The Society is Ballina Shire’s only organisation dedicated solely to protecting the natural environment and defending environmental values shire-wide.
“BES” was established in 1983 and is an autonomous Incorporated Association with community-wide membership open to all who support its Objectives and Rules.
It is not affiliated with any political party.
BES is managed by a Committee elected annually by Members and is a key player in environmental affairs affecting the Shire, the Region and the State of NSW.
BES is recognised and respected by both Local and State Governments.
It boasts a proud record of fighting major environmental battles affecting the Shire
and the Region. That fight continues unremittingly.
BES warmly welcomes individual membership by any resident of Ballina Shire. It also offers organisational membership to other Incorporated Associations that share its values and work to defend the environment.