Lismore: an economic snapshot
Lismore is a City to be proud of, brimming with cultural, sporting and education hubs and is well known as the Region’s services centre. However, it is our people that set us apart. We are hard working, creative and consistently leading the way in sustainable living practices. Our sense of place is strong, as is our capacity to support our communities and apply innovative solutions to any challenges that we face. We are a tenacious City, embracing and leading change.
Supporting sustainable economic growth and development is a key guiding principal for Lismore City Council. We are working collaboratively with our business and industry stakeholders and in partnership with our community leaders to ensure our City is well placed for investment and employment opportunities, whilst maintaining our lifestyle and environmental assets.
We are pleased to provide this economic snapshot of the City of Lismore as a tool for business and industry and those looking to establish employment generating enterprises in the heart of the Northern Rivers region.
The Lismore Economic Snapshot has been developed to:
• Provide a central source of economic statistical data for Lismore
• Assist in the promotion of Lismore as a destination of choice for investment
• Assist our enterprise leaders to respond to challenges, needs and opportunities
• Enhance the level of service provision to our existing business and industry sectors
The provision of this information has come in response to the needs highlighted in feedback received through the Business Retention and Expansion Survey (BRE).
A summary of Lismore's Economic Snapshot, as well a number of other strategy and planning documents are available below.
The Community Economic Development Transition Strategies for Lismore and Nimbin are below.
Click here to open Sustainable Nimbin Community Plan
Meet Mark Batten
Council’s Business Facilitator
Mark commenced duties in November 2009. In his role as Business Facilitator Mark is charged with being a voice for business inside Council. In addition Mark is involved with assisting existing businesses and new business in their dealings with Council and in working to create an 'open for business' environment for businesses interested in setting up in Lismore City.
Mark’s diverse background and experience, until his engagement by Council, has been wholly within the private sector and includes banking, sales and marketing, hospitality, health, property, the performing arts and television industries.