Lismore Laneways Project

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The Lismore Laneways Project is designed to help reinvigorate our inner-city laneways precinct and attract more visitors.

The project is funded through a $510,000 grant, which is part of a $1.5 million grant from the NSW Government for the ongoing revitalisation of the Lismore CBD.

The Lismore Laneways Project concept design was created using ideas and feedback from community members and businesses. Council will be implementing the different elements of the project in the first half of 2021 (see below for the major design elements).

Your feedback has helped us create a design that reflects community priorities and includes the elements that people most want to see – predominantly greenery, lighting, seating and art installations.


Artists wanted now!

The Back Alley Gallery team has been engaged to manage delivery of the artistic elements of the Lismore Laneways Project.

They have now released an EOI (Expression of Interest) for artists to get involved with applications open until 11 March 2021.

They are seeking submissions from creatives/enablers/practitioners/designers/artists to be considered in a competitive process that will commission new street art and design works, wayfinding, 3D public artworks and creative interactive elements for the heart of the Lismore CBD. Northern Rivers First Nations applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a really exciting opportunity for local artists to get involved and create artwork in the centre of our city to help transform our laneways. For full details of the EOI, please visit www.thebackalleygallery.com.

We also have two exciting community projects that will help activate and beautify the Lismore Laneways along with the permanent improvements such as lighting and seating. You can read more about these here.

For more information or to express your interest in helping to activate and beautify our city laneways, please phone Project Officer Stephanie Pym on 1300 87 83 87 or email stephanie.pym@lismore.nsw.gov.au.


Lismore Laneways Project – Final Design Elements

The final concept design includes the creation of four unique precincts within the Lismore Laneways.

Precinct 1: The Gateway
This will include two ‘gateway’ artworks inviting people to enter the laneways, 'creative wayfinding' pavement artworks, new seating on Magellan Street and Carrington Street, activation pods (old phone booths with book swaps etc) and new planters/greenery.

Precinct 2: Eggins Lane
This will include a catenary system (overhead wires) for lighting and hanging artworks. There will also be an urban basketball court, greenery and automatic boom gate or bollards to close the laneway for special events.

Precinct 3: Carrington Street
This will include improved seating and greenery, and the ‘shade sail’ that is suspended over the street will be refurbished with new artwork.

Precinct 4: Embassy Arcade
This area will include new seating, greenery and creative wayfinding, and act as an entry point from Keen Street into the laneways precinct. There will also be an interactive artwork, designed by the Back Alley Gallery, to encourage participation by pedestrians walking through the laneways.



The Lismore Laneways Project is designed to help reinvigorate our inner-city laneways precinct and attract more visitors.

The project is funded through a $510,000 grant, which is part of a $1.5 million grant from the NSW Government for the ongoing revitalisation of the Lismore CBD.

The Lismore Laneways Project concept design was created using ideas and feedback from community members and businesses. Council will be implementing the different elements of the project in the first half of 2021 (see below for the major design elements).

Your feedback has helped us create a design that reflects community priorities and includes the elements that people most want to see – predominantly greenery, lighting, seating and art installations.


Artists wanted now!

The Back Alley Gallery team has been engaged to manage delivery of the artistic elements of the Lismore Laneways Project.

They have now released an EOI (Expression of Interest) for artists to get involved with applications open until 11 March 2021.

They are seeking submissions from creatives/enablers/practitioners/designers/artists to be considered in a competitive process that will commission new street art and design works, wayfinding, 3D public artworks and creative interactive elements for the heart of the Lismore CBD. Northern Rivers First Nations applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a really exciting opportunity for local artists to get involved and create artwork in the centre of our city to help transform our laneways. For full details of the EOI, please visit www.thebackalleygallery.com.

We also have two exciting community projects that will help activate and beautify the Lismore Laneways along with the permanent improvements such as lighting and seating. You can read more about these here.

For more information or to express your interest in helping to activate and beautify our city laneways, please phone Project Officer Stephanie Pym on 1300 87 83 87 or email stephanie.pym@lismore.nsw.gov.au.


Lismore Laneways Project – Final Design Elements

The final concept design includes the creation of four unique precincts within the Lismore Laneways.

Precinct 1: The Gateway
This will include two ‘gateway’ artworks inviting people to enter the laneways, 'creative wayfinding' pavement artworks, new seating on Magellan Street and Carrington Street, activation pods (old phone booths with book swaps etc) and new planters/greenery.

Precinct 2: Eggins Lane
This will include a catenary system (overhead wires) for lighting and hanging artworks. There will also be an urban basketball court, greenery and automatic boom gate or bollards to close the laneway for special events.

Precinct 3: Carrington Street
This will include improved seating and greenery, and the ‘shade sail’ that is suspended over the street will be refurbished with new artwork.

Precinct 4: Embassy Arcade
This area will include new seating, greenery and creative wayfinding, and act as an entry point from Keen Street into the laneways precinct. There will also be an interactive artwork, designed by the Back Alley Gallery, to encourage participation by pedestrians walking through the laneways.