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Lismore offers the culture and convenience of a regional city with the lifestyle advantages of an extraordinarily beautiful natural environment.

Creative industries, climate resilience, building more homes and supporting a flourishing food sector are all aspirations within a 15-year vision for Lismore.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, said in a press release that ‘Lismore will become the Newtown of the Northern Rivers’.

‘Lismore is home to the highest number of artists and creatives in regional NSW and by encouraging investment in the arts we will see it transform into the Newtown of the Northern Rivers’.

‘The community wants to see more diverse and climate-conscious housing, and the plan will help achieve this, in partnership with Council’.

The Lismore Regional City Action Plan’s key goals and objectives are to, ‘Promote jobs growth, leveraging new opportunities in tourism and existing employment nodes around health and education; provide more and different types of housing to give people greater choice; support Lismore as the heart of the Northern Rivers; deliver an accessible and vibrant city centre; and identify and deliver the infrastructure the city needs to make it a more attractive place for investment’.

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