Ballina Marina Master Plan


Ballina Shire Council has prepared the Ballina Marina Master Plan to encourage and facilitate redevelopment of the West Ballina Trawler Harbour site, inclusive of enhanced marine infrastructure.  The plan was completed with funding support from Transport for NSW through the Better Boating Program.

Ballina Shire Council has had a long standing interest in the redevelopment of the Trawler Harbour site into a larger and more diverse marina.  Council’s interest in this project arises from the potential economic benefits that could be derived from expanded marine infrastructure in the shire as well as consistently expressed interest from the Ballina community in the availability of a greater extent and diversity of marine infrastructure in the Ballina locality.

Ballina Shire Council adopted the Ballina Marina Master Plan at its Ordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2017.  The Council adopted the plan as a package of information that provides for an overarching but flexible direction for redevelopment of the Trawler Harbour site and allows interested parties to consider advancing the next steps in the marina project. The package includes two master plan options and considers staging and funding models for redevelopment of the site. The master plan package is also supported by a demand and feasibility study.

The master planning identifies mixed use development outcomes as the basis for the redevelopment of the site and ultimately delivery of an enhanced marina and associated marine infrastructure in Ballina. The master plan includes marina, public esplanade and open space, commercial, residential and boating infrastructure elements.

The adopted master plan and associated demand and feasibility study can be viewed via the links below.  The two master plan options adopted can also be viewed below.

A summary of the master plan will be available soon.



For further information about the master plan, contact Council’s Strategic and Community Facilities Group on telephone 6686 1284 or email

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