Flood Restoration - Buildings, Parks and Facilities

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This page is dedicated to updating our community on the extensive damage to Council’s Buildings, Parks and Facilities since the February and March 2022 flood events.

Over 100 Council sites were affected by the February and March 2022 flooding events, including buildings, parks, public toilets and facilities.

The majority of this project is funded under the Community, Recreation and Cultural (CRC) Assets Restoration. The scope of this project covers the restoration of assets that have been flood affected. There are other Council owned assets that are not identified in the scope of this project, that will fall under different grant funding guidelines.

Council is currently working to an estimated completion of June 30, 2024 for the repair of all affected sites.



All current works that have updates are categorised by project name. If viewing via a smartphone, you can find the 'Projects by Name' at the bottom of this page. If on a desktop, 'Projects by Name' are to the right.

Council was able to complete Emergency and Immediate Restoration works under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for these assets until 31/12/22 (subsequent extension was granted to 31/01/23). Emergency works for larger built assets have focussed on the removable of flood debris, impacted building materials and electrical componentry, structural drying and providing emergency temporary facilities such as port-a-loo’s and electrical connections. Whilst less damaged assets such as Public Toilets and Parks have had immediate restorative work completed.

The demolition and removal of impacted materials from larger built assets has enabled the scoping and estimation works required to make submissions to Resilience NSW’s administering agencies to secure funding to return these assets to their pre-disaster condition. Community, Recreation and Cultural Asset Restoration works can be completed within 2 years after the end of the financial year in which the disaster occurred.

With many assets requiring restoration, Bennett Constructions has been appointed as the managing contractor.

The below table identifies all the different Council Buildings, Parks and Facilities that require restoration works following the February/March 2022 Natural Disaster event.

βœ”οΈ Restoration is completed 🚧 Restoration works underway πŸ“‹ Assessment completed and works scheduled to begin

For further specific updates, see 'Projects By Name' tab

Buildings, Parks or Facilities requiring restoration works
Airforce Road (20) Reserve Park πŸ“‹Lismore Regional Gallery 🚧
Albert Park Baseball Facility / Complex βœ”οΈ Lismore SES Headquarters βœ”οΈ
Arthur Park πŸ“‹Lismore Transit Centre βœ”οΈ
Arthur Park Archery Club 🚧 Mackenzie Oval βœ”οΈ
Arthur Park Toilet Block βœ”οΈ Marie Mackney Netball Clubhouse βœ”οΈ
Barnard Park βœ”οΈ McKenzie Park Toilet Block/Kiosk βœ”οΈ
Blair Oval βœ”οΈMeadow Drive Park πŸ“‹
Brunswick Street Depot 🚧 Memorial Park βœ”οΈ
Caniaba Street Reserve βœ”οΈ Monaltrie Creek - Drainage from Footbridge Airforce Road Reserve πŸ“‹
Caniaba Street Reserve - Soccer Clubhouse 🚧 Mortimer Oval βœ”οΈ
Captain Rous Park πŸ“‹ Mortimer Oval amenities - Brick Building 🚧
Cattle Sale Yards 🚧 Mortimer Oval amenities - Container Building 🚧
Clyde Campbell Carpark βœ”οΈ Neilson Park βœ”οΈ
Clyde Campbell Carpark Toilet βœ”οΈ Nesbitt Park New Toilet Block βœ”οΈ
Coronation Park, The Channon βœ”οΈ Nesbitt Park Old Toilet Block βœ”οΈ
Croquet Club - Spinks Park βœ”οΈ Nesbitt Park 🚧
Crozier Field Canteen 🚧 Oakes Oval Facility (Gordan Pavilion) βœ”οΈ
CWA Building - Spinks 🚧 Old Helicopter Main Building βœ”οΈ
Davidson Oval βœ”οΈ Municipal Building 🚧
Dungarubba Reserve Toilet Block and Shelter βœ”οΈ Pritchard Park βœ”οΈ
Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts βœ”οΈ Public Toilet - Dawson Street βœ”οΈ
ELGAS Office, Amenities and Store Room 🚧 Quad Park Lismore CBD 🚧
Family Support Network - Old Scout Hall South Lismore πŸ“‹ Radio Controlled Car Building -Nesbitt Park βœ”οΈ
Fawcetts Bridge Carpark πŸ“‹ Rhodes Street Park βœ”οΈ
Fredericks Carpark πŸ“‹ Richards Oval βœ”οΈ
Gundurimba Building βœ”οΈ Richards Oval - Workers Soccer Clubhouse 🚧
Harold Fredricks Car Park Lights πŸ“‹ Riverside Park βœ”οΈ
Heaps Oval 🚧 Riverside Park Toilets βœ”οΈ
Hensley Carpark (Lower) πŸ“‹ Riverview Park 🚧
Hensley Carpark (Top) πŸ“‹ Riverview Park Amenities and Clubhouse βœ”οΈ
Heritage Park βœ”οΈ Roder Oval βœ”οΈ
Humbley Oval Hockey Club Kiosk 🚧 Rowing Club Carpark
Joblin Park βœ”οΈ Sam Trimble Oval βœ”οΈ
John Crowther Carpark πŸ“‹ Sam Trimble Oval Amenities βœ”οΈ
Jolley Field βœ”οΈ Shearman Carpark πŸ“‹
Keen Street Carpark βœ”οΈ Spinks Park πŸ“‹
Kirkland Riviera Carpark πŸ“‹ Spinks Park Carpark πŸ“‹
Laurie Allan Centreβœ”οΈ Stock Pot Kitchen - Old Art Gallery 🚧
Lions Park πŸ“‹ Stocks Park (Cedar Log Shed) 🚧
Lismore Airport Terminal 🚧 Terania Building 🚧
Lismore Basketball Stadium 🚧 Tucki Tucki Creek Reserve βœ”οΈ
Lismore Centra Tourist Park 🚧 Victoria Street Carpark βœ”οΈ
Lismore City Hall 🚧 Visitor Information Centre 🚧
Lismore Lake 🚧 W Tresise Railway Park βœ”οΈ
Lismore Lake Precinct including Boat Ramp πŸ“‹ Wade Park βœ”οΈ
Lismore Library 🚧 Wade Park Toilet Block βœ”οΈ
Lismore Memorial Baths βœ”οΈ Wilsons Walking Trail πŸ“‹
Lismore Pipe Band Building βœ”οΈ Wyrallah Park βœ”οΈ
Lismore Railway Station Toilet Block (Union Street) βœ”οΈ Wyrallah Park Amenities βœ”οΈ


The availability of contractors and materials may cause delays in the progress of the restoration projects. Some restoration works are also subject to weather conditions which may cause delays.

If there is a damaged building, park or facility missing from this list, please use the Q&A function below to assist Council in locating further flood damaged assets.


This page is dedicated to updating our community on the extensive damage to Council’s Buildings, Parks and Facilities since the February and March 2022 flood events.

Over 100 Council sites were affected by the February and March 2022 flooding events, including buildings, parks, public toilets and facilities.

The majority of this project is funded under the Community, Recreation and Cultural (CRC) Assets Restoration. The scope of this project covers the restoration of assets that have been flood affected. There are other Council owned assets that are not identified in the scope of this project, that will fall under different grant funding guidelines.

Council is currently working to an estimated completion of June 30, 2024 for the repair of all affected sites.



All current works that have updates are categorised by project name. If viewing via a smartphone, you can find the 'Projects by Name' at the bottom of this page. If on a desktop, 'Projects by Name' are to the right.

Council was able to complete Emergency and Immediate Restoration works under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for these assets until 31/12/22 (subsequent extension was granted to 31/01/23). Emergency works for larger built assets have focussed on the removable of flood debris, impacted building materials and electrical componentry, structural drying and providing emergency temporary facilities such as port-a-loo’s and electrical connections. Whilst less damaged assets such as Public Toilets and Parks have had immediate restorative work completed.

The demolition and removal of impacted materials from larger built assets has enabled the scoping and estimation works required to make submissions to Resilience NSW’s administering agencies to secure funding to return these assets to their pre-disaster condition. Community, Recreation and Cultural Asset Restoration works can be completed within 2 years after the end of the financial year in which the disaster occurred.

With many assets requiring restoration, Bennett Constructions has been appointed as the managing contractor.

The below table identifies all the different Council Buildings, Parks and Facilities that require restoration works following the February/March 2022 Natural Disaster event.

βœ”οΈ Restoration is completed 🚧 Restoration works underway πŸ“‹ Assessment completed and works scheduled to begin

For further specific updates, see 'Projects By Name' tab

Buildings, Parks or Facilities requiring restoration works
Airforce Road (20) Reserve Park πŸ“‹Lismore Regional Gallery 🚧
Albert Park Baseball Facility / Complex βœ”οΈ Lismore SES Headquarters βœ”οΈ
Arthur Park πŸ“‹Lismore Transit Centre βœ”οΈ
Arthur Park Archery Club 🚧 Mackenzie Oval βœ”οΈ
Arthur Park Toilet Block βœ”οΈ Marie Mackney Netball Clubhouse βœ”οΈ
Barnard Park βœ”οΈ McKenzie Park Toilet Block/Kiosk βœ”οΈ
Blair Oval βœ”οΈMeadow Drive Park πŸ“‹
Brunswick Street Depot 🚧 Memorial Park βœ”οΈ
Caniaba Street Reserve βœ”οΈ Monaltrie Creek - Drainage from Footbridge Airforce Road Reserve πŸ“‹
Caniaba Street Reserve - Soccer Clubhouse 🚧 Mortimer Oval βœ”οΈ
Captain Rous Park πŸ“‹ Mortimer Oval amenities - Brick Building 🚧
Cattle Sale Yards 🚧 Mortimer Oval amenities - Container Building 🚧
Clyde Campbell Carpark βœ”οΈ Neilson Park βœ”οΈ
Clyde Campbell Carpark Toilet βœ”οΈ Nesbitt Park New Toilet Block βœ”οΈ
Coronation Park, The Channon βœ”οΈ Nesbitt Park Old Toilet Block βœ”οΈ
Croquet Club - Spinks Park βœ”οΈ Nesbitt Park 🚧
Crozier Field Canteen 🚧 Oakes Oval Facility (Gordan Pavilion) βœ”οΈ
CWA Building - Spinks 🚧 Old Helicopter Main Building βœ”οΈ
Davidson Oval βœ”οΈ Municipal Building 🚧
Dungarubba Reserve Toilet Block and Shelter βœ”οΈ Pritchard Park βœ”οΈ
Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts βœ”οΈ Public Toilet - Dawson Street βœ”οΈ
ELGAS Office, Amenities and Store Room 🚧 Quad Park Lismore CBD 🚧
Family Support Network - Old Scout Hall South Lismore πŸ“‹ Radio Controlled Car Building -Nesbitt Park βœ”οΈ
Fawcetts Bridge Carpark πŸ“‹ Rhodes Street Park βœ”οΈ
Fredericks Carpark πŸ“‹ Richards Oval βœ”οΈ
Gundurimba Building βœ”οΈ Richards Oval - Workers Soccer Clubhouse 🚧
Harold Fredricks Car Park Lights πŸ“‹ Riverside Park βœ”οΈ
Heaps Oval 🚧 Riverside Park Toilets βœ”οΈ
Hensley Carpark (Lower) πŸ“‹ Riverview Park 🚧
Hensley Carpark (Top) πŸ“‹ Riverview Park Amenities and Clubhouse βœ”οΈ
Heritage Park βœ”οΈ Roder Oval βœ”οΈ
Humbley Oval Hockey Club Kiosk 🚧 Rowing Club Carpark
Joblin Park βœ”οΈ Sam Trimble Oval βœ”οΈ
John Crowther Carpark πŸ“‹ Sam Trimble Oval Amenities βœ”οΈ
Jolley Field βœ”οΈ Shearman Carpark πŸ“‹
Keen Street Carpark βœ”οΈ Spinks Park πŸ“‹
Kirkland Riviera Carpark πŸ“‹ Spinks Park Carpark πŸ“‹
Laurie Allan Centreβœ”οΈ Stock Pot Kitchen - Old Art Gallery 🚧
Lions Park πŸ“‹ Stocks Park (Cedar Log Shed) 🚧
Lismore Airport Terminal 🚧 Terania Building 🚧
Lismore Basketball Stadium 🚧 Tucki Tucki Creek Reserve βœ”οΈ
Lismore Centra Tourist Park 🚧 Victoria Street Carpark βœ”οΈ
Lismore City Hall 🚧 Visitor Information Centre 🚧
Lismore Lake 🚧 W Tresise Railway Park βœ”οΈ
Lismore Lake Precinct including Boat Ramp πŸ“‹ Wade Park βœ”οΈ
Lismore Library 🚧 Wade Park Toilet Block βœ”οΈ
Lismore Memorial Baths βœ”οΈ Wilsons Walking Trail πŸ“‹
Lismore Pipe Band Building βœ”οΈ Wyrallah Park βœ”οΈ
Lismore Railway Station Toilet Block (Union Street) βœ”οΈ Wyrallah Park Amenities βœ”οΈ


The availability of contractors and materials may cause delays in the progress of the restoration projects. Some restoration works are also subject to weather conditions which may cause delays.

If there is a damaged building, park or facility missing from this list, please use the Q&A function below to assist Council in locating further flood damaged assets.

  • Project Updates - December 2023/January 2024

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    There are a number of Flood Restoration Project works currently being completed, on the vast list of buildings and facilities requiring repair. This page aims to share milestone updates, that may benefit the wider community. Please see below updates on some of the projects shared for this month. Projects are listed in alphabetical order.

    If there is a project you would like particular updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of the main article or contact Council on council@lismore.nsw.gov.au(External link)

    Completed by the end of 2023

    Albert Park Baseball

    Croquet Clubhouse

    Brunswick Street Depot

    Elaine Blanche Tennis Courts Clubhouse

    Lismore Memorial Baths

    Marie Mackney Netball Clubhouse

    Mortimer Oval Container Building

    Mortimer Oval Brick Building

    Oakes/Crozier Amenities

    Radio Controlled Car Building - Nesbitt Park

    Brunswick Street Depot - Old Helicopter Building

    Internal stairs have been built, and floor coverings installed.

    In the workshop, painting has been completed and AC equipment installed. External cladding is in progress.

    Caniaba Street Reserve Soccer Clubhouse (South Lismore Celtics)

    Meeting held with stakeholders to discuss 90% designs, schedule of works and ongoing support. Site setup complete, works to commence end of January.

    Lismore Airport Terminal

    All services rough ins completed during December. The mechanical condenser was replaced, the outdoor PAC unit and 3 x fan coil units installed. Geotech testing of the external generator location was conducted. Linings and insulation of internal walls has commenced.

    Lismore Basketball Association

    Site set up ready for works to replace the subfloor commence in January.

    Lismore Cattle Saleyards

    List of restoration priorities being determined with stakeholders. Scheduling of works to be determined in line with sale activities.

    Lismore City Hall

    Site set up complete, ready for works to commence in January.

    Lismore CWA Building

    Site set up and works to commence in January.

    Lismore Municipal Building

    Onsite meeting with stakeholders to inform accessibility in the design of the ground floor.

    Lismore Regional Gallery

    At the beginning of December, the solar panels were removed from the roof and the NBN fibre was installed. The laying of CFC flooring to L1 was completed and scaffolding erected to the North, East and West sides of external elevations. Roof sheets were delivered in early January which will be installed late January due to weather conditions. Internal cement rendering and repair of ground floor walls underway and the demolition strip-out of internal load bearing walls and kitchen benches are complete.

    Mortimer Oval Amenities

    Internal and external works now complete. Landscaping to be completed, which will finalise restoration for the end of January.

    Richards Oval Soccer Clubhouse (Workers FC)

    Meeting held with stakeholders to discuss 90% designs, schedule of works and ongoing support. Site setup complete, works to commence end of January.

    Riverview Park

    Stage 1 – Completed 20/12/23 and the building handed back to the user group.

    Stage 2 – Field lighting and PA installation - nearing completion

    The Quad

    To be completed in conjunction with the Lismore Regional Gallery. Scheduled to start in March 2024. Scope of works broadly include drainage, shade and landscape improvements.

    Visitor Information Centre building

    Temporary toilets were installed for public use, as works commenced and site setup finalised. Contract procurement, planning with subcontractors and stakeholder conversations also continued. New mechanical upgrades were underway and glazing upgrades in production.


  • Project Updates - November 2023

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    There are a number of Flood Restoration Project works currently being completed, on the vast list of buildings and facilities requiring repair. This page aims to share milestone updates, that may benefit the wider community. Please see below updates on some of the projects shared for this month. Projects are listed in alphabetical order.

    If there is a project you would like particular updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of the main article or contact Council on council@lismore.nsw.gov.au

    Brunswick Street Depot - Old Helicopter Building

    Service rough ins, ceiling lining and floor preparation for vinyl covering have commenced. Handrail posts were installed and the main frame to the second level also in place.

    Doors were installed, tiling underway and balustrades arrived late November. By the end of November, 90% of the plastering had been completed. Laying of the vinyl flooring and internal painting is now well underway.

    Caniaba Street Reserve Soccer Clubhouse (South Lismore Celtics)

    Mood board and 90% plans have been approved by stakeholders. Container moved onsite for storage ahead of works commencing in January.

    Crozier and Oakes Oval Amenities (Dawson Street and Magellan Street Toilets)

    Restoration and handover has been completed for all amenities blocks. Works on the ticket booth at Oakes will now progress.

    Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts (Lismore Tennis Courts)

    Restoration completed, with final inspection scheduled for Wednesday 29 November. Celebration of the key handover and completion of works is scheduled for December 14.

    Laurie Allan Centre

    Immediate restoration works including deep cleaning, lighting and hot water were completed. Handover to Far North Coast Canoe has been finalised. Additional longer term works are still being scoped and reviewed.

    Lismore Airport Terminal

    Site establishment was completed early November. Mechanical and electrical preliminary make safe had commenced. Hydraulics investigation was conducted and a clean out and rough in was completed. Procurement for mechanical, electrical and hydraulics was completed.

    Towards the end of November, mechanical pipework rough ins had commenced, and the electrical and data security rough ins had commenced.

    Lismore Basketball Association

    Meeting held with stakeholders to discuss site set up ahead of January 2024 start to replace the flooring.

    Lismore City Hall

    Storage containers onsite in preparation for early works to commence in December.

    Lismore CWA Building

    Scope of works increased, to incorporate additional roofing requirements. Works scheduled to commence in January. Estimated completion date is March 2024.

    Lismore Lake Buildings

    Meeting held with stakeholders to discuss scope of works.

    Lismore Library

    Estimated start February 2024. Slight schedule changes to accommodate Lismore Regional Gallery, The Quad and Lismore Library being completed concurrently.

    Lismore Memorial Baths

    The Pools were filled and filter system activated. With power restored, tiling, painting and cleaning including the cleaning of the 50m pool commenced.

    Installation of the mod wood slat seating in the Grandstand and landscaping also commenced. Preparing for a December 2023 opening.

    Lismore Municipal Building

    Estimated start February 2024.

    Lismore Regional Gallery

    During November, site was established. Temporary power had been installed and isolation of the solar panels carried out. Early strip out and make safe was completed, by the end of the month the ceiling in Level 1 was stripped out and removed. Design was completed with procurement of trades well underway.

    Mortimer Oval Amenities

    Restoration and handover complete on the Container Building. User groups have been notified, ready to prepare for next season.

    Site establishment was completed for the Brick Building. Demolition complete and rendering well underway. Plumbing including roofing works commenced at the end of November.

    Marie Mackney Netball Courts (Lismore Netball)

    Flooring, painting (internal and external) and electrical fit off were all completed in November.

    Towards the end of November, the stainless-steel benches and roller doors were installed and all fit offs by service trades (electrical, plumbing and security) were well underway. Final inspection has been completed, awaiting handover with user group.

    Radio Controlled Car Building - Nesbitt Park

    Completed, finalising handover to user group.

    Richards Oval Soccer Clubhouse (Workers FC)

    Meeting held with stakeholders to discuss 90% design and colour options. Mood board and 90% plans have been approved by stakeholders. Container moved onsite for storage ahead of works commencing in January.

    Riverview Park

    Works have begun with site establishment complete, and the redundant shower block demolished.

    The Quad

    To be completed in conjunction with the Lismore Regional Gallery. Scheduled to start in March 2024. Scope of works broadly include drainage, shade and landscape improvements.

    Visitor Information Centre building

    Temporary toilets were installed for public use, as works commenced and site setup finalised. Contract procurement, planning with subcontractors and stakeholder conversations also continued. New mechanical upgrades were underway and glazing upgrades in production.

  • Project Updates - October 2023

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    There are a number of Flood Restoration Project works currently being completed, on the vast list of buildings and facilities requiring repair. This page aims to share milestone updates, that may benefit the wider community. Please see below updates on some of the projects shared for this month.

    If there is a project you would like particular updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of the main article or contact Council on council@lismore.nsw.gov.au

    Brunswick Street Depot - Old Helicopter Building

    Construction commenced, with the the electrical, data and security wiring started. Sheeting of the walls and ceilings in the workshop offices is also underway.

    Caniaba Street Reserve Soccer Clubhouse (South Lismore Celtics)

    Design progressing with colour scheme selections made in conjunction with stakeholders. Schedule of works will be set following cost plan completion.

    Crozier and Oakes Oval Amenities (Dawson Street and Magellan Street Toilets)

    Dawson Street toilet block was reopened to the public in early October.

    Magellan Street ceiling sheeting, fit out and painting has been completed.

    Crozier Oval block linings and fitout is mostly complete, with painting to follow.

    Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts (Lismore Tennis Courts)

    The wall and ceiling sheeting was completed at the beginning of October. Setting of the wet areas and the timber trim installation was also commenced. Internal linings and carpentry fit out were completed with new glazing installed. Internal painting was well underway.

    The training wall was finished and the shed repairs completed with both now being ready for painting. Repairs were also underway on the fencing. Joinery was well underway and the external painting started.

    By the end of the month, floor preparation for epoxy was underway, and the electrical fit off to ceilings started. Lighting and switchboard works had also commenced and external painting and window repair started.

    Delay of works has been attributed to trades and material availability. Handover to the Tennis Club is scheduled for November.

    Lismore Airport Terminal

    Site set up has been established and external fencing has been erected. Works have commenced, completing a basic strip out, ready for trades to start.

    Lismore Cattle Saleyards

    Onsite meeting with stakeholders to finalise scope of works required.

    Lismore CWA Building

    90% design completed, cost plan currently being reviewed. Schedule of works will be set following cost plan completion. Estimated completion date is February 2024.

    Lismore Library

    Design is progressing, pending completion of the cost plan. Construction dates will be determined following cost plan and design completion. Estimated January 2024 to commence.

    Lismore Memorial Baths

    The sheeting of the walls in the Pavilion commenced as well as electrical, hydraulic and security rough ins. The new hot water systems were installed in the pump room.

    Toward the end of the month, roofing on the lifeguard tower had been installed. All stud framing and villa board walls in the Pavilion were completed and painting commenced. Service trade rough ins were completed in the pool amenities building and ceiling framing and re-lining underway. Replacement of the existing roof and box gutters were completed. Works on the two pools had progressed and included a new filtration system.

    Scaffolding has been taken down from around the Lifeguard Tower and Pavilion.

    Laurie Allan Centre

    Offsite storage for boats is being explored to ensure disruptions to members and building users are minimised during works period.

    Lismore Municipal Building

    Colour scheme determined in conjunction with stakeholders. Design progressing for floor upgrades. Estimated start January 2024.

    Lismore Regional Gallery

    Remaining equipment and Gallery items have been stored ready for Stage 1 construction. Restoration for The Quad confirmed be completed in conjunction with Stage 2 of the Gallery works (commencing in 2024).

    Mortimer Oval Amenities

    All flooring, the external ceiling and an external clean was completed. Electrical fit out and all roofing was also completed. By the end of October, the internal fit out and flooring was completed as well as internal and external painting. Shower linings and toilet partitions to be installed in the coming weeks.

    Marie Mackney Netball Courts (Lismore Netball)

    At the beginning of October, the insulation and wall sheeting were completed for both floors including the wet areas. Setting was underway to the wet areas. Internal linings were completed and internal fit off including doors was also underway.

    The switchboard installation and electrical requirements progressed well.

    By the end of October, preparation for painting had commenced, and the doors installed. External cladding was reinstated. Timber trims and doors were completed. Internal painting to Level 1 had begun and external painting to the south elevation was finished.

    Delay of works has been attributed to trades and material availability. Handover to the LDNA is scheduled for November.

    Radio Controlled Car Building - Nesbitt Park

    Site set-up has been established, and works are steadily progressing.

    Richards Oval Soccer Clubhouse (Workers FC)

    Onsite meeting with stakeholders to determine scope of works.

    Riverview Park

    Works have begun with site establishment complete, and the redundant shower block demolished.

    Visitor Information Centre building

    Construction has commenced.

  • Project Updates - September 2023

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    There are a number of Flood Restoration Project works currently being completed, on the vast list of buildings and facilities requiring repair. This page aims to share milestone updates, that may benefit the wider community. Please see below updates on some of the projects shared for this month.

    If there is a project you would like particular updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of the main article or contact Council on council@lismore.nsw.gov.au

    Brunswick Street Depot - Old Helicopter Building

    Construction set to commence shortly, with estimated completion date of January 2024.

    Caniaba Street Reserve Soccer Clubhouse (South Lismore Celtics)

    Onsite meeting with South Lismore Celtics representatives, to inform the design of the future rebuild suited to needs of the club.

    Crozier and Oakes Oval Amenities (Dawson Street and Magellan Street Toilets)

    The roof structure on both the Dawson and Magellan Street blocks commenced in September. Scyon flooring sheeting was laid and the plumbing rough-in completed. The structural steel roof framing to three buildings is now complete and the new Colorbond roof sheeting installed. Translucent roof sheeting was added to increase natural lighting within the building. Painting commenced at the Dawson Street block.

    Perimeter scaffolding will be removed shortly.

    Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts (Lismore Tennis Courts)

    The existing training wall was demolished this month, requiring a rebuild due to extensive damage to the brickwork. By the end of the month, blockwork for the new wall was complete.

    Preliminary drainage works were also started and by mid-month, drainage was completed for the ground floor wet areas. Prep-work for the ground floor slab reinstatement has also commenced. Service rough-ins for security, electrical and plumbing are now complete.

    Lismore Airport Terminal

    Construction on the Terminal building set to commence shortly, with estimated completion date of January 2024.

    Lismore Library

    Onsite meeting with Library stakeholders to inform the design of future rebuild. Decisions on colour and fit out materials are now being made.

    Additionally, the Library received funding to continue offering pop-up spaces.

    Lismore Memorial Baths

    It was busy at the Baths in September. The last of the shade sails on the pool deck were pressure cleaned.

    All redundant solar tube systems and heat pumps were removed from the Amenities Block, lifeguard tower and the pump room roof in preparation for the new roof installation. Old roof and insulation was removed from the Amenities Block, before the new roof and insulation is installed.

    The Canteen fitout is underway, with a new grease arrest and hydraulic pipework installed. Plumbing, gas and electrical rough-ins has also commenced in all buildings. Work is also underway in the Amenities room including fixtures and plumbing rough-in of showers.

    The Baths also hosted the Mates in Construction Fly The Flag Breaky BBQ, which was a great success!

    The Pavilion was rendered and painting will continue through October.

    Laurie Allan Centre

    Onsite meeting with the Far North Coast Canoe Club representatives, to discuss future plans for the building, and their immediate needs in relation to the space.

    Lismore Municipal Building

    Onsite meeting with Richmond River Historical Society representatives, to inform the design of the future rebuild suited to needs of the user group.

    Lismore Regional Gallery

    Review of scope and grant funding with Project Team. Restoration for The Quad will now be completed in conjunction with Gallery works.

    Mortimer Oval Amenities

    In early September the roof structure was started with roof post footings being poured, roof sheeting and flashing installed. The roof structure was finished just in time for month end. Flooring was laid and power restored to the entire building. Resilient finishes were ordered and awaiting delivery.

    Marie Mackney Netball Courts (Lismore Netball)

    Drainage works, termite treatments and ground prep for the slab reinstatement had commenced and the Scyon flooring installed to the first floor.

    The external soffit was also completed and by the end of the month the service rough-ins underway and the internal wall framing complete.

    The goal was to have the clubhouse ready for September. However a number of challenges were faced and now aiming for completion at the end of October.

    Radio Controlled Car Building - Nesbitt Park

    Construction set to commence shortly, with estimated completion date of January 2024.

    Riverview Park

    Discus nets have been completed. Construction on clubhouse set to commence shortly, with estimated completion date of January 2024.

    Visitor Information Centre building

    Construction set to commence shortly, with estimated completion date of January 2024.

  • Building Bonds and Breaking Stigma

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    The Lismore Memorial Baths became more than just a construction site this week as Bennett Constructions with assistance from Konnect Fastening Systems hosted a special barbecue to commemorate two vital causes – R U OK?Day and MATES in Construction.


    The Baths transformed into a hub of unity, support and camaraderie as Council staff, local contractors and construction workers gathered for the event.
    R U OK Day is a reminder that a simple question can make a world of difference. While Mates in Construction addresses the high level of suicide within the Australian construction industry.


    The barbecue emphasised that it's okay not to be okay, and seeking help and support is a sign of strength, not weakness.


  • Council Welcomes $15 million grant funding announcement

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    Lismore City Council has welcomed the State and Federal Government’s announcement of grants totalling $15 million to assists Lismore’s City Hall and, arts and cultural sector as they continue to rebuild after the February 2022 natural disaster.

    Mayor Steve Krieg said the announcement was great news for the community and will allow popular services like the library and art gallery to continue to provide services while their buildings are being repaired, as well as delivering flood resilience and functionality enhancements to Lismore City Hall.

    β€œThis is great news for the entire community, including library users and our arts community,” he said.

    β€œOur community has missed City Hall, the Lismore Library and the Regional Art Gallery since the natural disaster and these grants are a significant step in Lismore’s rebuild.

    β€œI would like to thank local State Member Janelle Saffin and Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan for their assistance in getting these important grants.”

    About $8 million of the total package will go to community organisations within the local government area, with Council receiving almost $7 million, which comprises of:

    • $5.2 million for Lismore City Hall flood mitigation and sustainable improvements
    • $177,240 for the Lismore Library to create a meeting and workshop space at Lismore Central Shopping Centre, and
    • $1.3 million for the continuation of the Pop-Up Regional Art Gallery and office space in Magellan Street.

    Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said the rebuilding is vitally important to help re-open arts, cultural and community spaces.

    β€œThey are at the very heart of community life,” she said.

    β€œWe rely on our galleries, museums and cultural hubs to revive our spirits and tell our stories and they are critical to the identity of our cities and towns.

    β€œInvesting in these spaces is about investing in the future of our communities so they can flourish.”

    Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the grants will play a role in our recovery.

    β€œThe restoration of our civic buildings after the floods is an important stage of the recovery and the creation of cultural facilities and activities is essential to restoring our community wellbeing,” he said.

    β€œI look forward to the work commencing.”

    The projects were successful through the second round of the Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package – Arts and Cultural Assets Program, designed to support medium to long-term recovery under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

  • Project Updates - August 2023

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    There are a number of Flood Restoration Project works currently being completed, on the vast list of buildings and facilities requiring repair. This page aims to share milestone updates, that may benefit the wider community. Please see below updates on some of the projects shared for this month.

    If there is a project you would like particular updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of the main article or contact Council on council@lismore.nsw.gov.au

    Crozier/Oakes Oval: The site fencing from Dawson Street to Magellan Street blocks is up. Showcasing that works are commencing with managing contractor Bennett Constructions.


    Dawson Street Toilet Block: The roof structure has commenced. The temporary toilet blocks have been delivered and ready for use, near the Dawson Street block.


    Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts Clubhouse: Demolition works were completed in the Tennis Club including slab and internal wall removal. Demolition is underway on the training wall. Preliminary works for drainage have been completed, with exploratory dig and camera survey of the sewer lines to ensure the new drainage is configured correctly.


    Lismore Memorial Baths: Another step forward for the Lismore Memorial Baths, as the old solar heating tubes were removed from the facilities roof.
    A crane delicately removed these damaged tubes, making way for the upcoming roof replacement set to take place over the coming weeks.


    Lismore Basketball Association: Onsite meeting with stakeholders to discuss choice of flooring, and future works.

    Marie Mackney Netball Clubhouse: Preliminary works for drainage works. Exploratory dig and camera survey of the sewer lines to make sure we are connecting the new drainage correctly. Drainage to the Ground Floor wet areas has been completed awaiting council inspection. The Level 1 ply flooring is being removed and progressively being replaced with Scyon flooring. And structural repairs to the framing are underway.


    Mortimer Oval Container Building: Roof post footings have been poured, and scaffolding has been erected to commence the roof structure.

  • Lismore Memorial Baths - July 2023

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    Planning is underway to restore the Memorial Baths ready for Summer. While there are still challenges to reach this goal, early dewatering of the pool to enable hydraulic investigations has commenced. In addition, orders for long lead time mechanical equipment have been placed.

    Draining the pool of water is a complex operation that if not done correctly could lead to the pool lifting out of position. Our team spent considerable effort in the planning phase to ensure this didn’t happen, including rolling out a number of contingency plans.
    Council’s Water and Wastewater team successfully repaired the downstream sewer connection to allow draining to occur. As water levels fell, Bennett Constructions was able to clean the sides of the pool.

    Swimplex Aquatics have been contracted to partner with Bennett Constructions to complete the works.

    The fences surrounding the site will also be receiving a creative and colourful update, displaying artworks from 10 local artists as part of The Creative Fencing Project. To read more on this project, take a look at Lismore Regional Gallery's post.

  • Projects Update - June 2023

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    There are a number of Flood Restoration Project works currently being completed, on the vast list of buildings and facilities requiring repair. This page aims to share milestone updates, that may benefit the wider community. Please see below updates on some of the projects shared for this month.

    If there is a project you would like particular updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of the main article or contact Council on council@lismore.nsw.gov.au

    Albert Park

    The clubhouse repairs are being finalised, with the batter practice building erected by next week. Restoration works will be nearing completion for Albert Park in the first week of July. These works have generated interest from local, State, Australian and international baseball associations.

    Crozier Oval

    With the announcement of Masters Games in September, the Crozier Oval toilet blocks have been highlighted as a priority to be completed. The repair and estimated scoping is being finalised, while discussions continue with various state government bodies to ensure the works are carried out as soon as possible.

    Elaine Blanch Tennis Courts Clubhouse

    With the announcement of Masters Games in September, the tennis courts have been highlighted as a priority to be completed. The repair and estimated scoping is being finalised, while discussions continue with various state government bodies to ensure the works are carried out as soon as possible.

    Marie Mackney Netball Club

    With the announcement of Masters Games in September, the netball courts have been highlighted as a priority to be completed. The repair and estimated scoping is being finalised, while discussions continue with various state government bodies to ensure the works are carried out as soon as possible.

    Memorial Baths

    Planning is underway to restore the Memorial Baths ready for Summer. While there are still challenges to reach this goal, early dewatering of the pool to enable hydraulic investigations has commenced. In addition, orders for long lead time mechanical equipment have been placed.

    Mortimer Oval

    With the announcement of Masters Games in September, the Mortimer Oval toilet blocks have been highlighted as a priority to be completed. The repair and estimated scoping is being finalised, while discussions continue with various state government bodies to ensure the works are carried out as soon as possible.

  • Projects Update - May 2023

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    The initial site inspections have been conducted by Managing Contractor, Bennetts Construction for all identified sites to understand the scope needed for the design and construction of repairs to the buildings.

    There are over 30 Lismore City Council owned buildings. For all of these restoration projects, the design for works is planned to be completed by late 2023. As designs come to 50% completion, meetings are being held with a stakeholder representative to discuss. In addition, introduction meetings with stakeholders either in person or over the phone are being completed to understand immediate priorities, key dates and general discussion points to inform the project works schedule.

    For reference, the funds required to pay for returning all Lismore City Council’s assets back to pre-flood damage conditions are governed by NSW Government disaster recovery guidelines. These guidelines require detailed designs and estimates for each site to be approved by various NSW government agencies before final repair works can commence to return all assets back to pre-flood damage condition.

    Both the NSW and Federal government has been supportive to date in aiding with the initial clean up and make safe of the region. However, the final part of returning assets back to pre-flood condition does require Lismore City Council to follow these NSW government disaster recovery guidelines. Council is currently working with all levels within the NSW government to ensure that the funding for the final repairs happens as soon as possible.

    The Flood Restoration Projects are progressing. Updates are being shared with stakeholders directly, with all public information to be shared on this Your Say page.

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