Economic Development

Ballina Shire Economic Development Strategy - Opportunity - Innovation - Activation

The Economic Development Strategy identifies key drivers for economic development in Ballina Shire and actions Council will pursue for entrepreneurship and innovation over the next 10-years. 

To access a broad range of economic data for Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers, check out our Ballina Shire Economic Profile:

Economic Development Liaison

If you are seeking information on business opportunities in Ballina Shire, or clarification on council policy and processes contact Council's Strategic Planning Section.

Population and Development Activity Report

The Population and Development Activity Report provides a summary of key statistics relating to development activity in Ballina Shire including population growth, dwelling approvals, residential subdivison and the value of building work.


Future growth and development

Council undertakes strategic planning to guide the future development of Ballina Shire. To view these plans or for information regarding planned infrastructure projects under our Developer Contribution Plans visit the the Plan, Build and Business section on this website. 

Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport

The Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport, owned by Ballina Shire Council, is the fastest growing regional airport in NSW and one of the fastest growing in Australia.  Please refer to the airport website for more information regarding operations and growth plans:

Council Commercial Land Development

Ballina Council Commercial Services Section undertakes commercial property development, including the development of residential and industrial land and the management of commercial rental properties.  


Ballina Shire’s Visitor Information Service provides a range of services to visitors and local tourist operators:

Australia Federal Government Support

The Australian Federal Government provides assistance to business including advisory services, grants and other assistance:  

NSW Government Support

The NSW Government provides some assistance and support to business through the NSW Department of Industry:

NSW Small Business Commissioner

The NSW Small Business Commissioner provides support to businesses operating in New South Wales, including advice and mediation services: 


Related Pages

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The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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Ballina NSW 2478


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