how we can help

The Business Facilitator is the first port of call for anyone considering investing, doing business or hosting an event in the Lismore Council Area. Whether you are a start-up business, an established business looking to relocate, seeking to buy a business in the area, or just wanting advice on how to expand – we can help.

service overview and initiatives

In addition to front-line services for investors outlined above, the Business Facilitator:

  • Nurtures business  growth, investment and employment
  • Pursues Central Business District growth and development (Click here for more info)
  • Manages investment interest
  • Promotes and supports local business
  • Pursues viable economic development initiatives for the Lismore region
  • Cultivates major infrastructure developments
  • Identifies and supports key industries that drive economic development
  • Builds partnerships to benefit business, including a co-operative approach on major regional development issues
  • Develops relationships with local businesses and State and Federal Government agencies, to enhance economic and employment opportunities
  • Attracts and develops tourism in the region – see
  • Conducts regional marketing and promotion
  • Attracts, develops and supports activities and events that add value to the regional economy
  • Plans for future growth

council commitment

To assist this growth, Lismore City Council is committed to the on-going development of the city’s infrastructure.

Lismore City Council spends more than $30 million each year in maintaining, developing and upgrading the city’s infrastructure.

business resource

An excellent information source for all new and established businesses can be found at:

This site can help with the following:

  • Managing People
  • Legal Resources
  • Managing Time
  • Accounting
  • Types of Small Businesses
  • Business Guides for Kids
  • Marketing Resources
  • Finding Grants
  • Economic Resources
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