Solar panels bank

Ballina Shire Council’s state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plants at Ballina and Lennox Head are a leading-edge example of the Council’s commitment to providing the services and infrastructure necessary for the future growth of the Shire.

Crystal watering garden

Nearly 80 households at Lennox Head will have access to recycled water in July, in what Ballina Shire Council believes is a first for regional NSW.

Recycled water will initially be delivered to 77 new houses at Lennox Head for uses such as washing clothes, flushing toilets and watering the garden.

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In the lead up to World Water Day on Tuesday 22 March, Ballina Shire Council has celebrated the launch of this new water website.

This  website has been designed to promote information and practical advice about the way water is used and managed in our community.

Highlights include web pages dedicated to Council’s Recycled Water, Stormwater, Wastewater and Urban Water Cycle initiatives.

There’s also a Frequently Asked Questions section to make searching for answers easier.

In the last six months Council has upgraded several Sewer Pump Stations to safeguard against dry weather sewer overflows. The work involved installation of large underground reinforced concrete tanks. The tanks provide emergency storage for sewage in the event of mechanical equipment failure and power outages.

Eight of nine sites have been completed to date, including pump stations at: Cawley Close, Cedar Court, Granada Parade, The Serpentine, Bayview Drive, Anderson Street, Central Park and the Airport. The size of the excavations presented a number of challenges for Council’s construction personnel, particularly in highly visible areas such as the Airport building entrance, Cawley Close adjacent to Alstonville High School, and Bayview Drive adjacent to the bike path.

It has been pleasing to see positive reaction from the community, especially regarding the standard of site rehabilitation.

Cawley Close

Anderson street Bayview Drive