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Kelly Brown, Council’s Director of Corporate and Community, said ‘The world has changed a lot since 2017, when this plan was last reviewed. With a new council elected in December it was time to review our CSP to make sure it still reflects our community’s values and aspirations.

Ballina a haven for old and young. Photo David Lowe.

‘In reviewing this plan, we asked people of all ages and from a wide range of backgrounds what they wanted Ballina Shire to look like in ten years’ time and what issues are important to them both now and in the future,’ she said.

‘We spoke to community groups and individuals through surveys, information sessions and workshops, and these conversations shape this renewed Community Strategic Plan.’

Themes

The recurring themes identified were safety, health and happiness, protection of the environment, and finding the right balance with economic growth and development so that our lifestyle is not compromised.

‘Our Community Our Future 2032 is council’s commitment to working with residents, community groups and state and federal governments to realise your vision – that Ballina Shire is safe with a strong connected community, a healthy environment, with a thriving economy,’ said Ms Brown.

The most famous prawn in Australia. Photo David Lowe.

Council is now seeking feedback on the following draft documents:

  • Community Strategic Plan 2032
  • Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2022/23 – 2025/26
  • Long Term Financial Plan and Budget 2022/23 – 2031/32
  • Long Term Financial Plan 2022/23 – 2031/32
  • Workforce Management Plan 2022/23
  • Fees and Charges 2022/23

Community information sessions

Before making a submission on the Delivery Program and Operational Plan, tune into our livestream or attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Cycling in Ballina. Photo David Lowe.

    Wardell Memorial Hall, Wednesday 11 May – 6pm

  • Lennox Head Cultural Centre, Monday 16 May – 6.30pm
  • Ballina Livestream, Wednesday 18 May – 6pm
  • For livestream link visit ballina.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-delivery

Do have a question you would like answered during the LiveStream? Ballina Council asks residents to please RSVP to attend a community information session and lodge questions online by 4pm Wednesday 18 May at ballina.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-delivery.

That’s also the link to view the plans and make a submission.

Submissions close Friday 3 June 2022.

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