Planning strategies

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Inspire Lismore 2040 (Local Strategic Planning Statement)

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires all councils to have a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).

The LSPS for the Lismore Local Government Area (LGA) serves as the primary strategic document for land use planning, integrating existing policies and initiatives such as the Growth Management Strategy, Economic Development Strategy, Biodiversity Management Strategy and Sport and Recreation Plan.

It lays out the vision, priorities, and actions for land use in Lismore, as well as the Lismore's place in the region, its economic, social, and environmental characteristics, and the method for monitoring and reporting on the plan's implementation.

Inspire Lismore 2040 (Local Strategic Planning Statement) 

Lismore Growth Management Strategy 2015-2035

The Lismore Growth Management Strategy 2015-2035 (GMS) identifies land suitable for future housing, commercial, and industrial development in areas with minimal constraints and accessible infrastructure.

The GMS combines city and rural growth issues and replaces previous strategies.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment approved the GMS with minor amendments and is currently reviewing State and regionally significant farmland policy, new proposals for rezoning this land should be deferred until the review is completed.

To confirm if your proposal may be affected, please contact the Strategic Planning Coordinator on (02) 6625 0500.

Lismore Growth Management Strategy 2015-2035(PDF, 7MB)

Approval Lismore Growth Management Strategy 2015-2035 Department Planning & Environment(PDF, 52KB)

Strategic Road Review

The Strategic Road Review is a 20-year plan that defines the road network required to support future population growth while maintaining the level of service Council currently provides. It was developed from a financial, social and environmental sustainability perspective. As such, it provides the nexus between future development and new road infrastructure that Council has to demonstrate if it is to collect road contributions from new development under Section 94 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Strategic Road Review(PDF, 3MB)

Nimbin Parking Strategy (2018)

The Nimbin Parking Strategy evaluates the current availability, usage, and future needs of parking in the main business area of Nimbin. The strategy includes short-term actions for council to take within two years, such as modifying timed parking areas on Cullen and Sibley Streets and maximizing usage of the Western Carpark. It also identifies potential long-term solutions for expanding off-street parking if demand exceeds supply in the future.

Nimbin Parking Strategy(PDF, 2MB)