government to request that South Ballina Beach be closed to the general public driving 4WD vehicles.
A rescission motion by Councillor Jeff Johnson to block a controversial sub-division near the Alstonville bitumen plant has lost on the casting vote of Mayor David Wright, with a 5-5 vote in Ballina Shire Council's meeting yesterday.
Draft concept designs for Lennox Head village centre have gone public today at Ballina Shire Council, and online.