Phone1300 864 444
The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478
40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478
8:15am - 4:30pm
Monday to Friday
Ballina Shire Council is located in the Northern Rivers of the Far North Coast of New South Wales. It covers an area of 485 km² with a population of approximately 41,790 (2016 Census). We have a prosperous economy based on building, retail, tourism, hospitality, agriculture and education.
Our services and facilities include numerous open spaces, two community swimming pools, three libraries, indoor sports centre, a number of community spaces, a community art gallery, and a regional airport providing daily jet services between Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle.
Working with a regional community that is progressive, innovative and creative, our strategies and services are designed to deliver an outstanding lifestyle for our residents, workers and visitors. We are also mindful that as we are in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia we need to protect what we have now while planning for the future.
captures what the community most values and what they want for a future Ballina Shire:
describe the behaviour we expect from all our employees:
Creative >> we want to encourage ideas and be innovative.
Accessible >> we need to be accessible and responsive to our community and our fellow employees.
Respectful >> we take responsibility for our actions and appreciate everyone's opinions.
Energetic >> we want to be enthusiastic in our approach to work.
Safe >> safety takes priority over all actions and we want everyone to arrive at work and go home from work safe.
The role of Ballina Shire Council, in accordance with the Local Government Act (NSW) 1993 is:
Council's organisation structure consists of three divisions under the General Manager, Paul Hickey:
Director: Kelly Brown
Director: John Truman
Director: Matthew Wood
The Division Directors, together with the General Manager form the Senior Executive Team. This team oversees the day-to-day operations of Council and provides professional advice to the elected Council. It is this team that has primary responsibility for delivering the activities identified in the Operational Plan.