Archive for the 'Business' Category

Smoke-free dining regulations begin in July

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

NSW Health is reminding the community that from 6 July 2015, all commercial outdoor dining areas in NSW, including hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes, will be smoke-free, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000. This means staff and patrons of hotels, clubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to work and dine outdoors without being exposed […]

Small Biz Bus in Ballina on April 14

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Ballina Shire small businesses can take advantage of high-quality business assistance with the arrival of the Small Biz Bus on Tuesday, April 14. The Bus will be giving local small business operators the chance to access personalised advice from business experts. NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs OAM, said small business owners can access the […]

Small Biz Bus coming to Lennox Head, Ballina

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Local small businesses can take advantage of high-quality business assistance with the arrival of the Small Biz Bus. The Bus will be visiting Lennox Head, Ballina and Murwillumbah, giving local small business operators the chance to access personalised advice from business experts on 13, 14 and 15 April. NSW Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs OAM, […]

Ballina airport shuttle takes off

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

A new door-to-door shuttle service from Casino, Lismore and Alstonville direct to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has taken with Byron Easy Bus. The new service will enable locals in Casino, Lismore and Alstonville to be collected directly from their home and delivered straight to the airport to connect with their flight. Shuttle services will operate […]

Has your power bill become cheaper?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Have you received a power bill recently, and has it gone down following the scrapping of the carbon tax? What’s prompted Ballina Info to ask that question is the receipt of a press release this week in which the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) said that a review of rebates available to low-income […]

Small Biz Bus to visit Ballina

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Member for Ballina Don Page is encouraging local small businesses to take advantage of the expert business advice on offer when the Small Biz Bus visits Ballina on Monday, 1st September. “Having the Small Biz Bus here gives local business operators a great opportunity to get high-quality advice and find out what services are available […]

Police warn of attempted thefts of charity tins

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Police have received reports of charity tins being stolen or attempted to be from businesses in the area. “Recently a man in Ballina walked out of a shop with the donation box under his arm. The owner went after the offender and caught him before he left in his car. He demanded the box back […]

Japanese love affair with Aussie macadamias hits new high

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The Japanese love affair with Australian macadamias hit a new high this week when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the historic free trade agreement which will remove the 3% tariff on macadamia imports from Australia. The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) praised the deal, which it predicts will take around $500 off the price of […]

Cummings family business closure ends a chapter in Ballina’s history

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

If you’ve lived in Ballina Shire for any length of time, there’s a fair chance you would have purchased electrical goods from the Cummings family. So the news this week that Cummings’ River Street store in Ballina was to close was greeted with some sadness – after all, in one shape or another, the family […]

Wigmore Arcade set for refurbishment

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Ballina Shire Council plans to have the refurbishment of Wigmore Arcade in Ballina completed by October. Plans for the work have been agreed upon, and include: Remodelling the River Street entrance. Retaining the existing facade. Creating a terrace area to Winton Lane for al fresco dining. A shared traffic zone between the rear of the […]

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