Ballina Heights and Cumbalum access – update at 8.30pm 27 February 2022

Ballina Heights and Cumbalum access  - update at 8.30pm 27 February 2022

Council is urging Cumbalum and Ballina Heights residents to remain at home with flood waters rising.

Deadmans Creek Road is now closed. Tamarind Drive is closed from Gallans Road.

Residents needing to return to their properties tonight can only access Cumbalum and Ballina Heights via the (closed) off ramp from the Pacific Highway. RMS will allow entry to locals only.

The southern end of North Creek Road is also closed north of Tamarind Drive.

Links Ave in East Ballina also has water over the road. The corner of Eltham Road and Teven Road is also closed.

Ballina Shire Council is asking all residents to stay at home and only leave their properties for essential reasons.

Several local roads have been closed. Ballina Shire Council staff are regularly checking roads across our shire and signposting flooded roads. Not all urban roads can be signposted but may have water over the road, so be aware of changing conditions and do not drive in flood waters.

Visit or for a full list of roads and their status


  • Tamarind Drive (from Gallans Road to the Cumbalum Interchange)
  • Cumbalum Interchange/Roundabout and Pacific Highway off ramp
  • Links Ave
  • Southern end of North Creek Road (from Tamarind Drive)
  • Corner of Eltham Road and Teven Road
  • Cumbalum Interchange/Roundabout and Pacific Highway off ramp
  • Boundary Road @ Marom Creek
  • Lindendale Road Causeway

• Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways

• Ross Lane @Deadmans Creek

• Pearces Creek Hall Road @ Pearces Creek

• Dalwood Road @ Gum Creek Weir

• Friday Hut Road @ Emigrant Creek (Kirklands Crossing)

• Marom Creek Road (between Tucki Rd To Rous Mill Rd)

• Marom Creek Road @ Gum Creek

• Marom Creek Road @Yellow Creek

• Marom Creek Road @Youngman Creek

• Old Bangalow Road, Tintenbar

• Uralba Road, Uralba

• Wardell Road Yellow Creek

• Wardell Road at Uralba Road

• Watson’s Lane @ Emigrant Creek

Caution water over road:

• Wardell Road, Uralba

For emergency help in floods and storms or for sandbag request call the SES on 132 500 or call Ballina SES direct on 02 4247 8278 for any local enquiries.


Rural bin collection services

Due to the current wet weather event and road closures, Council’s Resource Recovery Team have been unable to complete some rural bin collection services this week. These bins have now been recollected, except for Houghlahans Creek Road, which is scheduled to be recollected on Monday 28 February 2022.

Where possible, Council asks these residents to leave their bins out ready for collection as soon as possible.

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is open. Please contact airlines for flight information.

Burns Point Ferry is operating. Please exercise caution when driving on and off the ferry.

Minimise water use

Residents are asked to please minimise their water use, through kitchen taps, showers, washing and toilet flushing. Wet weather events can place extra strain on the wastewater network. If residents experience problems with sewerage on their property please call Council on 1300 864 444.

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