Growing community demand for local events: Ballina Shire

Growing community demand for local events

Ballina Shire Council’s Community Spaces team are fielding an increase in enquiries from locals seeking new activities and events to get involved in across its council venues.

“We are seeing so much demand for activities from all age groups, with multiple enquiries every day for what’s on at the venues,” said Roberta O’Brien, Coordinator Community Facilities.

“It’s exciting to see the regular activities now coming back and new bookings at the venues coming through, offering the community everything from drama, dance and exercise classes, to cooking, art workshops, children’s activities, sport and live performances.”

‘Dancing in the Dark’ recommenced in November at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre when restrictions eased.

“We cannot believe the number of people that want to attend. People just want to have fun in a safe environment, cut loose a little and let their hair down,” said organiser Roo Mackerras.

“It’s great to see people laughing and enjoying themselves and trying something new. We put on some tunes, turn off the lights and everyone leaves their worries at the door.”

“I think the demand is coming from the community wanting to get out and do more, but we are seeing our regulars bringing along new friends and neighbours or family members that are new to the area. Demand is definitely high and growing,” added Ms O’Brien.

Council will soon open its new facility located on Hutley Drive in the Epiq residential estate at Lennox Head to new bookings. It has a large multipurpose space and meeting room available for hire.

For information about hiring a Council venue, or to discover What’s On visit or phone 02 6687 6291.

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