Lismore City Council is looking for innovative, commercially grounded sustainable solutions that can unlock investment in the Lismore CBD.


Lismore City Council




Lismore, NSW




SC Lennon


Lismore street by Elli Fisher
Lismore Regional Gallery by Katie Holmes


The Lismore CBD is in need of revitalisation, both to improve its regional offering and to boost resilience to flooding and other climate change impacts.

HIP V. HYPE Sustainability has partnered with Tract Consultants, SC Lennon and Astrolabe to deliver a CBD revitalisation study. Through technical analysis and facilitating an Enquiry By Design process with local stakeholders, we have designed a suite of solutions built around catalysing investment in projects and programs that aim to reinvigorate the CBD.

The project included a detailed analysis of the spatial and economic conditions in the CBD and a thorough review of significant strategic work already undertaken.

Preliminary engagement was undertaken to ground truth and support the analysis. Opportunities for CBD enhancement were developed, built on previously identified work, local knowledge and leveraging the experience of the project team in other regional and city contexts.

An Enquiry by Design process was held with 20 local stakeholders and Council representatives to road test and refine these solutions together, to build shared ownership of the outcomes.

The team has now completed the Shaping the Lismore CBD report documenting a suite of prioritised solutions capable of unlocking investment.

The report defines a set of implementable, priority initiatives for the Lismore CBD. The report will guide the City of Lismore’s future investments in the CBD and provide the basis for State and Federal investment in the region.


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