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
Monday 20 November 7:00pm 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 8:00am to 2:00pm Valla Beach Community Market Valla Reserve
Friday 8 December from 6:00pm Valla Beach Community Carols. Special guest appearance by Father Christmas. Valla Reserve
Sunday 10 December 2:30pm Free concert featuring Chatswood High School Wind Orchestra, Chatswood High School Big Band, and Valla Voices Nambucca Community and Arts Centre
Sunday 7 January from 8:00am to 2:00 pm Lions Valla Fair Valla Reserve
Saturday February 3 from 8:00am to 2:00pm Valla Beach Community Market Valla Reserve

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.

FOSH local artistsThis is an event not to be missed! It will feature American Folk Artist Vance Gilbert, and Melbourne's Liz Stringer (pictured right).

They will be joined on stage by local group Wild Women of Anywhere Beach (pictured left) who were the winners of Valla Has Talent which was held in October.

Delicious street food available to purchase between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Tickets are limited and available at the following locations:

Click here to check out the FOSH website for the event location.

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 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.

The next step is to top dress the park and there's more good news as the VBCA has secured a grant from our local Federal MP that will go a long way to achieving this.

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 to name but a few. 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.