Applies from Thu 25 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 3.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12.29pm.
Closed areas: 4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve closed
4WD vehicle beach access via Richmond River Nature Reserve will be closed as of Wednesday 31 March 2021. Recreational vehicles are prohibited from entering the reserve from this date.
This follows the multi-tenure closure of South Ballina Beach to recreational vehicles by Crown Lands, Richmond Valley Council, Ballina Shire Council and NPWS, due to ongoing concerns about public safety and impacts to the environment and Aboriginal heritage values. For more information see this document.
Pedestrian access to the beach via Richmond River Nature Reserve will remain unrestricted. Secured vehicle access will be maintained for emergency services, commercial fishers, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and Bandjalang Aboriginal Corporation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information on the closure of Richmond River Nature Reserve to recreational vehicles, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.