Lismore Laneways Project

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Please note: Our design workshop is full and registrations are now closed. If you have feedback, please add to the 'Share Your Ideas' section below. If you are a resident or businesses owner directly adjoining the project site and would like to join the working group, please email stephanie.pym@lismore.nsw.gov.au.


Lismore City Council has launched its new Lismore Laneways Project and is calling on local businesses and community members to help co-design and transform some of Lismore’s most under-utilised spaces.

In partnership with VEE Design, Fourfold Studio and DFJ Architects, the project aims to work collaboratively with local businesses and community members to bring new life and activation to Lismore’s laneways.

Already rich with local art, the aim is to improve amenities to make our city laneways a destination that is truly unique to Lismore. And we need your ideas to bring it to life!

The Lismore Laneways Project is fully funded through a $510,000 NSW Government grant and will help to stimulate the vibrancy, safety and visitor appeal of the city centre.

Independent engagement specialists Fourfold Studio are calling on businesses and community members to play an active role in shaping the project design and implementation by joining the Lismore Laneways Project Working Group.

This group will meet online to discuss ideas and help shape a concept design for the laneways. People are encouraged to come along with creative ideas but elements could include things like:

  • New lighting to improve ambience/safety
  • Stages/structures to support live music or pop-up events
  • Options for outdoor dining
  • New seating and street furniture
  • Accessible power outlets
  • Art installations, murals and/or community art projects
  • Road pavement treatments
  • Urban greenery (e.g. green walls, planter boxes)
  • Wayfinding signage
  • Bollards and other traffic calming elements


The Lismore Laneways Project Working Group design workshop will be held on 9 July from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Prior to attending the session, participants will receive a pre-recorded presentation to get you up to speed on the project and get you thinking about ideas for the laneways. You will also receive a link to join the digitally delivered workshop a few days prior to the event.

A further online workshop will be held in early August so participants can see how their ideas and feedback have informed the development of the Lismore Laneways concept design. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for participants to get hands-on in project delivery.

Please register below to become a member of the Lismore Laneways Project Working Group. Numbers are limited so please register your interest early.

If you have any questions, please phone Lismore City Council's Community Engagement Team on 1300 87 83 87.


Why this project?

In late 2019, Council held workshops around the region as part of an extensive community consultation process to develop a new Economic Development Strategy. The revitalisation and activation of Lismore’s laneways came through strongly in these engagement activities and was identified as a key priority. The Lismore Laneways Project will assist in activating underutilised land, support local businesses during the COVID-19 recovery period, create new public space at the city core, showcase local art, provide new space for activations and programs, and result in increased time and money spent in the city centre.



Please note: Our design workshop is full and registrations are now closed. If you have feedback, please add to the 'Share Your Ideas' section below. If you are a resident or businesses owner directly adjoining the project site and would like to join the working group, please email stephanie.pym@lismore.nsw.gov.au.


Lismore City Council has launched its new Lismore Laneways Project and is calling on local businesses and community members to help co-design and transform some of Lismore’s most under-utilised spaces.

In partnership with VEE Design, Fourfold Studio and DFJ Architects, the project aims to work collaboratively with local businesses and community members to bring new life and activation to Lismore’s laneways.

Already rich with local art, the aim is to improve amenities to make our city laneways a destination that is truly unique to Lismore. And we need your ideas to bring it to life!

The Lismore Laneways Project is fully funded through a $510,000 NSW Government grant and will help to stimulate the vibrancy, safety and visitor appeal of the city centre.

Independent engagement specialists Fourfold Studio are calling on businesses and community members to play an active role in shaping the project design and implementation by joining the Lismore Laneways Project Working Group.

This group will meet online to discuss ideas and help shape a concept design for the laneways. People are encouraged to come along with creative ideas but elements could include things like:

  • New lighting to improve ambience/safety
  • Stages/structures to support live music or pop-up events
  • Options for outdoor dining
  • New seating and street furniture
  • Accessible power outlets
  • Art installations, murals and/or community art projects
  • Road pavement treatments
  • Urban greenery (e.g. green walls, planter boxes)
  • Wayfinding signage
  • Bollards and other traffic calming elements


The Lismore Laneways Project Working Group design workshop will be held on 9 July from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Prior to attending the session, participants will receive a pre-recorded presentation to get you up to speed on the project and get you thinking about ideas for the laneways. You will also receive a link to join the digitally delivered workshop a few days prior to the event.

A further online workshop will be held in early August so participants can see how their ideas and feedback have informed the development of the Lismore Laneways concept design. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for participants to get hands-on in project delivery.

Please register below to become a member of the Lismore Laneways Project Working Group. Numbers are limited so please register your interest early.

If you have any questions, please phone Lismore City Council's Community Engagement Team on 1300 87 83 87.


Why this project?

In late 2019, Council held workshops around the region as part of an extensive community consultation process to develop a new Economic Development Strategy. The revitalisation and activation of Lismore’s laneways came through strongly in these engagement activities and was identified as a key priority. The Lismore Laneways Project will assist in activating underutilised land, support local businesses during the COVID-19 recovery period, create new public space at the city core, showcase local art, provide new space for activations and programs, and result in increased time and money spent in the city centre.