We thank the following organisations that make our market possible:

  • Lions Club of Valla Inc.

Credits

Thanks to the Valla Beach Community Association and Markets team for providing photos and maintaining this website.

Community Calendar

Date and Time Event Location
Saturday June 3 from 8am to 2pm Valla Beach Community Market Valla Reserve
Monday July 17 7pm Valla Beach Community Association - Annual General Meeting followed by Community Community Meeting Valla Beach Community Hall
Saturday August 5 from 8am to 2pm Valla Beach Community Market Valla Reserve

ExerciseAnderson Park Shading

Construction of the shading for the Anderson Park playground was completed in April 2016 and work has recently commenced on the construction of a new picnic shelter. The concrete slab has been laid and erection of the shelter and seating is imminent.

The design uses recycled bridge timbers similar to the Shelter Sheds at Stuart Island, Nambucca Heads.

Community Hall Upgrade

Work will also start in coming months on upgrading facilities at the Valla Beach Community Hall in Valla Beach Road. The changes include a new stove, air conditioning, window blinds, and a new storage cupboard.

TAFE Seating Project

The VBCA and Nambucca Shire Council are working with staff and students of the TAFE Furniture Design course at Coffs Harbour to produce four individually designed "park bench" style seats for installation in Valla Beach and Valla (rural). This project is also supported by the Lions Club of Valla Inc.

The seats (seat and back) have been constructed from recycled plastic with concrete legs and bases. The four seats are due to be installed during May under the guidance of Nambucca Shire Council - to ensure due process is observed.

Deep Creek Entrance Opening Policy

Deep Creek flows into the Tasman Sea at Valla Beach. Technically it is referred to as an Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoon (ICOLL). This means that from time to time the mouth of Deep Creek will close.

Nambucca Shire Council has a Deep Creek Management Plan that includes a policy aims at providing Council and community with a procedure for the management of the Deep Creek entrance when it is in a closed state. Section 5 of the policy states "When the water level reaches 1.4m AHD and the creek has not open naturally it should be opened on the next receding high tide". You can download a copy of this document here.

Note: AHD is Australian Height Datum - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Height_Datum

Due to the potential impacts to state projects, for example the Pacific Highway upgrade, the Department of Industry and Investment (Crown Lands and Fisheries), OEH (Office of the Environment and Heritage), and Council have all agreed that the entrance may be opened at a level lower than the agreed level set in the policy. For example, the entrance may be opened at a lower level to facilitate construction activities in relation to the construction of the new Pacific Highway bridge over Deep Creek.

Get Involved

There have been some tremendous achievements in Valla Beach over the past few years. Consider the following: Anderson Park toilets, playground, exercise equipment, cricket practice nets, beach access improvements and now a better deal for our schoolchildren (see below). This is all happening because the community is requesting it.

The Valla Beach Community Association (VBCA) is the conduit that represents the local community and works with Nambucca Shire Council to set the right priorities. Some projects are part-funded by the VBCA using funds raised at our regular Valla Beach Markets. There are more projects on the drawing board but the VBCA can't do all of the legwork.

The VBCA committee and markets subcommittee are all unpaid volunteers and we really do need some new faces. Please give some consideration to helping us help you. Consider offering your service to take the weight of a dedicated but overstretched committee. It is not an onerous task - contact us and discuss it with us.

Valla Beach Entrance Gardens - Keep it Beautiful!

The garden on the eastern side of Valla Beach Road, at the intersection with the Pacific Highway, have recently undergone a major transformation. The stonework has been greatly enhanced and the garden beds have been planted out and multched. Many thanks must go to the great team let by Andrew Bagust and Carole Anderson with notable contributions by Danny Flemming and other volunteers. Many thanks must also so to Nambucca Shire Council for their assistance.

The garden on the western side is also maintained by volunteers, Allen and Leone Hamilton.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who look after these two great assets to our community. The gardens do not look after themselves and we need more people to give the occasional hour to keep them free of weeds; many hands make light work. If you would like to assist with a few hours a month please contact us.