Ballina Council builds $4m office block
A temporary public car park next to the post office in Tamar Street, Ballina, has been closed to allow for the construction of a $4 million commercial office building on the block of land, owned by Ballina Shire Council.
Council has approved a contract with local firm Bennett Industries for the construction of the two-storey office block at 89 Tamar Street.
Public car parking will be available on the site when the building is finished.
Councils general manager John Christopherson said a tenant had already been confirmed for the new office building, which continued Ballina Councils long history of entrepreneurial developments which generated additional income for Council.
Council has also recently signed a contract with a leading international architectural firm for the design of a multi-storey car park and commercial/retail precinct on the existing Wigmore car park site in Tamar Street.
Learn the art of joy
A special night of Buddhist teaching, The Art of Joy, is being presented by Buddhism Diamond Way in Alstonville on Wednesday, November 1.
The night will be presented by visiting Buddhist teacher Zsuzsa Koszegi, who has travelled extensively in Bhutan, Nepal and India and has studied with a number of masters from the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Zsuzsas unique teaching style and fun approach to life made her very popular during her last visit, as she teaches people ways to apply Buddhism in modern life.
Buddhism Diamond Way is a not-for-profit organisation which believes these teachings are a first step in breaking out of your comfort zone and learning how to enrich your everyday life.
The Art of Joy will be held at 5 Daley Street, Alstonville, from 7pm. Entry is $15. For more information phone 6628 7002 or visit www.diamondway.org.au.
Amnesty on library fines
Regional public library users who have incurred fines for overdue items are being invited to donate food to replace their fines under an amnesty running throughout November.All local libraries
will collect non-perishable food items instead of late fines and the food will be donated to St Vincent de Paul for distribution in their Christmas food hampers. For info phone Pauline on 6625 1415.
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