Archive for the 'Real Estate' Category

Views sought on future development of Council land

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Ballina Shire Council has commissioned GeoLINK to prepare a master plan for Council owned land located in and around the Southern Cross Industrial Estate in Ballina.  The master plan will provide a framework for the detailed planning and release of the land.  The study area contains a number of significant and important land uses that […]

Healthy Community Futures Fund nears its goal

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

A charity golf day at Ballina Golf Club on Sunday, April 29, will get the Ballina Shire Healthy Community Futures Fund close to its goal of raising $150,000 to buy computerised radiology equipment for Ballina Hospital. The AMP Foundation has announced that it will match any money raised on the day, dollar-for-dollar up to a […]

Coalition promises land tax relief

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Ballina MP Don Page today announced the NSW Liberal/Nationals Coalition would exempt 39,000 families and small businesses from paying land tax by raising the land tax threshold to $415,000. Mr Page said the NSW Coalition would raise the threshold by $47,000, from the NSW Labor Government’s $368,000 to $415,000 in 2007/08. “Raising the threshold will […]

Lands Acquisition Act ‘needs amendements’

Monday, February 19th, 2007

The Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act needs to be amended in two important ways, Ballina MP Don Page has told landowners at Newrybar. Speaking at a symposium of landowners affected by the Pacific Highway upgrade, Mr Page said two amendments were necessary ‘to deliver justice for landowners because they’re not getting it now’. The […]

Coalition promises stamp duty concessions

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

The NSW Liberal/Nationals Coalition will provide stamp duty concessions to rental accommodation investors to help address the affordable housing crisis, Shadow Minister for North Coast Don Page said. Mr Page said the NSW Labor Government’s poor property policies like vendor tax and land tax discouraged investment in rental properties, exacerbating the rental accommodation crisis. He […]

Land tax bills ‘discouraging property investment’

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Large land tax bills are still discouraging North Coast residents from property investment despite the introduction of three-year averaging for land values, Shadow Minister for North Coast Don Page said today. Mr Page said that while the averaging system was better than basing land tax liability on yearly fluctuations in land values, it would do […]

Rating Ballina Shire Council

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

How does Ballina Shire Council rate in comparison with other local government areas in NSW? The State Government’s annual review for 2004-05 can be viewed in full at the Department of Local Government’s website. Here’s just some of the satistics and comparisons with other councils (Ballina Shire is ranked in Group 4, with the ranking […]

North Coast Realty Open Their Doors

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I would like to warmly welcome North Coast Realty as a premium member of the Ballina Info business directory. North Coast Realty is a newly established independent real estate agency located in River Street, Ballina.  North Coast Realty was founded by Christine Hensley who has been in the real estate industry since 1987, and she […]

Ballina Shire opposes height of Gateway development

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Ballina Shire Council today voiced its opposition to a proposed seven-storey development on the riverbank just west of the RSL Club. The council voted to advise the Department of Planning that the Ballina Gateway project be amended to comply with the Ballina Local Environment Plan (LEP) and the Combined Development Control Plan (DCP). Parts of […]

Page turns first sod in Watermark Apartments development

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Member for Ballina Don Page has turned the first sod at the new Watermark Apartments site at Ballina, marking what he says is a significant step in the development of the town’s waterfront precinct. Mr Page said the $6.6 million development located at Fawcett Street would replace the recently demolished Golden Eagle flats. “The six-storey […]

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