city centre

live + work + play

Lismore’s City Centre will be a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to conduct business, socialise, enjoy the products, services and place

The Lismore Business Promotion Program (LBPP) is a partnership between lismore business, Lismore City Council and the lismore community. The LBPP is funded by the Special Business Rate Variation Levy (SBRVL).

The purpose of this funding is to ensure Lismore retains its function as a regional centre, with the revitalisation of the City Centre identified as being the key to this objective. Financial control of the SBRVL funds, including all purchases on approved budget items, is retained by Council, together with auditing and acquittal responsibilities


The over-arching purpose of the Lismore Business Promotion Program is to promote Lismore in a positive manner which reinforces our position as the regional centre of the Far North Coast of NSW. The key objective of the LBPP is to revitalise the CBD in order to achieve our vision.

All of the Lismore Business Promotion Program’s marketing activities and the 'Lismore – come to the heart' brand collateral is aimed at achieving our key objective and reinforcing both our regional status and the special nature of the City Centre.

We know that people are drawn to a place by activity. Research results of strategic planning sessions by the LBPP, Lismore Tourism and Events and other marketing bodies all point to the need for year-round events and attractions in the city centre, carefully designed, coordinated and promoted.


The LBPP provides financial assistance for events, attractions and retail promotions by accessing funding through the Special Business Rate Variation Levy (SBRVL). Event organisers need to demonstrate that the major portion of funds applied for are for promotion, but some logistical expenses may be met as well. Nearly every event or promotion takes place in the defined Lismore City Centre zone, but there is provision to assist a smaller number of attractions from the broader Lismore Urban Area.

contact us

City Centre Manager
Lismore City Council
43 Oliver Ave, Goonellabah
PO Box 23A
Lismore NSW 2480
1300 87 83 87     

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