The Lismore Regional City Action Plan (RCAP) has been developed by the NSW Government, in collaboration with Lismore City Council, to help Lismore fulfill its potential as a thriving regional centre and build on the city’s growth, strong employment base, diversified economy and special character.
The Lismore RCAP will deliver a vibrant, innovative city with a lively Wilsons River waterfront and green corridors, integrated transport systems and the development of health, education and professional services precincts.
It will maximise opportunities for jobs and investment while also ensuring future housing needs are met to cater for a variety of lifestyle choices and needs. Lismore’s bushland and green corridors provide habitat for many species, including koalas.
The plan also identifies priorities for additional investment opportunities such as infrastructure and public spaces to help manage changes while protecting the city’s unique character and lifestyle.
Development of the Lismore RCAP is a priority action of the North Coast Regional Plan 2036, which was released in March 2017 by the NSW Minister for Planning.
The community had their say on the draft Lismore RCAP during the public exhibition period from 17 May 2021 to 15 June 2021.
The exhibition included targeted workshops and one-on-one interviews with stakeholders and members of the public.
The finalised RCAP incorporates feedback from the community and stakeholders.