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1950s and 1960s
1950s and 1960s. History of Lismore.
2020 Australia Day winners help make our community a special place to live
David Henderson was one of six individuals and groups recognised at the Australia Day ceremony on 26 January at Lismore City Hall, where Mayor Isaac Smith also welcomed more than 50 new Australians in the annual citizenship Ceremony.
A city bursting with investment, development and business potential
Detailing the economic, social and growth potential of Lismore as a smart place to invest, develop or start your business.
A guide to fees and charges for all Council services
Our annual Fees & Charges.
A guide to fire safety for business owners
Fire safety regulations and tips for business owners.
A guide to making your home fire safe
Fire safety in the home tips and regulations.
A guide to on-site sewage management
On-site sewage management regulations.
A guide to our committees, panels and advisory groups
We have several committees, panels and advisory groups which play an important role in providing input on different issues for Council.
A musical feast at 2020 Norco Eat the Street Festival
Once you have tantalised your tastebuds at the 2020 Norco Eat the Street Food Festival, head over to the Southern Cross University Entertainment Stage and excite your ears with local talent and the Brisbane-based octet Steele Syndicate.
A new century
Beggining of the 20th century. History of Lismore.
A new Economic Development Strategy for Lismore
Economic Development Strategy
A regional airport with everything you need
Lismore Regional Airport details and associated information on car parking and airport facilities.
A short history of flooding in Lismore
A history of flooding in Lismore and Lismore floods.
A step-by step guide to plumbing approvals
Notice of Works for plumbers to undertake work in the Lismore LGA. Following plumbing reforms, this replaced the Plumbing Permit.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory contains a full list of ATSI services in the Lismore Local Government Area.
History of Lismore. Acknowledgements.
Advice on the safe disposal and management of asbestos
Information on safe disposal and management of asbestos in the home.
All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z
All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z.
Alternative lifestyles and sustainable living. Nimbin 1973 Aquarius Festival. Hippies come to Northern Rivers. History of Lismore.
Annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous dogs
Lismore City Council's Rangers are urging all cat owners to ensure their pets are desexed before July 1 to avoid paying a new annual permit of $80, on top of the one-off lifetime registration fee.
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.
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.
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.
Australia Day Award nominees and Ambassador announced
Doug Hawkins is Lismore's 2021 Australia Day Ambassador.
Award-winning author in conversation at Goonellabah Library
Award-winning author Chris Hammer will appear 'In Conversation' at the Goonellabah Library in early March courtesy of Richmond Tweed Regional Library's new Regional Readers Book Club.
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.
Birds in Backyards
Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions
Reporting to fulfil Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions set by the NSW Government Department of Planning.
Bookings removed at waste facilities; recycling now permissible
Residents and businesses are no longer required to make bookings to visit the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre or the Nimbin Transfer Station.
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.
Business Flood Grant
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.
Celebrating National Waste & Recycling Workers Week
All year, the men and women of Lismore City Council's Waste and Recycling team play an essential role in keeping our community clean and free of rubbish on our streets.
Cemetery and crematorium facilities and services
Lismore Memorial Gardens lawn cemetery and crematorium services and facilities including the Lismore Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Gardens Register for burial plots.
Checklist: Building Information Certificate (BC)
Checklist: Certificate of Compliance Application Section 305 (S305)
Checklist: Complying Development Certificate (CDC)
Checklist: Construction Certificate - building (CC)
Checklist: Development and Construction Certificate Applications (Class 1 and 10)
Checklist: Development Applications
Checklist: Dwelling Entitlement Application (DE)
Checklist: Events Application
Checklist: Flood Information Application (FL)
Checklist: Occupation Certificate Application (OC)
Checklist: Pre-lodgement Advice Application (PRE)
Checklist: Section 138 Application (S138)
Checklist: Section 68 - Install/Construct/Alter/Upgrade a Sewage Management Facility Application (ONSITE)
Checklist: Section 68 Application (S68)
Checklist: Section 8.2 Review of Determination Application (S8.2)
Checklist: Section 96 Modification (S96)
Checklist: Subdivision Certificate Application (SC)
Checklist: Subdivision Works Certificate Application (SWCA)
Checklist: Swimming Pool Clause 22 Certificate of Exemption Application (SPEX)
Checklist: Trade Waste Application (TW)
Checklist: Works as Executed Plans (WAE)
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.
Constructed wetland helps treat water quality
Our $180,000 constructed wetland at Slaters Creek in North Lismore will improve water quality flowing from the Slaters Creek catchment into the Wilsons River.
Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register
Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register
Contracts over $150,000 awarded by Council - GIPA reporting
A list of Council contracts over $150,000 that have been awarded.
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.
Council closes Revolve Shop as COVID-19 precaution
Lismore City Council is taking a proactive approach in response to the rapidly-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has closed the Lismore Revolve Shop indefinitely.
Council commences COVID-19 relief measures
Lismore City Council will reduce fees and defer the commencement of interest on overdue payments by 60 days as part of a range of measures to help residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council elections postponed; meetings to go online
The NSW Government has postponed the September local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
Council lifts restrictions on supermarket deliveries
Lismore City Council has removed all restrictions, delivery curfews and planning constraints on supermarket loading bays to help them meet current demand in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Council 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.
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 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.
Councillors call on Governments for COVID-19 assistance
Lismore City Councillors have called on the Federal and NSW Governments to provide urgent assistance so that council can continue to provide the community with essential services during this critical time.
Councillors vote for free parking around Lismore Base Hospital
Parking in the hospital precinct on Hunter and Dalziel streets will be free for the next six months and parking restrictions waived in Weaver Street, Laurel Avenue and Mckenzie Street to enable all-day parking after Lismore City Councillors voted to introduce the changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Councillors vote to cut CBD rates to support local businesses
Lismore City Councillors last night voted to support inner-CBD businesses by cutting council rates by 20 per cent.
Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city
Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city.
Council's certification services
Principal Cerifying Authority services provided by Council and our Building Certification Team.
COVID-19 forces major changes to waste disposal
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station have reopened today as essential services only.
Cycleway re-opening marks milestone in city's flood recovery
Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith today officially re-opened the popular Wilson River Cycleway which had been closed for extensive repairs after it was damaged in the March 2017 flood.
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.
Easy to do Business helps you cut through red tape and open your business faster
Eat the Street food festival to go ahead as planned
Lismore's annual street food festival Eat the Street will go ahead as planned this Saturday, 14 March in the Lismore CBD following the federal government's latest advice about public events and the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Eat the Street serves up delicious fun for all ages
If you love your food, art and music, then Lismore is the place to be on Saturday March 14 as the much loved Eat the Street festival returns for its sixth year with a new sponsor - NORCO.
Educational resources, booklets and planning tools
Engage with the democratic process through our meetings and briefings
There are many ways to engage with Council and Councillors. We encourage people to attend our meetings and briefings to stay up-to-date with the many issues affecting our Local Government Area. Ordinary Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Council Chambers from 6pm.
Ensuring a safe and healthy Eat the Street
Eat the Street Food Festival is happening in the Lismore City Centre this Saturday, 14 March from 12pm to 9pm.
Lismore City Council is committed to providing a safe, healthy and enjoyable experience for all involved at the event.
Environmental and noxious weeds in the Northern Rivers
Information on environmental and noxious weeds in the Northern Rivers and contacts details for Far North Coast Weeds.
EP&A Reg. 2000 - Division 5 Public participation - designated development, State significant development, nominated integrated development, threatened species development and Class 1 aquaculture development
ePlanning Tools to help you with planning and development matters fast
The NSW PlanningHub provides free access to information to help you prepare, lodge and track development applications.
Essential services continue under new COVID-19 restrictions
Lismore City Council is continuing essential services while ensuring the safety of employees and community members following the announcement of new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday night.
Extraordinary meeting called to discuss rates
An extraordinary meeting of Lismore City Council has been called for this Friday, 27 March to discuss possible rate relief for ratepayers facing hardship from COVID-19.
Facilities closed and services reduced to guard against COVID-19
In line with NSW Government announcements seeking to minimise the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lismore City Council has made significant changes to its service delivery.
Feedback wanted on Laneways concept design
Lismore City Council has released a final concept design for the Lismore Laneways Project and is now seeking community feedback.
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.
Feedback wanted on new Sports and Recreation plan
Lismore City Council is calling the community to give its feedback on the new Lismore Sport and Recreation Plan.
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.
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.
Flood levels and floor heights
Flood Watch issued for Richmond/Wilsons catchment
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a Flood Watch for the†Richmond/Wilsons river catchment.
Free field days for local landholders
Frequently asked questions about rates and charges
Frequently asked questions about your Council rates.
Frequently asked questions about water meters
Information and frequently asked questions about water meters, infrastructure and water meter repairs and damage.
From Masterchef to Masterclass at Norco Eat the Street
Budding home chefs will remember the infectiously bubbly and seriously talented Georgia Barnes from the 2015 season of Masterchef. With the aim to inspire everyday people to cook from scratch and to see the beauty in real food, Georgia will be headline guest chef at this year's Norco Eat the Street courtesy of festival partner Northern Cooperative Meat Company.
Get on your bike for the Biketober Challenge
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Get Ready for the fire season this weekend
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.
Government information public access (GIPA)
Grant funding opportunities
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.
GSAC gym and Art Gallery set to re-open
Lismore City Council is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre gym and the Lismore Regional Art Gallery.
GSAC pool set to re-open this Monday
Lismore City Council is pleased to announce that the indoor pool, Aqua classes and the creche at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre will reopen on Monday, 22 June.
Guidelines for all development in the Lismore LGA
Development guidelines for the Lismore LGA.
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.
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.
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.
Help plan your future - additional workshop for Lismore
Lismore City Council is holding an additional community workshop in in late February as part of its Planning for Lismore's Future engagement exercise.
Heritage Park to get makeover while parks are closed
Lismore City Council is taking advantage of the shutdown of its playgrounds due to COVID-19 to undertake an upgrade of Heritage Park.
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 it‚Äôs changing and how it compares to other areas.
Independent, critical social information and analysis of Lismore
The Lismore City Community Profile provides independent, critical social analysis for Lismore city by combining 11 different data sets to build the story of our local community, how it‚Äôs changing and how it compares to other areas.
Information about magpies, swooping behaviour and tips for staying safe
Information about the pruning and removal of trees on private and public land
Information on the pruning and removal of trees on public and private land.
Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city
Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city.
Information on construction approvals and building compliance
Information on Construction Certificate issued by Council or a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) and building compliance.
Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague
Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague.
Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance
Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance.
Information on how to resolve neighbourhood disputes
Information on what to do in the event of a neighbourhood dispute.
Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice
Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice
Information on our local quarries
Information on Blakebrook Quarry and Tucombil Quarry including opening hours, products and services.
Information on our waste operations
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.
IntraMaps and Explanation of its Various Components
Tutorial Videos for IntraMaps
Investigating and planning for the LGA's future housing needs
The Lismore Housing Strategy highlights current and future housing needs of the Lismore LGA and an action plan to meet these needs.
Join the Garden Party at 2020 Norco Eat the Street Festival
For the first time the Back Alley Gallery will be transformed into a private retreat, giving festival attendees the option to escape the crowds and relax in a laid-back atmosphere with live music, a private bar, private facilities and lots of seating.
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.
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.
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.
Libraries reopening their doors on Wednesday, 1 July
The Lismore and Goonellabah libraries will re-open on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 after they were closed due to COVID-19.
Liquid trade waste and how to dispose of it
Information on the safe discharging of liquid trade waste.
Lismore aspires to become Australia's aviation education and training hub
Plans to develop an Aviation Training Hub at Lismore Airport got a major boost with global company Airways Aviation signing a lease to base a commercial pilot training school at the airport.
Lismore Biodiversity Awards
Lismore City Council forms A-Z
Lismore City Council forms A-Z.
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.
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.
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 Grants Hub
Lismore Laneways Project to revitalise city centre
Lismore City Council has launched its new grant-funded Lismore Laneways Project and is calling on the community to help co-design and transform Lismore's inner-city areas.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Local libraries to close for two weeks due to coronavirus
Member Councils of Richmond Tweed Regional Library are taking a proactive approach in response to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have made the decision to temporarily close all Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches from tomorrow as a preventative measure to support the health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and the community.
Maintaining respect and safety in our community
Lismore City Council can confirm that a small number of residents have recently received notices prohibiting them from attending Council meetings for a period of time, on the basis of specific and repeated incidents of disorderly conduct and unacceptable risks to the health and safety of others.
Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services
Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services.
Make a bid for surplus Council equipment
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.
Map to assist with parking in Lismore Hospital precinct
Lismore City Council has produced a handy parking map to help residents with the introduction of free parking and changed parking restrictions around Lismore Base Hospital.
Mayor Smith welcomes direct return flights to Sydney
Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith has welcomed the decision by Regional Express to trial direct flights between Lismore and Sydney next month.
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.
Media Statement: Maintaining respect and safety in our community
Mental Health focus of International Women's Day Lunch
This year, Lismore City Council is hosting an International Women's Day Luncheon with the theme An equal world is an enabled world.
Minor residential development
Information on development applications for minor residential development such as decks, carports, pergolas, patios etc.
Modifications (Section 4.55 applications) and Review of Determination
Section 96 applications and Section 82A Review of Determination.
More services re-open at Recycling & Recovery Centre
Lismore City Council is pleased to inform residents that it is once again accepting asbestos at the Recycling & Recovery Centre at Wyrallah Road and that the facility's Community Recycling Centre has also re-opened.
New $100,000 pump track for Nesbitt Park
The Lismore City Council has received a grant of $99,769 from the NSW Government to help upgrade the Nesbitt Park BMX bike track into an asphalt pump track.
New CCTV cameras a good look for Nimbin village
Lismore City Council has completed the upgrade of the CCTV camera network within the Nimbin Village.
New cyber security measures put in place
Lismore City Council has introduced a number of cyber security measures following a joint statement by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Home Affairs last Friday.
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 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.
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.
New security measures at Council meetings
Lismore City Council has adopted new security measures for Council Meetings and Briefings to ensure all community members can attend these meetings in a safe environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nimbin water restrictions lowered to Level 2
Water restrictions in Nimbin has been lowered to Level 2 after recent rain and water savings by the community has seen the DE Williams Dam return to full capacity.
Nimbin's water restrictions lifted due to rain
Water restrictions in Nimbin have been lifted, thanks to the recent heavy rains.
No playgrounds, park equipment or camping please
With the weekend nearly upon us, Lismore City Council is advising residents not to use playgrounds or park equipment for public health reasons.
Nominations sought for 2021 Australia Day Awards
Nominations for Lismore City Council's 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open.
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.
Open Access Information
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 Community Engagement Strategy and Community Participation Plan
Our compliance and enforcement approach to unlawful or non-compliant activity
Our approach to compliance and enforcement activities including our Enforcement Policy and our Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines.
Our first peoples
Our first people. Aboriginal history. History of Lismore.
Our fortnightly publication of Council news and events
We produce a fortnightly publication, Local Matters, for our ratepayers and residents. Local Matters is delivered fortnightly to more than 23,000 homes and PO boxes in the LGA via Australia Post.
Our goal is to self-generate our electricity through renewable sources by 2023
Our 10-year Renewable Energy Master Plan will help us work toward the goal of self-generating all our electricity from renewable sources by 2023
Our latest schedule of roadworks and road maintenance
Current roadworks and road maintenance schedule including road grading, gravel maintenance.
Our Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans
Our Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and Development Control Plans (DCPs).
Our long-term resource planning
Information on our Asset Management Strategy and accompanying Asset Management Plans.
Our online interactive mapping services (GIS)
Lismore area maps (GIS)
Our plan for sport and recreation into the future
The Sport and Recreation Plan 2011-2021 provides a 10-year planning framework for sport and recreation and strategies for the future use and development of sport and recreation facilities, services and programs.
Our plan to increase Aboriginal employment and cultural awareness
Reconciliation Action Plan details stepping stones to increased equality for Aboriginal people. The RAP includes changes to Council's Aboriginal Employment Strategy, better cultural awareness training, facilitating National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week events in partnership with the Aboriginal community; and developing a Supplier Diversity Policy.
Our process for subdivision developments
Information on the process for building subdivisions.
Our Richmond Tweed Regional Library
The Richmond-Tweed Regional Library offers a broad range of services including books, magazines, CDs, videos, and DVDs all available for free home loan. An extensive range of eResources can also be accessed from your phone, tablet or computer.
Our sister city, twin city and friendship relationships with cities around the globe
Our sister city, twin city and friendship relationships with cities around the globe.
Our organisational values.
Overgrown private property
What to do with overgrown blocks and overgrown private property.
Parking 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.
Parking patrols in Lismore CBD resume on Monday, 6 July
Parking patrols in the Lismore CBD will be re-instated from July 6, 2020 following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions
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.
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.
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.
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.
PCA certification and our PCA services
Information on Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) certification and PCA services provided by Council's Building Certification Team.
Pecuniary Interest Declarations
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.
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.
Pollution monitoring data for our Environmental Protection Licences
Publicly available pollution monitoring data required by the EPA under the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act, 2011 (POELA Act).
History of Lismore. Primordial Lismore.
Privacy relation to information your provide to Council during the employment process.
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.
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.
Receive and pay your rates and water notices electronically with e-Notices
Register your Pet
Register your Pet
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 and Earn bulk collection centre reopens
The Return and Earn bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road has reopened today, 29 April, with new COVID-19 safety measures in place.
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.
Risk management plan & flood mapping
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.
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.
Rules surrounding stray cats and cat ownership
Respsonsible cat ownership and laws around stray cats.
Rural Landholder Initiative assists landholders through education and incentives
Lismore City Council is assisting rural landholders through the Rural Landholder Initiative.
Safety requirements for all swimming pools
Requirements for swimming pool safety.
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.
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!
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
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.
Small Business Month
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.
Some waste restrictions lifted; bookings remain essential
Lismore City Council has eased restrictions on the disposal of waste at its Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station, however, bookings to visit these facilities remain essential.
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.
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.
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.
Support Lismore backs local businesses amid COVID-19
Lismore City Council is encouraging people to get behind an online campaign aimed at supporting local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
T2011-14 Security Services
T2016-34 Removal of Biosolids from East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant
T2018-6 Bulk Fuel & Fuel Card Services Supply for Council Plant & Equipment 2018-2021
T2018-7 Bulk Transport of Quarry Materials
T2018-8 Disability Employment Service for Recycling Activities
T2019/23 - Lismore Memorial Baths Solar Pool Heating System
T2019-20 Lismore Flood Diversion Channel.
T2020/1 - Unsealed Gravel Road Maintenance
T2020/16 - Traffic Control Services
T2020/18 - Vacuum Excavation and Flow Control (Pump Out) Services
T2020/2 - Supply of Quarry Products
T20-25 Lismore Flood Diversion Channel - Primary Fill Site Capping
The arrival of Europeans
The arrival of Europeans. History of Lismore.
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.
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.
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.
From 1800s to Federations. History of Lismore.
Two Free field days - Get the Latest Buzz On Native Bees
Two fascinating events will be held in early March for macadamia and avocado growers who are passionate about pollination and are looking for ways to improve productivity and support the natural ecosystems on their farms.
Two new roundabouts to improve safety on our roads
Lismore City Council has received two grants to improve the safety of two hazardous intersections in Lismore.
Underground Petroleum Storage Systems
Upgrade of facilities at Lismore and Nimbin Showgrounds
Facilities at both Lismore and Nimbin showgrounds will get an upgrade from Lismore City Council's $1.3 million Federal Government Bushfire recovery grant.
Upgrade of Nimbin's emergency infrastructure and Showground
Lismore City Council is investing $685,000 to help make Nimbin bushfire ready after last year's devastating fire
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.
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.
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.
Visitors told to holiday at home this Easter holidays
Lismore City Council has always been happy to welcome tourists to our region, however, now is not the time to visit.
Waste facility open this Sunday due to ANZAC Day closure
The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will open this Sunday to cater for weekend waste disposal as the centre will be closed on Saturday, 25 April for ANZAC Day.
Waste vouchers available from Thursday, July 30
Lismore City Council is pleased to announced that waste vouchers will be available from 4pm on Thursday, July 30 from the Northern Rivers Waste website at https://northernriverswaste.com.au/
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.
Wyrallah Road Landfill and Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre Reports - Historical
Your Councillors @ Work
Your Councillors at Work
Phone and email contacts for Lismore City Council Councillors.
Your guide to exempt and complying development
Your guide to exempt and complying development.
Your guide to local sportgrounds affected by weather
Sporting field closures and sportground conditions due to wet weather.
Your step-by-step guide to the development application process
A step-by-step guide on how to lodge a development application.