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Sneaths Road Footpath, Wollongar construction as part of PAMP Project

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Ballina Shire Council has commenced construction of a footpath along Sneaths Road, Wollongbar, connecting Plateau Drive and the Wollongbar TAFE underpass. The two-stage construction is due for completion early in the new financial year. This project forms part of the works program developed from Council’s Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP), which looks at prioritising […]

Upgrading Teven Road

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Ballina Shire Council is scheduling road works for Teven Road from Monday 16 May. During the construction period Teven Road will be closed between Eltham Road and Shaws Lane, Teven. A detour via Eltham Road and Pearces Creek Road and access to properties within the closure will remain open. The $900,000 works, funded under the […]

Then and Now – Celebrating the rich history of Tintenbar over the past century

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Then, people used to hang a sheet outside their property to alert others that they needed to fetch a doctor : now the community of Tintenbar has a fully staffed medical practice Then ,it used to take a week to get to Grafton for the races via horse and cart: now it takes only an […]

Community celebration for new jetty at Wardell

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Everyone is invited to join in Ballina Shire Council’s celebrations this Sunday at the new Wardell jetty. The $450,000 jetty and associated riverbank and footpath works took seven weeks to complete and is now open for business – but mostly for pleasure! The Wardell Rural Fire Service is holding a free sausage sizzle from 4pm […]

Wardell gets a wharf update

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

The Wardell Progress Association had its most recent meeting on February 21, with a large attendace of 29 locals and three shire councillors. Councillors David Wright and Keith Johnson and Mayor Phillip Silver gave an update on local issues. Cr Wright presented to the meeting an update on the new wharf which is about to […]

NSW Fishing Monthly editor Tony Zann’s weekly fishing report

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Bruce at Dave’s Bait Shop in Ballina says a few good flathead are turning up in the lower reaches. The bream numbers are thinning out a little but there are still a few decent fish here and there. Blackfish are holding on very nicely in their usual haunts from the ferry downstream. A few whiting […]

Page pledges $100,000 for Bangalow swimming pool

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Member for Ballina Don Page has announced a NSW Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government would provide $100,000 towards the construction of the Bangalow pool. Mr Page said the financial support would allow the planned swimming pool project, which is being advanced by the Bangalow Pool Trust in consultation with Byron Shire Council, to become a reality. He […]

Lands Acquisition Act ‘needs amendements’

Monday, February 19th, 2007

The Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act needs to be amended in two important ways, Ballina MP Don Page has told landowners at Newrybar. Speaking at a symposium of landowners affected by the Pacific Highway upgrade, Mr Page said two amendments were necessary ‘to deliver justice for landowners because they’re not getting it now’. The […]

Councils unite to celebrate International Women’s Day

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Ballina Shire Council and Lismore City Council are uniting in partnership with the NSW Office of Women to create an event that celebrates International Women’s Day 2007 on Thursday, March 8, in Ballina. Organisations are being invited to become a supporter of this special event that will celebrate being a woman of the Northern Rivers. […]

Bangalow will be funny this weekend

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Need a good laugh? If so, head out to Bangalow this weekend for the inaugural Bangalow Big Joke Comedy Festival. It’s being organised by well-known local comic Mandy Nolan, who says: “We have a comic panel with Greg Fleet, Jonathon Atherton and JJJ’s Dave Callan and stand-up performances by some of the country’s best: Fiona […]

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