A city bursting with investment, development and business potential

The real key to good business – as any good real estate agent will tell you – is to see where growth is imminent and get on the bandwagon.

Lismore is the commercial and social heart of the Northern Rivers and is poised as a centre for growth and investment.

Council has placed significant time and effort into nurturing business partnerships and developments within the city that are now thriving – and we have several housing developments that will increase our population significantly into the future. We also have major education and health developments underway, which is creating an array of opportunity for savvy investors and smart business people.

Lismore is seeing a radical rise in commercial and industrial development with figures showing there has already been $50 million worth of development approved this year alone.

Lismore can tick a lot of boxes when it comes to investment – we are a university city; we have two health precincts and the region’s major hospital; we have a vibrant CBD and retail precinct; we have industrial land for sale; we have a strong small business base; we are a regional sporting centre attracting international tournaments; we have a skilled labour force; and we have great cultural diversity and a thriving arts and community sector.

Lismore can also tick one other box that astute investors always look for – a life. We are a place that offers a lifestyle and a community that attracts people from all walks of life, who want to stay and make this place their own. We know that business can only succeed if communities do, which is why we pride ourselves on being a community that is vibrant and people feel proud to belong to.

From a business and development perspective, Lismore city has lots to offer.

Business facilitation: We are a business-friendly Council with a Manager of Economic Development who can establish conversations with Council staff and/or external partners to ensure you can establish and grow your business in Lismore. We want to cut through barriers and get you on your way.

Industry development: We have a diverse industry base with a good mix of national and local operators. Industry strengths include agriculture and food production, plus we have a major health care and allied health services sector. Our focus is on workforce development and to that end we work with industry to develop and strengthen collaborative partnerships.

Social enterprise: Social enterprise projects and community economic development initiatives are encouraged in Lismore. We put a great deal of value in our people and promote entrepreneurial activity. We have some amazing success stories and know we are a great base in which innovation in a changing world can thrive.

Economic profiling: We understand the importance of having critical business and economic data for good decision making. We have that data at our fingertips for you to access and we have excellent relationships with state and federal government agencies.

Act now to seize on the future potential Lismore holds. To start your investment conversation today, phone our Manager of Economic Development on 6625 0458.