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 19 November from 7:00pm Community Meeting Valla Beach Community Hall
Sunday 25 November from 4:00pm Festival of Small Halls (see below) Valla Public Hall
Saturday December 1 from 8:00am to 2:00pm Valla Beach Community Market Valla Reserve
Friday December 14 from 6:00pm Carols in the Park Valla Reserve
Saturday January 5 to Sunday January 13 from 10:00am. Valla Expressions Art Show (see below) Valla Beach Community Hall
Sunday January 7 Valla Lions Fair Valla Reserve

Festival of Small Halls

The Festival of Small Halls will be coming to Valla again this year with the event to be held at the Valla Public Hall in Valla Road.

The Festival of Small Halls, will be held on Sunday 25 November starting at 4:00pm.This will feature Canadian Folk Singer Old Man Luedeke and Melbourne Folk Artist Lucy Wise. Click here for more information on these two wonderful artists and the event itself.

They will be joined on stage by Ewan Mueck of Nambucca Heads, a singer/songwriter who most impressed the judges of our Valla Has Talent event.

Catering for this event will be the Beach House Providore and tickets are available from the Headland Cafe and the Beach House Providore.

Valla Expressions

Valla ExpressionsTake a piece of Valla Beach home with you from Valla Expressions; 9 Local artists, 5 different art forms , 1 Beautiful Place. You can find Valla Expressions at the Valla Beach Community Hall (next to the pre-school) opening at 10am each day from Saturday January 5 to Sunday January 13.

After your visit to the art exhibition, spend the morning at Valla Beach. Take a stroll along the sand, a dip in the water, then drop into a local café for lunch. In the afternoon just 5 minutes south is Nambucca Heads with its famous V Wall where if inclined you can leave a piece of your own art on the rocks or see what others have left for you to enjoy. What a memory to be made.

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.