Documents on exhibition

Council prepares documents to plan for the future direction of our shire and to assist with our service delivery. Community consultation is a key element in preparing these documents.

You are welcome to view any document listed below and provide feedback. For more information on providing feedback visit Council's Making a Submission page.

Please note: your feedback will be treated as a public document and may be printed in Council's meeting agendas and made available to the public. If you want your feedback to remain confidential, you will need to provide reasons for doing so. For more information read visit Council's Your Privacy page   

Draft Ballina Shire Plan of Management for Community Land 2021

Council has prepared a draft shire-wide Plan of Management for Community Land (POM) which provides the management framework for public land (Council owned land and Crown land managed by Council) classified as Community Land under the Local Government Act 1993. 

In 2018 the Crown Land Management Act 2016 replaced the Crown Lands Act 1989.  The reform included the requirement for councils to have compliant plans of management in place by 30 June 2021 for dedicated or reserved Crown land (where Council is the land manager) and manage the land as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993.  

The draft POM has been prepared on the basis that all Council managed community land (aside from land within the Ballina Coastal Reserve) will be managed under a single plan.  The draft POM has also been prepared based on Crown lands advice regarding the categorisation of land and in accordance with the legislative requirements under the Local Government Act 1993 and the Crown Land Management Act 2016

As part of the plan review and Crown land integration process, the existing Ballina Shire POM for Community Land 2015 will be replaced by the draft POM (upon its adoption). 

The draft POM will be on public exhibition between Wednesday 24 February 2021 and Wednesday 7 April 2021. 

If you wish to discuss the draft POM with Council staff, 30 minute appointments are available (either by phone or in-person at Council’s administration building) between 1pm – 4pm, Wednesday to Friday for the duration of the exhibition period.  To make a booking, please telephone Fiona King in Council’s Strategic Planning Section at least 24 hours in advance on 1300 864 444


Submissions close: Wednesday 7 April 2021

Enquiries: Fiona King, Planning and Environmental Health Division, Ph 1300 864 444.

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