Policies A-Z

All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z


Administration of Private Covenants(PDF, 20KB)

Affordable and Diverse Housing Incentives Policy(PDF, 111KB)

Annual Rental Applicable to Non-Profit Organisations with Buildings on Council Land(PDF, 22KB)

Approvals and Use of Land Owned or Managed by Council Policy(PDF, 131KB) and associated guidelines:

Arts and Cultural(PDF, 84KB)

Asbestos Management(PDF, 91KB) and Asbestos Guidelines(PDF, 462KB)

Asset Management(PDF, 165KB)

Atmosphere(PDF, 83KB)


Biodiversity – Flora and Fauna(PDF, 139KB)

Building Over or Near Sewers and Other Underground Pipelines or Structures (Public Assets)(PDF, 85KB)


Cemeteries and Burials on Private Rural Land(PDF, 163KB)

Climate Resilience Policy(PDF, 292KB)

Closure of Offices – Christmas/New Year(PDF, 22KB)

Code of Conduct - Councillors(PDF, 1MB)

Code of Conduct - Staff(PDF, 1MB)

Code of Conduct - Committees(PDF, 1MB)

Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 546KB)

Community Engagement Strategy(PDF, 7MB) and Community Participation Plan(PDF, 373KB)

Community Loans Policy(PDF, 115KB)

Community Sun Protection Strategy(PDF, 493KB)

Competitive Neutrality Complaints Policy(PDF, 81KB)

Conflict of Interest Policy - Council Related Development Applications Policy(PDF, 203KB)

Contributions from Property Owners Towards Studies for Rezonings or DCPs(PDF, 21KB)

Council Cars – Car Agreement(PDF, 32KB)

Council Use of Lismore Airport(PDF, 20KB)

Council Briefings(PDF, 130KB)

Councillors Expenses and Facilities Policy(PDF, 144KB)

Councillor/Staff Communication Policy(PDF, 56KB) and Councillor/Staff Communication Guidelines(PDF, 273KB)


Dedication of Bequeathed Land for Community Purposes(PDF, 57KB)

Definition of Nuclear Free Peace Zone(PDF, 23KB)

Determination of Development Applications Under Delegated Authority(PDF, 125KB)

Directional Signage on Roads(PDF, 119KB)

Drainage Systems Maintenance Through Private Property in Rural Area(PDF, 22KB)

Duties and Responsibilities of Committee Chairpersons(PDF, 22KB)


Enforcement(PDF, 85KB) and Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)

Enterprise Risk Management(PDF, 102KB) and Risk Management Strategy(PDF, 419KB)

Equity in Access and Provision of Facilities to Public Spaces and Public Buildings for People with Disability and Specific Needs(PDF, 40KB)

Exemption of Certain Lands from Water Charges and/or Wastewater Charges(PDF, 22KB)


Fees and Charges Pricing(PDF, 105KB)

Festivals and Events Contributions(PDF, 191KB)

Financial Sustainability(PDF, 174KB)

Fire Safety of Buildings(PDF, 61KB) and the Procedural Guidelines for Fire Safety in Buildings(PDF, 702KB)

Footpath/Cycleway Risk Management(PDF, 77KB)

Fraud and Corruption Control Policy(PDF, 191KB)


Gathering Information(PDF, 87KB)

Guidelines and Practices for Mediation of Development Applications(PDF, 115KB)


Heritage(PDF, 139KB)


Infrastructure Contributions Discount Policy for the Change of Use of Commercial Premises(PDF, 94KB)

Investments(PDF, 937KB)


Land(PDF, 83KB)

Leasing of Council Properties(PDF, 106KB)

Lismore Coat of Arms/Corporate Logo(PDF, 79KB)

Local Roads Maintenance(PDF, 57KB)


Maintenance of Rural Roads(PDF, 21KB)

Management of Contaminated Land(PDF, 641KB)

Media Releases(PDF, 73KB)


Naming of Public Places(PDF, 23KB)


Outdoor Dining Local Street Guide(PDF, 593KB)

Outdoor Dining Policy(PDF, 3MB)

Outdoor Dining User Guide(PDF, 4MB)


Parklet Hosting Guidelines(PDF, 454KB)

Plain English(PDF, 144KB)

Planning Agreements(PDF, 163KB)

Policy on Policy Making(PDF, 114KB)

Pressure Sewer Systems(PDF, 139KB)

Privacy Management Plan(PDF, 291KB)

Private Sewage Pump Stations(PDF, 137KB)

Procurement(PDF, 77KB)

Protection of World's Rainforest Timber(PDF, 56KB)

Provision of Gutter Crossings(PDF, 57KB)

Provision of Public Transport Infrastructure(PDF, 135KB)

Public Access to Objections/Complaints Lodged with Council(PDF, 164KB)

Public Art(PDF, 179KB) and Public Art Procedure(PDF, 169KB)

Public Tree(PDF, 143KB)


Quality Policy Statement(PDF, 39KB)


Rates and Charges Hardship(PDF, 249KB)

Related Party Disclosure Policy(PDF, 79KB)

Relocation of Public Roads – Owners to Contribute(PDF, 56KB)

Requirements for Pathways(PDF, 58KB)

Reserves (Internally Restricted)(PDF, 112KB)

Roadside Maintenance(PDF, 57KB)

Rural Connections to the Nimbin Water Supply(PDF, 586KB)


Sale of Land for Unpaid Rates and Charges(PDF, 57KB)

Sealing of Road Shoulders in Commercial Areas(PDF, 57KB)

Section 356 Donations – Dialysis Machine Water and Waste Charges(PDF, 113KB)

Self-Help Programme(PDF, 182KB)

Signs as Remote Supervision(PDF, 110KB)

Slashing of Roadside Verges(PDF, 56KB)

Smoke-free Areas(PDF, 104KB)

Social Impact Assessment(PDF, 153KB) and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines(PDF, 668KB)

Social Media Policy(PDF, 118KB)

Social Media Guidelines(PDF, 346KB)

Staff Exchange Programme between Lismore City Council and Yamato Takada City Council(PDF, 147KB)

Statement of Business Ethics(PDF, 134KB)

Stormwater Drainage(PDF, 57KB)

Strategic Planning Study Guidelines(PDF, 59KB)

Street Signs – Risk Management(PDF, 162KB)

Sustainability, Viability and Amenity of Rural and Urban Land(PDF, 118KB)


Temporary Residential Occupation of Land(PDF, 124KB)

Tourist Directional Signposting for Built Attractions(PDF, 146KB)

Trade Waste(PDF, 58KB)

Trees – Planting and Removal(PDF, 71KB)


Undergrounding of Electricity Main and Provision of Streetlighting – Residential Areas(PDF, 58KB)

Undergrounding of Telephone Plant in Subdivisions(PDF, 56KB)

Unsolicited Proposals Policy(PDF, 80KB) and Unsolicited Proposals Procedure(PDF, 846KB)

Unreasonable Conduct Policy and Procedure(PDF, 371KB)

Urban Kerbside Numbering System(PDF, 58KB)

Use of Images(PDF, 152KB)


Volunteer Program(PDF, 353KB), Volunteer Program Procedure(PDF, 391KB) and Volunteer Program Handbook for Volunteers(PDF, 668KB)


Waste(PDF, 117KB)

Water and Wastewater Developer Contribution Charges (S64)(PDF, 147KB)

Water – Concealed Water Leaks(PDF, 168KB)

Water Meter Installation – Two Meters on the One Property(PDF, 56KB)

Water Meters – Multiple Occupancy(PDF, 56KB)

Water Quality and Quantity(PDF, 124KB)

Water Supply Backflow Prevention(PDF, 55KB)


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