The highly contentious works at Lake Ainsworth are about to start, with hopes that the southern precinct will be done by the end of the year.
Pip Carter, president, Preserving Lake Ainsworth Inc, Lennox Head. The community has every right to be angry after Ballina Council at its September 1 Special Meeting voted 6 to 4 to close the Lake Ainsworth Eastern Road, effectively reducing the... Read More →
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.
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 Lake Ainsworth Interest Group says that many Lennox Head residents support Ballina Council’s plan to create a parkland on the east side of the lake, despite calls for the eastern road to stay. A spokesperson said reaction to its information stalls on the weekend was 'overwhelmingly positive'.
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.
A Ballina shire councillor has slammed supporters of the ‘save our road’ group at Lennox Head for the serial vandalising of footpaths and a toilet block at Lake Ainsworth where a family park is planned as part of improvements.
A new group has kicked off at Lake Ainsworth to help protect local fauna and flora. The Lake Ainsworth wildlife watchers celebrated their first information day at Lake Ainsworth on Saturday 27 May to coincide with ‘World Turtle Day’ said organiser Becky Gee.
A Ballina councillor says the endemic north coast weed water hyacinth could be used strategically to remove excess phosphorous from Lake Ainsworth.
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.
Police are still investigating whether a fire that burned 450 hectares before being brought under control at around 2am this morning was deliberately lit.
Lennox Head residents are calling on their community to support keeping the Lake Road accessible for all at a public rally this Sunday.
Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. For the last few nights I have been monitoring the number of cars parked at nighttime around Lake Ainsworth next to the caravan park. it is quite clear that over 100 public parking spaces are being used by guests of the caravan park
Three Ballina Shire councillors have launched last-ditch bid to prevent the removal of the eastern road at Lake Ainsworth but fellow councillors argue the project is essential to the health of the lake.
Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. Lake Ainsworth is widely regarded as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Lennox Head. We are very fortunate to have such a unique treasure so close to town and the beach.
A Ballina shire councillor is pushing to retain vehicle access to the eastern side of Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head despite a previous council decision to close off the area.
Ballina Shire Council appears determined to close the road running along the eastern side of Lake Ainsworth despite state government concerns that it will reduce access to the Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Facility.
It's been a while since I swam in Lake Ainsworth. I used to swim here a lot – but that was years ago, back when Byron had an off season, Lennox had fish and chips under $10, and Ballina had a Big Prawn which you could climb inside, and look out its eyes.
Ballina shire council has voted to remove the eastern road at Lake Ainsworth to create more public open space, and improve the health of the lake.
The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club based at Lake Ainsworth, showed their strength at the inaugural Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Regatta at Lawrence.
Ballina councillors have deferred their decision to relocate the popular Lennox Head Markets from Lake Ainsworth to the Community Centre over concerns about the new venue's capacity.
Maggie Tardiff Twenty-eight members from the Rainbow Dragons travelled in convoy to Urunga just south of Coffs Harbour last weekend and paddled on the beautiful Kalang River at the Coffs Coast Titivators Regatta. This proved to be a particularly thrilling... Read More →