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100 jobs created at local medicinal cannabis facility
Up to 100 new local jobs will be created at a multi-million dollar medicinal cannabis operation in the Lismore Local Government Area.
120 years of RFS volunteering recognised by Lismore Mayor
Three generations of the Battistuzzi family are currently active members of the Clunes Rural Fire Brigade and today Lismore City Council thanked them for over 120 years of combined service to the community.
1950s and 1960s
1950s and 1960s. History of Lismore.
2020 Australia Day Awards
2020 Australia Day winners help make our community a special place to live
David Henderson was one of six individuals and groups recognised at the Australia Day ceremony on 26 January at Lismore City Hall, where Mayor Isaac Smith also welcomed more than 50 new Australians in the annual citizenship Ceremony.
A city bursting with investment, development and business potential
Detailing the economic, social and growth potential of Lismore as a smart place to invest, develop or start your business.
A guide to fees and charges for all Council services
Our annual Fees & Charges.
A guide to fire safety for business owners
Fire safety regulations and tips for business owners.
A guide to making your home fire safe
Fire safety in the home tips and regulations.
A guide to on-site sewage management
On-site sewage management regulations.
A guide to our committees, panels and advisory groups
We have several committees, panels and advisory groups which play an important role in providing input on different issues for Council.
A musical feast at 2020 Norco Eat the Street Festival
Once you have tantalised your tastebuds at the 2020 Norco Eat the Street Food Festival, head over to the Southern Cross University Entertainment Stage and excite your ears with local talent and the Brisbane-based octet Steele Syndicate.
A new century
Beggining of the 20th century. History of Lismore.
A new Economic Development Strategy for Lismore
Economic Development Strategy
A regional airport with everything you need
Lismore Regional Airport details and associated information on car parking and airport facilities.
A short history of flooding in Lismore
A history of flooding in Lismore and Lismore floods.
A step-by step guide to plumbing approvals
Notice of Works for plumbers to undertake work in the Lismore LGA. Following plumbing reforms, this replaced the Plumbing Permit.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory contains a full list of ATSI services in the Lismore Local Government Area.
History of Lismore. Acknowledgements.
Advice on the safe disposal and management of asbestos
Information on safe disposal and management of asbestos in the home.
All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z
All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z.
Alternative lifestyles and sustainable living. Nimbin 1973 Aquarius Festival. Hippies come to Northern Rivers. History of Lismore.
Annual African football friendly postponed
Lismore City Council staff will be looking to retain their trophy when the African All Stars vs Lismore Legends annual soccer match kicks off on Wednesday, 13 November.
Apply now for trade parking permits
Are you planning an event in the Lismore area?
Information and forms for holding a festival or event on a public street, footpath, open space or property owned and/or maintained by Council.
Asia Pacific accord grows cities through shared innovation
Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith signed an accord with 146 other countries this week that commits local government to sharing innovation to grow cities across the Asia Pacific region.
Australia Day Award nominations open
Lismore City Council is calling for nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards.
Award-winning author in conversation at Goonellabah Library
Award-winning author Chris Hammer will appear 'In Conversation' at the Goonellabah Library in early March courtesy of Richmond Tweed Regional Library's new Regional Readers Book Club.
Big Scrub Rainforest Day offers up Science in the Pub and more
The 21st annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day includes four days of exciting events across the region from September 19 to 22.
Biodiversity Awards recognise environmental excellence
Local people working to protest the local environment have been recognised at the second Lismore Biodversity Awards announced last night (12 September).
Birds in Backyards
Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions
Reporting to fulfil Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions set by the NSW Government Department of Planning.
Bushfire Emergency Information
Business Papers and Agendas for Committees and Advisory Groups
Our business papers, agendas and minutes for council meetings, committees and advisory groups.
Busking on public land
Council regulations and application forms for busking.
Can Natural Sequence Farming change our future?
Lismore City Council is hosting training into Natural Sequence Farming from 23-26 September at Jiggi Hall in an effort to contribute to flood mitigation and explore ways to combat climate change.
Cemetery and crematorium facilities and services
Lismore Memorial Gardens lawn cemetery and crematorium services and facilities including the Lismore Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Gardens Register for burial plots.
Checklist: Building Information Certificate (BC)
Checklist: Certificate of Compliance Application Section 305 (S305)
Checklist: Complying Development Certificate (CDC)
Checklist: Construction Certificate - building (CC)
Checklist: Development and Construction Certificate Applications (Class 1 and 10)
Checklist: Development Applications
Checklist: Dwelling Entitlement Application (DE)
Checklist: Events Application
Checklist: Occupation Certificate Application (OC)
Checklist: Pre-lodgement Advice Application (PRE)
Checklist: Section 138 Application (S138)
Checklist: Section 68 - Install/Construct/Alter/Upgrade a Sewage Management Facility Application (ONSITE)
Checklist: Section 68 Application (S68)
Checklist: Section 8.2 Review of Determination Application (S8.2)
Checklist: Section 96 Modification (S96)
Checklist: Subdivision Certificate Application (SC)
Checklist: Subdivision Works Certificate Application (SWCA)
Checklist: Trade Waste Application (TW)
Checklist: Works as Executed Plans (WAE)
Choose to reuse and join Second Hand Saturday
Want to do your bit to spread the love and not the landfill? Choose to reuse this spring and join forces with your local community for the Second Hand Saturday garage sale day on 28 September.
Community feedback wanted on rates consultation
Lismore City Council is asking the community for vital input into a 10-year rating strategy over the next two months.
Community grant helps koalas triumph against the odds
A $5000 community grant has helped Friends of the Koala (FOK) build a permanent home for a very special koala.
Compost sales on hold until further notice
Lismore City Council has temporarily stopped compost sales until further notice.
Constructed wetland helps treat water quality
Our $180,000 constructed wetland at Slaters Creek in North Lismore will improve water quality flowing from the Slaters Creek catchment into the Wilsons River.
Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register
Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register
Contracts over $150,000 awarded by Council - GIPA reporting
A list of Council contracts over $150,000 that have been awarded.
Corndale farmers go for big restoration results
Corndale farmers Jean Marc and Morgane Furio have planted 700 trees on their 50-hectare property as part of a project to restore waterways and improve biodiversity and habitat.
Council calls for community feedback on draft budget
Lismore City Council will place its draft Delivery Program (2017-21) and Operational Plan (2019/20 budget) on public exhibition from Friday 24 May for community feedback.
Council closes Revolve Shop as COVID-19 precaution
Lismore City Council is taking a proactive approach in response to the rapidly-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has closed the Lismore Revolve Shop indefinitely.
Council commences COVID-19 relief measures
Lismore City Council will reduce fees and defer the commencement of interest on overdue payments by 60 days as part of a range of measures to help residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council elections postponed; meetings to go online
The NSW Government has postponed the September local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
Council lifts restrictions on supermarket deliveries
Lismore City Council has removed all restrictions, delivery curfews and planning constraints on supermarket loading bays to help them meet current demand in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Council supports National Tree Day in Lismore
Council partners with the Wilsons River Landcare Group and other supporters each year for Planet Ark's National Tree Day in July.
Council votes to raise rates to invest in roads
Lismore City Council Councillors last night voted to apply for a special rate variation over four years to fund a massive investment in our local roads and help re-invigorate the CBD.
Council wins NSW award for innovative treatment plant
Lismore City Council has won an excellence award at the 2019 Local Government Awards for the innovative - and under budget - $25 million South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant.
Councillors call on Governments for COVID-19 assistance
Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city
Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city.
Council's certification services
Principal Cerifying Authority services provided by Council and our Building Certification Team.
COVID-19 forces major changes to waste disposal
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station have reopened today as essential services only.
Development & Design Manual, Standard Drawings and Construction Manual
Development & Design Manual, Standards Drawings and Construction Manual.
Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2000 applies
Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2000 applies.
Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2012 applies
Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2012 applies.
Disclaimer and internet privacy statement
Our Disclaimer and Internet Privacy Statement regarding the Lismore City Council website and our obligations to our constituents surrounding the content of the website.
Dunoon farmer pays the price for scare gun
A blueberry farming company in Dunoon has paid a hefty price for challenging a fine issued by Lismore City Council in relation to the use of a bird scare gun.
Early settlers and sawyers
Early settlers and sawyers. History of Lismore.
Easy to do Business helps you cut through red tape and open your business faster
Eat the Street food festival to go ahead as planned
Lismore's annual street food festival Eat the Street will go ahead as planned this Saturday, 14 March in the Lismore CBD following the federal government's latest advice about public events and the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Eat the Street serves up delicious fun for all ages
If you love your food, art and music, then Lismore is the place to be on Saturday March 14 as the much loved Eat the Street festival returns for its sixth year with a new sponsor - NORCO.
Educational resources, booklets and planning tools for landholders
Engage with the democratic process through our meetings and briefings
There are many ways to engage with Council and Councillors. We encourage people to attend our meetings and briefings to stay up-to-date with the many issues affecting our Local Government Area. Ordinary Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Council Chambers from 6pm.
Ensuring a safe and healthy Eat the Street
Eat the Street Food Festival is happening in the Lismore City Centre this Saturday, 14 March from 12pm to 9pm.
Lismore City Council is committed to providing a safe, healthy and enjoyable experience for all involved at the event.
Environmental and noxious weeds in the Northern Rivers
Information on environmental and noxious weeds in the Northern Rivers and contacts details for Far North Coast Weeds.
ePlanning Tools to help you with planning and development matters fast
The NSW PlanningHub provides free access to information to help you prepare, lodge and track development applications.
Essential services continue under new COVID-19 restrictions
Lismore City Council is continuing essential services while ensuring the safety of employees and community members following the announcement of new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday night.
Evacuated residents can return home
Lismore City Council today conducted impact assessments of certain roads of the
Tuntable area. After consultation with the RFS and Emergency Operations Centre it
is agreed that residents in nominated roads can return home.
Explore the beauty and diversity of the Northern Rivers region
Lismore and Nimbin Tourism runs the Lismore Visitor Information Centre and the Nimbin Visitor Information Centre. They provide information on everything to see and do in the region.
Extraordinary meeting called to discuss rates
An extraordinary meeting of Lismore City Council has been called for this Friday, 27 March to discuss possible rate relief for ratepayers facing hardship from COVID-19.
Facilities closed and services reduced to guard against COVID-19
In line with NSW Government announcements seeking to minimise the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lismore City Council has made significant changes to its service delivery.
Feedback wanted for new Economic Development Strategy
Lismore City Council is developing a new Economic Development Strategy and is seeking input from the business community on how to grow Lismore as a regional city into the future.
Field Days and Events
Find out how flood levels and your floor height compares
Information on flood levels and floor heights in Lismore city.
Fines for dumping rubbish at our local op shops
If people dump rubbish outside of op-shops they will be caught on our newly installed CCTV cameras and fined up to $2000, Lismore City Council's Environmental Compliance Officer Stuart Thomson has warned.
Fire safety regulations for all development in the Lismore LGA
Fire safety requirements for new and existing buildings.
Firefighters work to extinguish fire; air pollution alert in place
Firefighters are slowly making progress extinguishing a fire burning in nine large compost piles at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
Flood levels and floor heights
FOR EMERGENCIES PHONE 000 | FOR FLOOD OR STORM HELP PHONE 132 500
Essential information on flooding in Lismore such as flood heights and floor levels, CBD floor maps for businesses, radio stations, council contacts, emergency contacts, a history of flooding and more.
Foster to relive past glories at Masters Games
Former Socceroo captain and Lismore local Craig Foster is returning to his hometown this September to participate in the 2019 Lismore Workers Masters Games.
Free biodiversity field days prove popular with landholders
Lismore City Council's first Rural Landholder Initiative field day for 2019 has proven popular with local landholders and is booked out.
Free Christmas fun at 2019 Carols in the Heart
Australian country music legend Adam Harvey has been announced as the headline act for this year's Shopbaby Carols in the Heart.
Free entry to Memorial Baths for bushfire evacuees
Lismore City Council is offering free entry to the Lismore Memorial Baths for families who have evacuated because of the bushfires.
Free field day for landholders living with koalas
Council is inviting farmers, graziers and other landholders on the Wilsons and Richmond floodplains to a free field day about living with koalas on rural lands.
Free pocket guide gives tradies good access
Jenny Clark has co-owned a local building business for 38 years and describes the new Tradies Guide to Good Access as "brilliant".
Frequently asked questions about rates and charges
Frequently asked questions about your Council rates.
Frequently asked questions about water meters
Information and frequently asked questions about water meters, infrastructure and water meter repairs and damage.
From Masterchef to Masterclass at Norco Eat the Street
Budding home chefs will remember the infectiously bubbly and seriously talented Georgia Barnes from the 2015 season of Masterchef. With the aim to inspire everyday people to cook from scratch and to see the beauty in real food, Georgia will be headline guest chef at this year's Norco Eat the Street courtesy of festival partner Northern Cooperative Meat Company.
Get a bargain at Second Hand Saturday
Second Hand Saturday - the country's biggest garage sale - will be held again this Saturday, 28 September.
Get active and help stop species extinction
Lismore City Council's Biodiversity Officer Wendy Neilan is encouraging people to get active in their local community following the release of a United Nations-backed report that paints a bleak picture for the world's species.
Get the inside scoop on council life with Mandy Nolan
Local government is a powerful way to make a difference in your community. But what does it involve? What kind of challenges will come your way? How do you learn not to take things personally? How do you sit through long meetings without falling asleep?
Guidelines for all development in the Lismore LGA
Development guidelines for the Lismore LGA.
Hairdressers, beauty salons, tattoos and piercing parlours
Council regulations and requirements for beauty salons, tattoo and piercing parlours and hairdressers.
Handy hints and tips to save dollars and live more sustainably
Handy hints and tips on sustainability in the home. This includes measures to save energy and money in your living areas, outdoor spaces and garden, and the bathroom and laundry.
Help plan your future - additional workshop for Lismore
Lismore City Council is holding an additional community workshop in in late February as part of its Planning for Lismore's Future engagement exercise.
Heritage Park to get makeover while parks are closed
Historical information about the city of Lismore
History of Lismore.
Historical tales of a floodplain town
Lismore flood stories written by Margaret Henderson, Richmond River Historical Society.
HMAS Lismore. History of Lismore.
How to deal with barking dogs in your street or neighbourhood
Ways to deal with barking dogs and noise from dogs in your street or neighbourhood.
How to deal with loud noise in your neighbourhood
Information on neighbourhood noise and how to deal with it.
How to hire a park or public space
In order to hire a park or public space you need to fill out our Park Booking Form.
How to make a submission in support or objection of a DA
How to make a submission in support or objection of a development application.
How to obtain Section 138 approvals
Section 138 approvals for plumbing, water, sewer and wastewater works.
Important information on how Council operates
Operations and functions of Lismore City Council including the Code of Conduct.
Important information on our use of pesticides in parks, gardens and sporting fields
Council uses a wide range of pesticides to control insects, weeds, termites, fungus and many other pests in public areas. This includes parks, gardens and sporting fields as well as Council-operated facilities such as the Lismore Memorial Gardens.
Improving the health and water quality of our waterways
The Cleaner Waterways Program is a project to improve the water quality of local creeks and our stormwater to protect the health of the Wilsons and Richmond Rivers.
Independent, critical economic analysis for Lismore city
The Lismore City Economic Profile provides independent, critical economic analysis for Lismore city by combining 11 different data sets to build the story of our local economy, how it’s changing and how it compares to other areas.
Independent, critical social information and analysis of Lismore
The Lismore City Community Profile provides independent, critical social analysis for Lismore city by combining 11 different data sets to build the story of our local community, how it’s changing and how it compares to other areas.
Information about magpies, swooping behaviour and tips for staying safe
Information about the pruning and removal of trees on private and public land
Information on the pruning and removal of trees on public and private land.
Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city
Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city.
Information on construction approvals and building compliance
Information on Construction Certificate issued by Council or a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) and building compliance.
Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague
Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague.
Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance
Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance.
Information on how to resolve neighbourhood disputes
Information on what to do in the event of a neighbourhood dispute.
Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice
Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice
Information on our local quarries
Information on Blakebrook Quarry and Tucombil Quarry including opening hours, products and services.
Information on our waste operations arm Northern Rivers Waste
Information on Northern Rivers Waste, Materials Recovery Facility, Revolve Shop, Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, Save n Waste Store, Wyrallh Road Waste Facility, was vouchers, recycling rules, Glass Processing Plant.
Information on running a small home-based business
Information and requirements for running a small, home-based business or home occupation.
Information on volunteering with Council
Information on volunteering with Council
Information on wildlife, koalas and who to contact if you find injured animals
Information on wildlife, koalas and contact details for injured wildlife organisations including WIRES, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers and Friends of the Koala.
Install a rainwater tank at your home and start saving
Information on rainwater tanks and drinking rainwater. This includes water quality and protecting water quality, chemicals, disinfecting, fighting fires, tank sizes and more.
Investigating and planning for the LGA's future housing needs
The Lismore Housing Strategy highlights current and future housing needs of the Lismore LGA and an action plan to meet these needs.
Join the Garden Party at 2020 Norco Eat the Street Festival
For the first time the Back Alley Gallery will be transformed into a private retreat, giving festival attendees the option to escape the crowds and relax in a laid-back atmosphere with live music, a private bar, private facilities and lots of seating.
Koala survey provides vital data to help save koalas
More than 90% of people in the Northern Rivers are happy to live among koalas and want to see them protected, a major community survey has found.
Last chance to nominate for 2019 Biodiversity Awards
Lismore City Council is encouraging people to nominate for the biennial Lismore Biodiversity Awards by 28 June to celebrate and recognise excellence in environmental stewardship.
Last chance to register for historic Masters Games
Organisers of the 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games are urging people not to dilly dally as registrations for the 2019 event close on 23 August.
Last chance to shape new Economic Development Strategy
Lismore City Council is calling on businesses to help shape Lismore's new Economic Development Strategy and register for the final consultation workshops next week.
Let's celebrate together at NAIDOC Day 2019
People are invited to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at Lismore City Council's annual NAIDOC Celebration Day on Thursday, 4 July.
Level 1 water restrictions across Lismore LGA
Level 1 Water Restrictions will apply to Lismore Local Government Area as of Saturday 7 December 2019.
Nimbin is now on Level 3 Water Restrictions.
Level 2 water restrictions for Nimbin
Level 2 water restrictions have been introduced in Nimbin, effective immediately.
Level 2 water restrictions set for 20 January 2020
Poor rainfall outlook coupled with high water demand over the holiday period has prompted water restrictions to be elevated to Level 2 for the Lismore Local Government Area, excluding Nimbin, effective Monday, 20 January 2020.
Liquid trade waste and how to dispose of it
Information on the safe discharging of liquid trade waste.
Lismore Biodiversity Awards
Lismore City Council forms A-Z
Lismore City Council forms A-Z.
Lismore City Council's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
Lismore City Council's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
Lismore Community Solar Australia's first community/council solar farm
Lismore City Council and Farming the Sun have established a community-owned solar farm in Lismore.
Lismore Late Nighter bus helps CBD revellers get home safe
The Lismore Late Nighter is a bus service that operates every Saturday night, ensuring revellers in the CBD can get home safely.
Lismore Memorial Baths and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre
Information on the Lismore Memorial Baths and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Lismore Memorial Baths reopens with a splash
The Lismore Memorial Baths will reopen next Monday, 9 September for the 2019/20 swimming season.
Lismore's Rappville Wishing Tree spreads Christmas Cheer
Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith today handed over Christmas presents donated by the Lismore community for those affected by the recent Rappville fires to Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow.
Living Christmas tree carries on recycled tradition
Lismore's 2019 recycled Christmas tree was unveiled in the CBD today - and it's alive.
Local koala trees poisoned
Lismore City Council is investigating the illegal poisoning of a mature Tallowwood koala food tree and a Bloodwood tree in a neighbourhood park in Fischer Street, Goonellabah.
Local libraries to close for two weeks due to coronavirus
Member Councils of Richmond Tweed Regional Library are taking a proactive approach in response to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have made the decision to temporarily close all Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches from tomorrow as a preventative measure to support the health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and the community.
Lorraine Gordon announced as 2020 Australia Day Ambassador
Lorraine Gordon has been announced as the 2020 Australia Day ambassador for Lismore.
Maintaining respect and safety in our community
Lismore City Council can confirm that a small number of residents have recently received notices prohibiting them from attending Council meetings for a period of time, on the basis of specific and repeated incidents of disorderly conduct and unacceptable risks to the health and safety of others.
Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services
Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services.
Major Events grant for North Coast National
The North Coast National has received a $10,000 grant under Lismore City Council's Major Events Fund to help with this year's Lismore Show, Mayor Isaac Smith said.
Make a bid for surplus Council equipment via BidCoast
Council sells surplus equipment and assets via auctions on the BidCoast website.
Make a Payment
Options for paying rate and water accounts. This includes online, in person, via regular post or via Post billpay.
Managing the health and habitat of our koala population in south-east Lismore
The Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for south-east Lismore (CKPoM) aims to protect the koala population found in the southeast of the LGA, one of the most significant on the NSW North Coast.
Managing the health of the Richmond River estuary
The Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Richmond River Estuary contains key environmental issues and actions to address these estuary management issues.
Managing water quality and localised flooding issues
Our Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) focuses on managing water quality and quantity issues in the Wilsons River and Tucki Tucki Creek, which receive stormwater runoff from the Lismore urban area.
Masters Games early bird registrations close 28 June
If you've been thinking of signing up for the Masters Games, now is the time to take the plunge - before early bird registrations close on 28 June.
Mature players wanted for new Masters basketball comp
Basketball is one of three new sports being played as part of the 2019 Lismore Workers Masters Games - and new players are wanted!
Mayor Smith welcomes direct return flights to Sydney
Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith has welcomed the decision by Regional Express to trial direct flights between Lismore and Sydney next month.
Media Statement: Maintaining respect and safety in our community
Mental Health focus of International Women's Day Lunch
This year, Lismore City Council is hosting an International Women's Day Luncheon with the theme An equal world is an enabled world.
Minor residential development
Information on development applications for minor residential development such as decks, carports, pergolas, patios etc.
Modifications (Section 4.55 applications) and Review of Determination
Section 96 applications and Section 82A Review of Determination.
Mouse house the centrepiece of Kadina Park upgrade
Kadina Park in Goonellabah has recently been upgraded with more than $235,000 worth of improvements.
New CCTV cameras a good look for Lismore and Nimbin
Lismore City Council is currently installing new CCTV cameras in Lismore and Nimbin as part of two projects to increase safety in both locations.
New CCTV cameras a good look for Nimbin village
Lismore City Council has completed the upgrade of the CCTV camera network within the Nimbin Village.
New directors help transform Council for the better
Lismore City Council has appointed two new directors whose extensive experience will help Council transform into a modern and efficient organisation.
New guide promotes biodiversity in backyards
My Local Native Garden Guide is designed to inspire urban, village and rural residential home owners to invite the natural world into their gardens.
New public only water fill station in Lismore
A new water fill station for public use has been installed by Rous County Council in response to increased demand for water carters and supply delays.
New rates proposal now open for community feedback
Lismore City Council has launched a second round of community consultation on rates with a new proposal for consideration.
New sandstone safety barriers installed at The Quad
Stylish sandstone barriers that double as seats have replaced the temporary orange crash barriers at the popular Lismore Quad.
New security measures at Council meetings
Lismore City Council has adopted new security measures for Council Meetings and Briefings to ensure all community members can attend these meetings in a safe environment.
New shipping container amenities opened at Mortimer Field
A modern and flood-ready new amenities block at Mortimer Field was opened on Wednesday, 26 June by Lismore's Deputy Mayor Elly Bird.
Nimbin water restrictions lowered to Level 2
Water restrictions in Nimbin has been lowered to Level 2 after recent rain and water savings by the community has seen the DE Williams Dam return to full capacity.
Nimbin's water restrictions lifted due to rain
Water restrictions in Nimbin have been lifted, thanks to the recent heavy rains.
No playgrounds, park equipment or camping please
With the weekend nearly upon us, Lismore City Council is advising residents not to use playgrounds or park equipment for public health reasons.
Oakes Oval and Eat the Street bring home gold awards
Other Useful Links and Our Partners
Our annual financial reporting
Our annual Financial Reports including General Purpose Financial Statements, Special Purpose Financial Statements and Special Schedules.
Our Annual Reports provide an overview of our progress and financial performance
The Annual Report is one of the key points of accountability between Council and its community. Each Annual Report focuses on our implementation of the Imagine Lismore Four and One Year Plans.
Our beautiful spaces for art and creativity in the heart of the city
Lismore Regional Gallery provides program of exhibitions and events each year. This includes national and international exhibition, children's activities and tours, local group and solo exhibitions plus the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.
Our business paper archives
Archives of our Council business papers from 1998 to 2011.
Our Community Energy Efficiency Program is making Council facilities more sustainable
The Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) was established by the federal government to support local councils and community organisations in improving the energy efficiency of buildings, facilities and streetlighting as well as delivering community education.
Our compliance and enforcement approach to unlawful or non-compliant activity
Our approach to compliance and enforcement activities including our Enforcement Policy and our Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines.
Our first peoples
Our first people. Aboriginal history. History of Lismore.
Our fortnightly publication of Council news and events
We produce a fortnightly publication, Local Matters, for our ratepayers and residents. Local Matters is delivered fortnightly to more than 23,000 homes and PO boxes in the LGA via Australia Post.
Our goal is to self-generate our electricity through renewable sources by 2023
Our 10-year Renewable Energy Master Plan will help us work toward the goal of self-generating all our electricity from renewable sources by 2023
Our latest schedule of roadworks and road maintenance
Current roadworks and road maintenance schedule including road grading, gravel maintenance.
Our Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans
Our Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and Development Control Plans (DCPs).
Our long-term resource planning
Information on our Asset Management Strategy and accompanying Asset Management Plans.
Our online interactive mapping services (GIS)
Lismore area maps (GIS)
Our plan for sport and recreation into the future
The Sport and Recreation Plan 2011-2021 provides a 10-year planning framework for sport and recreation and strategies for the future use and development of sport and recreation facilities, services and programs.
Our plan to increase Aboriginal employment and cultural awareness
Reconciliation Action Plan details stepping stones to increased equality for Aboriginal people. The RAP includes changes to Council's Aboriginal Employment Strategy, better cultural awareness training, facilitating National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week events in partnership with the Aboriginal community; and developing a Supplier Diversity Policy.
Our process for subdivision developments
Information on the process for building subdivisions.
Our Richmond Tweed Regional Library
The Richmond-Tweed Regional Library offers a broad range of services including books, magazines, CDs, videos, and DVDs all available for free home loan. An extensive range of eResources can also be accessed from your phone, tablet or computer.
Our sister city, twin city and friendship relationships with cities around the globe
Our sister city, twin city and friendship relationships with cities around the globe.
Our organisational values.
Overgrown private property
What to do with overgrown blocks and overgrown private property.
Parking permits available for residents in the Lismore Base Hospital Health Precinct
Council operates a Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) within the Lismore Base Hospital Health Precinct, which allows people to apply for a Resident Parking Permit.
PCA certification and our PCA services
Information on Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) certification and PCA services provided by Council's Building Certification Team.
Places to walk your animals without a leash in Lismore
There are three leash-free areas in the Lismore Local Government Area for dog owners - one at Elizabeth Park and two by the Wilsons River.
Plan and Prepare
Local flood information: plan and prepare
Planning strategies and policies covering Lismore LGA
Planning strategies and policies covering Lismore LGA.
Plans that determine developer contributions
Developer contributions plans including the Lismore Contributions Plan Section 94, the Development Servicing Plan for Water Supply and the Development Servicing Plan for Wastewater.
Please be patient at recycling centre this weekend
Lismore City Council is reminding people that there may be delays at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre this weekend and is asking people to be patient.
Police and Council seeking help in Rochdale Theatre attacks
Lismore City Council is extremely concerned about a series of arson attacks at the Rochdale Theatre in Goonellabah.
Pollution monitoring data for our Environmental Protection Licences
Publicly available pollution monitoring data required by the EPA under the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act, 2011 (POELA Act).
History of Lismore. Primordial Lismore.
Privacy relation to information your provide to Council during the employment process.
Project helps create convenient health precincts for Lismore
Plans and information on the Lismore Health Precinct at Lismore Base Hospital and St Vincents Private Hospital.
Promoting and growing our creative industries
Promoting Lismore business through branding, promotions and events
Lismore Business is a partnership between business, Council and the community, governed by the Lismore Business Panel, administered by Council and tasked to implement the Lismore Promotion Program.
Protecting and conserving biodiversity in an active farming region
The Biodiversity Management Strategy (BMS) is designed to protect and conserve biodiversity in our active farming region through a range of management activities and incentives.
Public Notices about Public Land and Roads
Lismore City Council's publication guide.
Q19-165 Prescribed Person Contract - Mobile Phone Services
Receive and pay your rates and water notices electronically with e-Notices
Recycling centre fire extinguished; damage assessed
The fire at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road has been extinguished today by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) with the assistance of Lismore City Council staff.
Recycling centre remains closed due to weekend fire
Residents affected by smoke from a fire at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, are being advised to stay indoors or use a respirator if venturing outside.
Recycling centre remains closed; interim waste measures in place
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, will remain closed until the fire in the compost piles is extinguished and damage to the Materials Recovery Facility is assessed.
Recycling centre staged reopening begins
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, 28 August) with limited services for the community.
Registering for casual employment
How to register for casual employment with Lismore City Council.
Regulations for all on-site sewage management systems
Regulations and requirements for on-site sewage management systems including septic tank systems, aerated waste treatment systems, composting toilets and composting systems, greywater irrigation systems etc.
Regulations for temporary food stalls, mobile vendors and market stallholders
Local government and state regulations and requirements for food premises, restaurants, cafes or any other food business.
Research survey looks at pros and cons of holiday letting
Researchers from Southern Cross University (SCU) are giving residents a chance to voice their opinions on the future of Short-term Holiday Letting (STHL) in the region.
Return and Earn bulk collection centre reopens Friday
The Return and Earn bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen this Friday, 6 September as part of the ongoing staged reopening of the facility.
Revamped collection truck reminds us to ask R U OK?
To mark R U OK? Day today (12 September) Lismore City Council has emblazoned a waste collection truck with the R U OK? message.
Reverse vending machine closes for site upgrade
The Return and Earn reverse vending machine on Brewster Street will close from Thursday, 9 May until Wednesday, 15 May while site upgrades take place.
Riparian restoration field day for rural landholders
Rural landholders looking to improve biodiversity and productivity on their properties are invited to register for Lismore City Council's next Rural Landholder Initiative field day at The Channon on Friday, 24 May.
Risk management plan & flood mapping
Rules and costs for microchipping and registration
Rules and costs for microchipping and registration of cats and dogs.
Rules surrounding stray cats and cat ownership
Respsonsible cat ownership and laws around stray cats.
Rural Landholder Initiative 2020 funding opportunities
Safety requirements for all swimming pools
Requirements for swimming pool safety.
Santa takes up residence at Santa's Wonderland
Santa Claus is coming to town and will be staying at his new Wonderland at 142 Molesworth Street right up until Christmas eve as part of Lismore City Council's Christmas in the Heart celebrations.
Sign up for the opportunity to tender for Council contracts
The Buy Local Project Northern Rivers is a partnership between Council, the Northern NSW Local Health District and the University Centre for Rural Health. Run through the ICN Regional Gateway, it is an online system for Council to place tenders and for local businesses to be advised via email.
Sign up now for online Job Alerts
Sister city relationship fosters lifelong connections
Around 30 students from our American sister city Eau Claire are studying in Lismore this semester as part of an annual university exchange that has been going for more than 20 years.
South Lismore flood mitigation works underway
Work on the South Lismore Flood Mitigation Works Project is likely to commence in the next couple of weeks with SEE Civil recently appointed the principal contractor to undertake bulk earthworks.
Sports lovers descend on Lismore for Masters Games
More than 1600 sports lovers on the wrong side of 30 will take to the field this weekend for the 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games.
Sportsgrounds and sports facilities for hire
Information on hiring our premier sporting grounds, Oakes Oval and Crozier Field, and our main sporting venue, the Gordon Pavilion.
Development and Design Manual Standard Drawings including Sample Drawings.
State of the Environment Reporting provides environmental snapshot
State of the Environment (SoE) Report Summary and Lismore City Council SoE Report Card.
Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood
Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood.
Strategic plans guiding the future of our community
Street Trees Masterplan helps provide a consistent approach to urban tree planting
The Lismore Street Trees Masterplan was adopted in 2008 to provide Lismore City Council will a structured approach to the placement of street trees within the Lismore urban area.
Students and host families wanted for Japanese exchange
Lismore City Council is seeking six lucky high school students to take part in the 2019 Sister City Student Exchange Program to Japan.
Support Lismore backs local businesses amid COVID-19
Lismore City Council is encouraging people to get behind an online campaign aimed at supporting local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sustainable House Day events hosted by Lismore City Council
Sustainable House Day is held every September, giving residents the opportunity to visit homes around the region that are energy and water efficient.
Sydney pump trucked in to douse recycling centre fire
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are transporting a high-power water pump from Sydney to Lismore today to help extinguish the fire still burning in compost piles at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
T19/14 (RFT) - Environmental Sampling and Analytical Services Panel
T19/27 (RFT) - Laurel Avenue to Leycester Street Road Rehabilitation at Diadem Street, Lismore
T2011-14 Security Services
T2016-34 Removal of Biosolids from East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant
T2017-17 EOI Partner To Develop Service Apartments, High Grade Office Space
T2017-8 Casual Plant Hire
T2018-22 Bush Regeneration and Project Development Services 2018
T2018-24 Organics Shredding
T2018-6 Bulk Fuel & Fuel Card Services Supply for Council Plant & Equipment 2018-2021
T2018-7 Bulk Transport of Quarry Materials
T2018-8 Disability Employment Service for Recycling Activities
T2019/23 - Lismore Memorial Baths Solar Pool Heating System
T2019-01 Project Delivery Panel
T2019-16 Prescribed Person Contract - Internal Audit Services LGP218
T2019-2 Transport and Disposal of General Solid Waste
T2019-20 Lismore Flood Diversion Channel.
T2019-21 Prescribed Person Contract: LGP ELO519 (Supply of Electricity and Green Power)
TAFE artist takes up residence at Revolve Shop
Artist and TAFE student Naomi Mikkelsen has taken up residence at the Revolve Shop to prove that you can turn waste into art.
Take a walk ...
Temporary stop to asbestos disposal at Lismore waste facility
Lismore City Council's Waste and Resource Recovery Facility at Wyrallah Road is no longer able to accept any asbestos waste from June 3 2019, until further notice.
The arrival of Europeans
The arrival of Europeans. History of Lismore.
The organisational structure of our senior management
Our senior staff and staff structure including the General Manager, Executive Director Sustainable Development and the Executive Director Infrastructure Services.
Three-week loans are back at your local library
Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches have returned to a three-week loan period from today.
Tis the season for birds and birdwatching
Lismore City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in this year's Aussie Backyard Bird Count by simply downloading the app and start counting.
From 1800s to Federations. History of Lismore.
Two Free field days - Get the Latest Buzz On Native Bees
Two fascinating events will be held in early March for macadamia and avocado growers who are passionate about pollination and are looking for ways to improve productivity and support the natural ecosystems on their farms.
Upcycle Your School Holidays - for free!
Lismore City Council is once again holding a free school holiday fun day, Upcycle Your School Holidays, on Tuesday, 16 April at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
Urban Green Corridors Plan helps restore native bushland and wildlife habitat
Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees
Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees.
Water saving tips and water education activities
Water Wednesday is coming to Rocky Creek Dam!
To celebrate the school holidays, Lismore City Council is inviting families to Water Wednesday at Rocky Creek Dam on 9 October.
We provide help and guidance for business success
We provide advice and guidance for new and existing businesses, investors and developers to meet Council regulations, navigate red tape and succeed in doing business in Lismore.
What to do about dividing fences
Information on dividing fences and disputes around dividing fences.
What to do if you find livestock on your property or wandering around
Information about what to do when you find livestock loose or wandering on the road on on your property.
What to do if you have lost or found a dog
What to do and who to call if you have lost or found a dog.
What to do in a Flood: After
What to do in a Flood: Before
What to do in a Flood: During
Why work for Lismore City Council?
Work underway on Lismore Flood Mitigation project
Work is underway on the $8.2 million South Lismore Flood Mitigation Project, with Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith today inspecting the progress.
World Cup baseball contenders swing into Lismore
Canadian and Australian baseball teams competing in the Under 18 World Cup in South Korea this September will be training in Lismore from next week in the lead-up to the big event.
WWI, between the wars and WWII
World War One and World War Two. History of Lismore.
Wyrallah Road Landfill and Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre Reports - Historical
Young female Ranger named 2019 Outstanding Employee
Lismore City Council Ranger Skyhe Hoyt was named the 2019 Lismore Business Awards Outstanding Young Employee of the Year at the annual awards night on 20 July.
Your Councillors @ Work
Your Councillors at Work
Phone and email contacts for Lismore City Council Councillors.
Your guide to exempt and complying development
Your guide to exempt and complying development.
Your guide to local sportgrounds affected by weather
Sporting field closures and sportground conditions due to wet weather.
Your step-by-step guide to the development application process
A step-by-step guide on how to lodge a development application.