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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.
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 complete list of Lismore City Council forms A-Z
A complete list of Lismore City Council forms A-Z.
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 new century
Beggining of the 20th century. History of Lismore.
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.
Access and inclusion makes good business sense
As Lismore building owners the Jones family can tell you, championing accessibility makes good business sense.
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 builds community
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 Thursday, 8 November.
Anti-violence advocate our 2019 Australia Day ambassador
Anti-violence campaigner and founder of the award-winning KYUP! project Mel Thomas has been announced as Lismore's 2019 Australia Day Ambassador.
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.
Art in the Heart brings creativity to Lismore and beyond
In an exciting project that activated the Lismore CBD during the holiday season, Lismore City Council partnered with RealArtworks and Creative Lismore to enhance vacant shopfronts in the CBD and bring them to life.
Art in the Heart brings empty CBD shopfronts to life
Lismore City Council is partnering with RealArtworks and Creative Lismore to enhance vacant shopfronts in the CBD and bring them to life this Christmas.
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 Awards honour community spirit
Lismore will be honouring exceptional citizens as well as welcoming new Australians during the 2019 Australia Day Awards ceremony on Saturday, 26 January at Lismore City Hall.
Aviation Expo offers high-flying adventure for all ages
The 2018 Lismore Aviation Expo this Sunday, 29 July will feature high-flying fun for all ages with death-defying aerobatic shows, thrilling flyovers, adventure and joy flights, and a range of static aircraft displays.
Be a good sport and you'll fit right in at Masters Games
The 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games will celebrate its 20th year since inception when it launches on Tuesday, 19 February.
Beach wheelchair equals free summer fun
Did you know that you can hire an all-terrain beach wheelchair over summer free of charge?
Biodiversity brekkie serves up gratitude and inspiration
Forty-six local volunteers joined Lismore City Council for a Biodiversity Volunteers Breakfast on Saturday, 6 October at the South Lismore Duck Pond Landcare site.
Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions
Reporting to fulfil Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions set by the NSW Government Department of Planning.
Building & Industry Development Newsletters
Building & Industry Development News is an electronic newsletter we produce to provide timely advice to builders, plumbers and other tradespeople about issues relating to their work with Council and regulations affecting the industry.
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.
Carols in the Heart promises songs, stars and Xmas spirit
The 2018 Shopbaby Carols in the Heart event is coming up on Sunday, 9 December in Lismore with Aria Award-winner Samantha Jade headlining a free afternoon of festive entertainment.
Celebrate Small Business Month and grow your business
Lismore City Council and Kyogle Council have partnered to deliver a program of activities for Small Business Month with expert business consultants Lilly Choi-Lee and Trevor Lee of TravConsult.
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 Certificate Application (BC)
Checklist: Certificate of Compliance Application Section 305 (S305)
Checklist: Civil Works Construction Certificate (CWCC)
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 82A Review of Determination Application (S82)
Checklist: Section 96 Modification (S96)
Checklist: Subdivision Certificate Application (SC)
Checklist: Trade Waste Application (TW)
Checklist: Works as Executed Plans (WAE)
Christmas window competition award won by the book
The Book Warehouse has been named winner of the 2018 Christmas Window Display Competition.
Citizen of the Year shows community spirit through meaningful action
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.
Community grants are cool - just ask Rochdale Theatre
Rochdale Theatre members and guests will experience a cool change this year thanks to Council's Annual Community Grants Scheme, which opens again for new applications this April.
Community solar project named national champion
The Lismore Community Solar initiative that was launched in January this year has won a national LG Professionals Federation Award.
Compensation claim over food safety closure defeated
Lismore City Council will not be required to pay compensation to a Nimbin café after it successfully defended its decision to close the premises while improvements to food health and safety standards were made.
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.
Contacts and information on your elected representatives
Phone and email contacts for Lismore City Council Councillors.
Container Deposit Scheme drop-off reaches one million mark
The Return and Earn bulk collection point at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre hit its one million milestone this week.
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.
Council begs residents to stop dumping on local charities
Lismore City Council is appealing to the community to stop dumping unwanted items outside charity shops.
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 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 tyres of illegal dumping and appeals for help
Lismore City Council is once again appealing for public help to catch illegal dumpers.
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.
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.
Cyclone Oma prompts Severe Weather Warning
Latest advice from the NSW SES re tropical cyclone Oma issued at 9am Friday, 22 February.
Cyclone Oma prompts Tropical Cyclone Advice
The latest advice from the NSW SES re tropical cyclone Oma issued at 1.10pm Thursday, 21 February.
Dangerous magpie removed from Spinks Park
Lismore City Council has relocated a dangerous magpie from Spinks Park this week after numerous people reported head injuries from the bird.
Deadline extended for 2019 Australia Day Awards
Lismore City Council has extended the nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards until 20 December 2018.
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.
Early settlers and sawyers
Early settlers and sawyers. History of Lismore.
East Lismore man fined $3000 for dog attack
An East Lismore man has been fined $3000 and ordered to pay more than $1500 in court costs after his dog attacked an elderly man.
Easy to do Business helps you cut through red tape and open your business faster
Eat the Street and AFL attract 30,000-strong crowd
Lismore City Council has hailed the weekend's Eat the Street food festival and inaugural AFL match a huge success, with more than 30,000 people attending the two events.
Eat the Street and AFL mark big weekend in Lismore
If you love your food and your footy, then Lismore is the place to be on the weekend of 9-10 March.
Eat the Street award honours City Centre Manager
Lismore's annual celebration of street food and signature event Eat the Street has won gold at the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards.
Eat the Street served silver gong at Tourism Awards
Lismore's signature food celebration Eat the Street has won silver at the annual NSW Tourism Awards.
Eat the Street serves up delicious fun for all ages
Lismore's award-winning Eat the Street food festival will be even bigger and better than last year with all new classes, activities and live entertainment.
Eco home owners wanted for Sustainable House Open Day
The Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers team has announced that it will host another Sustainable House Open Day on Sunday, 16 September across the Northern Rivers.
Educational resources, booklets and planning tools for landholders
Election rules: signage and candidate support
Lismore City Council is appealing to the community and election candidates to be aware of the regulations regarding election signage in the lead-up to the 2019 state and federal elections.
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.
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.
Ex-military aircraft to call Evans home, via Lismore
A P-3C Orion A9-752 military aircraft will fly into Lismore this December as part of a grand plan to house the old submarine hunter at the Evans Head Heritage Aviation Museum.
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.
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.
Feel blue Touch Green puts people in touch with nature for better health
Feel blue Touch green puts wellbeing on the map
Lismore City Council is encouraging people of all ages to spend some time in nature and improve their mental and physical health.
Field day explores boosting macca potential with native bees
Using native bees for macadamia pollination is not just good for biodiversity, it can also increase productivity and yield by upward of 35%.
Field Days and Events
Find out how flood levels and your floor height compares
Information on flood levels and floor heights in Lismore city.
Fire safety regulations for all development in the Lismore LGA
Fire safety requirements for new and existing buildings.
Flashy signage helps save vulnerable koalas from death
Lismore City Council has installed vehicle-activated signage along Wyrallah Road in the final phase of a project to protect the region's vulnerable koalas from road deaths.
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.
Foraging expedition the pick of Eat the Street highlights
One of the new highlights of this year's award-winning Eat the Street food festival is a Foraging Expedition with bushfood expert Peter Hardwick.
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 activities at GSAC for Women's Health Week
The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre is joining in 2018 Women's Health Week with free activities every day from Monday, 3 September to Friday, 7 September.
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 2018 Carols in the Heart
Aria award-winning singer-songwriter Samantha Jade has been announced as the headline act for this year's Shopbaby Carols in the Heart.
Free course helps business make good first impressions
A new course, First Impressions Mean Business, is being offered in early August to local businesses for free.
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”.
Free school holiday fun day provides learning and play
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.
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 your jam on with Wild Marmalade at Eat the Street
Fill up your ears as well as your belly at this year’s Eat the Street food festival and head to the Southern Cross University music stage to be entertained all day and late into the evening.
Golfers help save lives with $10,000 hotdog
Thanks to the efforts of local public servants puttering about on a golf course, the surgery department at Lismore Base Hospital will soon have a hotdog for kids.
Grow your love of food at Matt Golinski masterclass
Celebrity chef Matt Golinski will be the special guest at this year's Eat the Street food festival, where he will offer two masterclasses as well as doing a live demonstration and Q&A.
GSAC celebrates 10 years with huge birthday celebration
The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre is celebrating its 10th birthday with a huge week of celebrations from Monday, April 1 to Saturday, April 6.
GSAC Games challenges locals to be their best
The inaugural GSAC Games is a fitness challenge that will be a gruelling show of strength and endurance as well as an exciting celebration of fitness and determination.
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.
Historical information about the city of Lismore
History of Lismore.
Historical Public Notices
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 itâ€™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 itâ€™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 for people interested in becoming a Councillor
Information for residents on the Fire and Emergency Services Levy
Information for residents on the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL).
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.
Keen Street footpath project postponed
The Keen Street footpath project will no longer go ahead in early January 2019.
Koala survey provides vital data to help save koalas
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.
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.
Liquid trade waste and how to dispose of it
Information on the safe discharging of liquid trade waste.
Lismore Biodiversity Awards
Lismore CBD vacancy rates continue to drop
The Lismore CBD shopfront vacancy rate continues to drop with the latest figure at 8.57%.
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 community urged to continue war on waste
Lismore City Council is assuring residents it is doing all it can to reduce and recycle plastics after increased community interest following the screening of ABC TV's popular War on Waste.
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 Library wins award for light-hearted efforts
Lismore Library has won a NSW Public Library Association Award for its involvement and efforts to enhance and promote the Lismore Lantern Parade.
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, 6 August for the 2018/19 swimming season.
Lismore Prospectus to attract investment, business and lifestyle opportunities
Lismore City Council is now poised to lobby for big ticket public funding and private investment with the development of the new Lismore Prospectus.
Lismore Regional Gallery wins 2018 IMAGinE award
The new Lismore Regional Gallery and Quadrangle has won a 2018 IMAGinE award.
Lismore serves up food extravaganza and elite AFL
Football, food and family fun will be served up in spades this weekend, when Lismore hosts its annual award-winning food festival Eat the Street and the city's first national game of AFL.
Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services
Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services.
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 gives thanks for multimillion-dollar flood works
Mayor Isaac Smith has thanked Lismore MP Thomas George and the NSW Government for delivering on its promised $8.2 million for flood mitigation works.
Mayor lobbies for City Deal to transform Lismore by 2030
Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith has backed calls by Regional Capitals Australia for the Government and Opposition to commit to 10 'City Deals' worth $100 million each during the federal election campaign.
Meet Aussie star Samantha Jade at weekend CD signing
Organisers of Carols in the Heart have announced that Aria award-winning singer-songwriter Samantha Jade, who is headlining the event, will hold a special CD signing in Lismore this Sunday, 9 December.
Minor residential development
Information on development applications for minor residential development such as decks, carports, pergolas, patios etc.
Mix it up with an Eat the Street cocktail masterclass
If you've always dreamed of making the perfect cocktail, join mixologist Howard Johnson from Lismore's only hatted restaurant - The Loft - for a special Eat the Street Mixology Masterclass on Friday, 8 March.
Modifications (Section 4.55 applications) and Review of Determination
Section 96 applications and Section 82A Review of Determination.
New #RecycleRight campaign launched region wide
A new #RecycleRight campaign was launched today across the region by North East Waste and its Northern Rivers member councils.
New Christmas tree carries on recycled tradition
Lismore City Council's 2018 recycled Christmas tree was erected early this morning in the Lismore CBD as a festive gift to the community.
New gallery wins heritage architecture award
New GM announces financial overhaul for future sustainability
Lismore City Council's new General Manager Shelley Oldham has announced a major overhaul of Council's finances to ensure the future sustainability of the organisation.
New GM brings finance and business experience
Shelley Oldham has been appointed the new General Manager of Lismore City Council.
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 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.
New signage to help reduce speed in koala blackspots
Lismore City Council has installed signage and pavement markings along stretches of Wyrallah Road and Tuckurimba Road that are identified as blackspots for koalas.
Nominate now for 2019 Australia Day Awards
Nominations open for Sister City Advisory Panel
Lismore City Council is calling for expressions of interest to join its Sister City Advisory Panel.
Nominations sought for 2019 Australia Day Awards
Lismore City Council is calling for nominations for the 2019 Australia Day 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 Rural Landholder Initiative assists landholders through education and incentives
Lismore City Council is assisting rural landholders through the Rural Landholder Initiative.
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.
Police and Council seeking help in Rochdale Theatre attacks
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).
Possible closure of Rotary Park protects flying foxes from heat
The forecast hot weather has sparked concerns at WIRES Northern Rivers about the health of the flying fox colony in Rotary Park, prompting Lismore City Council to approve temporary closure of the area if temperatures exceed 40 degrees.
History of Lismore. Primordial Lismore.
Privacy relation to information your provide to Council during the employment process.
Progressive dinner offers delicious mystery and adventure
A popular addition to the Eat the Street food festival launched in 2018 was a progressive dinner, offering food lovers a chance to experience a degustation across five fabulous venues.
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.
Rainbow walkway adds colour to Magellan Street
Lismore City Council will paint Lismore CBD's rainbow walkway in Magellan Street from 10-11 December.
Rainbow walkway coming soon to Magellan Street
Lismore City Council will paint a rainbow walkway in Magellan Street at the pedestrian refuge in late November.
Rainbow walkway painting postponed
Lismore City Council has postponed painting of the new rainbow walkway in Magellan Street.
Receive and pay your rates and water notices electronically with e-Notices
Recycled treasures await at Second Hand Saturday
Wondering where you can do a bit of guilt-free shopping for a fraction of the usual cost and stop waste going to landfill? It could be as close as next door or just down the road.
Reduce your festive footprint this Christmas
North East Waste and its member councils are encouraging people to be waste wise this Christmas and keep items out of landfill.
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.
Return & Earn Bulk Collection Centre hours change
Operating hours at Lismore City Council's Return & Earn Bulk Collection Centre are changing from Wednesday, 13 February.
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 grant round now open
Expressions of Interest for round six of Lismore City Council's Rural Landholder Initiative small grants program are now open.
Safety requirements for all swimming pools
Requirements for swimming pool safety.
Santa's Wonderland a Christmas success story
Santa's Wonderland at 100 Molesworth Street has been a huge success according to Acting City Centre Manager Andrew Walker, who says thousands of people young and old have visited the display throughout December.
Santa's Wonderland brings Christmas spirit to Lismore
As part of Christmas in the Heart celebrations in Lismore's city centre this year, a special Santa’s Wonderland will be open every day of December until Christmas Eve at 100 Molesworth Street.
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
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.
Streetlight retrofit another step toward energy target
Lismore City Council has retrofitted streetlights across the city in a major energy efficiency project that will save hundreds of thousands in electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
Students wanted for cultural exchange to Japan
Lismore City Council is calling for applications for the 2019 Sister City Student Exchange Program to Yamato Takada in Japan.
Sustainable Economic Advantage 2020 a first for NSW
The Sustainable Economic Advantage 2020 takes a quadruple bottom-line approach to economic development that aligns with the community's stated environmental, social and cultural wants and needs.
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.
Sustainable House Day showcases sustainable design
Four extraordinary examples of sustainable housing will be open to the public this Sunday, 16 September during the Sustainable House Day Open Homes event.
T2011-14 Security Services
T2013-15 Financial Auditing Services
T2015-15 Electricty Supply - Large, Small Sites and Street Lighting
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
T2018-14 Lismore Central Business District CCTV Renewal Project
T2018-16 Transactional Banking
T2018-21 Supply & Installation of Geosynthetic and Geomembrane Liner and Leachate Drainage Pipework for Landfill Cell 2B
T2018-24 Organics Shredding
T2018-4 Backhoe Loader Request for Tender
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
T2019-16 Prescribed Person Contract – Internal Audit Services LGP218
T2019-2 Transport and Disposal of General Solid Waste
T2019-6 Whole Government Contract - Facility Management Cleaning Services (Contract No 8061001-09)
Temporary stop to asbestos disposal at Lismore waste facility
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
From 1800s to Federations. History of Lismore.
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
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?
WWI, between the wars and WWII
World War One and World War Two. History of Lismore.
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.