Development Applications

Various State, regional and local plans, policies and legislation may be relevant to the consideration of any development proposal on land in Ballina Shire. The Ballina Local Environmental Plan 1987 (BLEP 1987), the Ballina Local Environmental Plan 2012 (BLEP 2012) and the Ballina Shire Development Control Plan 2012 (DCP 2012) are the main planning documents that guide development in Ballina Shire, however it should be noted that in some circumstances, other policies can significantly affect the assessment and approval processes for a development proposal.  Links to the local planning documents that guide development in Ballina Shire are provided below:

Amendments to the above plans and policies are administered by Council's Strategic & Community Services Group. The assessment of applications made under these policies is undertaken by Council's Regulatory Services Group.  Staff in the Regulatory Services Group are available to provide pre-lodgement advice and guidance in relation to the submission of a development application.

Application Forms:

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