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$10 million State grant to replace ageing wooden bridges

Lismore City Council has received a State Government grant of almost $10 million to replace 10 ageing timber bridges across the Local Government Area.
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$2.5 million walking track investment in Nimbin tourism

Lismore City Council has received funding totalling $2,546,640 from both the Federal and State governments to build a 1.1km Rainbow Road Walking Track in Nimbin.
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1950s and 1960s

1950s and 1960s. History of Lismore.
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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.
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A guide to fees and charges for all Council services

Our annual Fees & Charges.
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A guide to fire safety for business owners

Fire safety regulations and tips for business owners.
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A guide to making your home fire safe

Fire safety in the home tips and regulations.
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A guide to on-site sewage management

On-site sewage management regulations.
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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.
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A new century

Beggining of the 20th century. History of Lismore.
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A new Economic Development Strategy for Lismore

Economic Development Strategy
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A new Richmond River Coastal Management Program is underway

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.
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A regional airport with everything you need

Lismore Regional Airport details and associated information on car parking and airport facilities.
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A short history of flooding in Lismore

A history of flooding in Lismore and Lismore floods.
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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.
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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.
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Acknowledgements

History of Lismore. Acknowledgements.
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Advice on the safe disposal and management of asbestos

Information on safe disposal and management of asbestos in the home.
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Airport brings economic and job benefits to our community

TAFE NSW and Airways Aviation will start delivering world-class training to students at Airways Aviationís base from this month at the Lismore Regional Airport, Lismore City Councilís Commercial Services Business Manager Kevin Trustum said.
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All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z

All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z.
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Alternative lifestyles

Alternative lifestyles and sustainable living. Nimbin 1973 Aquarius Festival. Hippies come to Northern Rivers. History of Lismore.
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Annual Report maps a year of change, challenge and success

Despite being Mayor of Lismore and a Councillor for 12 years, Isaac Smith said every year when the Annual Report is released, he is humbled to read just how much Council delivers for the community.
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Apply for a business grant to become flood ready

Lismore City Council is urging eligible local businesses to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to help make their businesses flood ready.
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Apply now for trade parking permits


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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.
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Ashleigh Ralph appointed new Director of Regional Gallery

Lismore City Mayor Vanessa Ekins is excited to announce that Ashleigh Ralph has been appointed as the new Director of the Lismore Regional Gallery, effective from 28 June.
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Australia Day Award nominees and Ambassador announced

Doug Hawkins is Lismore's 2021 Australia Day Ambassador.
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Awarded Tenders


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Batter Up this weekend with the Sydney Blue Sox

We are excited to announce that the Sydney Blue Sox will play four FREE games against the Canberra Cavalry at our state-of-the-art Albert Park Baseball facility this weekend.
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Be a voice for Lismore and its villages

Lismore City Council is holding two information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council in the September Local Government elections.
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Bin Art Competition Winners Announced

Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street as part of the Lismore Laneways Project designed to create a more vibrant CBD to support our local businesses.
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Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions

Reporting to fulfil Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions set by the NSW Government Department of Planning.
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Browns Creek pumps no match for flash flooding

Lismore has experienced significant flash flooding today and Lismore City Council is urging people to avoid the Lismore CBD and other low-lying areas.
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Business Flood Grant


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Business Papers and Agendas for Committees and Advisory Groups

Our business papers, agendas and minutes for council meetings, committees and advisory groups.
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Busking on public land

Council regulations and application forms for busking.
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Call for public submissions on Council's Draft Budget

Lismore City Council's Draft Budget provides the community with a clear and transparent snapshot of Councilís financial situation and ensures the delivery of services our community needs while also investing in the future, Mayor Vanessa Ekins said.
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Celebrating our unique biodiversity

Lismore City Council is celebrating World Nature Conservation Day and National Tree Day this week to highlight the importance of protecting and conserving our local environment and our unique biodiversity.
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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.
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Checklist: Building Information Certificate (BC)


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Checklist: Certificate of Compliance Application Section 305 (S305)


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Checklist: Complying Development Certificate (CDC)


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Checklist: Construction Certificate - building (CC)


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Checklist: Development and Construction Certificate Applications (Class 1 and 10)


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Checklist: Development Applications


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Checklist: Dwelling Entitlement Application (DE)


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Checklist: Events Application


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Checklist: Flood Information Application (FL)


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Checklist: Occupation Certificate Application (OC)


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Checklist: Pre-lodgement Advice Application (PRE)


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Checklist: Section 138 Application (S138)


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Checklist: Section 68 - Install/Construct/Alter/Upgrade a Sewage Management Facility Application (ONSITE)


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Checklist: Section 68 Application (S68)


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Checklist: Section 8.2 Review of Determination Application (S8.2)


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Checklist: Section 96 Modification (S96)


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Checklist: Subdivision Certificate Application (SC)


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Checklist: Subdivision Works Certificate Application (SWCA)


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Checklist: Swimming Pool Clause 22 Certificate of Exemption Application (SPEX)


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Checklist: Trade Waste Application (TW)


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Checklist: Works as Executed Plans (WAE)


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Community works together to open Nimbin Pool

The Nimbin Pool will open to the community in November thanks to the generosity of local community members, who have volunteered to help keep pool visitors COVID-safe.
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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.
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Construction Manual

Construction Manual.
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Contact Us


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Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register

Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register
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Council applauds community for decreased dumping

Lismore City Council would like to say a big thank you to the local community with illegal dumping at charity stores at record lows over the Christmas/New Year period.
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Council facilities remain open, masks are mandatory

In accordance with the NSW Government Public Health Order, face masks are now compulsory at Lismore City Council offices and facilities.
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Council Meetings re-open to the community

With the State Government easing COVID-safety measures, we are once again able to welcome the public into the Council Chamber to watch proceedings.
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Council scholarship in memory of Cory James

Lismore City Council has established an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Scholarship Program in memory of the late Cory James, a young Indigenous Council employee who passed away last year.
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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.
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Council to host International Women's Day Lunch and Awards

Lismore City Council will once again host an International Womenís Day Luncheon and Awards on Monday, 8 March to celebrate the important role women play in our community.
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Council withdraws home sales for unpaid rates

Lismore City Council has reached an agreement with the owners of the homes that were to be auctioned for unpaid rates and will now only proceed with the sale of vacant land.
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Council's certification services

Principal Cerifying Authority services provided by Council and our Building Certification Team.
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Cr Vanessa Ekins elected as Lismore's new Mayor


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Current Requests for Tenders


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Development & Design Manual, Standard Drawings and Construction Manual

Development & Design Manual, Standards Drawings and Construction Manual.
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Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2000 applies

Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2000 applies.
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Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2012 applies

Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2012 applies.
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Dine and Discover NSW Program


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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.
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Doing Business with Council


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Draft Budget and Operational Plan on Public Exhibition

Lismore City Council's Draft Budget provides the community with a clear and transparent snapshot of Councilís financial situation and ensures the delivery of services our community needs while also investing in the future, Mayor Vanessa Ekins said
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Early settlers and sawyers

Early settlers and sawyers. History of Lismore.
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Easy to do Business helps you cut through red tape and open your business faster


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Eat the Street serves up delicious fun for all ages

If you love your food and music, then Lismore is the place to be on Saturday, 21 August as the iconic Eat the Street food, art and music festival returns for its 7th year with a new naming sponsor - the Lismore Workers Club.
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Eat the Street, Shine festivals postponed due to COVID-19

The popular Eat the Street Festival and Shine Festival of Light have been postponed due to COVID-19.
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Eber Butron appointed as Director of Partnerships, Planning and Engagement

Eber Butron has been appointed as Lismore City Councilís Director of Partnerships, Planning and Engagement, Lismore Mayor Vanessa Ekins has announced.
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Educational resources, booklets and planning tools


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Eggins Lane roadworks set to start this Wednesday


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Emergency Management and Community Disaster Resilience Plans


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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.
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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.
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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.
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Federal grant funds solar shade in CBD carpark

Lismore City Council will soon begin construction of a new solar shade structure in the Clyde Campbell Carpark funded through a Federal Government grant.
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Feedback wanted on Laneways concept design

Lismore City Council has released a final concept design for the Lismore Laneways Project and is now seeking community feedback.
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Feedback wanted on new flood study

Lismore City Council is calling for community feedback on the draft Lismore Floodplain Risk Management Study, which recommends new measures to reduce the city's flood risk into the future.
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Feel blue Touch Green puts people in touch with nature for better health


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Find out how flood levels and your floor height compares

Information on flood levels and floor heights in Lismore city.
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Fire safety regulations for all development in the Lismore LGA

Fire safety requirements for new and existing buildings.
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Flood and Hazard Information

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.
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Flood levels and floor heights


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Flood Watch issued for Richmond/Wilsons catchment

The Bureau of Meteorology has released a Flood Watch for the†Richmond/Wilsons river catchment.
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Free field days for local landholders


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Frequently asked questions about rates and charges

Frequently asked questions about your Council rates.
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Frequently asked questions about water meters

Information and frequently asked questions about water meters, infrastructure and water meter repairs and damage.
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George Ellis replaces Hawkins as Australia Day Ambassador

One of Australia's top musical directors and conductors, George Ellis, will replace Doug Hawkins as Lismore's 2021 Australia Day Ambassador at tomorrow's celebrations.
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Get on your bike for the Biketober Challenge

???????Lismore City Council has joined the Biketober Business Challenge and is urging local businesses to sign up and encourage their staff to jump on their bikes in October.
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Get Ready for the fire season this weekend


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Gold Coast Titans to play New Zealand Warriors in Lismore

Lismore City Council is excited to announce that the Gold Coast Titans will play a trial game against the New Zealand Warriors next year in a major coup for the Northern Rivers.
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Government information public access (GIPA)


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Grant funding opportunities


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Grant to make Albert Park Baseball Complex more accessible

Lismore City Mayor Vanessa Ekins today gave Lismore State MP Janelle Saffin a tour of the Albert Park Baseball Complex which has secured a grant of almost $900,000 to improve accessibility and provide female facilities at the popular complex.
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Grants to revitalize the heart of Lismore

Tourism in Lismore is set for an important boost with new funding allocated for two job-creating projects.
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Guidelines for all development in the Lismore LGA

Development guidelines for the Lismore LGA.
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Gungas Road closed due to wet weather damage

Lismore City Council has closed Gungas Road near the entrance to Black Sheep Farm following a preliminary damage assessment completed today after recent heavy rain caused major damage to the road and several causeways.
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Hairdressers, beauty salons, tattoos and piercing parlours

Council regulations and requirements for beauty salons, tattoo and piercing parlours and hairdressers.
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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.
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Hefty fines for illegal dumping over Christmas

Lismore City Council is concerned that charity stores will become the target of illegal dumping over the Christmas break and is reminding people that hefty fines apply for anyone caught dumping.
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Hire a Courtesy Trailer


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Historical information about the city of Lismore

History of Lismore.
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Historical Public Notices


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Historical tales of a floodplain town

Lismore flood stories written by Margaret Henderson, Richmond River Historical Society.
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HMAS Lismore

HMAS Lismore. History of Lismore.
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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.
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How to deal with loud noise in your neighbourhood

Information on neighbourhood noise and how to deal with it.
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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.
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How to obtain Section 138 approvals

Section 138 approvals for plumbing, water, sewer and wastewater works.
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Important information on how Council operates

Operations and functions of Lismore City Council including the Code of Conduct.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Information about magpies, swooping behaviour and tips for staying safe


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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.
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Information for people interested in becoming a Councillor


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Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city

Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city.
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Information on construction approvals and building compliance

Information on Construction Certificate issued by Council or a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) and building compliance.
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Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague

Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague.
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Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance

Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance.
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Information on how to resolve neighbourhood disputes

Information on what to do in the event of a neighbourhood dispute.
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Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice

Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice
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Information on our local quarries

Information on Blakebrook Quarry and Tucombil Quarry including opening hours, products and services.
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Information on our waste operations

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.
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Information on running a small home-based business

Information and requirements for running a small, home-based business or home occupation.
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Information on volunteering with Council

Information on volunteering with Council
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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.
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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.
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International Women's Day 2021 Lunch and Awards


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International Women's Day Awards announced

Five local women were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the Lismore community at Lismore City Councilís International Womenís Day Luncheon.
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IntraMaps and Explanation of its Various Components

Tutorial Videos for IntraMaps
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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.
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Join this year's Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Today marks start of the week-long Aussie Backyard Bird Count. So, what are you waiting for? Itís easy and fun to join in. Just download the free Aussie Bird Count app, walk outside and look to the sky, the trees, the ground and the water - and start counting.
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Kate Webber appointed Executive Director of Corporate Services

Kate Webber has been appointed as Lismore City Councilís Executive Director of Corporate Services, replacing Graeme Towers who was employed on a short-term contract, Mayor Isaac Smith has announced.
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Land handed back to traditional owners

Lismore City Councillors last night voted to return 37 hectares of Council-owned land on the North Lismore Plateau to its traditional owners, the Widjabul Wiabal people.
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Let's celebrate NAIDOC Week together online

Lismore City Council will livestream a special flag-raising ceremony on Facebook this Monday to celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week 2020.
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Liquid trade waste and how to dispose of it

Information on the safe discharging of liquid trade waste.
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Lismore Biodiversity Awards


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Lismore City Council appoints Caretaker General Manager


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Lismore City Council forms A-Z

Lismore City Council forms A-Z.
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Lismore City Council holiday operating hours

Lismore City Council's various sites and offices will have changed operating hours over the Christmas/New Year period.
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Lismore City Council produces solid result for the year

Lismore City Council produced an improved cash balance last financial year and out-performed three critical State Government financial indicators, despite the COVID pandemic and other unexpected events.
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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.
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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.
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Lismore library re-opens after $198,000 refurbishment

Today saw the long-awaited official re-opening of the popular Lismore Library after a $198,000 refurbishment that has created a modern facility the whole community can use and enjoy.
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Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith announces retirement

Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith has announced his retirement after more than 12 years serving on Lismore City Council.
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Lismore Memorial Baths and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre

Information on the Lismore Memorial Baths and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre.
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Lismore Memorial Baths opens for summer

Lismore City Council is pleased to announce that the popular Lismore Memorial Baths will re-open for the summer season on Monday, 21 September.
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Lismore to host 2021 Australian Senior League Championship

Eight baseball teams from across Australia will converge on Lismore next week for the 2021 Australian Senior League Championship.
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Lismore walking trails receive funding boost

Lismore City Council has received funding totalling $660,153 from the Federal and State governments to build a 2km concrete walking trail along the Wilson River, as well as repair the closed trail through Rotary Park in Lismore.
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Lismore's CBD lights up for Shine Festival


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Local businesses are winners from Titans' match

Lismore's CBD businesses enjoyed a massive boost to weekend trade thanks to the NRL's pre-season trial game between the Gold Coast Titans and the New Zealand Warriors at the recently upgraded Oakes Oval.
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Local businesses get flood ready with grants

Lismore City Council's Deputy Mayor Neil Marks today announced 15 Flood Ready grants for local businesses totally $250,000.
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Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services

Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services.
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Make a Payment

Options for paying rate and water accounts. This includes online, in person, via regular post or via Post billpay.
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Mal Meninga kicks off weekend of footy in Lismore

In the lead up to the NRL pre-season match between the Gold Coast Titans and New Zealand Warriors at Oakes Oval, Lismore City Council is hosting a "Night with Rugby League Legends".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mattress Recycling keeps valuable resources out of landfill

Since late 2020 Lismore City Council has been trialling a program to recycle mattresses and keep them out of landfill.
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Mayor calls on REX to rethink flights to Lismore


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Mayor's statement about newspaper's personal attack on General Manager

The Northern Rivers Times must immediately apologise to the General Manager of Lismore City Council Shelley Oldham, the Lismore community and their own readers for the very personal hatchet job they did on its front page this week.
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Michael Donnelly named preferred General Manager Candidate

Michael Donnelly has been named as the preferred candidate for the role of Lismore City Councilís General Manager.
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Minor residential development

Information on development applications for minor residential development such as decks, carports, pergolas, patios etc.
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Modifications (Section 4.55 applications) and Review of Determination

Section 96 applications and Section 82A Review of Determination.
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More sports sign up for 12th Lismore Workers Masters Games

Two new sports have come onboard for the 12th Lismore Workers Masters Games - Mountain Bike and Trail Running.
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New General Manager to be announced soon

Lismore City Councillors last night voted to offer the position of General Manager to their preferred candidate.
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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.
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New road signs: Crikey! Slow down, koalas are about

Lismore City Council will install temporary signage to reduce the number of koalas being hit by vehicles at three identified koala-strike hot spots around Lismore.
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New scholarship and work shirt pay tribute to Cory James

Lismore City Council Acting General Manager Peter Jeuken today unveiled Councilís new Indigenous work shirt in memory of Cory James and announced Malcolm Saunderson as the inaugural recipient of the Cory James Memorial Scholarship.
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New way of lodging Development Applications

The process for lodging a planning and building application with Lismore City Council will change from 28 June 2021. From that date, those lodging a planning application MUST use the online NSW Planning Portal.
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New way of lodging Development Applications

The process for lodging a planning and building application with Lismore City Council will change from 28 June 2021. From that date, those lodging a planning application MUST use the online NSW Planning Portal.
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Nimbin Pool closed for September School Holidays

The Nimbin Pool will remain closed during the September school holidays as we work to comply with the COVID-19 Public Health Orders put in place by the NSW Government.
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Nimbin Pool opens thanks to community volunteers

Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of local volunteers, the free Nimbin Pool will open to the community from Monday, 30 November.
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Nimbin town water supply restored

Lismore City Council has repaired a major water main break at the Nimbin reservoir and is advising residents that water usage can return to normal.
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Nimbin water cut off after major storm hits village

A severe storm at Nimbin overnight has led to a major water main break at the Nimbin reservoir, cutting off the Nimbin town water supply.
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Nominations sought for 2021 Australia Day Awards

Nominations for Lismore City Council's 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open.
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Oakes Oval public toilet upgrade commences

Lismore City Council is upgrading the public toilets located on Dawson Street outside Oakes Oval, with demolition of the existing amenity block commencing next week.
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Open Access Information


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Other hazards


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Other useful links and our partners


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Our annual financial reporting

Our annual Financial Reports including General Purpose Financial Statements, Special Purpose Financial Statements and Special Schedules.
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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.
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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.
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Our business paper archives

Archives of our Council business papers from 1998 to 2011.
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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.
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Our Community Engagement Strategy and Community Participation Plan


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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.
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Our first peoples

Our first people. Aboriginal history. History of Lismore.
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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.
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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
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Our latest schedule of roadworks and road maintenance

Current roadworks and road maintenance schedule including road grading, gravel maintenance.
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Our Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans

Our Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and Development Control Plans (DCPs).
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Our long-term resource planning

Information on our Asset Management Strategy and accompanying Asset Management Plans.
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Our online interactive mapping services (GIS)

Lismore area maps (GIS)
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Our plan for sport and recreation into the future

The Sport and Recreation Plan to 2024 provides a†planning framework for sport and recreation and strategies for the future use and development of sport and recreation facilities, services and programs.
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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.
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Our process for subdivision developments

Information on the process for building subdivisions.
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Our Procurement Focus


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Our Procurement Tools


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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.
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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.
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Our Tenders


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Our Values

Our organisational values.
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Overgrown private property

What to do with overgrown blocks and overgrown private property.
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Parking changes at Lismore Base Hospital deferred for three months

Parking restrictions around Lismore Base Hospital will remain unchanged for the next three months after Councillors voted to defer re-introducing paid and time-limited parking in the precinct.
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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.
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Parking restrictions are to be re-introduced in Lismore Hospital precinct

All-day paid parking along Hunter and Dalziel streets and time-limited parking along Weaver and McKenzie streets and Laurel Avenue will be re-introduced from Monday, 19 October 2020.
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Parking restrictions reintroduced in hospital precinct

Lismore City Council will return parking controls around the Lismore Base Hospital to pre-COVID conditions from Monday, 18 January 2021.
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Parklets to attract visitors, shoppers back to CBD

The first of two Ďparkletsí to help encourage people to visit the CBD was installed in Keen Street this morning, near the Embassy Arcade, under a program funded by the NSW Government.
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Parks and Sportsgrounds for Hire


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PCA certification and our PCA services

Information on Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) certification and PCA services provided by Council's Building Certification Team.
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Pecuniary Interest Declarations


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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.
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Plan and Prepare

Local flood information: plan and prepare
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Planning strategies and policies covering Lismore LGA

Planning strategies and policies covering Lismore LGA.
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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.
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PM declares Northern Rivers natural disaster area

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have visited Lismore today to view flood damage and declare the Northern Rivers a natural disaster area.
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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).
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Positions Vacant


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Prepare for flash flooding as more rain expected

Motorists and business owners in low lying areas of the CBD are advised to be aware of the risk of flash flooding overnight as the Wilsons River rises and Council close levee gates this evening.
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Primordial Lismore

History of Lismore. Primordial Lismore.
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Privacy

Privacy relation to information your provide to Council during the employment process.
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Promoting and growing our creative industries


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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.
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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.
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Public Notices about Public Land and Roads


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Publication guide

Lismore City Council's publication guide.
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Rebuild of Materials Recovery Facility nears completion

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre is a hive of activity this week, with work to rebuild the $3.65 million Material Recovery Facility (MRF) after it was damaged following a fire in August 2019.
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Receive and pay your rates and water notices electronically with e-Notices


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Recently Closed Requests


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Register your Pet

Register your Pet
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Registering for casual employment

How to register for casual employment with Lismore City Council.
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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.
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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.
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Revolve Shop re-opens, new hours at Council's waste facilities

Lismore City Council is pleased to announce that the popular Revolve Shop at the Recycling & Recovery Centre will re-open next week after it was closed due to COVID-19.
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Risk management plan & flood mapping


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Roads crews working hard to fix urgent flood damage

Lismore City Council road crews are working at full capacity today across the Lismore Local Government Area fixing the most urgent flood repairs.
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Roads reopened in Lismore after flash flooding

Lismore City Council has reopened all roads in central Lismore which were closed due to yesterday's flash flooding.
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Rules surrounding stray cats and cat ownership

Respsonsible cat ownership and laws around stray cats.
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Rural Landholder Initiative assists landholders through education and incentives

Lismore City Council is assisting rural landholders through the Rural Landholder Initiative.
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Safety requirements for all swimming pools

Requirements for swimming pool safety.
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Santa takes up residence at his Santa's Wonderland in Lismore

The Jolly Big Man in Red has arrived at his magical Santa's Wonderland in the Lismore Regional Gallery.
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Santa's Wonderland returns as Carols in the Heart goes virtual

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and COVID isn't going to stop our community from coming together and celebrating the Festive Season - and Santa agrees!
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Sign up now for online Job Alerts


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Slow down on the road and watch out for koalas during Spring

Lismore City Council is urging motorists to slow down on the road and watch out for koalas now that they are taking advantage of the spring weather to venture out in search of food and a mate.
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Some properties withdrawn for sale after rate payment agreement

Lismore City Council have withdrawn four properties that were listed for auction to recover unpaid rates after the owners either paid their overdue rates in full or entered into a satisfactory payment plan with Council.
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South Lismore Flood Mitigation Project complete

Lismore City Councilís $8.2 million South Lismore Flood Mitigation Project is officially complete and has already passed the test of two floods.
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Staff Christmas tree give nod to our rural community

Lismore's 2020 recycled Christmas tree, which gives a nod to our rural community, has been unveiled in the CBD.
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Standard Drawings

Development and Design Manual Standard Drawings including Sample Drawings.
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State of the Environment Reporting provides environmental snapshot

State of the Environment (SoE) Report Summary and Lismore City Council SoE Report Card.
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Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood

Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood.
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Strategic plans guiding the future of our community


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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.
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Survey of impact on our community of Qld border closure

Following the closure of the NSW and Queensland border, Lismore City Council is conducting a survey to determine the impact the closure is having on our community.
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Survey shows it's time to lift border restrictions

A Lismore City Council survey on the hard border closure with Queensland has revealed that it has adversely affected 98 per cent of the more than 300 people who responded, Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said.
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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.
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T16-34 Removal of Biosolids from East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant


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T18-6 Bulk Fuel & Fuel Card Services Supply for Council Plant & Equipment 2018-2021


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T18-7 Bulk Transport of Quarry Materials


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T18-8 Disability Employment Service for Recycling Activities


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T20-1 Unsealed Gravel Road Maintenance


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T20-17 Minor Concrete Works


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T20-24 Clyde Campbell Solar Carpark closed 26th February, 2021 at 4pm


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T20-35 Quarry Mobile Crushing & Screening Services Panel


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T20-38 Lismore Employment Lands Project - Design Consultant


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T20-8 Lismore Regional Airport Fence


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T21 -17 Quarry Drill and Blast Services


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T21-1 Security Services closed 16th March, 2021 at 3pm


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T21-15 Lismore Employment Lands Project Construction


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T21-2 Lease of Existing Tea Tree Farm & Other Agricultural Land closed 6th May, 2021 at 2pm


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T21-3 Provision of Bush Regeneration Services closed 19th May, 2021 at 2pm


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T21-9 Emergency Waste and Disposal Services closed 3 June 2021 at 2pm


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The 12th Lismore Workers Masters Games is back for 2021

The popular Lismore Workers Masters Games was launched today by Lismoreís Mayor Vanessa Ekins. The event will be held from 24 to 26 September 2021 with lots of sporting options to appeal to the sporting community.
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The arrival of Europeans

The arrival of Europeans. History of Lismore.
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The Lismore Quad wins Local Government NSW Award

The Lismore Quadrangle's 2019 project, Dungarimba Wandarahn received a Highly Commended Award in the Leo Kelly OAM Arts and Culture category at the Local Government NSW Awards.
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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.
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The right place for your problem waste

Did you know that household batteries and fluoro tubes can be recycled into new products - but not if they are thrown into kerbside bins where they end up as landfill.
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Tickets for Titans vs Warriors match in Lismore on sale this Monday

Tickets for the NRL Trial match between the Gold Coast Titans and the New Zealand Warriors at Lismore's Oakes Oval go on sale this Monday.
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To Federation

From 1800s to Federations. History of Lismore.
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Tourism services return to Visitor Information Centre

Lismore City Council and Rous County Council have signed a three-year lease for Rous to rent the Lismore Visitor Information Centre on Molesworth Street.
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Upgrade of popular Heritage Park is a hit with the community

Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith today officially re-opened the popular Heritage Park following a $500,000 upgrade to playground equipment, plus other minor works.
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Upgrade of popular Heritage Park nears completion

Work on the $500,000 upgrade of the popular Heritage Park is progressing well with the installation of the new water play area and upgrade of the Tiny Tots area expected to start in a couple of weeks, Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith said.
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Urban Green Corridors Plan helps restore native bushland and wildlife habitat


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Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees

Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees.
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Useful Procurement Links


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Venues for hire in Lismore City

Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city.
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Water saving tips and water education activities


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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.
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Webcast Disclaimer


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What to do about dividing fences

Information on dividing fences and disputes around dividing fences.
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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.
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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.
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What to do in a Flood: After


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What to do in a Flood: Before


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What to do in a Flood: During


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Why work for Lismore City Council?


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WWI, between the wars and WWII

World War One and World War Two. History of Lismore.
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Your Councillors at Work Attendance


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Your Councillors at Work Information

Phone and email contacts for Lismore City Council Councillors.
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Your guide to exempt and complying development

Your guide to exempt and complying development.
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Your guide to local sportgrounds affected by weather

Sporting field closures and sportground conditions due to wet weather.
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Your step-by-step guide to the development application process

A step-by-step guide on how to lodge a development application.
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