Partnering Strategy launch celebrates local collaboration

Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Lismore City Council has launched phase two of its Partnering Strategy, which will deliver community benefits between now and 2021 in partnership with other local agencies and organisations.
The Partnering Strategy builds on the work that was started in 2013, with 17 projects to be undertaken over the next three years with more than 75 local partners.
The Partnering Strategy projects align with the five key themes as outlined in Council’s new Imagine Lismore Community Strategy Plan to ensure that the community’s vision for Lismore is being delivered.
“The Partnering Strategy was developed with the philosophy that several heads are better than one when trying to achieve great outcomes within our community,” Council’s Executive Director Sustainable Development Brent McAlister said.
“When Council collaborates with other community members, government agencies and NGOs, we get more action and better results. These partnerships aim to help fulfil our community’s vision for the future and improve the social, economic and environmental fabric of our city and surrounds.”
Phase two Partnering Strategy projects include the Lismore Flood Ready Project, which has been developed after the March natural disaster to deliver a comprehensive plan for Lismore in major flood events, covering everything from preparedness to recovery.
It also includes the Goonellabah Community Plan (to improve activities and social connections in Goonellabah), the Bridge to Bridge Masterplan (to develop the riverbanks between the two bridges on the Wilsons River), and the Quad Activation project (to create events and placemaking activities within Lismore’s new town square).
The biggest of the emerging partnering projects is the Central Growth Corridor, which is an ambitious plan to link the CBD to Lismore Shopping Square through a series of initiatives including continued improvement of the riverbank and CBD streetscape to the redevelopment of Oakes Oval, the construction of Lismore Regional Parkland and the continued expansion of the Lismore Health Precinct.
The Partnering Strategy phase two was launched this week with a special celebration at Lismore City Hall with Council staff and partner agencies and organisations.
Copies of the Partnering Strategy are available to view at
Image: Launching the Partnering Strategy at Lismore City Hall this week were (l-r) Tony Davies from the Northern Rivers Social Development Council, Wayne Jones from the Northern NSW Local Health District, Lismore City Councillor Elly Bird, Council Executive Director Sustainable Development Brent McAlister and David Wolfe from NORPA.


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