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1950s and 1960s
1950s and 1960s. History of Lismore.
2018 Australia Day Award winners announced
The founder of an organisation dedicated to the protection of women, children and companion animals at risk of domestic violence, Anna Ludvik, has been named Lismore's 2018 Citizen of the Year.
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 list of Lismore City Council's awards and industry recognition...
Awards, achivements and recognition received by Lismore City 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 Community Grants Scheme now open to community
Applications for the 2018 Annual Community Grants
Annual golf tournament hits the right vein with Our Kids
The annual Local Government Charity Golf Day held in Lismore this September has raised $11,000 for Our Kids, enabling the charity to purchase three pieces of lifesaving equipment.
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.
Ash Pollard announced as Eat the Street cooking MC
Eat the Street organisers have announced that popular My Kitchen Rules contestant Ash Pollard will be the MC of the Eat the Street cooking stage on Saturday, 10 March.
Australia Day Awards pay tribute to exceptional citizens
Lismore City Council will be honouring exceptional citizens as well as welcoming new Australians during the 2018 Australia Day Awards ceremony on Friday, 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.
Aviation Expo ready to take off for its fourth year
The Annual Lismore Aviation Expo is back, bigger and better in 2018.
Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions
Reporting to fulfil Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions set by the NSW Government Department of Planning.
Bridge sign honours South Lismore man of courage
Lismore City Council recently erected a new sign at Robert White Bridge in honour of the man described as having "fearless courage" in advocating for ratepayers.
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.
Call for assistance with illegal asbestos dumping
Lismore City Council is calling for help from the public with reporting illegal dumping of asbestos.
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)
China's recycling policy sparks changes for Lismore residents
Lismore residents are being asked to make some simple changes to their recycling habits as the effects of China's National Sword policy are felt across the country.
Classic Wallabies side shaping up for Lismore showdown
With less than two weeks until the Barbarians clash with the Classic Wallabies in Lismore, names have started to be released. Owen Finegan has been announced as coach of the Classic Wallabies with rugby greats Lote Tuqiri, Drew Mitchell, Morgan Tuanui, Radike Samo, Brendan Cannon and Adam Freier making up part of the side, with more still to be announced.
Community consultation on Australia Day launched
As part of National Reconciliation Week activities, Lismore City Council has launched a community consultation on the date of Australia Day.
Community grants offered by Lismore City Council
Community grants offered by Lismore City Council.
Community groups receive annual gifts from Council
Twenty-two organisations and community groups received donations from Lismore City Council today at the presentation of the Annual Community Grants Scheme.
Community invited to grand opening of new regional gallery
The Lismore community is warmly invited to the grand opening of the new Lismore Regional Gallery on Saturday, 28 October.
Community invited to join together to celebrate NAIDOC Day
People are invited to join together and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at our annual NAIDOC Celebration Day on Thursday, 5 July.
Community Panels involve local residents in decision making and community building
We have developed seven Community Panels to help identify and prioritise community projects for their respective communities in partnership with Council.
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.
Compost Day - turn scrap to soil and have some fun!
Join Lismore City Council and North East Waste for a free Compost Day at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre on Saturday, 5 May from 9am to 1pm, as part of International Compost Awareness Week.
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 calls for community feedback on draft budget
Lismore City Council will place its draft Imagine Lismore Operational Plan (2018/19 budget) on public exhibition on 21 May for community feedback for 28 days.
Council decisions relating to coal seam gas mining
Council resolutions on coal seam gas and the CSG moratorium in the Lismore LGA.
Council issues $6000 fine on Goonellabah subdivision
Lismore City Council has fined a local development company $6000 for undertaking unlawful works relating to a subdivision approved by the Land & Environment Court in 2011.
Council offers up $3.5 million for affordable housing
Lismore City Council has called for expressions of interest from housing providers, community organisations and/or private developers for partnerships to deliver $3.5 million worth of affordable and key worker housing in Lismore.
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's certification services
Principal Cerifying Authority services provided by Council and our Building Certification Team.
Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city
Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city.
Crafty types and tinkerers wanted at Revolve Shop
Lismore City Council is looking for clever, creative and skilled locals with some time on their hands to indulge their passion and help give second-hand items a new life.
Crowd wanted for Today Show live cross in Lismore
Local residents are invited to be part of a national live TV cross this Wednesday, 25 October, when the Today Show comes to Lismore.
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.
Disaster recovery exercise takes Council offline
Lismore City Council will undertake a disaster recovery exercise over the Christmas break to test its IT systems in the event of a major catastrophe.
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 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 gets taste of success
Lismore's annual celebration of street food and culinary delights, Eat the Street, has won a silver gong at the NSW Tourism Awards.
Eat the Street masterclass brings taste of Italy to Lismore
Foodies are invited to learn the culinary secrets of an Italian cooking heavyweight at two special Eat the Street masterclasses with guest chef Luca Ciano.
Eat the Street mystery dinner serves up culinary adventure
One of several new ticketed events being held as part of Eat the Street 2018 is a progressive 'mystery' dinner on Thursday, 8 March, taking in five exceptional Lismore restaurants.
Eat the Street receives $20,000 to boost visitor numbers
Lismore's annual street food festival Eat the Street has been awarded $20,000 from the NSW Government to promote the 2018 event.
Eat the Street serves up delicious family fun
Eat the Street 2018 is on in the Lismore CBD this Saturday, 10 March!
Eat the Street serves up delicious food and entertainment
Lismore's annual street food festival, Eat the Street, is coming up on Saturday, 10 March.
Eat the Street tour the ultimate road trip for foodies
Organisers of Eat the Street 2018 are offering foodies a different kind of culinary journey this year with the addition of a roving Farm Gate Tour.
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
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.
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.
Feel blue Touch green encourages nurture through nature
Lismore City Council will launch a new project to improve people's wellbeing and mental health, Feel blue Touch green, at the Mental Health Month Expo at Lismore City Hall next Friday, 20 October.
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.
Flood charrette helps Lismore build disaster resilience
Lismore City Council will host a flood charrette/workshop with key community partners and stakeholders next week as part of a project to improve Lismore’s preparedness and resilience for future flood events.
Flood levels and floor heights
Flood road repairs update: when, why and how
Lismore City Council has issued staff with a flood update to hand out to local residents as road crews are fielding regular queries about the timing of flood road repairs.
Foost Cooking Classes give little chefs big ideas
Budding mini chefs have the opportunity to have fun, be inspired and meet other culinary-inclined children at new Foost Cooking Classes during Eat the Street on Saturday, 10 March.
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.
Former child soldier to play in refugee soccer friendly
Author and 2017 NSW Australian of the Year Deng Thiak Adut will be a special guest player in the 10th annual African All Stars vs Lismore Legends soccer match on Thursday, 12 October.
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 community event celebrates National Recycling Week
Lismore City Council is inviting families to a free twilight community event with activities, food, art and fun for all ages on Friday, 24 November to celebrate National Recycling Week.
Free community gathering marks one-year flood anniversary
Lismore City Council is hosting a community gathering - One Year On - at the Lismore Quadrangle on Saturday, 7 April to mark one year since the March 2017 flood.
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 event for landholders on property planning
Free landholder field days are coming up in July and September as part of Lismore City Council’s Rural Landholder Initiative.
Free family fun at Lismore River Festival and Carp Muster
To coincide with Artstate Lismore and a program of free activities in and around the city, local river health partners are hosting the inaugural Lismore River Festival and Carp Muster on Saturday, 2 December at Riverside Park.
Free fire for healthy habitats workshop for landholders
Thinking about burning-off on your property this winter? You might like to consider more than just asset protection.
Free school holiday fun day offers learning and play
Lismore City Council's fourth annual Upcycle Your Holidays event is coming up on Tuesday, 24 April, with free fun during the school holidays.
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.
Future flood modelling gets underway with $80,000 grant
Rous County Council has received an $80,000 NSW Government grant to undertake modelling to investigate flood mitigation options in Lismore.
Get a free reusable bag and give up plastic for good.
Boomerang Bags Lismore has joined us here at Council to help local residents get ready for the new ban on plastic bags.
Get your career off the ground at Southern Cross University
Lismore Aviation Expo has a new sponsor that knows the sky's the limit when you pursue a real passion.
Glass artwork explores Brave New World of recycling
A new artwork by Nimbin-based artist Papillon (aka Dr Patrick Smith) uses recycled glass from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre to question the costs of our consumer culture.
Using recycled glass and construction adhesive, the former CSIRO scientist has created a suspended installation of a crumbling Earth which sends a poignant message about humanity’s inability to effectively recycle the waste we create.
GM resigns to take on new role at Central Coast Council
Lismore City Council General Manager Gary Murphy has resigned after seven years in the top job to take up a new appointment on the Central Coast.
Goonellabah Community Plan improves safety and sense of belonging
The Goonellabah Community Plan provided resources strategies for Goonellabah that aimed to reduce anti-social behaviour and domestic violence, increase employment opportunities, offer sporting and social events and encourage respect between all ages of people living in the community.
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 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.
Imagine Lismore Projects are coming to fruition through our Partnering Strategy
Important information on how Council operates
Operations and functions of Lismore City Council including the Code of Conduct.
Important information on our use of pesticides in parks, gardens and sporting fields
Council uses a wide range of pesticides to control insects, weeds, termites, fungus and many other pests in public areas. This includes parks, gardens and sporting fields as well as Council-operated facilities such as the Lismore Memorial Gardens.
Improving the health and water quality of our waterways
The Cleaner Waterways Program is a project to improve the water quality of local creeks and our stormwater to protect the health of the Wilsons and Richmond Rivers.
Independent, critical economic analysis for Lismore city
The Lismore City Economic Profile provides independent, critical economic analysis for Lismore city by combining 11 different data sets to build the story of our local economy, how it’s changing and how it compares to other areas.
Independent, critical social information and analysis of Lismore
The Lismore City Community Profile provides independent, critical social analysis for Lismore city by combining 11 different data sets to build the story of our local community, how it’s changing and how it compares to other areas.
Information about 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 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.
Justice Crew to headline 2017 Carols in the Heart
Lismore families are invited to celebrate Christmas spirit and community connection at the 2017 Shopbaby Carols in the Heart on Sunday, 10 December.
Latest vacancy rates show Lismore CBD recovering
The latest CBD business statistics show Lismore has a current vacancy rate of 10.25% - down 1.25% since November 2017.
Liquid trade waste and how to dispose of it
Information on the safe discharging of liquid trade waste.
Lismore Biodiversity Awards
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 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 Memorial Baths to reopen with a splash
The Lismore Memorial Baths will reopen next Monday, 11 December and a special Christmas-themed family fun day will be held on Sunday, 17 December to celebrate.
Lismore one of two Australian matches on Barbarians tour
Lismore will be one of only two Australian stops for international rugby union team the Barbarians on their 2017 tour.
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 Prospectus to attract private investment and public funding to the city
Lyndey Milan announced as 2018 Australia Day ambassador
Lyndey Milan OAM has been announced as the 2018 Australia Day ambassador for Lismore.
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 organisers thank sporting volunteers
Lismore City Council will host a thank you function for Masters Games volunteers on 18 October to pay tribute to the 100-plus volunteers who make the event possible.
Members wanted for disability advisory group
Lismore City Council is looking for people to join its Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and is encouraging people to apply before the 24 November deadline.
Memorial Baths celebrates 90th year with community pool party
The Lismore Memorial Baths has stood proudly in Lismore for just shy of a century and will celebrate its 90th birthday this March.
Minor residential development
Information on development applications for minor residential development such as decks, carports, pergolas, patios etc.
Modifications (Section 96 applications) and Review of Determination
Section 96 applications and Section 82A Review of Determination.
Multimillion-dollar investment delivers world-class baseball facility
The NSW Government has announced $4.95 million to make Lismore the home of baseball in Australia.
New Arts, Vintage & Retro Guide launched
Lismore City Council has launched its new Arts, Vintage & Retro Guide with an all new design in 2017.
New creative partnership brings Quadrangle to life
The Quadrangle - Lismore's new greenspace and creative playground in the heart of the city - will come to life with events and activities thanks to a partnership between Southern Cross University and 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 Lions artwork unveiled to celebrate 70th year
The Lions fountain will be officially reopened and a public artwork commemorating the 70th anniversary of Lions in Australia will be unveiled this Saturday, 30 September at Lismore City Hall.
New Lismore Prospectus sells city's development and lifestyle potential
Lismore City Council has launched its new guide to private and public investment and funding in the heart of the Northern Rivers - the 2018 Lismore Prospectus.
New permits allow tradies to park free in Lismore CBD
Tradespeople can now apply for a Trade Parking Permit to park free in the Lismore CBD while undertaking work for local businesses.
New runway helps cement Lismore's aviation future
Lismore City Council has completed a 1.6km reseal of the Lismore Regional Airport runway as part of a $1.8 million upgrade to the airport and general aviation precinct.
Nominations open for 2018 Australia Day Awards
Lismore City Council is calling for nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards.
NORPA Cultural Alliance first of its kind
Lismore City Council and NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) are part of a Cultural Alliance believed to be the first of its kind in Australia.
North Lismore Plateau planning agreements on public exhibition
Lismore City Council has placed on public exhibition two voluntary planning agreements for North Lismore Plateau until 28 March.
Numbers good, but koalas not out of the woods
Lismore's koalas might be great in number compared to other east coast populations, but they are plagued with disease and need more habitat, according to a new report.
Numbers paint pretty picture of regional gallery success
The new Lismore Regional Gallery has been open for four months and Director Brett Adlington said the latest statistics already speak volumes about the gallery's success.
One Year On event pays tribute to community resilience
The Lismore community is invited to a free event - One Year On - to mark one year since the March 2017 flood.
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 detail the progress of our Imagine Lismore plans
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.
Paul Bennet brings high-flying extravaganza to expo
Paul Bennet Airshows will once again take to the skies for the 2018 Lismore Aviation Expo with some old favourites as well as some new planes and high-flying stunts.
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.
Pollution monitoring data for our Environmental Protection Licences
Publicly available pollution monitoring data required by the EPA under the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act, 2011 (POELA Act).
History of Lismore. Primordial Lismore.
Privacy relation to information your provide to Council during the employment process.
Project helps create convenient health precincts for Lismore
Plans and information on the Lismore Health Precinct at Lismore Base Hospital and St Vincents Private Hospital.
Promoting 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.
Lismore City Council's publication guide.
Quad program breaks new ground and brings community together
The Lismore Quadrangle has unveiled its new 12-month program of events, with everything from beat poetry in a tent to site-specific bamboo installations and an open-air cinema coming in 2018.
RAAF Hawk fighter announced for Lismore Aviation Expo
In a major coup for the Lismore Aviation Expo on 29 July, organisers can announce that a RAAF Hawk 127 will be performing a flying demonstration as well as being on static display at the annual event.
Receive and pay your rates and water notices electronically with e-Notices
Recycled Christmas tree a sign of the times
Lismore's third recycled Christmas tree was erected by Lismore City Council staff on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets this morning.
Recycled glass gets new life in treatment plant construction
Ordinary discarded drink bottles and tomato sauce jars are helping to build the $20 million South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant.
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.
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.
Residents asked to help develop new sport and rec plan
Lismore City Council is reviewing its Sport and Recreation Plan and would like to gather feedback from local residents about how they stay active.
Residents asked to vote on CBD rainbow project
Lismore City Council is calling on residents to vote for their preferred location for a rainbow crossing in the Lismore CBD.
Residents invited to provide views on koalas
A new online survey is allowing northern NSW residents to provide valuable information about some of Australia’s most significant and vulnerable koala populations.
Return and Earn bulk collection point opening soon
Lismore City Council will open a Return and Earn bulk collection point for people with 100+ eligible containers on Wednesday, 7 February at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road.
Risk management plan & flood mapping
RTRL signs first Deed of Agreement in almost 50 years
The Richmond Tweed Regional Library has officially entered into its first Deed of Agreement in almost half a century.
Rugby match raises $35,000 for Lismore Flood Appeal
The popular Barbarians versus Classic Wallabies rugby union match held in Lismore on 24 October has raised more than $35,000 for the Lismore Flood Appeal and local rugby union clubs.
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.
Safety requirements for all swimming pools
Requirements for swimming pool safety.
Scott Turner announced as Acting General Manager
Lismore City Council's current Assets Manager Scott Turner was last night appointed as Acting General Manager by the Council.
Sea of Bellies showcases art and cultural connection
A beautiful new exhibition featuring painted belly casts of pregnant Aboriginal women or partners of Aboriginal men is on show from 6-15 July at Lismore Regional Gallery as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Shop-top living revitalises CBD and boosts housing choice
Lismore City Council is calling for more landowners in the CBD to think about shop-top housing as a way to help diversify accommodation options in the city.
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 to light up Lantern Parade during historic visit
Visitors from Lismore’s Sister City Yamato Takada, Japan will walk in the Lismore Lantern Parade next week for the first time in history.
The delegates are here to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Lismore and Yamato Takada, which began in 1963 and was the first ever Sister City relationship between Australia and Japan.
Solar launch shines light on renewable energy partnerships
Lismore Community Solar - a project that includes the construction of Australia's largest floating solar farm - was launched today by Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Northern NSW, Benjamin Franklin MLC.
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.
Stay safe around asbestos these summer holidays
Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world?
Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood
Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood.
Strategic plans guiding the future of our community
Street Trees Masterplan helps provide a consistent approach to urban tree planting
The Lismore Street Trees Masterplan was adopted in 2008 to provide Lismore City Council will a structured approach to the placement of street trees within the Lismore urban area.
Students and families wanted for Sister City Student Exchange Program
Lismore City Council is calling for students and host families to be part of the 2018 Sister City Student Exchange Program to 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.
T17/15 24T-27T Excavator (Waste Facility)
T17/2 Quarry Asphalt Plant Operation
T17/20 Two Side Loader Refuse Trucks
T17/21 Purchase or Operational Lease One Wheel Loader (Waste Facility)
T17/22 Three Lift Replacements Lismore CBD
T17/24 South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant Sludge Lagoon Dewatering
T17/30 NOROC Resurfacing Panel
T17/32 Civil Works Approved Panel of Providers
T17/6 Nimbin Water Supply Stage 2
T2011-14 Security Services
T2013-15 Financial Auditing Services
T2015-15 Electricty Supply - Large, Small Sites and Street Lighting
T2015-33 NOROC Sewer Main Replacement Panel
T2015-42 Vehicle Management System
T2016-28 Supply of Various Materials and Services
T2016-34 Removal of Biosolids from East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant
T2017-17 EOI Partner To Develop Service Apartments, High Grade Office Space
T2017-22 Lift Replacement - Lismore City Hall, Gordon Pavilion and GSAC
T2017-26 - Supply one Compost Trommel - Waste
T2017-28 Lismore Memorial Baths Flood Repairs Enabling Works
T2017-29 Unsealed Road Maintenance
T2017-33 Water And Wastewater Renewals Panel of Providers
T2017-37 Concreting Works
T2017-8 Casual Plant Hire
T2018/3 Albert Park Baseball Complex Redevelopment
T2018-6 Bulk Fuel & Fuel Card Services Supply for Council Plant & Equipment 2018-2021
T2018-7 Bulk Transport of Quarry Materials
TAFE students have designs on organics recycling game
Local high school students studying at TAFE have created an over-sized board game to help Lismore City Council educate people about the organics composting system.
The arrival of Europeans
The arrival of Europeans. History of Lismore.
The Fee Calculator can help you determine your DA charges
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.
Thursday Night Live! puts big ideas in the spotlight
Renowned curator and festival director Rhoda Roberts AO has been announced as a panellist for the first event in an exciting new talks series - Thursday Night Live! - on 8 February at Lismore Quadrangle.
From 1800s to Federations. History of Lismore.
Tragic accident on Bruxner Highway
There has been a fatality on the Bruxner Highway this morning after a piece of heavy machinery rolled over when being moved onto a transportation truck, involving a single male occupant.
Turn intentions into action during National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week is coming up from 27 May to 3 June and Lismore City Council is hosting a public event as well as an internal ceremony to mark the occasion and raise awareness about how to actively champion reconciliation in the community.
Urban Green Corridors Plan helps restore native bushland and wildlife habitat
Urban Green Corridors Plan restores city habitat
Lismore City Council has launched its Urban Green Corridors Plan to help restore urban bushland reserves and link important habitat pockets throughout the city to support wildlife.
Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees
Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees.
Vote for a new signature tree for Lismore
Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on options for a signature tree for Lismore.
Water education activities for primary and secondary schools
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?
Win free joy flights at Lismore Aviation Expo
Lismore Aviation Expo major sponsor Fast Aviation is giving people the chance to win a scenic flight in a Cessna Caravan at this year's event.
Work begins on Lismore community floating solar farm
Construction of Australia's biggest floating solar farm is now underway in Lismore.
World Environment Day helps kids create a better planet
Lismore City Council celebrated World Environment Day today with a regional schools event at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
WWI, between the wars and WWII
World War One and World War Two. History of Lismore.
Young indigenous children benefit from community grants scheme
A group of young children from Goonellabah, showcased their work to friends and family at the Lismore Regional Gallery yesterday, as part of the Art Dreaming Project.
The Art Dreaming Project run by Red Inc. through the In-School Support program is a three day workshop held in the school holidays for young indigenous children.
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.