Public Land Management

Council has ownership of a number of land parcels across the Shire.  Council also has the responsibility for the care, control and management of various Crown land parcels in the Shire.  Details of these land parcels are contained in Council’s Land Register.

Briefly, Council has the care, control and management responsibility for the following lands:

Community Land
Land owned by Ballina Shire Council may be classified as “community land” in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.  Community land is for use by the general public and includes land such as a public park.

Operational Land
Land owned by Ballina Shire Council may be classified as “operational land” in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993. Operational land serves a variety of purposes that relate to Council carrying out its functions.

Crown Land Managed by Council
There are a number of Crown reserves where Ballina Shire Council has been appointed reserve trust manager.  Council has management responsibility for such land in accordance with the requirements of the Crown Lands Act 1989.

Crown Land Devolved to Council
Council has management responsibility for certain Crown reserves as specified in section 48 of the Local Government Act 1993.  These reserves are said to be “devolved” to Council.

Crown Land Leased by Council
Council has management responsibility for several parcels of Crown land as leaseholder.

For further information about public land in Ballina Shire, please contact Council’s Strategic & Community Facilities Group on telephone 6686 1284 or email council@ballina.nsw.gov.au.

Land Register

Under section 53 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council is required to keep a register of all land vested in it or under its control.  An extract of Council’s land register is provided through the link below.  It should be noted that the information on this extract is only current to the date notified.  Further enquiries should be made for more current information.

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