Council Notices

30 November 2022

Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/410 PAN-247973
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 3 DP 1003124, 56-58 Fitzroy St Wardell
Proposal: Torrens Title Subdivision of an existing residential allotment to create five residential allotments (proposed Lot 1 will contain an existing dwelling house and four vacant allotments – ranging in size from 800m² to 856m²), vegetation management works (removal of four trees) and associated infrastructure and servicing works including the formalisation of an existing Council laneway.

Submissions close: Thursday 15 December 2022

DA No: 2022/431 PAN-250622
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 7 DP 258095, 49 Greenfield Rd Lennox Head
Amended Proposal: Two Lot Torrens Title Subdivision of an existing residential allotment to create one x 1111m² and one x 2256 m² allotments and associated infrastructure and servicing works.

Submissions close: Thursday 15 December 2022

The subject development applications and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: DA 2022/345 PAN-232504
Applicant: BRS Northern Rivers Pty Limited
Property: Lots 1 and 2 DP 1259571, 54 and 56 Greenfield Rd Lennox Head
Proposal: Four Lot Community Title Subdivision of two existing Torrens Title Lots to create one x Community Association Property Lot (driveway access), three x Residential Lots (areas of 1658m², 1234m² and 1963m²) and associated infrastructure and servicing works and vegetation management works comprising the removal of 18 trees.

Submissions close: Thursday 15 December 2022

The development application comprises “integrated development” for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires an approval from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) under the Rural Fires Act 1997.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/330, PAN-235698
Applicant: Planners North
Property: Lot 3 DP 526277, Lots 1 and 2 DP 530616, 449 River St and 455 River St West Ballina
Proposal: Demolition of the existing structures associated with a caravan park, removal of vegetation, bulk earthworks and associated infrastructure to accommodate a future development.

Submissions close: Friday 16 December 2022

The development is classified as nominated integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval under the Water Management Act 2000.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Council Policies on Public Exhibition

Ballina Shire Council resolved at its 24 November 2022 Meeting to place the following policies on exhibition for public comment:

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Friday 27 January 2023
Enquiries: James Brideson, Natural Resource Officer, Ph 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Friday 27 January 2023
EnquiriesKelly Brown, Director Corporate and CommunityPh 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Friday 27 January 2023
EnquiriesKelly Brown, Director Corporate and CommunityPh 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Friday 27 January 2023
Enquiries: Lloyd Isaacson, Manager Resource Recovery, Ph 1300 864 444


23 November 2022

Richmond River Estuary - Draft Scoping Study on exhibition

Northern Rivers councils are taking a whole-catchment approach to develop a new long-term strategy to protect and improve the health of the Richmond River estuary. Once complete, the Coastal Management Program (CMP) will include actions to restore and maintain the ecological sustainability of the Richmond River estuary.

Hydrosphere Consulting has now prepared a draft Stage 1 Scoping Study and they are asking for the community's feedback.

The Study identifies knowledge gaps and outlines how the new CMP will be developed and the community engagement process.

Download the scoping study and provide your feedback online at hydrosphere.com.au/richmondrivercmp

Submissions close: 5.00pm Friday 16 December 2022
Enquiries: Rachael Jenner,  Coordinator Public and Environmental Health, Ph 1300 864 444


16 November 2022

Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/496 PAN-259698
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 101 DP 572713 and Lot 1 DP 973399, 261-263 River St and 265 River St Ballina
Proposal: To demolish residential and commercial buildings and undertake the erection and Strata Title subdivision of a 5-storey mixed use development (residential/commercial) comprising 20 x dwellings and 2 x ground floor retail premises.

Submissions close: Thursday 1 December 2022

DA No: 2021/55.03 PAN-259676
Applicant: GM Project Development & Management
Property: Lot 1 DP 622886, 462-470 River Street West Ballina
Amended Proposal: Section 4.55(1A) modification of development consent DA 2021/55 to permit the crushing and grinding on-site of concrete from demolition works and reuse as fill material for the development of the site for a hardware and building supplies multiple tenancy building. The crushing and grinding process will occur from 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday over a 14 day period.

Submissions close: Thursday 1 December 2022

The subject development applications and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/330, PAN-235698
Applicant: Planners North
Property: Lot 3 DP 526277, Lots 1 and 2 DP 530616, 449 River St and 455 River St West Ballina
Proposal: Demolition of the existing structures associated with a caravan park, removal of vegetation, bulk earthworks and associated infrastructure to accommodate a future development.

Submissions close: Friday 16 December 2022

The development is classified as nominated integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval under the Water Management Act 2000.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


9 November 2022

Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled to be held at the Ballina Shire Council Chambers, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina (unless another venue is stated):

  • Thursday 10 November - 5.00pm - C Ward Committee (Crawford House, Alstonville)
  • Tuesday 15 November - 4.00pm - Commercial Services Committee
  • Monday 21 November - 4.30pm - B Ward Committee
  • Thursday 24 November - 9.00am - Ordinary Meeting

Nominated Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/320 PAN-233000
Applicant: PARRAS HOSPITALITY PTY LIMITED
Property: Lots 1 and 2 SP 45324, 1/3 and 2/3 Brighton Street East Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to the Shaws Bay Hotel and Fenwick House comprising:

  • Shaws Bay Hotel - Internal and external demolition and replacement works (awnings, rear service and gaming room/areas, kitchen, bar and amenities), landscaping works (courtyard and planters), new storage shed (fishing club) and new acoustic barriers
  • Central courtyard – external demolition and replacement works (planters, fences, awning and associated seating) and new acoustic barriers
  • Fenwick House - Internal and external demolition and replacement works (existing garage and fibro addition, fishing club storage area, cool room, openings to first floor bedroom, wall and fireplace to north of courtyard), refurbishment of existing kitchen and replacement of opening to northern elevation and new acoustic barriers
  • Three x Business and Building Identification Signs
  • Vegetation Management Works involving the removal of 12 trees
  • Associated Infrastructure, servicing and landscaping works including formalisation/line-marking of the car parking area and two new accessible parking spaces.

Submissions close: Friday 25 November 2022

The development is classified as integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Ballina Shire Development Control Plan 2012 – Amendment No. 15

Council adopted Amendment No. 15 to the Ballina Shire Development Control Plan 2012 (the DCP) at its Ordinary Meeting held on 27 October 2022.  Amendment No. 15 to the DCP will take effect from 9 November 2022.

Amendment No. 15 provides for various housekeeping updates to some DCP Chapters, including updates to:

  • legislation references to accord with recent changes to State Environmental Planning Policies,
  • clarify the development application lodgement and assessment processes, and
  • introduce controls associated with recently adopted policies such as koala habitat management and biodiversity offsets.

Amendment No. 15 includes the following changes:

  • Chapter 1 – Administration - Updates to Development Application lodgement and process.
  • Chapter 2 – General and Environmental Considerations – a new section for Koala Habitat Management, including updated mapping; minor update to Council’s Public Art policy.
  • Chapter 2a – Vegetation Management – a new section to implement Council’s Compensatory Habitat and Offsets; clarification regarding arborist reports.
  • Chapter 3 – Urban Subdivision – updates to requirements regarding significant trees.
  • Chapter 4 – Residential and Tourist Development – clarification of landscaping and open space controls.
  • Chapter 8 – Other Uses updates to signage controls for removeable teardrop signs.

Enquiries: Rob van Iersel, Strategic Planner, Ph 1300 864 444.


2 November 2022

Development Proposal - Northern Regional Planning Panel

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and consideration.

DA No: 2022/218 PAN-218508
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Determining Authority: Northern Regional Planning Panel NRPP No. PPSNTH-180
Property: Lot 1 DP 611789, 42-46 Commercial Road Alstonville
Proposal: Alterations and additions to the existing Community Facility (Alstonville Cultural Centre) comprising:

  • Demolition of existing entry foyer, library, amenities and outdoor patio area;
  • Replacement of the existing roof and cladding to the sports hall, foyer and theatre;
  • Erection of a new two-storey library, centralised amenities, accessible bathrooms, sports   storage and umpires change room;
  • Erection of a new office, reception and kitchenette;
  • Erection of a new entrance foyer and servery;
  • Extension to the existing sports hall; and
  • Associated earthworks, infrastructure works, vegetation management works and landscaping.

Submissions close: Friday 18 November 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Please Note: The Northern Regional Planning Panel is the Determining Authority for this Development Application.  Should you make any submission in relation to this application, that submission will be made available to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration and may be viewed by other interested persons.

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  All submissions will be forwarded on to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration.  Where a submission is by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in the assessment report prepared by Council and submitted to the Northern Regional Planning Panel.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This Development Application will be reported to a meeting of the Northern Regional Planning Panel for determination.  Notification of the Regional Panel meeting is to be given by the Panel Secretariat, Department of Planning.


Proposal to Lease Community Land

Ballina Shire Council is proposing to enter into a Lease Agreement for land which is classified under the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) as ‘community’ land. The details are as follows:

Tenant: The Girl Guides Association of New South Wales
Location of Property: Part of 26 Swift Street Ballina (known as part of Wigmore Hall), located on part of Lot 9 DP1714 and Lot 70 DP1005100
Purpose: 1. Girl Guides meetings and activities; and 2. Community Hall (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease
Submissions close: 4.30pm Wednesday 30 November 2022.

As the land is classified as Community Land, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, interested persons are invited to make a submission in writing with respect to the granting of the Lease.

Where a submission is an objection, the grounds of objection must be specified. All submissions, including any personal information, will become publicly available and will be made available to the applicant and interested members of the public. Submission may be included in Council’s business paper and provided to the Minister for Local Government.

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Enquiries: Katie Miller, Property Officer - Open Spaces, Ph 1300 864 444 or email openspaces@ballina.nsw.gov.au


Annual Financial Statements - 30 June 2022

The Annual Financial Statements to 30 June 2022 together with the draft Auditor’s Report were presented for consideration to the 27 October 2022 Ordinary Council meeting.

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), Ballina Shire Council advises that the Ordinary Council meeting to be held on 24 November 2022 will include the formal presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports fore the year ending 30 June 2022.

In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), submissions in writing are invited with respect to the Council’s audited financial Statements of the Auditor’s Reports.

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Submissions close: Friday 11 November 2022
Enquiries: Linda Coulter, Manager Financial Services, Ph 1300 864 444


Community Engagement Strategy on Public Exhibition

Council is seeking feedback on our Draft Community Engagement Strategy. This document is a roadmap for creating and maintaining positive relationships and effective engagement with our community. It strives to embed best practice consultation across Council now and into the future.

Council must ensure the opinions of our community are heard by seeking feedback on our plans, significant projects, developments, and proposals. We must also inform our community about what we do and how it might affect them.

We are committed to engaging with our community in a transparent, open, and accountable way.

This Draft Community Engagement Strategy provides the framework for proactive, ongoing engagement that builds trust and understanding in our community.

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Friday 25 November 2022
Enquiries: Caroline Klose, Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ph 1300 864 444


Council Policies on Public Exhibition

Ballina Shire Council resolved at its 27 October 2022 Meeting to place the following policies on exhibition for public comment:

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Submissions close: Monday 28 November 2022
Enquiries: Cheyne Willebrands, Manager Open Spaces, Ph 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Monday 28 November 2022
Enquiries: Linda Coulter, Manager Financial Services, Ph 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Enquiries: Paul Tsikleas, Manager Commercial Services, Ph 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Enquiries: Paul Busmanis, Manager Engineering Works, Ph 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Enquiries: Lloyd Isaacson, Manager Resource Recovery, Ph 1300 864 444

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Submissions close: Wednesday 30 November 2022
Enquiries: Bridget Walker, Manager Water and Wastewater, Ph 1300 864 444

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Wednesday 30 November 2022
Enquiries: Paul Busmanis, Manager Engineering Works, Ph 1300 864 444


26 October 2022

Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/352 PAN-239204
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Property: Lot 2 DP 595253, 186-190 Lismore Road Wollongbar
Proposal: Torrens Title Subdivision to create Two Lots (Proposed Lot 1 – 3736m² and Proposed Lot 1 – 2949m²) and the erection of a Centre-based Childcare Facility and associated business identification signage, vegetation management works, earthworks, vehicular access, infrastructure works and landscaping on Proposed Lot 1 and car parking spaces on Proposed Lots 1 and 2. The Childcare Facility is to have a maximum capacity of 100 children and 17 staff members, with operating hours of 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Submissions close: Thursday 10 November 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: DA 2022/451 PAN-252874
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 33 DP 872966, 1 Camden Street Ballina
Proposal: Construction of a rock revetment wall and associated backfilling and yard shaping works.

Submissions close: Friday 11 November 2022

The development is classified as “integrated nominated development” pursuant to Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CCA, as it requires approval from Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/320 PAN-233000
Applicant: PARRAS HOSPITALITY PTY LIMITED
Property: Lots 1 and 2 SP 45324, 1/3 and 2/3 Brighton Street East Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to the Shaws Bay Hotel and Fenwick House comprising:

  • Shaws Bay Hotel - Internal and external demolition and replacement works (awnings, rear service and gaming room/areas, kitchen, bar and amenities), landscaping works (courtyard and planters), new storage shed (fishing club) and new acoustic barriers
  • Central courtyard – external demolition and replacement works (planters, fences, awning and associated seating) and new acoustic barriers
  • Fenwick House - Internal and external demolition and replacement works (existing garage and fibro addition, fishing club storage area, cool room, openings to first floor bedroom, wall and fireplace to north of courtyard), refurbishment of existing kitchen and replacement of opening to northern elevation and new acoustic barriers
  • Three x Business and Building Identification Signs
  • Vegetation Management Works involving the removal of 12 trees
  • Associated Infrastructure, servicing and landscaping works including formalisation/line-marking of the car parking area and two new accessible parking spaces.

Submissions close: Friday 25 November 2022

The development is classified as integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


19 October 2022

Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/335 - PAN-236047
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Property: Lot 0 SP 12002, Lot 1 SP 12002, Lot 2 SP 12002 and Lot 3 SP 12002, 1/53 Pacific Parade, 2/53 Pacific Parade and 3/53 Pacific Parade Lennox Head
Proposal: Change of Use of an existing multi dwelling housing development to Tourist and Visitor Accommodation in two stages:

  • Stage 1 – Change of use of Units 1 and 2 to Tourist and Visitor Accommodation
  • Stage 2 – Change of Use of Unit 3 to Tourist and Visitor Accommodation.

Submissions close: Thursday 3 November 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


Development Proposal - Northern Regional Planning Panel

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/218 - PAN-218508
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Determining authority: Northern Regional Planning Panel NRPP No. PPSNTH - 180
Property: Lot 1 DP 611789, 42-46 Commercial Road Alstonville
Proposal: Alterations and additions to the existing Community Facility (Alstonville Cultural Centre) comprising:

  • Demolition of existing entry foyer, library, amenities and outdoor patio area;
  • Replacement of the existing roof and cladding to the sports hall, foyer and theatre;
  • Erection of a new two-storey library, centralised amenities, accessible bathrooms, sports   storage and umpires change room;
  • Erection of a new office, reception and kitchenette;
  • Erection of a new entrance foyer and servery;
  • Extension to the existing sports hall; and
  • Associated earthworks, infrastructure works, vegetation management works and landscaping.

Submissions close: Friday 18 November 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Please Note:  The Northern Regional Planning Panel is the Determining Authority for this Development Application.  Should you make any submission in relation to this application that submission will be made available to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration and may be viewed by other interested persons.

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  All submissions will be forwarded on to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration.  Where a submission is by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in the assessment report prepared by Council and submitted to the Northern Regional Planning Panel.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This Development Application will be reported to a meeting of the Northern Regional Planning Panel for determination.  Notification of the Regional Panel meeting is to be given by the Panel Secretariat, Department of Planning.


12 October 2022

Road Name Proposal

Ballina Shire Council proposes to name the following roads in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.

Location: Unnamed Lane travelling east from the intersection of Dalwood and Wardell Roads Dalwood
Proposed road name: Ficus Lane
Name origin: Moreton Bay Figs (Ficus family) can be found on the properties adjoining this un-named lane
Submissions close: Friday 4 November 2022

Enquiries: Leslie Sanderson, Geospatial Solutions Lead, Ph 1300 864 444 


Tamarind Drive Lane Duplication

To support a growing community and address road congestion, Council has started planning works to duplicate a section of Tamarind Drive and North Creek Road.

Council is now seeking feedback from the community on the concept design plans.

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Wednesday 9 November 2022
Enquiries: Fred Moss, Design Engineer - Project Management Office, Ph 1300 864 444


Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/451 PAN-252874
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 33 DP 872966 1 Camden Street Ballina
Proposal: Construction of a rock revetment wall and associated backfilling and yard shaping works.
Submissions close: Friday 11 November 2022

The development is classified as integrated nominated development pursuant to Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CCA, as it requires approval from the Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/333 - PAN-235774
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 28 Sec: 1 DP 11687, 43 Ballina Street Lennox Head
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing dwelling, two lot strata subdivision and construction of a new dwelling in the following stages:

  • Stage 1 – Alterations and additions to an existing single storey dwelling comprising the erection of a new car port and a Strata Title Subdivision of an existing Torrens Title Lot to create 1 x 631.23m² (Strata Lot 1 – containing existing dwelling facing Rayner Lane) and 1 x 539.77m² (Strata Lot 2 – vacant lot)
  • Stage 2 – Erection of a one and two storey dwelling on Strata Lot 2, installation of a swimming pool, associated infrastructure and landscaping works.

Submissions close: Thursday 27 October 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


5 October 2022

Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled to be held at the Ballina Shire Council Chambers, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina

  • Monday 10 October - 4.00pm  - Extraordinary Council meeting (refer to separate notice below)
  • Wednesday 12 October - 10.00am - Local Traffic Committee
  • Thursday 27 October - 9.00am - Ordinary meeting

The Commercial Services Committee meeting previously advertised for Monday 10 October at 4.00pm has been cancelled


Development Proposals

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/303 PAN-230081
Applicant: Mrs B L Soul
Property: Lot 2 DP 515687 - 31 Green St Alstonville
Proposal: Demolition of an existing dwelling house and shed and the subsequent erection and strata title subdivision of a Multi Dwelling Housing Development comprising 4 x two storey four bedroom dwellings, and associated earthworks, retaining walls, car parking, stormwater management, infrastructure works and landscaping.
Submissions close: Thursday 20 October 2022

DA No: DA 2022/285 PAN-228016
Applicant: SINSW
Property: Lot 5 Sec 12 DP 758047 - 30-52 Crane St Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing Educational Establishment involving: Extension of existing Block B Administration building to the south to accommodate new office spaces and a meeting room, Awning extension to the north of the existing Block B Administration building, Vegetation Management Works involving the removal of one x palm tree, Associated infrastructure works.
Submissions close: Thursday 20 October 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au 

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


30 September 2022

Notice of Extraordinary Meeting

An Extraordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Monday 10 October at 4.00 pm at the Council Chambers.

The business to be transacted is:

  1. Acknowledgement of Country
  2. Apologies
  3. Declarations of Interest
  4. Deputations
  5. Strategic Urban Growth Areas
  6. Tender – Kingsford Smith Reserve Sports Amenities
  7. Tender – Kerr Street – Duplication

This meeting will be live-streamed on Council’s website. To access the live stream link or previous meeting recordings visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/agendas-and-minutes


28 September 2022

Integrated Development Proposal

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/246 PAN-223293
Applicant: Mr C Power
Property: Lot 2 DP 602281 997 Pimlico Road Wardell
Proposal: Tourist and Visitor Accommodation comprising the conversion of three existing buildings into accommodation cabins, removal of vegetation for Asset Protection Zones and associated infrastructure works.
Submissions close: Thursday 13 October 2022

The development application comprises integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires an approval from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) under the Rural Fires Act 1997.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/318 PAN-222550
Applicant: Mr D Hankins
Property: Lot 6 DP 258095 47 Greenfield Road Lennox Head
Proposal: Two Lot Torrens Title Subdivision of an existing residential allotment to create 1 x 1697m² and 1 x 1308 m² allotments and associated infrastructure and servicing works.
Submissions close: Friday 14 October 2022

DA No: DA 2022/280 PAN-227266
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Property: Lot 8 Sec 1 DP 1058 45 Fox Street Ballina
Proposal: Demolition of an existing dwelling house and ancillary structures and the subsequent erection and strata title subdivision of a Multi Dwelling Housing Development comprising 4 x two storey dwellings, associated earthworks (filling), retaining walls, car parking, stormwater management, infrastructure works and landscaping.
Submissions close: Friday 14 October 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au 


21 September 2022

Cancellation of Ordinary Meeting 

Due to a public holiday being observed as a National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Ordinary meeting of Council scheduled for Thursday 22 September 2022 at 9.00am has been cancelled.


National Day of Mourning - Council Services

We observe the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 22 September 2022.

The following council services will be closed on Thursday:

  • Customer Service Centre
  • Waste Management Centre & The Salvage Shed (bins will be collected as usual on public holidays. Please have bins kerbside by 5am on your normal collection day, as start times and the order of collection may vary)
  • Community Spaces administration office (community spaces may be hired on public holidays by prior arrangement)
  • Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC)
  • Northern Rivers Community Gallery
  • Libraries (Alstonville, Ballina and Lennox Head)

The following services will be open on Thursday:

  • Burns Point Ferry will operate usual hours 5.30am to 12.30am
  • Visitor Information Centre open from 10am to 2pm
  • Alstonville Aquatic Centre open 10am to 2pm. Ph 6628 0826
  • Ballina War Memorial Pool and Waterslide open 8am to 5pm. Ph 6686 3771

For emergency calls for water, wastewater, roads, stormwater and health matters please phone 02 6626 6954.


14 September 2022

National Day of Mourning

Thursday 22 September 2022 will be a National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen’s passing and has been declared a public holiday.

Due to this National Day of Mourning falling on the same day as Council’s Ordinary meeting, Council has decided to cancel the September Ordinary Meeting. 

Enquiries: please contact Council, Ph 1300 864 444


7 September 2022

Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled to be held at the Ballina Shire Council Chambers, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina (unless another venue is stated):

  • Thursday 8 September              5.00pm             C Ward Committee (Crawford House, Alstonville)
  • Tuesday 13 September              4.00pm             A Ward Committee
  • Wednesday 14 September      4.00pm             Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Monday 19 September              4.30pm             B Ward Committee
  • Thursday 22 September            9.00am             Ordinary meeting This meeting has been cancelled due to a National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen.

Council Policy on Public Exhibition

Ballina Shire Council resolved at its 25 August 2022 Meeting to place the following policy on exhibition for public comment:

  • Social Media Policy
    Provides guidelines for Council officials to engage in social media activities as part of their role in community building and discussing Council services, activities and resources.

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Friday 7 October 2022
Enquiries: Caroline Klose, A/Director Corporate and Community, Ph 1300 864 444


2 September 2022

Current Proposal to Lease Community Land

Ballina Shire Council is proposing to enter into a Lease Agreement for occupation of part of the land known as Crawford Park which is on land classified under the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) as ‘community’ land. The details are as follows:

Alstonville and District Football Club Incorporated (Y0482136)
Location of Property
: Part of Crawford Park, 21 Alston Avenue, Alstonville (being the sports building), located on part of Lot 2 DP1205880
Purpose: Sports building (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease
Submissions close: 4.30pm Tuesday 11 October 2022.

As the land is classified as Community Land, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, interested persons are invited to make a submission in writing with respect to the granting of the Lease.

Where a submission is an objection, the grounds of objection must be specified. All submissions, including any personal information, will become publicly available and will be made available to the applicant and interested members of the public. Submission may be included in Council’s business paper and provided to the Minister for Local Government.

Enquiries: Katie Miller, Property Officer - Open Spaces, Ph 1300 864 444 or email openspaces@ballina.nsw.gov.au


Council Policies on Public Exhibition

Ballina Shire Council resolved at its 25 August 2022 Meeting to place the following policies on exhibition for public comment:

  • Private Structures on Public Land and Roads
    Council manages activities and works on Council managed public land; this policy provides for the removal of unauthorised structures on such land.
  • RAVs Accessing Local Roads
    Provides guidance to determine Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) requests to grant permits for oversized vehicles to travel on local roads.

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Friday 30 September 2022
Enquiries: David Kelly, Manager Infrastructure Planning, Ph 1300 864 444


  • Enforcement
    Guide options of compliance and enforcement action when dealing with unlawful activity.

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Friday 30 September 2022
Enquiries: Rachael Jenner, Coordinator Public and Environmental Health, Ph 1300 864 444


  • Fundraising and Street Stalls
    Determines requests from community groups to hold street stalls for fundraising activities in Ballina, Alstonville and Lennox Head.
  • Donations – Assistance with Council Fees for Community Groups
    Assists community groups in the delivery of capital projects and fundraising events by permitting groups to apply for reimbursement or waiver of certain fees.
  • Donations – Australian Representation
    Assists Ballina Shire residents selected to represent Australia as an individual or member of a national team with travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Donations – Financial Assistance for Community Groups
    Provides a framework how Council will allocate and determine the annual allocation of financial assistance to community groups.

View documents and provide feedback at yoursayballina.com.au
Submissions close: Friday 30 September 2022
Enquiries: Caroline Klose, A/Director Corporate and Community, Ph 1300 864 444


31 August 2022

Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/235 - PAN-222044

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/235 - PAN-222044
Applicant: ELKN Pty Ltd
Property: Lot 26 DP 1266221, 39 Habitat Way, Lennox Head
Proposal: Erection of a multi dwelling housing development comprising three x three bedroom two storey detached dwellings, earthworks (cut and fill), retaining walls, associated infrastructure and landscaping works.
Submissions close: Thursday 15 September 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/189 - PAN-213125

In accordance with the provisions of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Resilience and Hazards) 2021, notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/189 - PAN-213125
Applicant: Tim Fitzroy & Associates
Property: Lot 5 DP 808648, 1 De-Havilland Crescent, Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing transport depot involving the removal of existing diesel underground petroleum storage system of 16,500L volume, associated fuel dispenser and pipework and the installation of a 31,000 L above-ground, self-bunded, bulk fuel container for diesel fuel.
Submissions close: Friday 16 September 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/229 - PAN-220322

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/229 - PAN-220322
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Property: Lot 1 DP 126725, Lot 2 DP 244408, Lot 3 DP 248194 and Lot 1 DP 1176329, 88 and 112 Hinterland Way Knockrow, and Hinterland Way Kinvara
Proposal: Two Lot Rural Subdivision via Boundary Adjustment and Consolidation to create 1 x 9.211ha allotment (Proposed Lot 1) and 1 x 7.287ha allotment (Proposed Lot 2) and the establishment of a rural industry (Knockrow Distillers) involving the staged erection of an agricultural produce industry building (distillery and natural botanical extracts), separate building containing an industrial retail outlet and ancillary office, bulk earthworks (cut and fill), retaining walls, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure works.
Submissions close: Thursday 15 September 2022

The development application comprises integrated development for the purposes of the NSW Rural Fire Service Section 100B Rural Fires Act.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


24 August 2022

Nominated Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/173 - PAN-210153

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/173 PAN-210153
Applicant: BRS Northern Rivers Pty Limited
Property: Lot 362 DP 1273203 and Lot 411 DP 1278789 Unara Parkway and Ballina Heights Drive, Cumbalum
Proposal: Torrens Title Subdivision of three existing allotments to create 93 new residential lots (reconfiguration and subdivision of Stages 10 and 11 of the Banyan Hill Estate as originally approved via DA 2016/184) ranging in area from 455m² to 1741m², one x public reserve lot, one x drainage reserve lot and three residual allotments. The subdivision involves earthworks, construction of retaining walls, infrastructure and servicing works, and vegetation management works (removal of 54 paddock trees).
Submissions close: Friday 9 September 2022

The development is classified as integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 and NSW Rural Fire Service Section 100B Rural Fires Act.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/200 - PAN-215239 and 2022/146 - PAN-205173

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/200 - PAN-215239
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 32 DP 240657, 48 Sandstone Crescent, Lennox Head
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing dwelling house (partial removal of a verandah and roof and subsequent construction of a new garage and associated driveway) and a Two Lot Torrens Title Subdivision to create 2 x 600m² allotments and associated infrastructure and servicing works.
Submissions close: Thursday 8 September 2022

DA No: 2022/146 - PAN-205173
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Property: Lot 19 Sec: 1 DP 11687, 61 Ballina Street, Lennox Head
Proposal: Demolition of existing buildings, vegetation management works involving the removal of three trees (one x Hells Weeping Fig, two x Tuckeroos), the pruning of one x Norfolk Island Pine tree and the subsequent Construction and Strata Title Subdivision of a Three Storey Mixed Use Development comprising a food & drink premises (107m² restaurant on the ground floor) and shop-top housing (four x three bedroom apartments on Levels 1 and 2 with a roof top terrace) and associated earthworks, car parking, vehicular access, stormwater management, landscaping and land dedication (57m²) to widen Rayner Lane. Parts of the proposed building (central roof, high set window and rooftop terrace balustrading) have a height of 9.8 to 10m, which is above the 9m maximum height of buildings development standard under the Ballina Local Environmental Plan 2012.
Submissions close: Thursday 8 September 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


17 August 2022

Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/222 - PAN-218955

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/222 PAN-218955
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 5 DP 853423, Lot 4 DP 853423 and Lot 1 DP 520995 - 86 Norton St, 90 Norton St and 10 Camden Street, Balllina
Proposal: Demolition of three existing dwellings, squash courts building, swimming pool and all ancillary structures, removal of vegetation, consolidation of lots and subsequent erection and strata title subdivision of a Multi Dwelling Housing Development comprising 15 x two storey three bedroom dwellings, and associated earthworks, retaining walls, car parking, stormwater management, infrastructure works and landscaping. Vehicular access to the development is proposed via Camden Street, with pedestrian access and bin collection point via Norton Street.
Submissions close: Friday 2 September 2022

The development is classified as integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/189 - PAN-213125

In accordance with the provisions of State Environmental Planning Policy (Resilience and Hazards) 2021 notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/189 PAN-213125
Applicant: Tim Fitzroy & Associates
Property: Lot 5 DP 808648 - 1 De-Havilland Crescent, Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing transport depot involving the removal of existing diesel underground petroleum storage system of 16,500L volume, associated fuel dispenser and pipework and the installation of a 31,000 L above-ground, self-bunded, bulk fuel container for diesel fuel.
Submissions close: Friday 16 September 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public. They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this. Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


10 August 2022

Proposals to lease community land

Ballina Shire Council is proposing to enter into the following Lease Agreements for land which is classified under the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) as ‘community’ land. The details are as follows:

Wollongbar Progress Association Incorporated (Y0546527)
Location of Property: Part of 25 Simpson Avenue, Wollongbar (known as Wollongbar Hall, excluding the garage), located on part of Lot 267 DP1209571
Purpose: Community hall (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease

The Ballina Players Incorporated (Y1622144)
Location of Property: 24 Swift Street, Ballina and part of 26 Swift Street, Ballina (known as Ballina Players Theatre and part of storage building behind Wigmore Hall), located on part of Lot 7 DP668267 and part of Lot 70 DP1005100
Purpose: Community theatre and storage (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease

Newrybar Community Hall Inc (Y1341840)
Location of Property: Part of 13-15 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar (known as Newrybar Hall), located on part of Lot 10 DP1202765
Purpose: Community hall (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease

As the land is classified as Community Land, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, interested persons are invited to make a submission in writing with respect to the granting of the Lease.

Where a submission is an objection, the grounds of objection must be specified. All submissions, including any personal information, will become publicly available and will be made available to the applicant and interested members of the public. Submission may be included in Council’s business paper and provided to the Minister for Local Government.

Submissions close: 4.30pm Tuesday 13 September 2022

Email submissions to: openspaces@ballina.nsw.gov.au

Enquiries: Katie Miller, Property Officer - Open Spaces, Ph 1300 864 444 


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/173 - PAN-210153

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/173 PAN-210153
Applicant: BRS Northern Rivers Pty Limited
Property: Lot 362 DP 1273203 and Lot 411 DP 1278789 Unara Parkway and Ballina Heights Drive, Cumbalum
Proposal: Torrens Title Subdivision of three existing allotments to create 93 new residential lots (reconfiguration and subdivision of Stages 10 and 11 of the Banyan Hill Estate as originally approved via DA 2016/184) ranging in area from 455m² to 1741m², one x public reserve lot, one x drainage reserve lot and three residual allotments. The subdivision involves earthworks, construction of retaining walls, infrastructure and servicing works, and vegetation management works (removal of 54 paddock trees).
Submissions close: Friday 9 September 2022

The development is classified as integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 and NSW Rural Fire Service Section 100B Rural Fires Act.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


3 August 2022

Council Policy on Public Exhibition

Council resolved to place the following policy on exhibition for public comment:

This policy aims to assist Council in complying with disclosure requirements concerning Key Management Personnel (KMP), their close family members, and entities controlled or jointly controlled by any of them stipulated under the Australian Accounting Standard AASB 124 Related Party Disclosures.

Submissions close: Wednesday 31 August 2022

Enquiries: Linda Coulter, Manager Financial Services, Ph 1300 864 444 

View documents and provide online feedback at documents on exhibition


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/213 - PAN-217949

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/213 PAN-217949
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 1 DP 598049 - 28 Smith Drive, West Ballina
Proposal: To undertake a change of use of an existing industrial building to a recreation facility (indoor) [indoor climbing facility] involving alterations and additions to the building, car parking and associated infrastructure works.
Submissions close: Friday 19 August 2022

This development application comprises integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CAA.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Development Proposal - Northern Regional Planning Panel - Council File Reference 2022/75 – PAN-193434 – PPSNTH-169

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and consideration.

DA No: 2022/75 PAN-193434
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Determining Authority: Northern Regional Planning Panel NRPP No. PPSNTH-169
Property: Lot 1 DP 1278708 - 62 Horizon Drive, West Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing Educational Establishment involving:

  • the construction of a Stem & Digital Technology Centre, containing 12 senior classrooms plus breakout area and integrated staff offices
  • upgrading of existing vehicular access, bus bay and car parking supply
  • removal of vegetation, earthworks and infrastructure works
  • amendments to the Master Plan for the Educational Establishment and associated increase in student and staff numbers.

Submissions close: Friday 19 August 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Please Note: The Northern Regional Planning Panel is the Determining Authority for this Development Application.  Should you make any submission in relation to this application, that submission will be made available to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration and may be viewed by other interested persons.

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  All submissions will be forwarded on to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration.  Where a submission is by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in the assessment report prepared by Council and submitted to the Northern Regional Planning Panel.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This Development Application will be reported to a meeting of the Northern Regional Planning Panel for determination.  Notification of the Regional Panel meeting is to be given by the Panel Secretariat, Department of Planning.


Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/222 - PAN-218955

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/222 PAN-218955
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 5 DP 853423, Lot 4 DP 853423 and Lot 1 DP 520995 - 86 Norton Street, 90 Norton Street and 10 Camden Street, Ballina
Proposal: Demolition of three existing dwellings, squash courts building, swimming pool and all ancillary structures, removal of vegetation, consolidation of lots and subsequent erection and strata title subdivision of a Multi Dwelling Housing Development comprising 15 x two storey three bedroom dwellings, and associated earthworks, retaining walls, car parking, stormwater management, infrastructure works and landscaping. Vehicular access to the development is proposed via Camden Street, with pedestrian access and bin collection point via Norton Street.
Submissions close: Friday 2 September 2022

This development is classific as integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CAA.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Proposal to lease community land

Ballina Shire Council is proposing to enter into the following Lease Agreements for land which is classified under the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) as ‘community’ land. The details are as follows:

Ballina Rugby Club Incorporated (Y0084003)
Location of Property
: Part of Quays Reserve, 96-98 Kalinga Street, West Ballina (being two sports buildings and one storage building), located on part of Lot 62 DP263861
Purpose: Sports buildings and storage building (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease

As the land is classified as Community Land, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, interested persons are invited to make a submission in writing with respect to the granting of the Lease.

Where a submission is an objection, the grounds of objection must be specified. All submissions, including any personal information, will become publicly available and will be made available to the applicant and interested members of the public. Submission may be included in Council’s business paper and provided to the Minister for Local Government.

Submissions close: 4.30pm Wednesday 7 September 2022

Email submissions to: openspaces@ballina.nsw.gov.au

Enquiries: Katie Miller, Property Officer - Open Spaces, Ph 1300 864 444 


Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled:

  • Monday 8 August                   4.00pm           Commercial Services Committee
  • Wednesday 10 August          5.00pm           Local Traffic Committee
  • Thursday 25 August              9.00am           Ordinary Meeting

1 August 2022

Ballina Shire Open Spaces and Community Facilities Contributions Plan 2022

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting held on 28 July 2022 to adopt the Ballina Shire Open Spaces and Community Facilities Contributions Plan 2022.  The plan comes into effect from 29 July 2022. 

The primary purpose of the plan is to authorise:

  • the Council, when granting consent to an application to carry out development to which this plan applies; or
  • a registered certifier, when issuing a complying development certificate for development to which this plan applies,

to require a section 7.11 contribution to be made towards the provision, extension or augmentation of open space, recreation and community facilities that are required because of development, or that were provided in anticipation of, or to facilitate, such development.

The plan’s other purposes are:

  • To provide a clear and transparent basis for levying contributions under the provisions of section 7.11 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
  • To provide the framework for the efficient and equitable determination, collection and management of open space and community facilities development contributions.
  • To establish the relationship between the expected development and proposed facilities to demonstrate the required contributions are reasonable.
  • To update the assumptions underpinning the previous plan (Ballina Shire Open Space and Community Facilities Contributions Plan 2016).
  • To allow for facilities in this plan to be provided by developers as works in kind in lieu of a monetary contribution.
  • To provide for the dedication of land at no cost to Council in lieu of a monetary contribution.
  • To ensure that the broader Ballina community is not unreasonably burdened by the provision of open space and community facilities that are required because of development in the Shire.

The preparation of the contributions plan was informed by the Ballina Shire Open Space and Community Facilities Needs Study (62.5mb)


20 July 2022

Nominated Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/213 - PAN-217949

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: 2022/213 PAN-217949
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 1 DP 598049 - 28 Smith Drive, West Ballina
Proposal: To undertake a change of use of an existing industrial building to a recreation facility (indoor) [indoor climbing facility] involving alterations and additions to the building, car parking and associated infrastructure works.
Submissions close: Friday 19 August 2022

This development application comprises integrated development for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division (formerly NRAR referral) – Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CAA.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


Development Proposal - Northern Regional Planning Panel - Council File Reference 2022/75 – PAN-193434 – PPSNTH-169

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and consideration.

DA No: 2022/75 PAN-193434
Applicant: Newton Denny Chapelle
Determining Authority: Northern Regional Planning Panel NRPP No. PPSNTH-169
Property: Lot 1 DP 1278708 - 62 Horizon Drive, West Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing Educational Establishment involving:

  • the construction of a Stem & Digital Technology Centre, containing 12 senior classrooms plus breakout area and integrated staff offices
  • upgrading of existing vehicular access, bus bay and car parking supply
  • removal of vegetation, earthworks and infrastructure works
  • amendments to the Master Plan for the Educational Establishment and associated increase in student and staff numbers.

Submissions close: Friday 19 August 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Please Note: The Northern Regional Planning Panel is the Determining Authority for this Development Application.  Should you make any submission in relation to this application, that submission will be made available to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration and may be viewed by other interested persons.

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  All submissions will be forwarded on to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for their consideration.  Where a submission is by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in the assessment report prepared by Council and submitted to the Northern Regional Planning Panel.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This Development Application will be reported to a meeting of the Northern Regional Planning Panel for determination.  Notification of the Regional Panel meeting is to be given by the Panel Secretariat, Department of Planning.


13 July 2022

Development Proposal 

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No: DA 2022/176  PAN-210483
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 4 DP 2732 and Lot 5 DP 2732 - 11 Skinner Street Ballina
Proposal: Construction of a two-storey Principal Dwelling and a single-storey Secondary Dwelling on each Lot and associated site filling and retaining walls and tree removal
Submissions close: Thursday 28 July 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


6 July 2022

Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled:

  • Tuesday 12 July            4.00pm           A Ward Committee
  • Thursday 14 July          5.00pm           C Ward Committee
  • Monday 18 July            4.30pm           B Ward Committee
  • Thursday 28 July          9.00am           Ordinary meeting

29 June 2022

Naming of Public Roads 

Ballina Shire Council, pursuant to Roads Act 1993 (Division 1 - Part 10), in the absence of any objections, has approved the following road naming proposals:

Location Unnamed Lane between Crane and Swift Streets BALLINA
Road name Daisy Lane BALLINA

Location Access road from unnamed Street (Blackwall Dr to Fitzroy St) to northern end of Swamp St WARDELL
Road name Whisper Close WARDELL

Enquiries: Leslie Sanderson, GIS Projects and Support Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 


15 June 2022

EOI Childcare Development Site Wollongbar

Council is seeking expressions of interest from parties to purchase proposed Lot 31 Dundee Avenue, Wollongbar for the specific purpose of developing a childcare centre.

Further information can be obtained by clicking on the following link EOI Childcare Development Site Wollongbar

Expressions of interest close: 5pm Thursday 15 July 2022

Enquiries: Leanne Harding, Coordinator Property - Commercial Services, Ph 0429 909 976


Development Proposals

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.  

DA No: DA 2022/121  PAN-200174
Applicant: Ballina Shire Council
Property: Lot 502 DP 729388  2-10 Regatta Ave Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and Additions to the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, comprising a new entry/exit, weatherproof display area for the PV Richmond Pilot Vessel and a storage room
Submissions close: Thursday 30 June 2022

DA No: DA 2022/157  PAN-207504
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 2 DP 1280774 79B Teven Rd Alstonville
Proposal: Erection and subsequent Strata Title Subdivision of a Dual Occupancy Development comprising two x attached single storey dwellings, earthworks (cut and fill), construction of retaining wall and associated infrastructure works and landscaping
Submissions close: Thursday 30 June 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  Notification of those development applications to be reported to Council can be accessed at Council’s website on ballina.nsw.gov.au/council-notices.


Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/40 - PAN-189848

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No: DA 2022/40  PAN-189848
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 227 DP 1121079  3 Paperbark Cl West Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing two storey building for the purpose of staff amenities and office uses
Submissions close: Friday 1 July 2022

The development is classified as “integrated nominated” development pursuant to Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CAA, as it requires approval from Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


8 June 2022

Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled:

  • Wednesday 8 June     10.00am           Local Traffic Committee
  • Thursday 23 June          9.00am           Ordinary meeting

Ballina Shire Open Space and Community Facilities Contributions Plan 2022

Ballina Shire Council has prepared a new developer contributions plan known as the Draft Ballina Shire Open Space and Community Facilities Contributions Plan 2022.  

The draft contributions plan has arisen from a review of the Ballina Shire Contributions Plan 2016.  The draft plan includes the following:

  • A works schedule with a total value of $80 million, of which a portion is to be met by contributions levied on development.
  • A schedule of contribution rates for different development types.
  • Information on how the contribution rates were calculated.
  • Provisions enabling reasonable contributions to be imposed on development.
  • Council’s policies on how and when developers can settle their contributions obligations, including opportunities for developers to provide land and works ‘in kind’.
  • Specific provisions on the role of accredited certifiers in imposing and collecting development contributions.
  • Various other provisions related to the fair and transparent administration of Section 7.11 contributions for open space and community facilities.

It is proposed that the new contributions plan will apply to all development approved following the adoption of the plan.

The schedule of works identified in the plan has been compiled on the basis of an Open Spaces and Community Facilities Needs Study, which accompanies the exhibition. 

View documents and provide online feedback at documents on exhibition

These documents can also be viewed at Council's Customer Service Centre, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina (8:30am and 4:15pm Monday to Friday). 

Submissions close: Friday 8 July 2022

Enquiries: Simon Scott, Strategic Planner, Ph 1300 864 444


Code of Meeting Practice (Review)

Ballina Shire Council resolved at its 26 May 2022 Meeting to exhibit the draft Code of Meeting Practice for public comment.

This document includes mandatory provisions included in the local government regulations. This code outlines how Council meetings are conducted and aims to support effective meeting procedures.

A code of meeting practice must be adopted no later than 12-months after a Council election.

View documents and provide online feedback at documents on exhibition

Exhibition period (28-days): Friday 3 June to Friday 1 July 2022.

Submission period (42-days): Friday 3 June to Friday 15 July 2022.

Enquiries: Kelly Brown, Director Corporate and Community, Ph 1300 864 444


Strategic Urban Growth Area Review (draft)

Ballina Shire Council resolved at its 26 May 2022 Meeting to exhibit the draft Strategic Urban Growth Area Review.

As part of the Council’s planning for the future, a number of areas have been identified as potential urban development rezoning.

These areas are collectively known as Strategic Urban Growth Areas and their identification ensures that realistic longer-term growth areas are available across the Ballina Shire.

Council's current planning indicates there is enough land zoned for urban development to cater for approximately 20-years of growth, so there is no intention to rezone these Strategic Urban Growth Areas for urban development in the short term. 

Most of the Strategic Urban Growth Areas were identified a long time ago, under different planning environments, and the potential suitability of some areas has been impacted by other projects and major civil works, notably the Pacific Highway upgrade. Therefore it is important we continue to review each of the areas to ensure their realistic long-term potential.

View documents and provide online feedback at documents on exhibition

Submissions close: Wednesday 6 July 2022

Enquiries: Rob van Iersel, Strategic Planner, Ph 1300 864 444


Proposal to Lease Community Land

Ballina Shire Council is proposing to enter into a Lease Agreement for occupation of the land known as Wardell and District War Memorial Hall and Wigmore Hall which are on land classified under the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) as ‘community’ land. The details are as follows:

Wardell and District Progress Association Incorporated (INC9895672)
Location of Property
: The whole of 49 Richmond Street, Wardell (Lot 1 DP312334), known as the Wardell and District War Memorial Hall
Purpose: Community Hall
Term: 4 year lease
Email submissions to: openspaces@ballina.nsw.gov.au
Submissions close: 4.30pm Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Ballina Shire Concert Band Inc (Y2245533)
Location of Property
: Part of Wigmore Hall, located at 26 Swift Street Ballina and an external storage shed (on part of Lot 70 DP1005100)
Purpose: Concert Band Hall and Storage (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease
Email submissions to: openspaces@ballina.nsw.gov.au
Submissions close: 4.30pm Tuesday 12 July 2022.

Ballina Senior Citizens Inc (Y0656714)
Location of Property
: Part of Wigmore Hall, located at 26 Swift Street Ballina (on part of Lot 70 DP1005100, part of Lot 9 DP1714 and part of Lot 10 DP1714)
Purpose: Community Hall (Note: This is a proposed new lease to the existing tenant for the existing purpose)
Term: 4 year lease
Email submissions to: openspaces@ballina.nsw.gov.au
Submissions close: 4.30pm Tuesday 12 July 2022.

As the land is classified as Community Land, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, interested persons are invited to make a submission in writing with respect to the granting of the Lease.

Where a submission is an objection, the grounds of objection must be specified. All submissions, including any personal information, will become publicly available and will be made available to the applicant and interested members of the public. Submission may be included in Council’s business paper and provided to the Minister for Local Government.

Enquiries: Katie Miller, Property Officer – Open Spaces, Ph 1300 864 444 


Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2013/162.03 - PAN-187650

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Section 106 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2021, notice is hereby given that the following integrated development application to modify consent DA 2013/162 has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No: DA 2013/162.03  PAN-187650
Applicant: Newton Denny Chappelle
Property: Lot 61 DP 1252503, Newrybar Swamp Rd, Kinvara
Proposal: Modification to an Extractive Industry (Sand Quarry) – reduction in total extractable resource amount (from 610,000m³ to 530,000m³), changes to extraction methodology (from excavation by excavator to dredging), changes to quarry footprint (reduction in area from 10.4ha to 9.4ha) and amendments to the final rehabilitation plan
Submissions close: Friday 24 June 2022

The application to modify consent is classified as integrated development pursuant to POEO Act S43(b), 48, 55 – Scheduled Activity and Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CAA and designated development pursuant to EP&A Regulations 2021, as it requires approval from Environment Protection Authority, Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division, DoPE  under Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The subject application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  


Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/63 - PAN-192246

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No: DA 2022/63  PAN-192246
Applicant: Northern Rivers Surveying Pty Ltd
Property: Lot 113 DP 811345, 1 Tuckeroo Dr East Ballina
Proposal: Two Lot Torrens Title Subdivision to create 1 x 856m² allotment (Proposed Lot 1) and 1 x 851m² allotment (Proposed Lot 2) and the conversion of an attached dual occupancy development into two single dwellings (one on each proposed allotment) involving the demolition of an existing pergola
Submissions close: Friday 24 June 2022

This application comprises “integrated development” under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for the purposes of Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997.

The subject application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  


1 June 2022

Community Donation Programs 2022/23

Council’s draft 2022/23 Delivery Program and Operational Plan provides funding through our donations programs to assist community-based groups deliver services to our residents.

Applications are now open for the following donation programs for the 2022/23 period:

  • Donations – Financial Assistance for Community Groups

Enquiries: Caroline Klose, Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ph 1300 864 444 

  • Donations – Capital Works Assistance for Community Sporting Groups

Enquiries: Luke Marshall, Open Spaces Development Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 

Applications close: Friday 3 June 2022.

To be eligible for financial assistance the relevant form below must be completed and returned to Council by the closing date. 

Forms

Guidelines on how financial assistance is provided refer to the Council's donation policy.

Policies


Public land management and plans

Current Proposal to Lease Community Land

Ballina Shire Council is proposing to enter into a Lease Agreement for occupation of the land known as Wardell and District War Memorial Hall which is on land classified under the Local Government Act 1993 (“the Act”) as ‘community’ land. The details are as follows:

Wardell and District Progress Association Incorporated (INC9895672)

Location of Property: The whole of 49 Richmond Street, Wardell (Lot 1 DP312334), known as the Wardell and District War Memorial Hall
Purpose: Community Hall
Term: 4 year lease

Submissions close: 4.30pm Wednesday 6 July 2022.

As the land is classified as Community Land, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, interested persons are invited to make a submission in writing with respect to the granting of the Lease.

Where a submission is an objection, the grounds of objection must be specified. All submissions, including any personal information, will become publicly available and will be made available to the applicant and interested members of the public. Submission may be included in Council’s business paper and provided to the Minister for Local Government.

Enquiries: Katie Miller, Property Officer – Open Spaces, Ph 1300 864 444 


Nominated/Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2014/31.06 (Modification 3) - PAN-177245

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 notice is hereby given that the following Nominated Integrated application to modify consent has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: DA 2014/31.06  PAN-177245
Applicant: Lennox Rise Pty Ltd
Property: Lot 1 DP 1070446, Lot 99 DP 755684 and Lot 1 DP 829277 78 Hutley Drive and Byron Bay Rd Lennox Head
Proposal: Modification to approved plans and associated consent conditions of DA 2014/31 to facilitate an amended lot layout via the deletion of 11 superlots and replacement with 51 residential allotments (total number of 189 residential lots in subdivision) and a reconfiguration of Lot 149
Submissions close: Friday 17 June 2022.

A Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) dated 22 December 2021 has been prepared by Chris Pratt, Planning Resolutions to accompany the modification application.

This application comprises “integrated development” under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for the purposes of:

  • Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997
  • Section 91 of the Water Management Act

The subject application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  


Nominated/Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2022/40 - PAN-189848

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No: DA 2022/40  PAN-189848
Applicant: Ardill Payne & Partners
Property: Lot 227 DP 1121079 – 3 Paperbark Cl West Ballina
Proposal: Alterations and additions to an existing two storey building for the purpose of staff amenities and office uses
Submissions close: Friday 1 July 2022.

The development is classified as “integrated nominated” development pursuant to Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CAA, as it requires approval from Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings. 


Road Name Proposal

Ballina Shire Council proposes to name the following roads in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.

Location Unnamed Lane between Crane and Swift Streets BALLINA
Proposed road name Daisy Lane
Name origin  Flowers found in local area

Submissions close: Friday 10 June 2022.

Location Access road from unnamed Street (Blackwall Dr to Fitzroy St) to northern end of Swamp St WARDELL
Proposed road name Whisper Close
Name origin  “Shhh” listen to the bird calls

Submissions close: Friday 10 June 2022.

Enquiries: Leslie Sanderson, GIS Projects and Support Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 


EOI Childcare Development Site Wollongbar

Council is seeking expressions of interest from parties to purchase proposed Lot 31 Dundee Avenue, Wollongbar for the specific purpose of developing a childcare centre.

Further information can be obtained by clicking on the following link EOI Childcare Development Site Wollongbar

Expressions of interest close: 5pm Thursday 30 June 2022

Enquiries: Leanne Harding, Coordinator Property - Commercial Services, Ph 0429 909 976


25 May 2022

Community Donation Programs 2022/23

Council’s draft 2022/23 Delivery Program and Operational Plan provides funding through our donations programs to assist community-based groups deliver services to our residents.

Applications are now open for the following donation programs for the 2022/23 period:

  • Donations – Financial Assistance for Community Groups

Enquiries: Caroline Klose, Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ph 1300 864 444 

  • Donations – Capital Works Assistance for Community Sporting Groups

Enquiries: Luke Marshall, Open Spaces Development Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 

Applications close: Friday 3 June 2022.

To be eligible for financial assistance the relevant form below must be completed and returned to Council by the closing date. 

Forms

Guidelines on how financial assistance is provided refer to the Council's donation policy.

Policies


Road Name Proposal

Ballina Shire Council proposes to name the following roads in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.

Location Unnamed Lane between Crane and Swift Streets BALLINA
Proposed road name Daisy Lane
Name origin  Flowers found in local area

Submissions close: Friday 10 June 2022.

Location Access road from unnamed Street (Blackwall Dr to Fitzroy St) to northern end of Swamp St WARDELL
Proposed road name Whisper Close
Name origin  “Shhh” listen to the bird calls

Submissions close: Friday 10 June 2022.

Enquiries: Leslie Sanderson, GIS Projects and Support Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 


Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2013/162.03 - PAN-187650

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Section 106 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2021, notice is hereby given that the following integrated development application to modify consent DA 2013/162 has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. DA 2013/162.03 PAN-187650
Applicant Newton Denny Chapelle
Property Lot 61 DP 1252503 Newrybar Swamp Road Kinvara
Proposal Modification to an Extractive Industry (Sand Quarry) – reduction in total extractable resource amount (from 610,000m³ to 530,000m³), changes to extraction methodology (from excavation by excavator to dredging), changes to quarry footprint (reduction in area from 10.4ha to 9.4ha) and amendments to the final rehabilitation plan
Submissions close: Friday 24 June 2022

The application to modify consent is classified as integrated development pursuant to POEO Act S43(b), 48, 55 – Scheduled Activity and Water Management Act 2000, Section 91 CAA and designated development pursuant to EP&A Regulations 2021, as it requires approval from Environment Protection Authority, Department of Planning and Environment Water Operations Division, DoPE  under Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The subject development application to modify consent and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.


18 May 2022

Community Donation Programs 2022/23

Council’s draft 2022/23 Delivery Program and Operational Plan provides funding through our donations programs to assist community-based groups deliver services to our residents.

Applications are now open for the following donation programs for the 2022/23 period:

  • Donations – Financial Assistance for Community Groups

Enquiries: Caroline Klose, Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ph 1300 864 444 

  • Donations – Capital Works Assistance for Community Sporting Groups

Enquiries: Luke Marshall, Open Spaces Development Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 

Applications close: Friday 3 June 2022.

To be eligible for financial assistance the relevant form below must be completed and returned to Council by the closing date. 

Download the application forms:

Download the policies for guidelines on how financial assistance is provided:


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2014/31.06 (Modification 3) - PAN-177245

In accordance with Schedule of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. DA 2014/31.06 PAN-177245
Applicant Lennox Rise Pty Ltd
Property  Lot 1 DP 1070446, Lot 99 DP 755684 and Lot 1 DP 829277  78 Hutley Drive and Byron Bay Rd Lennox Head
Proposal Modification to approved plans and associated consent conditions of DA 2014/31 to facilitate an amended lot layout via the deletion of 11 superlots and replacement with 51 residential allotments (total number of 189 residential lots in subdivision) and a reconfiguration of Lot 149
Submissions close: Friday 17 June 2022.

A Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) dated 22 December 2021 has been prepared by Chris Pratt, Planning Resolutions to accompany the modification application.

This application comprises “integrated development” under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for the purposes of:

  • Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997
  • Section 91 of the Water Management Act

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  


Road Name Proposal

Ballina Shire Council proposes to name the following roads in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.

Location Unnamed Lane between Crane and Swift Streets BALLINA
Proposed road name Daisy Lane
Name origin  Flowers found in local area

Submissions close: Friday 10 June 2022.

Location Access road from unnamed Street (Blackwall Dr to Fitzroy St) to northern end of Swamp St WARDELL
Proposed road name Whisper Close
Name origin  “Shhh” listen to the bird calls

Submissions close: Friday 10 June 2022.

Enquiries: Leslie Sanderson, GIS Projects and Support Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 


Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

Council is reviewing its Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 - 2022. We want the community to provide their feedback to make sure the actions in the existing plan align with what people with a disability and their carers see as important. Your feedback will be used to help Council make its services, facilities, activities and information more accessible. 

Submissions close: Friday 3 June 2022. 

Enquiries: Roberto Kenk, Social Planning Coordinator, Ph 1300 864 444

For more information about the Disability Inclusion Action Plan and its purpose ballina.nsw.gov.au/disability-inclusion-action-plan


11 May 2022

Community Donation Programs 2022/23

Council’s draft 2022/23 Delivery Program and Operational Plan provides funding through our donations programs to assist community-based groups deliver services to our residents.

Applications are now open for the following donation programs for the 2022/23 period:

  • Donations – Financial Assistance for Community Groups

Enquiries: Caroline Klose, Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ph 1300 864 444 

  • Donations – Capital Works Assistance for Community Sporting Groups

Enquiries: Luke Marshall, Open Spaces Development Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 

Applications close: Friday 3 June 2022

To be eligible for financial assistance the relevant form below must be completed and returned to Council by the closing date. 

Download the application forms:

Download the policies for guidelines on how financial assistance is provided:


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2021/877 PAN-168916

In accordance with Schedule of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. DA 2021/877 PAN-168916
Applicant Perry Homes (Aust) Pty Ltd
Property  Lot 21 DP 227088 16 Norlyn Ave Ballina
Proposal Construction of a two storey dwelling and a boat shed and associated earthworks and retaining walls and demolition of a brick garage and annex.
Submissions close Friday 27 May 2022.

 This development application comprises “integrated development” for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval from the Natural Resources Access Regulator under the Water Management Act 2000.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  Notification of those development applications to be reported to Council can be accessed at Council’s website on ballina.nsw.gov.au/council-notices


Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled:

  • Thursday 12 May          5.00pm             C Ward Committee
  • Monday 16 May            4.30pm             B Ward Committee
  • Thursday 19 May          4.00pm             Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Thursday 26 May          9.00am             Ordinary meeting

4 May 2022

2032 Community Strategic Plan and Delivery Program

Council has prepared the draft 2032 Community Strategic Plan. This is a 10-year plan prepared by Council on behalf of the community.

The CSP provides a broad overview of where we wish to head as a community and identifies the items that are important to us. It integrates with the four-year Delivery Program and one-year Operational Plan – these two documents provide specific actions, works and services that will be delivered in achieving the outcomes set out in the CSP 2032.

The Delivery Program for the four-year period from 2022/23 to 2025/26, which includes the draft Operational Plan for 2022/23, outlines:

  • Services and key actions planned
  • Summary of the major capital works scheduled
  • Our 10-year Long Term Financial Plan
  • Rates, charges and fees proposed for 2022/23.

Council is now seeking feedback on the following draft documents:

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS

Before making a submission on the Delivery Program and Operational Plan, tune into our livestream or attend one of the following information sessions:

RSVP to attend a session

Do have a question you would like answered during our LiveStream? Lodge your question online by 4pm Wednesday 18 May. 

Lodge your question

Submissions close: Friday 3 June 2022.

Enquiries: Linda Coulter, Manager Financial Services and Caroline Klose, Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ph 1300 864 444.


Community Donation Programs 2022/23

Council’s draft 2022/23 Delivery Program and Operational Plan provides funding through our donations programs to assist community-based groups deliver services to our residents.

Applications are now open for the following donation programs for the 2022/23 period:

  • Donations – Financial Assistance for Community Groups

Enquiries: Caroline Klose, Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ph 1300 864 444 

  • Donations – Capital Works Assistance for Community Sporting Groups

Enquiries: Luke Marshall, Open Spaces Development Officer, Ph 1300 864 444 

Applications close: Friday 3 June 2022

To be eligible for financial assistance the relevant form below must be completed and returned to Council by the closing date. 

Download the application forms:

Download the policies for guidelines on how financial assistance is provided:


Council Policy on Public Exhibition

Council resolved to place the Investments Policy on exhibition for public comment.

Submissions close:  Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Enquiries:  Linda Coulter, Manager Financial Services, Ph 1300 864 444 


Notice of Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled:

  • Tuesday 10 May            4.00pm             A Ward Committee
  • Thursday 12 May          5.00pm             C Ward Committee
  • Monday 16 May            4.30pm             B Ward Committee
  • Thursday 19 May          4.00pm             Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Thursday 19 May          5.00pm             Commercial Services Committee
  • Thursday 26 May          9.00am             Ordinary meeting

27 April 2022

Development Proposals

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No. DA 2021/860 PAN-167267
Applicant Newton Denny Chapelle
Property  Lot 36 DP 1257681, Lot 37 DP 1257681 and Lot 38 DP 1257681 12, 6 and 2 Anchorage Ave Lennox Head
Proposal Torrens Title Subdivision of three existing residential allotments to create 14 new residential lots (ranging in area from 450m² to 657m²) involving earthworks, infrastructure and servicing works.
Submissions close Friday 13 May 2022.

DA No. DA 2022/32 PAN-189345
Applicant Newton Denny Chapelle
Property  Lot 51 DP 806079 48-50 Simpson Ave Wollongbar
Proposal Erection of a mixed use/commercial development comprising a health services facility (medical centre), business premises (pharmacy) and retail and café tenancies, and associated earthworks (including retaining walls), car parking, stormwater management, landscaping and signage.
Submissions close Friday 13 May 2022.

DA No. DA 2022/33 PAN-186439
Applicant Barr Property and Planning Pty Ltd
Property  Lot 2 DP 1154296 44 Bangalow Rd Ballina.
Proposal New digital signage incorporating the construction of an advertising structure to contain a digital advertisement.
Submissions close Friday 13 May 2022.

The subject development applications and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and click on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2021/877 PAN-168916

In accordance with Schedule of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. DA 2021/877 PAN-168916
Applicant Perry Homes (Aust) Pty Ltd
Property  Lot 21 DP 227088 16 Norlyn Ave Ballina
Proposal Construction of a two storey dwelling and a boat shed and associated earthworks and retaining walls and demolition of a brick garage and annex.
Submissions close Friday 27 May 2022.

 This development application comprises “integrated development” for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval from the Natural Resources Access Regulator under the Water Management Act 2000.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  Notification of those development applications to be reported to Council can be accessed at Council’s website on ballina.nsw.gov.au/council-notices


13 April 2022

Notice of Council Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled

  • Wednesday 13 April      10.00am           Local Traffic Committee
  • Thursday 21 April          4.00pm             Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Thursday 28 April          9.00am             Ordinary meeting

6 April 2022

Alstonville Aquatic Centre Access

Access to the Alstonville Aquatic Centre 50m pool will be prevented between 9am Wednesday 20 April and 3pm Friday 22 April, to allow for preliminary works for the new shade structure.ccess to the 25m pool will not be affected although noise from concrete cutting will occur on Wednesday 20 April.
Enquiries: Craig Brown, Manager Facilities and Services, Ph 1300 864 444.


30 March 2022

Proposed Road Closing

Under Section 38 of the Roads Act 1993, Ballina Shire Council is considering the following road closing proposal:

Section of Castle Drive adjacent to 37 Castle Drive, Lennox Head

The section of road under consideration comprises Council public road adjacent to Lot 18 DP 261848 at Lennox Head. This area of land (approx. 175m2 ) is not required by Council for road purposes. Upon closing the road, Council intends to sell the land to the adjoining landowner(s) of 37 Castle Drive, Lennox Head.

Submissions close: Friday 29 April 2022.

Enquiries: David Kelly, Manager Infrastructure Planning, Ph 1300 864 444.

Provide feedback at ballina.nsw.gov.au/documents-on-exhibition


Ballina Shire Development Control Plan 2012 – Amendments to Chapter 4 – Special Area Controls – The Avenue and Daley Street, Alstonville

Council adopted amendments to the Ballina Shire Development Control Plan 2012 (the DCP) at its Ordinary Meeting held on 24 February 2022.  The DCP amendment took effect from 25 March 2022.

The DCP amendment introduces Special Area Controls into Chapter 4 provisions relating to protection of existing residential character within an area located on the eastern side of The Avenue and the southern side of Daley Street, Alstonville.

This advice is provided in accordance with Clause 20 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

Enquiries: Rob van Iersel, Strategic Planner, Ph 1300 864 444.


16 March 2022

Council Policy on Exhibition

Council resolved at the 24 February meeting to place the following policy on exhibition for public comment.

Submissions close: Wednesday 13 April 2022.

Enquiries: Kelly Brown, Director Corporate and Community Division, Ph 1300 864 444.


Proposal to Lease Part Road Reserve– Part of King Street Lennox Head

Ballina Shire Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 24 February 2022 to enter into 5-year Lease Agreement with the following organisation to occupy part of the land known as King Street Lennox Head.

Organisation: Ballina Bowling and Recreation Club Limited
Purpose for which land will be used: Bowls and Sports Club and associated recreational activities
Location of Property: Part of King Street, Lennox Head
Term of Lease: Five (5) years

In accordance with Division 2 Section 156 of the Roads Act 1993 public notice is provided.

Enquiries: Leanne Harding, Coordinator Property, Ph 1300 864 444.


9 March 2022

Membership of Audit Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC)

The Ballina Shire Council ARIC Committee reviews and provides independent advice to Council on how it is managing risk, whether the internal controls to manage risk are working and whether the Council is functioning effectively. 

Council is currently seeking three new independent members who are suitably qualified. The ARIC meets at least four times a year and a set fee is paid to the independent members for preparation and attendance at each meeting. Attendance can be in person at the Ballina Shire Council Chambers or by audio-visual link. The committee consists of three independent members, one of whom is the Chair, and two councillors as non-voting members.

The operations of the ARIC are consistent with guidelines developed by the NSW Office of Local Government (OLG).  To be considered for this Committee you will need to:

  • Demonstrate experience in financial literacy or
  • Demonstrate experience in planning, legal compliance, audit and/or risk management, or
  • Have relevant experience on similar committees and/or in managerial or governance roles.

Apply Here

Submissions close: Wednesday 16 March 2022
Enquiries: Kelly Brown, Director Corporate and Community Division, Ph 1300 864 444


Section 4.55(1a) Modification Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2017/244.04 - PAN-180842

In accordance with Clause 117 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, notice is hereby given that the following Section 4.55 modification application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. 2017/244.04 PAN-180842
Applicant 
The Trustee for BROWN & PLUTHERO UNIT TRUST
Property Lot 5 DP 1225206, Lot 234 DP 1266854, Lot 7 DP 1225206 and Lot 50 DP 755684, North Creek Road, Aureus Boulevard and 305 The Coast Road, Skennars Head
Proposal 
Modification to approved plans and associated consent conditions to facilitate:

  1. Modification to the extents of Stages 1E and 1F
  2. Consolidation of 11 approved residential lots into Stage 1F
  3. Modifications to the configuration and areas of residential lots and one x Drainage Reserve
  4. Modification to Stage 1D to incorporate a lane (paper road) adjacent Lot 433 for street identification and postal delivery purposes
  5. Provision of temporary turn-arounds for Stage 1E.

Submissions close Friday 8 April 2022

DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  Notification of those development applications to be reported to Council can be accessed at Council’s website on ballina.nsw.gov.au/council-notices.


2 March 2022

Membership of Audit Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC)

The Ballina Shire Council ARIC Committee reviews and provides independent advice to Council on how it is managing risk, whether the internal controls to manage risk are working and whether the Council is functioning effectively. 

Council is currently seeking three new independent members who are suitably qualified. The ARIC meets at least four times a year and a set fee is paid to the independent members for preparation and attendance at each meeting. Attendance can be in person at the Ballina Shire Council Chambers or by audio-visual link. The committee consists of three independent members, one of whom is the Chair, and two councillors as non-voting members.

The operations of the ARIC are consistent with guidelines developed by the NSW Office of Local Government (OLG).  To be considered for this Committee you will need to:

  • Demonstrate experience in financial literacy or
  • Demonstrate experience in planning, legal compliance, audit and/or risk management, or
  • Have relevant experience on similar committees and/or in managerial or governance roles.

Apply Here

Submissions close: Wednesday 16 March 2022
Enquiries: Kelly Brown, Director Corporate and Community Division, Ph 1300 864 444


Membership of Ward Committees

As part of our ongoing consultation with the residents of Ballina Shire, Council has in place community-based committees for each of the shire wards (i.e. A, B and C click to see the Ward Boundary Map). The purpose of these three committees, referred to as Ward Committees, is to provide Council feedback on matters referred to the committees by Council and/or matters raised by committee members on behalf of their community.

Membership of the Ward Committees is limited to representatives from locally based not for profit community groups, with one member representing each group. The committees meet bi-monthly (on odd numbered months – March, May, July, September and November) as follows:

A Ward – on the second Tuesday at 4.00pm
B Ward – on the third Monday at 4.30pm
C Ward – on the second Thursday at 5.00pm

The Ward Committees play an important role in Council's interaction with the community and Council is now seeking further expressions of interest for membership. All applications received will be reported to the elected Council for endorsement. Existing members of our Ward Committees need not re-apply.

Apply Here

Submissions close: Wednesday 9 March 2022
Enquiries: Sandra Bailey, PA to the General Manager & Mayor, Ph 6686 1273


Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No2021/936 PAN-175402
Applicant Ardill Payne & Partners
Property Lot 1 DP 1077982 Mitchell Cl Cumbalum
Proposal Use of the land for temporary stockpiles (height of 2 to 3 metres) for a period of five years.

Submissions close Thursday 17 March 2022


The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


23 February 2022

Membership of Audit Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC)

The Ballina Shire Council ARIC Committee reviews and provides independent advice to Council on how it is managing risk, whether the internal controls to manage risk are working and whether the Council is functioning effectively. 

Council is currently seeking three new independent members who are suitably qualified. The ARIC meets at least four times a year and a set fee is paid to the independent members for preparation and attendance at each meeting. Attendance can be in person at the Ballina Shire Council Chambers or by audio-visual link. The committee consists of three independent members, one of whom is the Chair, and two councillors as non-voting members.

The operations of the ARIC are consistent with guidelines developed by the NSW Office of Local Government (OLG).  To be considered for this Committee you will need to:

  • Demonstrate experience in financial literacy or
  • Demonstrate experience in planning, legal compliance, audit and/or risk management, or
  • Have relevant experience on similar committees and/or in managerial or governance roles.

Apply Here

Submissions close: Wednesday 16 March 2022
Enquiries: Kelly Brown, Director Corporate and Community Division, Ph 1300 864 444


Membership of Ward Committees

As part of our ongoing consultation with the residents of Ballina Shire, Council has in place community-based committees for each of the shire wards (i.e. A, B and C click to see the Ward Boundary Map). The purpose of these three committees, referred to as Ward Committees, is to provide Council feedback on matters referred to the committees by Council and/or matters raised by committee members on behalf of their community.

Membership of the Ward Committees is limited to representatives from locally based not for profit community groups, with one member representing each group. The committees meet bi-monthly (on odd numbered months – March, May, July, September and November) as follows:

A Ward – on the second Tuesday at 4.00pm
B Ward – on the third Monday at 4.30pm
C Ward – on the second Thursday at 5.00pm

The Ward Committees play an important role in Council's interaction with the community and Council is now seeking further expressions of interest for membership. All applications received will be reported to the elected Council for endorsement. Existing members of our Ward Committees need not re-apply.

Apply Here

Submissions close: Wednesday 9 March 2022
Enquiries: Sandra Bailey, PA to the General Manager & Mayor, Ph 6686 1273


Section 4.55(1a) Modification Proposal - Council File Reference DA 2017/244.04 - PAN-180842

In accordance with Clause 117 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, notice is hereby given that the following Section 4.55 modification application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. 2017/244.04 PAN-180842
Applicant The Trustee for BROWN & PLUTHERO UNIT TRUST
Property Lot 5 DP 1225206, Lot 234 DP 1266854, Lot 7 DP 1225206 and Lot 50 DP 755684, North Creek Road, Aureus Boulevard and 305 The Coast Road, Skennars Head
Proposal Modification to approved plans and associated consent conditions to facilitate:

  1. Modification to the extents of Stages 1E and 1F
  2. Consolidation of 11 approved residential lots into Stage 1F
  3. Modifications to the configuration and areas of residential lots and one x Drainage Reserve
  4. Modification to Stage 1D to incorporate a lane (paper road) adjacent Lot 433 for street identification and postal delivery purposes
  5. Provision of temporary turn-arounds for Stage 1E.

Submissions close Friday 25 March 2022

DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  


16 February 2022

Membership of Ward Committees

As part of our ongoing consultation with the residents of Ballina Shire, Council has in place community-based committees for each of the shire wards (i.e. A, B and C click to see the Ward Boundary Map). The purpose of these three committees, referred to as Ward Committees, is to provide Council feedback on matters referred to the committees by Council and/or matters raised by committee members on behalf of their community.

Membership of the Ward Committees is limited to representatives from locally based not for profit community groups, with one member representing each group. The committees meet bi-monthly (on odd numbered months – March, May, July, September and November) as follows:

A Ward – on the second Tuesday at 4.00pm
B Ward – on the third Monday at 4.30pm
C Ward – on the second Thursday at 5.00pm

The Ward Committees play an important role in Council's interaction with the community and Council is now seeking further expressions of interest for membership. All applications received will be reported to the elected Council for endorsement. Existing members of our Ward Committees need not re-apply.

Apply Here

Submissions close: Wednesday 9 March 2022
Enquiries: Sandra Bailey, PA to the General Manager & Mayor, Ph 6686 1273


Proposed Resolution to Classify Operational Land

Lot 359 DP 1273203, being land located at Fallow Drive, Cumbalum, is land utilised for the purpose of a drainage reserve.  Council proposes to resolve to classify the land as operational land in accordance with the provisions of section 31(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

Submissions close:  16 March 2022

Enquiries: Leah Toole, Planning and Environmental Health Division, Ph 1300 864 444

Provide feedback at ballina.nsw.gov.au/documents-on-exhibition 


Ballina Local Environmental Plan 1987 Amendments – BSCPP 21/006

Council has initiated a planning proposal to amend the Ballina Local Environmental Plan 1987. The amendments proposed are to:

  • include additional subdivision provisions that provide flexibility in relation to certain minor boundary adjustment subdivisions, or subdivisions involving land containing more than one zone (in keeping with existing controls contained in Ballina LEP 2012);
  • amend clause 12 to include additional subclauses to clarify criteria relating to the permissibility of replacement dwelling houses in rural and environmental zones (in keeping with existing controls contained in Ballina LEP 2012);
  • reinstate an historic dwelling entitlement for a property near the corner of Bruxner Highway and McLeans Ridges Road, McLeans Ridge (Lot 1 DP 238911).
     
  • BSCPP 21/006 Planning Proposal (Exhibition)

Submissions close: Wednesday 9 March 2022.

Enquiries: Rob Van lersel, Strategic Planner, Ph 1300 864 444 or email rob.vaniersel@ballina.nsw.gov.au

Provide feedback at ballina.nsw.gov.au/documents-on-exhibition


9 February 2022

Membership of Ward Committees

As part of our ongoing consultation with the residents of Ballina Shire, Council has in place community-based committees for each of the shire wards (i.e. A, B and C click to see the Ward Boundary Map). The purpose of these three committees, referred to as Ward Committees, is to provide Council feedback on matters referred to the committees by Council and/or matters raised by committee members on behalf of their community.

Membership of the Ward Committees is limited to representatives from locally based not for profit community groups, with one member representing each group. The committees meet bi-monthly (on odd numbered months – March, May, July, September and November) as follows:

A Ward – on the second Tuesday at 4.00pm
B Ward – on the third Monday at 4.30pm
C Ward – on the second Thursday at 5.00pm

The Ward Committees play an important role in Council's interaction with the community and Council is now seeking further expressions of interest for membership. All applications received will be reported to the elected Council for endorsement. Existing members of our Ward Committees need not re-apply.

Apply Here

Submissions close: Wednesday 9 March 2022
Enquiries: Sandra Bailey, PA to the General Manager & Mayor, Ph 6686 1273


Cawarra Park Master Plan

Ballina Shire Council is preparing a Master Plan for Cawarra Park in Ballina. This park is a district-scale sports and recreation facility, meaning it services the broader shire. Cawarra Park includes a sports field (baseball/softball), practice nets, a sports amenity building and non-powered watercraft storage facility (including dragon boats, outriggers and kayaks). Access to North Creek is available via the adjacent Crown Land. The study area for this Draft Master Plan (see below) excludes this strip of Crown Land which contains the public toilet block, carpark and boat ramp. It is intended that Cawarra Park retain a Tier 1 sporting function (meaning more traditional activities based on the provision of ovals, fields and courts) and remain a non-powered water sports hub.

The Draft Master Plan will consider how to renovate Cawarra Park to best address the current and future needs of stakeholders and the wider community. Council would like to know how you use Cawarra Park and your ideas for improvements to better cater for your needs and aspirations into the future.  Tell us what you think by completing the online survey at: ballina.nsw.gov.au/cawarra-park-master-plan

Submissions close: Tuesday 1 March 2022
Enquiries: Sheryn Da-Re, Landscape Architect, Ph 1300 864 444


Development Proposals

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No. 2021/898 PAN-159703
Applicant Mr M P Veronesi
Property  Lot 101 DP 1273512 937 Wardell Rd Meerschaum Vale and unformed road Bagotville
Proposal Two Lot Torrens Title Subdivision of an existing rural allotment to create one x 40.5ha allotment and one x 42.45ha allotment.
Submissions close Thursday 24 February 2022.

DA No. DA 2021/918 PAN-171516
Applicant Planit Consulting Pty Ltd
Property  Lot 21 DP 236402 26 Midway Ave Wollongbar
Proposal Two lot Torrens Title subdivision of an existing residential allotment to create one x 1,360m2 allotment (containing the existing dwelling) and one x 664m2 allotment (vacant), associated infrastructure works and vegetation management works involving the removal of six x trees.
Submissions close Thursday 24 February 2022.

DA No. 2021/942 PAN-176426
Applicant Le Mottee Group Pty Ltd
Property  Lot 12 DP 1271768 180 North Creek Rd Lennox HeadTwo Lot Torrens Title Subdivision of an existing residential allotment to create one x 2,604m2 and one x 1,523m2 allotments involving earthworks, demolition of an existing retaining wall and construction of a new retaining wall, infrastructure works and vegetation management works.
Submissions close Thursday 24 February 2022.

DA No. 2021/1005 PAN-181740
Applicant RCI Group Pty Limited
Property  Lot 4 DP 501852 and Lot 5 DP 843505 485 River St West Ballina
Proposal Demolition of an existing car retail sales yard (all structures) and the subsequent erection of a new 24 hour service station incorporating underground fuel tanks, ancillary convenience store and neighbourhood shop, bulk earthworks including retaining walls, car parking, stormwater management, landscaping, acoustic fencing and signage.
Submissions close Thursday 24 February 2022.

The subject development applications and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and click on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


2 February 2022

Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No. 2021/854 PAN-167063
Applicant Planners North
Property Lot 12 DP 771690 15 Blue Horizon Dr Lennox Head
Proposal To undertake a change of use of part of a dwelling house for the purposes of a home business (area of 36m²), including the provision of four parking spaces.
Submissions close Thursday 17 February 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and click on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


26 January 2022

Development Proposals

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No. 2021/811 PAN-160705
Applicant Newton Denny Chapelle 
Property Lot 23 DP 1266221, Lot 24 DP 1266221, Lot 25 DP 1266221, Lot 80 DP 1266221 and Lot 81 DP 1266221 31, 33 and 35 Habitat Way, Lennox Head 25 and 23 Stoneyhurst Dr Lennox Head
Proposal Torrens Title subdivision of five existing lots to create nine new residential lots ranging in area from 600m² through to 1942m² (comprising six conventional lots and three battle-axe lots) involving earthworks, construction of retaining walls, driveways and infrastructure works.
Submissions close Friday 11 February 2022

DA No.  2021/885 PAN-169476
Applicant Newton Denny Chapelle
Property  Lot 75 DP 1266221 35 Stoneyhurst Dr Lennox Head
Proposal Erection and strata title subdivision of a multi dwelling housing development comprising four x two storey detached dwellings (1 x 3 bedroom and 3 x 1 bedroom), earthworks, associated infrastructure and landscaping works.
Submissions close Friday 11 February 2022

The subject development applications and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and click on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


Development Proposal

Notice is hereby given that the following modification application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No. 2006/12.5 PAN-174436
Applicant Northern Rivers Land Solutions
Property Lot 3 DP 569455 19 Old Pacific Highway Newrybar

Proposal Modification of the existing approved use to:

  • Utilise building 1 as a shop, for the purpose of selling antiques
  • Utilise building 2 as an annexe to shop 1, for the purpose of displaying antiques, exhibitions and sales
  • Buildings 3-5 inclusive, are to be used for storage, offices, antique repair and restoration.

Submissions close Friday 11 February 2022

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and click on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


19 January 2022

Meeting Notice

The following meeting is scheduled at the Council Chambers:

  • Thursday 27 January 2022  -  9.00am - Ordinary meeting

Due to COVID-19, the relevant NSW Public Health Orders must be complied with at the time of the meetings.  Please contact Sandra Bailey Ph 6686 1273 to clarify the ability to participate in meetings.  You may access the Ordinary meeting via our Live Streaming link at ballina.nsw.gov.au/agendas-and-minutes


Proposed Road Closing Under Section 38B Roads Act 1993 - Section of River Drive (Hunter Street) Adjacent to 8 River Drive, East Wardell

Under the provisions of the Roads Act 1993, Ballina Shire Council proposes to close the following council public road.

The section of road under consideration comprises council public road adjacent to Lot 8 DP 1251184 at East Wardell.

Upon closing the road, Council intends to sell the land to the adjoining landowner.

Under the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act, submissions may be referred to third parties for consideration.

Submissions close: Friday 18 February 2022.
Enquiries: David Kelly, Manager Infrastructure Planning, Ph 1300 864 444.


Ballina Local Environmental Plan 2012

Planning Proposal BSCPP 21/005 – Lots 36-38 DP 1257681 Anchorage Avenue, Lot 1 DP 1239938, Hutley Drive, and adjoining road reserves, Lennox Head

Council has prepared a planning proposal to amend the Ballina Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 to rezone and amend associated development standards with respect to Lots 36 – 38 DP 1257681, No. 2, 6 & 12 Anchorage Avenue, Lennox Head and Lot 1 DP 1239938, No. 133 Hutley Drive, Lennox Head and adjoining road reserves. 

The land to which this planning proposal applies involves four land parcels as shown outlined in red, and adjoining road reserves outlined in blue, in Diagram One below.  

With respect to Lots 36-38 DP 1257681 and adjoining road reserves, it is proposed to apply the R3 Medium Density Residential zone and to apply a minimum lot size of 450m2.  It is proposed to apply the B1 Neighbourhood Centre zone to the whole of Lot 1 DP 1239938 and to apply a minimum lot size of 800m2.

The planning proposal (BSCPP 21/005) will be on public exhibition between Thursday 27 January 2022 and Friday 11 February 2022 at:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Council has been authorised as the local plan-making authority and has been given delegation by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to make or not make the local environmental plan (s3.36(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979).

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee.  Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure.  For further information visit the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s website planning.nsw.gov.au

Documents:

Submissions close: Friday 11 February 2022.
Enquiries: Leah Toole, Ph 1300 864 444.


Development Proposals

Notice is hereby given that the following development applications have been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination. 

DA No. 2021/682 PAN-146894
Applicant Newton Denny Chapelle 
Property  Lot 43 DP 1266221 75 Habitat Way Lennox Head
Proposal Staged development comprising a Two Lot Torrens Title subdivision (Stage 1), erection of a dual occupancy (detached) development comprising two x two storey dwellings on proposed Lot 1 (Stage 2), Strata Title Subdivision of the dual occupancy development on Lot 1 (Stage 3), erection of a dual occupancy (detached) development comprising two x two storey dwellings on proposed Lot 2 (Stage 4), Strata Title subdivision of the dual occupancy development on Lot 2 (Stage 5) and associated earthworks and infrastructure works.
Submissions close Friday 4 February 2022.

DA No. 2021/807 PAN-160520
Applicant Tim Fitzroy & Associates
Property  Lot 1 Sec: 1 DP 4536 59 Main St Alstonville
Proposal Change of use from a residential dwelling to a Health Services Facility – Medical Centre (via Clause 57 of SEPP Infrastructure 2007) involving demolition works, alterations and additions to the existing building, driveway, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure works.
Submissions close Friday 4 February 2022.

DA No. 2021/809 PAN-160674
Applicant Ardill Payne & Partners
Property  Lot 3 DP 1117134 958 Wardell Rd Meerschaum Vale
Proposal To undertake the demolition of an existing shed and the erection of a new shed with an area of to be utilised for the purposes of a home industry - dry fish processing (26m²) with the remainder to be utilised as ancillary to the existing residential dwelling house – storage (98m²) and ancillary infrastructure works - extension of an existing internal driveway.
Submissions close Friday 4 February 2022.

The subject development applications and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au and click on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au


12 January 2022

Road Name Proposal

Ballina Shire Council proposes to name the following roads in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.

Location: EPIQ Estate, Lennox Head
Proposed Road Names: Salt Air Circuit, Mermaid Street, Seaward Street, Starboard Crescent, Daybreak way
Name Origin: Coastal theme

Submissions close: Friday 4 February 2022
Enquiries: David Kelly, Civil Services Division, Ph 1300 864 444


Nominated Integrated Development Proposal Council File Reference DA 2021/303

In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. 2021/303
Applicant Certifiers 2U
Property Lot 10 DP 864457 41 Dalwood Rd, Dalwood
Proposal Establishment of a Dual Occupancy (Detached) involving the relocation of a second dwelling and associated works.
Submissions close: Friday 4 February 2022

This development application is classified as “nominated integrated development” for the purposes of Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval from the Natural Resources Access Regulator under the Water Management Act 2000.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings. 


5 January 2022

Nominated Integrated Development Proposal Council File Reference DA 2021/665 -  PAN-143032

In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, notice is hereby given that the following nominated integrated development application has been lodged for Council’s assessment and determination.

DA No. 2021/665 PAN-143032
Applicant K Tunks
Property Lot 5 DP 1018006 594 Hinterland Way, Newrybar
Proposal The installation of a pumped effluent line across a creek.
Submissions close: Friday 28 January 2022

The development is classified as “nominated integrated development” pursuant to Section 4.46 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it requires a Controlled Activity approval from the Natural Resources Access Regulator under the Water Management Act 2000.

The subject development application and associated documents may be viewed by visiting Council’s DAs (Development Applications) Online website da.ballina.nsw.gov.au, and clicking on Applications On Exhibition under the Applications menu.

Persons making a submission may need to disclose political donations/gifts provided to a Councillor or Council employee. Significant penalties apply for non-disclosure. For further information visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment's website planning.nsw.gov.au

Any person may make a submission in writing to Council.  Where a submission is by way of objection the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available to the applicant and any other interested members of the public.  They may also be included in Council’s business paper.  If you do not wish your submission to be publicly available you must provide Council with written reasons for this.  Alternatively, you may wish to provide an anonymous submission.  However, anonymous submissions may be given less (or no) weight in the overall consideration of the proposal.

This development application may be reported to Council for determination at one of its Council Meetings.  


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