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 7 October from 8am to 2pm Valla Beach Community Market Valla Reserve
Saturday 21 October 2.30pm Valla has Talent. See below. Valla Public Hall
Monday 16 November 7pm Valla Beach Community Association - General Meeting Valla Beach Community Hall
Saturday 25 November 6.30pm Festival of Small Halls. See below. Valla Public Hall
Saturday 2 December from 8am to 2pm Valla Beach Community Market Valla Reserve
Friday 8 December from 6pm Valla Beach Community Carols. Special guest appearance by Father Christmas. Valla Reserve

Thompson Street Rock Revetment

Recent high tides and wild seas have caused extensive damage to the beach and bank near the mouth of Deep Creek at the bottom of Thompson Street. The bank has been seriously eroded and is close to underpinning the car park.

Nambucca Shire Council now have permission from the Department of Fisheries to construct a rock revetment to provide protection and allow the bank to be restored. This work is expected to be completed soon.

Anderson Park Drainage

After many frustrating years of trying to resolve the drainage issue, work is finally underway at Anderson Park. This past two months of very dry weather has provided an ideal time for the work team to dig trenches and lay pipes that will hopefully solve the problems and make the park available following periods of wet weather.

Valla Has Talent - Saturday 21 October starting at 2.30pm

Valla Has TalentThe Festival of Small Halls is coming to Valla in November (see below). This is a touring event featuring an International Folk Artist, Australian Artist and a local Act.

We need to find that local artist - it could be you! Valla Has Talent will be held on Saturday 21 October to discover who that will be.

The winner of Valla Has Talent will be awarded a 15 minute set on stage at Valla Hall alongside American Folk Artist Vance Gilbert and Melbourne's Liz Stringer.

Singers, Acoustic Musicians, choirs, poets, are all welcomed to register their interest.

For more information download the flyer by clicking on the image (left).

Festival of Small Halls - Saturday 25 November - doors open 6.30pm

Vance Gilbert and Liz StringerThe Festival of Small Halls (FOSH) will come to the Valla Public Hall on Saturday 25 November. This is an event not to be missed! It will feature American Folk Artist Vance Gilbert, Melbourne's Liz Stringer and a local artist to be determined by our Valla Has Talent event, see above.

Click here to check out the FOSH website for our location. Tickets are limited and available at he following locations:

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.