ballina shire council

Water restrictions could kick in soon as dam levels drop

premium_icon Water restrictions could kick in soon as dam levels drop

"The forecast for this summer is not what we want to see."

100 homes, 400 jobs on hold at Ballina development

premium_icon 100 homes, 400 jobs on hold at Ballina development

The developer is taking the council to court

RESTRICTED ACCESS: Deadly waterfall 'not a safe place to be'

premium_icon RESTRICTED ACCESS: Deadly waterfall 'not a safe place to be'

Council considers no parking zone around waterfall

Council may consider cutting use of common weed killer

premium_icon Council may consider cutting use of common weed killer

It is recognised in many countries as a key carcinogen

Couples seen 'having sex in plain view' at family park

premium_icon Couples seen 'having sex in plain view' at family park

Ballina mayor asks police to step up patrols in the area

'Absolute tools': destructive visitors renew 4WD debate

premium_icon 'Absolute tools': destructive visitors renew 4WD debate

The ongoing incidents could see all vehicles banned from the beach

One person's 184 responses to survey on town's 20-year plan

premium_icon One person's 184 responses to survey on town's 20-year plan

Consultation drew a strong response: too strong from one resident

'Putrid' weed ruining beach could be 'disastrous': Resident

premium_icon 'Putrid' weed ruining beach could be 'disastrous': Resident

Four months on and stinky seaweed continues to annoy resident

Planning panel approves $22m coastal housing estate

premium_icon Planning panel approves $22m coastal housing estate

Construction on the development could begin as soon as April

FROM THE DEEP: Toxic algae doesn't deter swimmer

premium_icon FROM THE DEEP: Toxic algae doesn't deter swimmer

One visitor took 'swim at your own risk' to the next level

'Bigger than CSG': calls for deep look at water extraction

premium_icon 'Bigger than CSG': calls for deep look at water extraction

A community group has called for a broader scope to industry review

Ballina 'shark' sighting stirs up rumours from the depths

premium_icon Ballina 'shark' sighting stirs up rumours from the depths

"I watched it for a few minutes to make sure I wasn't seeing things"

'Sand-bashing' visitors targeted by tougher measures

'Sand-bashing' visitors targeted by tougher measures

"It's dangerous. People are scared to go on the beach".

Council adopts child protection measures for events

premium_icon Council adopts child protection measures for events

A host of venue bookings were cancelled prior to the council debate

Council to consider ban on extracting water for bottling

premium_icon Council to consider ban on extracting water for bottling

Water extraction industries could be banned in this region

One dog killed, two hurt at 'unsafe' off-leash park

premium_icon One dog killed, two hurt at 'unsafe' off-leash park

Dog owners are pleading with the council for more fencing

Why plans for this luxury home were refused by council

premium_icon Why plans for this luxury home were refused by council

Owners will be rethinking their development options

Councillor allowances to bolster drought relief

premium_icon Councillor allowances to bolster drought relief

Savings from unspent funding pools to help drought-stricken regions

'Rot in hell': When fig tree protest went too far

premium_icon 'Rot in hell': When fig tree protest went too far

Workers' privacy breached by protesters, residents abused

WATCH: The moment a 200-year-old fig tree fell to the ground

premium_icon WATCH: The moment a 200-year-old fig tree fell to the ground

Powerful video of the felling of the Lennox Head fig tree

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