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magnificent river

The unique setting and proximity of the Lismore CBD to the Wilsons River provides an exceptional natural asset to leverage and allows a distinct point of difference. Lismore is a river city and our proven capacity to innovate from floods has developed a resilient community. However, there is much more to do in this space. (more)

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make country 'cool' again

Lismore and its villages have a cherished reputation of a clean, green rural setting. Our buildings are rich in heritage and our streetscapes wide and inviting. There is opportunity to enhance our community amenity through open space improvements and by supporting business centre landlords to reinvest in property to improve our local amenity and the vibrancy of our communities.

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environmental sustainability

Our community is passionate about environmental issues and supports a clean, natural environment that is preserved and protected. Whilst many businesses already undertake sustainable practices, there is opportunity to improve business knowledge to support initiatives such as water security, soil improvement, energy efficiency in operations and building design and food security.

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private sector, state and federal infrastructure

Our established health precinct has created high demand for ancillary and specialist services. Appending existing bricks and mortar infrastructure with improved technology and allied service offerings opens the door for other industries to leverage this growing success.

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revitalise skills training

As the birthplace of Southern Cross University, Lismore has grown an abundance of strong educational facilities including TAFE NSW, the University Centre for Rural Health and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. We are well resourced to collaboratively support the revitalisation of skills-based training to increase local economic activity and support numerous industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, technology, renewable energy, flood mitigation and recycling. Ongoing work in this area may help to attract and retain youth in our region.

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rich event calendar

Lismore and its villages host an abundant number of events and activities throughout the year ranging from culture, arts, sports, heritage, food and the environment. From the 25 year strong Lismore Lantern Parade, Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve Festival, Nimbin Mardigrass, Koori Knockout and the rolling calendar of creative and sporting events, there is always something to do. There is great potential to build on this existing strength and diversity to deliver festivals and events of national significance that drive overnight visitation, build reputation and support sustainable tourism.

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leverage big employers

We have a strong local supply chain, stable labour market and many enterprises of all sizes leveraging the benefits of being based in the Lismore LGA to successfully compete in regional, national and international markets. (more)

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precinct development

As a regional service provider, Lismore City has established precincts in health, sports and the justice sector. Supporting ongoing opportunities for the co-location of services is paramount to meeting the future demands of providers.

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a growth based shared narrative

One of the most critical opportunities is to remove polarising narratives that corrode people’s interest in investing in our area. It might be as simple as stating Lismore is open for business or it might require the development of a full policy position defining who we are and defining what opportunities exist. We need to reassure investors, businesses, artists and employers that if they wish to come to Lismore to contribute to growing our economy, they will be heard, encouraged and supported as they make their contributions.

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