It’s Time To Back Lismore

Lismore is calling on businesses, residents, and community groups to be a part of a once in a generation opportunity to shape the city’s future.

Mayor of Lismore, Steve Krieg, is proud of the progress the community has made to date but states now is the time for everyone to be bold and put their ideas on the table. “As a community, we’ve done a lot of the heavy lifting and I want to thank those that have supported us to get us where we are today. Our city is really starting to thrive again.

“But we can’t do this on our own. We’re urging everyone to come and see, come and do, come and invest… we want you to make your mark on our city and reimagine Lismore,” said Mayor Krieg.

In undertaking the largest resilience response of its kind in Australian history, the road to ensuring long-term sustainability for Lismore will be a long one.

While the community is focused on the future, it’s important to highlight the incredible progress which has been made since the natural disaster in 2022.

“This is a phenomenal effort, and the community should be proud of everything they have achieved,” Mayor Krieg said.

Restorations and refurbishments

  • Completed $13 million of emergency works with 216 emergency works finalised.
  • 512 restoration works completed totalling $17 million.
  • 51 council buildings, parks and facilities refurbished and reopened.
    • Albert Park was first to be completed in the building projects, where we will be hosting two major junior championship baseball events this year.
  • 7 ovals refurbished.
  • 11 parks refurbished.
  • 4 bridges replaced.
  • 25,000 potholes repaired each year – almost 70 potholes a day.
  • 56,000 trees planted through Rural Landholder Initiative.
  • Keen street and footpath upgraded and made wheelchair accessible.
  • Emergency repairs on more than 80 roads to allow access for residents.
  • $14.9m spent on Nimbin Road repairing landslips and other structural problems as a result of the floods.

Growth and employment

  • 73.4% of all inner CBD premises are now occupied.
  • Experienced a 22% increase in dining and entertainment.
  • Visitor spending increased by 12.75%.
  • 310 new businesses registered in 2023.
  • Council is supporting local jobs, working with locally owned Bennett Constructions as managing contractor on 27 other Building projects in progress, including the Art Gallery, Library and Lismore Quad, City Hall and airport terminal.

Innovation and new projects

  • Opened $14.2 million Employment Lands project to unlock Goonellabah Industrial Estate.
  • New electric vehicle solar carpark opened in Clyde Campbell Carpark.
  • Funding received for new Lismore Skatepark and Youth Precinct.
  • Upgrades planned for Lismore Basketball Stadium in time for state titles in June.

The strong pipeline of new infrastructure alongside work undertaken by the State Government, reiterates the future of Lismore is on track to become a thriving regional centre, with businesses back on their feet and booming.

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