Ballina Council briefs

Teven bridges budget blowout

A report to Ballina Council on replacing the two bridges at Teven says the cost of the work has blown out by around $900,000 due to unexpected geotechnical problems.

The project had a major setback in August last year when an embankment collapsed along Emigrant Creek. The site is being stabilised with large rocks, however, Council staff are still unsure of what design alterations need to made and how much this will cost. The date for completion of the project remains unknown.

Dalwood Falls prove hazardous

The popular Dalwood Falls a waterfall, natural pool and weir on Ballina Council land near Alstonville has been identified as a serious public liability issue.

A report going before Council says Lismore Base Hospital is having to treat at least two injured people a week due to accidents at the falls.

Despite signs prohibiting entry to the waterhole, people continue to swim there. Depths are unpredictable and there are often submerged rocks that cant be seen by swimmers.

The suggestion of putting up no stopping signs along Dalwood Road has been rejected by Councils Traffic Advisory Committee.


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