Road and Council services update: Ballina Shire

Road and Council services update

There are still several roads across Ballina Shire with water over road, and road closures. Due to access and safety restrictions Ballina Shire Council staff cannot inspect and signpost all roads. Crews have been able to inspect some local roads this morning, this information has now been posted to

Motorists must use alternate routes where available and are reminded not to move road closure signage. Residents are urged to again avoid non-essential travel today and over the coming days.

The Pacific Highway is currently open in both directions for all vehicles, between Wardell and Tintenbar after being closed due to flooding. One northbound and one southbound lane of the highway remain closed. However, this morning’s high tide may cause further flooding and road closures, please check before any essential travel. The Cumbalum Interchange remains closed.

The Burns Point Ferry remains CLOSED until further notice.


Flood/storm waste

Residents with waste generated from flash flooding or storm damage during this week’s event can dispose of the waste for FREE at the Ballina Waste Management Centre on Southern Cross Drive (including green waste).

The waste centre is open today. However, residents are urged to check road status information before travelling to the centre and drive to conditions.

Please do not place waste from this current storm event on the kerbside. Residents who are unable to transport waste can contact the Waste Management Centre on 02 6686 1287 to discuss alternative arrangements.

Bin collection

Council’s Resource Recovery Team were unable to complete collections on Wednesday 30 March due to flooding. These missed collections have been rescheduled for Saturday 2 April 2022.

This morning Thursday 31 March, the team were also unable to collect bins at Houghlahans Road, Stokers Lane, Crosbys Lane and a section of Friday Hut Road. These collections will occur once roads are open and it is safe to do so.

Where safe to do so, residents should leave their bins out for recollection.

Missing bins

If you are in need of a bin replacement, please log a request via the Community Portal on or call 1300 864 444.


Residents can request sandbags from SES by calling 132 500.


The Recovery Centre at the Ballina Surf Club remains closed today due to the severe weather. The Recovery Centre will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Flood-impacted residents can still access support by calling the Service NSW hotline on 13 77 88.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Commercial flights have been cancelled again today Thursday 31 March and access is limited due to receding flood waters. Passengers should not travel to the airport today and should contact their airline directly for flight information.

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