Local Strategies, Structure Plans and Master Plans
Council prepares local land use planning strategies to investigate and guide future development in the shire. Council's adopted strategies and plans are listed below.
Strategy / Plan and Description
Martin Street Boat Harbour Precinct Master Plan
Provides a new vision for the Martin Street Boat Harbour and adjacent foreshore of the Richmond River.
Pop Denison Park Master Plan (2016)
Pop Denison Park Master Plan Report
Provides a framework for the future enhancement of Pop Denison Park.
Wardell Strategic Plan 2015 - 2035 (2016)
The Wardell Planning and Environmental study outlines a vision for Wardell and contains background research which lead to the development of the Wardell Strategic Plan 2015 - 2035. The strategic plan contains actions to be implemented during the 20 year life of the plan.
Ballina Shire Rural Settlement Character Statements (2014)
Highlights the characteristics and community values of rural settlements in the shire. Included are Newrybar, Tintenbar, Patchs Beach, Meerschaum Vale, Rous, Rous Mill, Fernleigh, Empire Vale, Keith Hall and South Ballina
Ballina Shire Cultural Plan (2014)
Aims to provide a framework to assist Council to foster cultural activity for the community.
Clark Street Structure Plan & Land Use Review (2014)
Outlines options for potential future development of the Clark Street Industrial Precinct and adjoining Crown Land.
Captain Cook Park Master Plan (2014)
Provides a framework for planning and management outcomes at Captain Cook Park.
Ballina Landscape Entry Treatment Master Plan (2013)
Identifies proposed landscaping for the main road entrances into Ballina including tree plantings and sculptures.
West Ballina Structure Plan (2011)
Outlines Council's land use planning framework for currently non urban areas in the West Ballina locality.
Southern Cross Precinct Masterplan (2008)
Identifies proposed future land use arrangements for Council owned land in the vicinity of the Southern Cross Industrial Estate and Ballina/ Byron Gateway Airport.
Ballina Foreshore Master Plan (2008)
Outlines land use planning and management options for land along the Richmond River foreshore in Ballina.
Draft Shire Wide Community Based Heritage Study (2008)
Outlines the history of Ballina Shire and identifies items and places of heritage significance.
Cumbalum Structure Plan (2006)
Establishes the planning framework for the potential future urban development of the Cumbalum Ridge Urban Release Area.
Lake Ainsworth Crown Reserve Master Plan (2005)
Provides a framework for planning and management outcomes at Lake Ainsworth
Richmond River Recreational Boating Study (2005)
Examines servicing and infrastructure associated with the Richmond River.
Lennox Head Structure Plan (2004)
Establishes a framework for the provision of new urban release areas in Lennox Head.
Wardell Community Based Heritage Study (2004)
Identifies items and places of natural and cultural heritage significance in the Wardell area.
Lennox Head Community Aspirations Strategic Land Use Plan (2002)
Provides guidance for future Council activities in Lennox Head including land use planning considerations.
Strategies / Plans in Preparation
- Ballina Marina Master Plan
- Aims to encourage and guide redevelopment of the area commonly known as the Trawler Harbour site in West Ballina.