Lismore Quadrangle project to transform CBD centre

The Lismore Quadrangle is a project to rebuild the Lismore Regional Gallery and have public open space in the centre of the CBD bordered by the new gallery, Lismore Library and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium.

Council has received a National Stronger Regions Fund grant of $2.85 million for the Lismore Quadrangle, which will cost a total of $5.8 million. Some of Council's contribution includes donations from the public made during the Lismore Quadrangle Pledge Campaign. Additional funding has been received from the Margaret Olley Arts Trust ($500,000) and the NSW Government through Liquor & Gaming NSW and Arts NSW ($410,000 in total).

The new Lismore Regional Gallery would be a redevelopment of C Block, also incorporating Arts Northern Rivers and a café/bookshop. An outdoor piazza will complete this plan.

Complementing existing visitation to the site through the Lismore Library and Northern Rivers Conservatorium, projections suggest the Lismore Quadrangle would attract some 300,000 visitors annually to the CBD.

The completed Lismore Quadrangle would feature:

  • Relocated Lismore Regional Gallery
  • Office space for Arts Northern Rivers
  • Combined event, function and workshop spaces
  • Combined meeting rooms
  • Commercial space for cafe/bookshop
  • Outdoor piazza/community gathering space connecting C Block tenants with the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Lismore Library.

Dominic Finlay‐Jones Architects, in partnership with Phillips Smith Conwell, have designed a plan for the Lismore Quadrangle, which has been submitted as part of the grant application.

For full details on this project, please read the Lismore Quadrangle Proposal.