what does lismore need?

If you are looking to invest in Lismore, our city requires further investment in the following areas:

Aged care: more integrated style of development that allows people to remain in the community – ‘ageing in place’. This includes modifying existing homes and building duplex style homes suited to the needs of seniors wishing to downsize.

Accommodation: Lismore is a regional hub and host to health, education, justice and professional services, with strong demand for more high-end, executive style, accommodation in close proximity to the city centre.  Self-contained accommodation in presents a great opportunity for development.

Aviation industry: Lismore’s Regional Airport is home to a growing general aviation industry hub.

Night time economy: Lismore’s cafe culture thrives during the week. However, in the city centre there remain only a few outlets that cater for the business market in the early evening and on weekends. There is unmet demand for up-market restaurants, cafes, boutique wine bars that open on weekends, particularly in an outdoor setting. To find out more on how to activate the night time economy visit https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Night-Time-Economy/Guide-for-establishing-and-managing-NTE-uses.

Certified Organic: converting traditional farms to certified organic in order to open up new domestic and international markets.

Conference Facilities: there is considerable demand for a 100+ seating capacity conference facility in the city centre to service the needs of the business community.

Health sector: the Lismore Local Government Area has a shortage of key health workers, like most of rural Australia. This includes a shortage of general practitioners, nurses, psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, diabetes educators and speech pathologists. In fact demand for allied health professionals is high in most professions, although there is an oversupply of naturopaths. The GP/doctor population ratio has increased in recent years and there are significant business/practice opportunities available with immediate demand evident.

Industrial Land: as the region’s centre for industry and commerce, there is a strong potential for further land development.

Residential land development: recognising Lismore’s rapidly growing population, the State Government is committed to supporting Council facilitate the opening up of 8,000 residential allotments to the year 2031.

Agribusiness: Opportunities exist to capitalise on the regions natural endowments through activation of restaurants/cafes/factory tours/tourism ventures in a rural setting open during the day for the family and leisure markets.

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