Phone1300 864 444
The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478
40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478
8:15am - 4:30pm
Monday to Friday
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:
If you are seeking information on business opportunities in Ballina Shire, or clarification on council policy and processes contact Council's Strategic Planning Section.
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.
Subscribe to receive future reports and economic development news direct to your email address:
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.
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:
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:
View their website at discoverballina.com.au
View the Ballina Tourism Statistics
The Australian Federal Government provides assistance to business including advisory services, grants and other assistance:
The NSW Government provides some assistance and support to business through the NSW Department of Industry:
The NSW Small Business Commissioner provides support to businesses operating in New South Wales, including advice and mediation services: