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100 jobs created at local medicinal cannabis facility

Up to 100 new local jobs will be created at a multi-million dollar medicinal cannabis operation in the Lismore Local Government Area.
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1950s and 1960s

1950s and 1960s. History of Lismore.
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2020 Australia Day Awards


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2020 Australia Day winners help make our community a special place to live

David Henderson was one of six individuals and groups recognised at the Australia Day ceremony on 26 January at Lismore City Hall, where Mayor Isaac Smith also welcomed more than 50 new Australians in the annual citizenship Ceremony.
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A city bursting with investment, development and business potential

Detailing the economic, social and growth potential of Lismore as a smart place to invest, develop or start your business.
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A guide to fees and charges for all Council services

Our annual Fees & Charges.
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A guide to fire safety for business owners

Fire safety regulations and tips for business owners.
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A guide to making your home fire safe

Fire safety in the home tips and regulations.
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A guide to on-site sewage management

On-site sewage management regulations.
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A guide to our committees, panels and advisory groups

We have several committees, panels and advisory groups which play an important role in providing input on different issues for Council.
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A musical feast at 2020 Norco Eat the Street Festival

Once you have tantalised your tastebuds at the 2020 Norco Eat the Street Food Festival, head over to the Southern Cross University Entertainment Stage and excite your ears with local talent and the Brisbane-based octet Steele Syndicate.
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A new century

Beggining of the 20th century. History of Lismore.
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A new Economic Development Strategy for Lismore

Economic Development Strategy
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A regional airport with everything you need

Lismore Regional Airport details and associated information on car parking and airport facilities.
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A short history of flooding in Lismore

A history of flooding in Lismore and Lismore floods.
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A step-by step guide to plumbing approvals

Notice of Works for plumbers to undertake work in the Lismore LGA. Following plumbing reforms, this replaced the Plumbing Permit.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workers Directory contains a full list of ATSI services in the Lismore Local Government Area.
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Acknowledgements

History of Lismore. Acknowledgements.
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Advice on the safe disposal and management of asbestos

Information on safe disposal and management of asbestos in the home.
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All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z

All current Lismore City Council policies from A-Z.
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Alternative lifestyles

Alternative lifestyles and sustainable living. Nimbin 1973 Aquarius Festival. Hippies come to Northern Rivers. History of Lismore.
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Annual African football friendly postponed

Lismore City Council staff will be looking to retain their trophy when the African All Stars vs Lismore Legends annual soccer match kicks off on Wednesday, 13 November.
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Apply now for trade parking permits


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Are you planning an event in the Lismore area?

Information and forms for holding a festival or event on a public street, footpath, open space or property owned and/or maintained by Council.
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Asia Pacific accord grows cities through shared innovation

Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith signed an accord with 146 other countries this week that commits local government to sharing innovation to grow cities across the Asia Pacific region.
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Australia Day Award nominations open

Lismore City Council is calling for nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards.
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Award-winning author in conversation at Goonellabah Library

Award-winning author Chris Hammer will appear 'In Conversation' at the Goonellabah Library in early March courtesy of Richmond Tweed Regional Library's new Regional Readers Book Club.
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Big Scrub Rainforest Day offers up Science in the Pub and more

The 21st annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day includes four days of exciting events across the region from September 19 to 22.
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Biodiversity Awards recognise environmental excellence

Local people working to protest the local environment have been recognised at the second Lismore Biodversity Awards announced last night (12 September).
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Birds in Backyards


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Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions

Reporting to fulfil Blakebrook Quarry operating approval conditions set by the NSW Government Department of Planning.
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Bookings removed at waste facilities; recycling now permissible

Residents and businesses are no longer required to make bookings to visit the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre or the Nimbin Transfer Station.
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Bushfire Emergency Information


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Business Papers and Agendas for Committees and Advisory Groups

Our business papers, agendas and minutes for council meetings, committees and advisory groups.
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Busking on public land

Council regulations and application forms for busking.
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Can Natural Sequence Farming change our future?

Lismore City Council is hosting training into Natural Sequence Farming from 23-26 September at Jiggi Hall in an effort to contribute to flood mitigation and explore ways to combat climate change.
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Cemetery and crematorium facilities and services

Lismore Memorial Gardens lawn cemetery and crematorium services and facilities including the Lismore Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Gardens Register for burial plots.
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Checklist: Building Information Certificate (BC)


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Checklist: Certificate of Compliance Application Section 305 (S305)


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Checklist: Complying Development Certificate (CDC)


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Checklist: Construction Certificate - building (CC)


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Checklist: Development and Construction Certificate Applications (Class 1 and 10)


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Checklist: Development Applications


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Checklist: Dwelling Entitlement Application (DE)


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Checklist: Events Application


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Checklist: Occupation Certificate Application (OC)


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Checklist: Pre-lodgement Advice Application (PRE)


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Checklist: Section 138 Application (S138)


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Checklist: Section 68 - Install/Construct/Alter/Upgrade a Sewage Management Facility Application (ONSITE)


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Checklist: Section 68 Application (S68)


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Checklist: Section 8.2 Review of Determination Application (S8.2)


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Checklist: Section 96 Modification (S96)


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Checklist: Subdivision Certificate Application (SC)


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Checklist: Subdivision Works Certificate Application (SWCA)


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Checklist: Trade Waste Application (TW)


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Checklist: Works as Executed Plans (WAE)


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Choose to reuse and join Second Hand Saturday

Want to do your bit to spread the love and not the landfill? Choose to reuse this spring and join forces with your local community for the Second Hand Saturday garage sale day on 28 September.
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Community feedback wanted on rates consultation

Lismore City Council is asking the community for vital input into a 10-year rating strategy over the next two months.
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Community grant helps koalas triumph against the odds

A $5000 community grant has helped Friends of the Koala (FOK) build a permanent home for a very special koala.
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Compost sales on hold until further notice

Lismore City Council has temporarily stopped compost sales until further notice.
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Constructed wetland helps treat water quality

Our $180,000 constructed wetland at Slaters Creek in North Lismore will improve water quality flowing from the Slaters Creek catchment into the Wilsons River.
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Construction Manual

Construction Manual.
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Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register

Contractor Insurance Management System (CIMS) to replace existing Trades and Services Register
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Contracts over $150,000 awarded by Council - GIPA reporting

A list of Council contracts over $150,000 that have been awarded.
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Corndale farmers go for big restoration results

Corndale farmers Jean Marc and Morgane Furio have planted 700 trees on their 50-hectare property as part of a project to restore waterways and improve biodiversity and habitat.
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Council closes Revolve Shop as COVID-19 precaution

Lismore City Council is taking a proactive approach in response to the rapidly-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has closed the Lismore Revolve Shop indefinitely.
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Council commences COVID-19 relief measures

Lismore City Council will reduce fees and defer the commencement of interest on overdue payments by 60 days as part of a range of measures to help residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Council elections postponed; meetings to go online

The NSW Government has postponed the September local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Council lifts restrictions on supermarket deliveries

Lismore City Council has removed all restrictions, delivery curfews and planning constraints on supermarket loading bays to help them meet current demand in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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Council supports National Tree Day in Lismore

Council partners with the Wilsons River Landcare Group and other supporters each year for Planet Ark's National Tree Day in July.
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Council votes to raise rates to invest in roads

Lismore City Council Councillors last night voted to apply for a special rate variation over four years to fund a massive investment in our local roads and help re-invigorate the CBD.
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Council wins NSW award for innovative treatment plant

Lismore City Council has won an excellence award at the 2019 Local Government Awards for the innovative - and under budget - $25 million South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant.
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Councillors call on Governments for COVID-19 assistance

Lismore City Councillors have called on the Federal and NSW Governments to provide urgent assistance so that council can continue to provide the community with essential services during this critical time.
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Councillors vote for free parking around Lismore Base Hospital

Parking in the hospital precinct on Hunter and Dalziel streets will be free for the next six months and parking restrictions waived in Weaver Street, Laurel Avenue and Mckenzie Street to enable all-day parking after Lismore City Councillors voted to introduce the changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Councillors vote to cut CBD rates to support local businesses

Lismore City Councillors last night voted to support inner-CBD businesses by cutting council rates by 20 per cent.
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Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city

Council-owned venues for hire in Lismore city.
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Council's certification services

Principal Cerifying Authority services provided by Council and our Building Certification Team.
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COVID-19 forces major changes to waste disposal

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station have reopened today as essential services only.
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Development & Design Manual, Standard Drawings and Construction Manual

Development & Design Manual, Standards Drawings and Construction Manual.
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Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2000 applies

Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2000 applies.
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Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2012 applies

Development Control Plan for land where LEP 2012 applies.
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Disclaimer and internet privacy statement

Our Disclaimer and Internet Privacy Statement regarding the Lismore City Council website and our obligations to our constituents surrounding the content of the website.
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Dunoon farmer pays the price for scare gun

A blueberry farming company in Dunoon has paid a hefty price for challenging a fine issued by Lismore City Council in relation to the use of a bird scare gun.
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Early settlers and sawyers

Early settlers and sawyers. History of Lismore.
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Easy to do Business helps you cut through red tape and open your business faster


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Eat the Street food festival to go ahead as planned

Lismore's annual street food festival Eat the Street will go ahead as planned this Saturday, 14 March in the Lismore CBD following the federal government's latest advice about public events and the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Eat the Street serves up delicious fun for all ages

If you love your food, art and music, then Lismore is the place to be on Saturday March 14 as the much loved Eat the Street festival returns for its sixth year with a new sponsor - NORCO.
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Educational resources, booklets and planning tools


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Engage with the democratic process through our meetings and briefings

There are many ways to engage with Council and Councillors. We encourage people to attend our meetings and briefings to stay up-to-date with the many issues affecting our Local Government Area. Ordinary Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Council Chambers from 6pm.
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Ensuring a safe and healthy Eat the Street

Eat the Street Food Festival is happening in the Lismore City Centre this Saturday, 14 March from 12pm to 9pm. Lismore City Council is committed to providing a safe, healthy and enjoyable experience for all involved at the event.
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Environmental and noxious weeds in the Northern Rivers

Information on environmental and noxious weeds in the Northern Rivers and contacts details for Far North Coast Weeds.
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ePlanning Tools to help you with planning and development matters fast

The NSW PlanningHub provides free access to information to help you prepare, lodge and track development applications.
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Essential services continue under new COVID-19 restrictions

Lismore City Council is continuing essential services while ensuring the safety of employees and community members following the announcement of new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday night.
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Evacuated residents can return home

Lismore City Council today conducted impact assessments of certain roads of the Tuntable area. After consultation with the RFS and Emergency Operations Centre it is agreed that residents in nominated roads can return home.
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Explore the beauty and diversity of the Northern Rivers region

Lismore and Nimbin Tourism runs the Lismore Visitor Information Centre and the Nimbin Visitor Information Centre. They provide information on everything to see and do in the region.
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Extraordinary meeting called to discuss rates

An extraordinary meeting of Lismore City Council has been called for this Friday, 27 March to discuss possible rate relief for ratepayers facing hardship from COVID-19.
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Facilities closed and services reduced to guard against COVID-19

In line with NSW Government announcements seeking to minimise the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lismore City Council has made significant changes to its service delivery.
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Feedback wanted for new Economic Development Strategy

Lismore City Council is developing a new Economic Development Strategy and is seeking input from the business community on how to grow Lismore as a regional city into the future.
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Feedback wanted on new Sports and Recreation plan


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Find out how flood levels and your floor height compares

Information on flood levels and floor heights in Lismore city.
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Fines for dumping rubbish at our local op shops

If people dump rubbish outside of op-shops they will be caught on our newly installed CCTV cameras and fined up to $2000, Lismore City Council's Environmental Compliance Officer Stuart Thomson has warned.
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Fire safety regulations for all development in the Lismore LGA

Fire safety requirements for new and existing buildings.
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Firefighters work to extinguish fire; air pollution alert in place

Firefighters are slowly making progress extinguishing a fire burning in nine large compost piles at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
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Flood levels and floor heights


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FOR EMERGENCIES PHONE 000 | FOR FLOOD OR STORM HELP PHONE 132 500

Essential information on flooding in Lismore such as flood heights and floor levels, CBD floor maps for businesses, radio stations, council contacts, emergency contacts, a history of flooding and more.
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Foster to relive past glories at Masters Games

Former Socceroo captain and Lismore local Craig Foster is returning to his hometown this September to participate in the 2019 Lismore Workers Masters Games.
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Free Christmas fun at 2019 Carols in the Heart

Australian country music legend Adam Harvey has been announced as the headline act for this year's Shopbaby Carols in the Heart.
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Free entry to Memorial Baths for bushfire evacuees

Lismore City Council is offering free entry to the Lismore Memorial Baths for families who have evacuated because of the bushfires.
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Free field day for landholders living with koalas

Council is inviting farmers, graziers and other landholders on the Wilsons and Richmond floodplains to a free field day about living with koalas on rural lands.
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Free field days for local landholders


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Frequently asked questions about rates and charges

Frequently asked questions about your Council rates.
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Frequently asked questions about water meters

Information and frequently asked questions about water meters, infrastructure and water meter repairs and damage.
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From Masterchef to Masterclass at Norco Eat the Street

Budding home chefs will remember the infectiously bubbly and seriously talented Georgia Barnes from the 2015 season of Masterchef. With the aim to inspire everyday people to cook from scratch and to see the beauty in real food, Georgia will be headline guest chef at this year's Norco Eat the Street courtesy of festival partner Northern Cooperative Meat Company.
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Get a bargain at Second Hand Saturday

Second Hand Saturday - the country's biggest garage sale - will be held again this Saturday, 28 September.
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Get the inside scoop on council life with Mandy Nolan

Local government is a powerful way to make a difference in your community. But what does it involve? What kind of challenges will come your way? How do you learn not to take things personally? How do you sit through long meetings without falling asleep?
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Grant funding opportunities


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Guidelines for all development in the Lismore LGA

Development guidelines for the Lismore LGA.
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Hairdressers, beauty salons, tattoos and piercing parlours

Council regulations and requirements for beauty salons, tattoo and piercing parlours and hairdressers.
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Handy hints and tips to save dollars and live more sustainably

Handy hints and tips on sustainability in the home. This includes measures to save energy and money in your living areas, outdoor spaces and garden, and the bathroom and laundry.
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Help plan your future - additional workshop for Lismore

Lismore City Council is holding an additional community workshop in in late February as part of its Planning for Lismore's Future engagement exercise.
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Heritage Park to get makeover while parks are closed

Lismore City Council is taking advantage of the shutdown of its playgrounds due to COVID-19 to undertake an upgrade of Heritage Park.
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Historical information about the city of Lismore

History of Lismore.
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Historical tales of a floodplain town

Lismore flood stories written by Margaret Henderson, Richmond River Historical Society.
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HMAS Lismore

HMAS Lismore. History of Lismore.
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How to deal with barking dogs in your street or neighbourhood

Ways to deal with barking dogs and noise from dogs in your street or neighbourhood.
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How to deal with loud noise in your neighbourhood

Information on neighbourhood noise and how to deal with it.
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How to hire a park or public space

In order to hire a park or public space you need to fill out our Park Booking Form.
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How to make a submission in support or objection of a DA

How to make a submission in support or objection of a development application.
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How to obtain Section 138 approvals

Section 138 approvals for plumbing, water, sewer and wastewater works.
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Important information on how Council operates

Operations and functions of Lismore City Council including the Code of Conduct.
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Important information on our use of pesticides in parks, gardens and sporting fields

Council uses a wide range of pesticides to control insects, weeds, termites, fungus and many other pests in public areas. This includes parks, gardens and sporting fields as well as Council-operated facilities such as the Lismore Memorial Gardens.
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Improving the health and water quality of our waterways

The Cleaner Waterways Program is a project to improve the water quality of local creeks and our stormwater to protect the health of the Wilsons and Richmond Rivers.
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Independent, critical economic analysis for Lismore city

The Lismore City Economic Profile provides independent, critical economic analysis for Lismore city by combining 11 different data sets to build the story of our local economy, how it’s changing and how it compares to other areas.
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Independent, critical social information and analysis of Lismore

The Lismore City Community Profile provides independent, critical social analysis for Lismore city by combining 11 different data sets to build the story of our local community, how it’s changing and how it compares to other areas.
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Information about magpies, swooping behaviour and tips for staying safe


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Information about the pruning and removal of trees on private and public land

Information on the pruning and removal of trees on public and private land.
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Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city

Information on accessibility and related services in Lismore city.
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Information on construction approvals and building compliance

Information on Construction Certificate issued by Council or a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) and building compliance.
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Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague

Information on controlling our Indian Myna plague.
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Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance

Information on heritage requirements and funding assistance.
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Information on how to resolve neighbourhood disputes

Information on what to do in the event of a neighbourhood dispute.
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Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice

Information on our Electronic Lodgement system and pre-lodgement advice
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Information on our local quarries

Information on Blakebrook Quarry and Tucombil Quarry including opening hours, products and services.
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Information on our waste operations arm Northern Rivers Waste

Information on Northern Rivers Waste, Materials Recovery Facility, Revolve Shop, Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, Save n Waste Store, Wyrallh Road Waste Facility, was vouchers, recycling rules, Glass Processing Plant.
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Information on running a small home-based business

Information and requirements for running a small, home-based business or home occupation.
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Information on volunteering with Council

Information on volunteering with Council
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Information on wildlife, koalas and who to contact if you find injured animals

Information on wildlife, koalas and contact details for injured wildlife organisations including WIRES, Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers and Friends of the Koala.
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Install a rainwater tank at your home and start saving

Information on rainwater tanks and drinking rainwater. This includes water quality and protecting water quality, chemicals, disinfecting, fighting fires, tank sizes and more.
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Investigating and planning for the LGA's future housing needs

The Lismore Housing Strategy highlights current and future housing needs of the Lismore LGA and an action plan to meet these needs.
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Join the Garden Party at 2020 Norco Eat the Street Festival

For the first time the Back Alley Gallery will be transformed into a private retreat, giving festival attendees the option to escape the crowds and relax in a laid-back atmosphere with live music, a private bar, private facilities and lots of seating.
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Last chance to nominate for 2019 Biodiversity Awards

Lismore City Council is encouraging people to nominate for the biennial Lismore Biodiversity Awards by 28 June to celebrate and recognise excellence in environmental stewardship.
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Last chance to register for historic Masters Games

Organisers of the 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games are urging people not to dilly dally as registrations for the 2019 event close on 23 August.
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Last chance to shape new Economic Development Strategy

Lismore City Council is calling on businesses to help shape Lismore's new Economic Development Strategy and register for the final consultation workshops next week.
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Let's celebrate together at NAIDOC Day 2019

People are invited to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at Lismore City Council's annual NAIDOC Celebration Day on Thursday, 4 July.
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Level 1 water restrictions across Lismore LGA

Level 1 Water Restrictions will apply to Lismore Local Government Area as of Saturday 7 December 2019. Nimbin is now on Level 3 Water Restrictions.
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Level 2 water restrictions for Nimbin

Level 2 water restrictions have been introduced in Nimbin, effective immediately.
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Level 2 water restrictions set for 20 January 2020

Poor rainfall outlook coupled with high water demand over the holiday period has prompted water restrictions to be elevated to Level 2 for the Lismore Local Government Area, excluding Nimbin, effective Monday, 20 January 2020.
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Liquid trade waste and how to dispose of it

Information on the safe discharging of liquid trade waste.
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Lismore aspires to become Australia's aviation education and training hub

Plans to develop an Aviation Training Hub at Lismore Airport got a major boost with global company Airways Aviation signing a lease to base a commercial pilot training school at the airport.
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Lismore Biodiversity Awards


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Lismore City Council forms A-Z

Lismore City Council forms A-Z.
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Lismore City Council's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Lismore City Council's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
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Lismore Community Solar Australia's first community/council solar farm

Lismore City Council and Farming the Sun have established a community-owned solar farm in Lismore.
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Lismore Grants Hub


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Lismore Late Nighter bus helps CBD revellers get home safe

The Lismore Late Nighter is a bus service that operates every Saturday night, ensuring revellers in the CBD can get home safely.
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Lismore Memorial Baths and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre

Information on the Lismore Memorial Baths and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre.
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Lismore Memorial Baths reopens with a splash

The Lismore Memorial Baths will reopen next Monday, 9 September for the 2019/20 swimming season.
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Lismore's Rappville Wishing Tree spreads Christmas Cheer

Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith today handed over Christmas presents donated by the Lismore community for those affected by the recent Rappville fires to Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow.
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Living Christmas tree carries on recycled tradition

Lismore's 2019 recycled Christmas tree was unveiled in the CBD today - and it's alive.
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Local koala trees poisoned

Lismore City Council is investigating the illegal poisoning of a mature Tallowwood koala food tree and a Bloodwood tree in a neighbourhood park in Fischer Street, Goonellabah.
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Local libraries to close for two weeks due to coronavirus

Member Councils of Richmond Tweed Regional Library are taking a proactive approach in response to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have made the decision to temporarily close all Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches from tomorrow as a preventative measure to support the health and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and the community.
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Lorraine Gordon announced as 2020 Australia Day Ambassador

Lorraine Gordon has been announced as the 2020 Australia Day ambassador for Lismore.
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Maintaining respect and safety in our community

Lismore City Council can confirm that a small number of residents have recently received notices prohibiting them from attending Council meetings for a period of time, on the basis of specific and repeated incidents of disorderly conduct and unacceptable risks to the health and safety of others.
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Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services

Maintenance schedules for mowing and gardening services.
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Major Events grant for North Coast National

The North Coast National has received a $10,000 grant under Lismore City Council's Major Events Fund to help with this year's Lismore Show, Mayor Isaac Smith said.
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Make a bid for surplus Council equipment

Council sells surplus equipment and assets via auctions on the BidCoast website.
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Make a Payment

Options for paying rate and water accounts. This includes online, in person, via regular post or via Post billpay.
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Managing the health and habitat of our koala population in south-east Lismore

The Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for south-east Lismore (CKPoM) aims to protect the koala population found in the southeast of the LGA, one of the most significant on the NSW North Coast.
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Managing the health of the Richmond River estuary

The Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Richmond River Estuary contains key environmental issues and actions to address these estuary management issues.
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Managing water quality and localised flooding issues

Our Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) focuses on managing water quality and quantity issues in the Wilsons River and Tucki Tucki Creek, which receive stormwater runoff from the Lismore urban area.
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Map to assist with parking in Lismore Hospital precinct


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Masters Games early bird registrations close 28 June

If you've been thinking of signing up for the Masters Games, now is the time to take the plunge - before early bird registrations close on 28 June.
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Mature players wanted for new Masters basketball comp

Basketball is one of three new sports being played as part of the 2019 Lismore Workers Masters Games - and new players are wanted!
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Mayor Smith welcomes direct return flights to Sydney

Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith has welcomed the decision by Regional Express to trial direct flights between Lismore and Sydney next month.
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Media Statement: Maintaining respect and safety in our community


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Mental Health focus of International Women's Day Lunch

This year, Lismore City Council is hosting an International Women's Day Luncheon with the theme An equal world is an enabled world.
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Minor residential development

Information on development applications for minor residential development such as decks, carports, pergolas, patios etc.
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Modifications (Section 4.55 applications) and Review of Determination

Section 96 applications and Section 82A Review of Determination.
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Mouse house the centrepiece of Kadina Park upgrade

Kadina Park in Goonellabah has recently been upgraded with more than $235,000 worth of improvements.
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New $100,000 pump track for Nesbitt Park


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New CCTV cameras a good look for Lismore and Nimbin

Lismore City Council is currently installing new CCTV cameras in Lismore and Nimbin as part of two projects to increase safety in both locations.
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New CCTV cameras a good look for Nimbin village

Lismore City Council has completed the upgrade of the CCTV camera network within the Nimbin Village.
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New directors help transform Council for the better

Lismore City Council has appointed two new directors whose extensive experience will help Council transform into a modern and efficient organisation.
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New guide promotes biodiversity in backyards

My Local Native Garden Guide is designed to inspire urban, village and rural residential home owners to invite the natural world into their gardens.
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New public only water fill station in Lismore

A new water fill station for public use has been installed by Rous County Council in response to increased demand for water carters and supply delays.
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New rates proposal now open for community feedback

Lismore City Council has launched a second round of community consultation on rates with a new proposal for consideration.
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New sandstone safety barriers installed at The Quad

Stylish sandstone barriers that double as seats have replaced the temporary orange crash barriers at the popular Lismore Quad.
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New security measures at Council meetings

Lismore City Council has adopted new security measures for Council Meetings and Briefings to ensure all community members can attend these meetings in a safe environment.
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New shipping container amenities opened at Mortimer Field

A modern and flood-ready new amenities block at Mortimer Field was opened on Wednesday, 26 June by Lismore's Deputy Mayor Elly Bird.
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Nimbin water restrictions lowered to Level 2

Water restrictions in Nimbin has been lowered to Level 2 after recent rain and water savings by the community has seen the DE Williams Dam return to full capacity.
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Nimbin's water restrictions lifted due to rain

Water restrictions in Nimbin have been lifted, thanks to the recent heavy rains.
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No playgrounds, park equipment or camping please

With the weekend nearly upon us, Lismore City Council is advising residents not to use playgrounds or park equipment for public health reasons.
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Oakes Oval and Eat the Street bring home gold awards


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Other hazards


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Other useful links and our partners


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Our annual financial reporting

Our annual Financial Reports including General Purpose Financial Statements, Special Purpose Financial Statements and Special Schedules.
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Our Annual Reports provide an overview of our progress and financial performance

The Annual Report is one of the key points of accountability between Council and its community. Each Annual Report focuses on our implementation of the Imagine Lismore Four and One Year Plans.
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Our beautiful spaces for art and creativity in the heart of the city

Lismore Regional Gallery provides program of exhibitions and events each year. This includes national and international exhibition, children's activities and tours, local group and solo exhibitions plus the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.
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Our business paper archives

Archives of our Council business papers from 1998 to 2011.
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Our Community Energy Efficiency Program is making Council facilities more sustainable

The Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) was established by the federal government to support local councils and community organisations in improving the energy efficiency of buildings, facilities and streetlighting as well as delivering community education.
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Our Community Engagement Strategy and Community Participation Plan


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Our compliance and enforcement approach to unlawful or non-compliant activity

Our approach to compliance and enforcement activities including our Enforcement Policy and our Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines.
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Our first peoples

Our first people. Aboriginal history. History of Lismore.
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Our fortnightly publication of Council news and events

We produce a fortnightly publication, Local Matters, for our ratepayers and residents. Local Matters is delivered fortnightly to more than 23,000 homes and PO boxes in the LGA via Australia Post.
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Our goal is to self-generate our electricity through renewable sources by 2023

Our 10-year Renewable Energy Master Plan will help us work toward the goal of self-generating all our electricity from renewable sources by 2023
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Our latest schedule of roadworks and road maintenance

Current roadworks and road maintenance schedule including road grading, gravel maintenance.
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Our Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans

Our Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and Development Control Plans (DCPs).
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Our long-term resource planning

Information on our Asset Management Strategy and accompanying Asset Management Plans.
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Our online interactive mapping services (GIS)

Lismore area maps (GIS)
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Our plan for sport and recreation into the future

The Sport and Recreation Plan 2011-2021 provides a 10-year planning framework for sport and recreation and strategies for the future use and development of sport and recreation facilities, services and programs.
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Our plan to increase Aboriginal employment and cultural awareness

Reconciliation Action Plan details stepping stones to increased equality for Aboriginal people. The RAP includes changes to Council's Aboriginal Employment Strategy, better cultural awareness training, facilitating National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week events in partnership with the Aboriginal community; and developing a Supplier Diversity Policy.
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Our process for subdivision developments

Information on the process for building subdivisions.
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Our Richmond Tweed Regional Library

The Richmond-Tweed Regional Library offers a broad range of services including books, magazines, CDs, videos, and DVDs all available for free home loan. An extensive range of eResources can also be accessed from your phone, tablet or computer.
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Our sister city, twin city and friendship relationships with cities around the globe

Our sister city, twin city and friendship relationships with cities around the globe.
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Our Values

Our organisational values.
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Overgrown private property

What to do with overgrown blocks and overgrown private property.
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Parking permits available for residents in the Lismore Base Hospital Health Precinct

Council operates a Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) within the Lismore Base Hospital Health Precinct, which allows people to apply for a Resident Parking Permit.
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PCA certification and our PCA services

Information on Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) certification and PCA services provided by Council's Building Certification Team.
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Pension Concession Application Form


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Places to walk your animals without a leash in Lismore

There are three leash-free areas in the Lismore Local Government Area for dog owners - one at Elizabeth Park and two by the Wilsons River.
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Plan and Prepare

Local flood information: plan and prepare
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Planning strategies and policies covering Lismore LGA

Planning strategies and policies covering Lismore LGA.
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Plans that determine developer contributions

Developer contributions plans including the Lismore Contributions Plan Section 94, the Development Servicing Plan for Water Supply and the Development Servicing Plan for Wastewater.
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Please be patient at recycling centre this weekend

Lismore City Council is reminding people that there may be delays at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre this weekend and is asking people to be patient.
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Pollution monitoring data for our Environmental Protection Licences

Publicly available pollution monitoring data required by the EPA under the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act, 2011 (POELA Act).
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Primordial Lismore

History of Lismore. Primordial Lismore.
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Privacy

Privacy relation to information your provide to Council during the employment process.
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Promoting and growing our creative industries


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Promoting Lismore business through branding, promotions and events

Lismore Business is a partnership between business, Council and the community, governed by the Lismore Business Panel, administered by Council and tasked to implement the Lismore Promotion Program.
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Protecting and conserving biodiversity in an active farming region

The Biodiversity Management Strategy (BMS) is designed to protect and conserve biodiversity in our active farming region through a range of management activities and incentives.
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Public Notices about Public Land and Roads


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Publication guide

Lismore City Council's publication guide.
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Q19-165 Prescribed Person Contract - Mobile Phone Services


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Receive and pay your rates and water notices electronically with e-Notices


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Recycling centre fire extinguished; damage assessed

The fire at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road has been extinguished today by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) with the assistance of Lismore City Council staff.
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Recycling centre remains closed due to weekend fire

Residents affected by smoke from a fire at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, are being advised to stay indoors or use a respirator if venturing outside.
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Recycling centre remains closed; interim waste measures in place

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road, East Lismore, will remain closed until the fire in the compost piles is extinguished and damage to the Materials Recovery Facility is assessed.
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Recycling centre staged reopening begins

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, 28 August) with limited services for the community.
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Registering for casual employment

How to register for casual employment with Lismore City Council.
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Regulations for all on-site sewage management systems

Regulations and requirements for on-site sewage management systems including septic tank systems, aerated waste treatment systems, composting toilets and composting systems, greywater irrigation systems etc.
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Regulations for temporary food stalls, mobile vendors and market stallholders

Local government and state regulations and requirements for food premises, restaurants, cafes or any other food business.
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Research survey looks at pros and cons of holiday letting

Researchers from Southern Cross University (SCU) are giving residents a chance to voice their opinions on the future of Short-term Holiday Letting (STHL) in the region.
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Return and Earn bulk collection centre reopens

The Return and Earn bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road has reopened today, 29 April, with new COVID-19 safety measures in place.
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Return and Earn bulk collection centre reopens Friday

The Return and Earn bulk collection centre at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will reopen this Friday, 6 September as part of the ongoing staged reopening of the facility.
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Revamped collection truck reminds us to ask R U OK?

To mark R U OK? Day today (12 September) Lismore City Council has emblazoned a waste collection truck with the R U OK? message.
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Risk management plan & flood mapping


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Rules and costs for microchipping and registration

Rules and costs for microchipping and registration of cats and dogs.
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Rules surrounding stray cats and cat ownership

Respsonsible cat ownership and laws around stray cats.
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Rural Landholder Initiative assists landholders through education and incentives

Lismore City Council is assisting rural landholders through the Rural Landholder Initiative.
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Safety requirements for all swimming pools

Requirements for swimming pool safety.
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Santa takes up residence at Santa's Wonderland

Santa Claus is coming to town and will be staying at his new Wonderland at 142 Molesworth Street right up until Christmas eve as part of Lismore City Council's Christmas in the Heart celebrations.
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Sign up for the opportunity to tender for Council contracts

The Buy Local Project Northern Rivers is a partnership between Council, the Northern NSW Local Health District and the University Centre for Rural Health. Run through the ICN Regional Gateway, it is an online system for Council to place tenders and for local businesses to be advised via email.
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Sign up now for online Job Alerts


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Some waste restrictions lifted; bookings remain essential

Lismore City Council has eased restrictions on the disposal of waste at its Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station, however, bookings to visit these facilities remain essential.
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South Lismore flood mitigation works underway

Work on the South Lismore Flood Mitigation Works Project is likely to commence in the next couple of weeks with SEE Civil recently appointed the principal contractor to undertake bulk earthworks.
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Sports lovers descend on Lismore for Masters Games

More than 1600 sports lovers on the wrong side of 30 will take to the field this weekend for the 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games.
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Sportsgrounds and sports facilities for hire

Information on hiring our premier sporting grounds, Oakes Oval and Crozier Field, and our main sporting venue, the Gordon Pavilion.
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Standard Drawings

Development and Design Manual Standard Drawings including Sample Drawings.
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State of the Environment Reporting provides environmental snapshot

State of the Environment (SoE) Report Summary and Lismore City Council SoE Report Card.
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Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood

Stormwater drainage in your neighbourhood.
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Strategic plans guiding the future of our community


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Street Trees Masterplan helps provide a consistent approach to urban tree planting

The Lismore Street Trees Masterplan was adopted in 2008 to provide Lismore City Council will a structured approach to the placement of street trees within the Lismore urban area.
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Support Lismore backs local businesses amid COVID-19

Lismore City Council is encouraging people to get behind an online campaign aimed at supporting local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sustainable House Day events hosted by Lismore City Council

Sustainable House Day is held every September, giving residents the opportunity to visit homes around the region that are energy and water efficient.
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Sydney pump trucked in to douse recycling centre fire

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are transporting a high-power water pump from Sydney to Lismore today to help extinguish the fire still burning in compost piles at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.
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T19/14 (RFT) - Environmental Sampling and Analytical Services Panel


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T19/27 (RFT) - Laurel Avenue to Leycester Street Road Rehabilitation at Diadem Street, Lismore


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T2011-14 Security Services


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T2016-34 Removal of Biosolids from East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant


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T2017-17 EOI Partner To Develop Service Apartments, High Grade Office Space


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T2017-8 Casual Plant Hire


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T2018-22 Bush Regeneration and Project Development Services 2018


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T2018-6 Bulk Fuel & Fuel Card Services Supply for Council Plant & Equipment 2018-2021


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T2018-7 Bulk Transport of Quarry Materials


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T2018-8 Disability Employment Service for Recycling Activities


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T2019/23 - Lismore Memorial Baths Solar Pool Heating System


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T2019-01 Project Delivery Panel


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T2019-16 Prescribed Person Contract - Internal Audit Services LGP218


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T2019-20 Lismore Flood Diversion Channel.


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T2019-21 Prescribed Person Contract: LGP ELO519 (Supply of Electricity and Green Power)


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TAFE artist takes up residence at Revolve Shop

Artist and TAFE student Naomi Mikkelsen has taken up residence at the Revolve Shop to prove that you can turn waste into art.
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Take a walk ...


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The arrival of Europeans

The arrival of Europeans. History of Lismore.
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The organisational structure of our senior management

Our senior staff and staff structure including the General Manager, Executive Director Sustainable Development and the Executive Director Infrastructure Services.
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Three-week loans are back at your local library

Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches have returned to a three-week loan period from today.
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Tis the season for birds and birdwatching

Lismore City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in this year's Aussie Backyard Bird Count by simply downloading the app and start counting.
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To Federation

From 1800s to Federations. History of Lismore.
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Two Free field days - Get the Latest Buzz On Native Bees

Two fascinating events will be held in early March for macadamia and avocado growers who are passionate about pollination and are looking for ways to improve productivity and support the natural ecosystems on their farms.
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Two new roundabouts to improve safety on our roads


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Upgrade of facilities at Lismore and Nimbin Showgrounds


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Upgrade of Nimbin's emergency infrastructure and Showground


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Urban Green Corridors Plan helps restore native bushland and wildlife habitat


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Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees

Useful forms and policies regarding Council rates, payments and fees.
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Visitors told to holiday at home this Easter holidays

Lismore City Council has always been happy to welcome tourists to our region, however, now is not the time to visit.
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Waste Booking Calendar


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Waste facility open this Sunday due to ANZAC Day closure

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre will open this Sunday to cater for weekend waste disposal as the centre will be closed on Saturday, 25 April for ANZAC Day.
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Water saving tips and water education activities


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Water Wednesday is coming to Rocky Creek Dam!

To celebrate the school holidays, Lismore City Council is inviting families to Water Wednesday at Rocky Creek Dam on 9 October.
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We provide help and guidance for business success

We provide advice and guidance for new and existing businesses, investors and developers to meet Council regulations, navigate red tape and succeed in doing business in Lismore.
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Webcast Disclaimer


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What to do about dividing fences

Information on dividing fences and disputes around dividing fences.
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What to do if you find livestock on your property or wandering around

Information about what to do when you find livestock loose or wandering on the road on on your property.
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What to do if you have lost or found a dog

What to do and who to call if you have lost or found a dog.
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What to do in a Flood: After


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What to do in a Flood: Before


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What to do in a Flood: During


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Why work for Lismore City Council?


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Wildlife Roadstrike


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Work underway on Lismore Flood Mitigation project

Work is underway on the $8.2 million South Lismore Flood Mitigation Project, with Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith today inspecting the progress.
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World Cup baseball contenders swing into Lismore

Canadian and Australian baseball teams competing in the Under 18 World Cup in South Korea this September will be training in Lismore from next week in the lead-up to the big event.
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WWI, between the wars and WWII

World War One and World War Two. History of Lismore.
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Wyrallah Road Landfill and Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre Reports - Historical


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Young female Ranger named 2019 Outstanding Employee

Lismore City Council Ranger Skyhe Hoyt was named the 2019 Lismore Business Awards Outstanding Young Employee of the Year at the annual awards night on 20 July.
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Your Councillors @ Work


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Your Councillors at Work

Phone and email contacts for Lismore City Council Councillors.
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Your guide to exempt and complying development

Your guide to exempt and complying development.
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Your guide to local sportgrounds affected by weather

Sporting field closures and sportground conditions due to wet weather.
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Your step-by-step guide to the development application process

A step-by-step guide on how to lodge a development application.
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