Alstonville pool
Alstonville pool Cathy Adams

Ballina proposes rate rises to pay for pool renovations

BALLINA Shire Council is proposing to increase rates by an additional 2.5% in 2015-16 and 2016-17 to fund renovations to the Ballina and Alstonville swimming pools.

To discuss the proposal, public meetings will be held at the Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre on October 7 at 7pm; the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment Centre on October 8 at 7pm; and the Ballina Shire Council Chambers on October 9 at 7pm.

Submissions will close on October 31 and can be made by emailing

Are you prepared to pay higher rates to pay for pool renovations?

This poll ended on 06 October 2014.

Current Results



No, pool fees should cover maintenance


I would be happy to pay through a temporary levy, not a rates increase


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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