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Lismore is a thriving regional centre in the Far North Coast of New South Wales, known locally as the Northern Rivers region. The Lismore Local Government Area (LGA) covers an area of 1,267 square kilometres, with a total population of 44,054 in 2016. Lismore City generates over $2 billion in GRP annually and the Lismore LGA is host to some 4,000 businesses and over 20,000 jobs. The city is serviced by daily commuter flights to Sydney, with easy access to international flights out of the Gold Coast and the motorway to Brisbane.

employment

Health, education, social services and retail trade are the dominant employment sectors in Lismore, with construction, finance, insurance, property and business services expanding significantly. Lismore’s workforce has the highest level of bachelor degree and post-graduate qualified workers in the Northern Rivers and the city also enjoys the highest level of vocationally trained workers in the region.

Health, education, social services and retail trade are the dominant employment sectors in Lismore, with construction, finance, insurance, property and business services expanding significantly. Lismore’s workforce has the highest level of bachelor degree and post-graduate qualified workers in the Northern Rivers and the city also enjoys the highest level of vocationally trained workers in the region.

population increase + economic growth

The LGA is primed to grow by over 5,000 residents over the next 20 years. Lismore’s population is growing at a sustainable level, with the city’s residents maintaining the highest household income for the region. The major factor helping to generate population growth is the employment opportunities contained within the major economic growth sectors described in this prospectus.

recent major developments

Activity in Lismore since the first Prospectus was published in 2016 has included the completion of Southern Cross University’s hi-tech Learning Centre and Enterprise Lab, the renovation of Lismore Central Shopping Centre, improvements to Council’s Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre, new facilities at the University Centre for Rural Health (including student housing), a CBD office complex complete with 6-star energy rating and a major Toyota dealership, plus the completion and opening of the Lismore Regional Gallery.

Other developments included a SuperStore, new Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service headquarters at Lismore Regional Airport and a significant increase in housing development. Lismore’s health services have experienced significant expansion in both public and private hospitals in the city.

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