The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has approved application from Ballina Shire Council to increase general income above the 2.3% rate peg from 1 July 2018.

Ballina Shire Council has received approval to permanently increase its general revenue by a cumulative 15.5% over the next two years to fund infrastructure asset renewal, the ‘Health of Our Waterways’ (Healthy Waterways program) and to improve its financial sustainability.