Ballina’s Historic Waterfront Trail launched

waterfrontBallina Shire Council has announced the launch of Ballina Shire’s first interpretive signage trail, Historic Ballina Waterfront.

The trail consists of 19 signage panels that are located along the pathway between North Wall and Fawcett Park in Ballina.

The trail provides brief insights into the historic importance of the river to the shire’s earliest European settlers and residents.

It gives us a taste of how the river has shaped, and been shaped by, past residents and activity in Ballina.

Ballina Shire Mayor David Wright said: “The stories represented by the trail are by no means exhaustive; indeed they only begin to reveal the many histories that are part of our community’s past.”

Council’s Tourism Co-ordinator Caroline Klose said: “We hope the trail will be the first of a number of interpretive signage projects for council.

“Council intends to build on this work, and provide further interpretive collateral that supports this trail.”

The trail has been developed in consultation with local historical community groups.

The council is seeking to work with the chire’s Aboriginal community to tell its stories of the river, and is anticipating grant funding for this project.

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