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Lighthouse Lookout is still in need of some major repair

MAJOR MISHAP: A car on the beach at the bottom of the Lighthouse Beach lookout.
MAJOR MISHAP: A car on the beach at the bottom of the Lighthouse Beach lookout. Ed Riordan

THE driver of a silver Ford sedan that was found on Ballina's Lighthouse Beach last month was experiencing a mental health episode when the incident occurred, police have said.

On the night of June 21, the Ballina man drove his car through a barricade near the lighthouse, down an embankment and the sedan ended up on Shelly Beach.

Police said the man, who is yet to be charged, was not injured.

Meanwhile a time frame hasn't been set yet for the repairs to the popular Lighthouse Lookout.

Ballina Shire Council's civil services group manager, John Truman, said staff have begun planning for the repairs to the northern fencing of the lookout.

"I am not able to confirm a completion date," he said.

"Due to the damage to the concrete, as well as replacing bollards and fencing, the task will require beam reconstruction work. we will program the works for as soon as possible."

He said costs had not yet been determined, but council would make an insurance claim.

Topics:  car accident lighthouse beach



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