Ballina Central Properties acquired the former Tinkerbell Caravan Park in 2000. The park was strategically located immediately adjacent to the northern (more modern) commercial precinct of Ballina. Support was sought from Ballina Shire Council to rezone the land so as to allow its use for retailing purposes.
The land was rezoned to 3(a) in 2004 following the publication of a Retail Strategy for the Shire as a whole.
A DA was lodged in 2004. The proposed retail development for the subject property was designed by Scott Carver Pty Ltd. The proposed development incorporates the development of two major retail occupancies inclusive of a discount department store, with a gross floor area of 11,056m². The building is proposed to be located in the southern portion of the property as a stand-alone structure. In addition to the two proposed major stores, the development will also accommodate a small number of ancillary retail “specialty shops”, with a gross floor area of 2,512m². The development provides a combined gross floor area for the development, inclusive of entry points, amenity areas and service rooms of 14,002m².
The proposal also makes provision for “pad sites” to cater for a stand-alone fast food outlet and service station with a combined site area of 4,065m² fronting Kerr Street.
The development will incorporate the completion of site earthworks, internal driveways, car parking for 615 vehicles, signage and landscaping works.
Location – Ballina, NSW, Australia
Year – 2001 to present
Client – Ballina Central Properties Pty Ltd
PLANNERS NORTH, Town Planners, Northern Rivers, NSW