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.
People are invited to join together and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at our annual NAIDOC Celebrations with a celebration day in Lismore, movies in Byron and a week of events taking place in Ballina.
Ian Rinkin, Ballina. Saturday May 26 was the Final Market Day here in Ballina for the weekly Missingham Park farmers’ fruit and vegetable market stall that was operated up until now by Arthur and Joanne Smith of nearby Brooklet, in... Read More →
In an extraordinary show of bipartisanship, Lennox Head based Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack will MC tomorrow night’s meeting opposing a massive extension to a sand mine just outside the town.
An attempt to overturn approval for a sub-division on a property in Teven near the Boral bitumen batching plant was lost 5–4 at the Ballina Council meeting on April 26.
Ballina Mayor David Wright says the council has done everything in its power to prevent people accessing Dalwood Falls, the site of two deaths and numerous injuries. Despite that, the falls claimed another life on Saturday.
The future of Lake Ainsworth’s eastern road is in the balance, with today being the deadline for submissions on the current plan to close it. Opponents have laid over 4,350 letters of objection end to end in a last-ditch effort to sway councillors.
A group opposing the further development of sand mines in Lennox Head is accusing the developer of one of the mines of threatening to make extinct a colony of endangered frogs if its application to substantially expand its mine is not approved.
Hot weather saw some 200 protesters angrily press their point with Ballina Mayor David Wright that Lake Ainsworth’s eastern road should remain open, at a rally on Saturday. But the mayor has declined to change his position that the road should be closed to benefit the ecology of the lake.
The closure of the eastern foreshore road at Lake Ainsworth has raised passions and Preserving Lake Ainsworth inc have called for a protest rally this Saturday at 10am at Lake Ainsworth.
Ballina Mayor David Wright may recuse himself from the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s consideration of a development application that would see a massive increase in sand mining at one of Lennox Head’s two remaining sites.
Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the area has ‘snuck in’ a proposal for a massive expansion just before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny.
A Ballina Shire councillor has launched a renewed push to stop the expansion of Boral's asphalt plant at the Tuckombil Quarry in Alstonville.
Ballina Shire Council has won two awards for excellence in the recent NSW Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) excellence awards.
Ballina Shire Council has had its application for a rate rise approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal but IPART rejected a request for the rise to be permanent.
Psst. Anyone want to buy a waterfall in Ballina shire? The local council will tomorrow consider a report recommending that it sell land around Dalwood Falls, one of the most popular waterholes in the shire.
Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson is calling on his fellow councillors to reaffirm their preference for a roundabout at the intersection of the Coast Road and Headlands Drive to ‘send a clear message to the developers of Stewart’s Farm’ that council is opposed to traffic lights in the area.
The planned closure of an access road to Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head sparked weekend protests, with residents claiming they were not ‘sufficiently notified or given a choice.’ As part of the proposal by Ballina Shire Council, a new park is planned.
Lennox Head residents are calling on their community to support keeping the Lake Road accessible for all at a public rally this Sunday.
A Ballina Shire councillor wants two more shark nets installed ... one at Lennox Head and the other in the Richmond River near the Shaws Bay Caravan Park.
Ballina ratepayers face an almost 17 per cent increase of their rates over the next three years, most of it to fund road maintenance, as well as improving the shire’s degraded waterways.
A planned new observation tower at Ballina's Sharpes Beach to improve shark detection and beachgoer safety has been given a state government grant of almost $44,000.
Ballina Shire Cr Keith Williams is calling for restoration works on the Richmond River to be the top priority for the council's next budget – and he’s asking for a rate rise to help fund it.
Supporters of an ocean pool at Ballina have been encouraged to apply for NSW Crown Lands grants to bring their dream to reality.
Ballina Shire councillor Sharon Cadwallader wants shark nets installed 'as a matter of urgency' with a program of by-catch release.