Lismore Prospectus to attract private investment and public funding to the city
Lismore City Council has developed The Lismore Prospectus in order to lobby for big ticket public funding and encourage private investment in Lismore. We have also developed a video, Lismore Growth Prospects 2030, to support the publication.
The 32-page Lismore Prospectus provides a comprehensive guide to private sector investment and public sector funding in a bid to attract multi-million dollar investments and projects to the city. It is designed to make investors and governments sit up and take notice.
Lismore has dynamic growth prospects: it is the business centre of the Northern Rivers, has a stable and skilled workforce, the largest retail and professional services sector in the region, a business-friendly council and excellent transport links to Sydney and Brisbane. Lismore is economically and geographically primed for growth, and is a beautiful region with an enviable lifestyle that offers beaches, rainforests and a fantastic work/life balance.
The Lismore Prospectus includes a sizeable number of advocates for Lismore, drawn from key growth sectors such as health, education, business, development, the arts and sport. The latter features endorsements from Adam Gilchrist and Craig Foster, who grew up in Lismore and have added their voices to support our city's future growth prospects.
Potential private investment opportunities in Lismore include a medi-hotel and serviced apartments for the medium-density health precinct around Lismore Base Hospital; a large transportation hub in South Lismore; a major events and entertainment centre on the outskirts of the city; and large greenfield developments to provide housing for Lismore’s projected population increase of 5900 people over the next 20 years.
Public sector funding opportunities include Lismore Park being redeveloped as a destination park such as Hyde Park in Sydney; and major infrastructure upgrades such as a bridge over the Wilsons Rivers on the edge of the CBD, to service North Lismore Plateau; and a major new road, the Goonellabah Link, which is planned to alleviate traffic density on Ballina Road and the Bruxner Highway.
People interested in investing in Lismore or who would like a hard copy of The Lismore Prospectus should phone Council on 1300 87 83 87.