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Life on the North Coast

City Convenience and Regional Lifestyle

Lismore is a city that boasts the culture and convenience of a major regional centre and all of the lifestyle advantages of an extraordinarily beautiful natural environment.

Lismore is a city with a population exceeding 60,000 which boast the culture and convenience of a major regional centre and all the lifestyle advantages of an extraordinarily beautiful natural environment. Lismore is the major business hub of the Northern Rivers area and services a regional population exceeding 300,000. Refer to “The Lismore Prospectus” for an understanding of Lismore and its advantages.

Close to coastal beach towns such as Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay, a day at the beach is easy. Many people choose to live on the coast and commute to Lismore for their employment.

The Climate

The subtropical climate means Lismore enjoys warm and mild weather all year round. You will enjoy warm summers, a mild winter and plenty of sunshine to allow for recreation and relaxation.

First Rate Education and Healthcare Services

Lismore is the health centre for the region and is home to the North Coast’s largest public hospital, private hospital and is well serviced by a strong contingent of allied health professionals. Educational services are equally well provided for with a large number of quality private and public schools, pre-schools and TAFE college. Lismore also proudly hosts Southern Cross University, one of Australia’s leading regional universities, offering a world class education. It is also home to the North Coast Conservatorium.

Proximity to the Coast and Capitals

The NSW Far North Coast and its white sandy beaches of Byron Bay, Ballina and surrounds, are a mere 30-40 minute drive away. You can find yourself in the bustling Gold Coast region (and its international airport) just over an hour’s drive and the nearest capital city, Brisbane, is little more than a two hour drive. Jump on a plane at Lismore Regional Airport, only five minutes from the CBD, and be in Sydney in just over an hour.

Thriving Retail Centre

With the largest retail shopping precinct in the Northern Rivers, Lismore is a shoppers paradise. With everything from chic boutique fashion and designer homewares, to organic produce and rare books, there are quirky speciality stores, sidewalk cafés and arcades full of surprises. The City also hosts large national retail chains.

Arts and Culture

For decades now, Lismore has attracted a high number of artists of all kinds. There are numerous galleries and exhibitions throughout the region, and music, dance and live theatre abound. The Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) company and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium are based in Lismore and are key players in nurturing our strong art and culture scene.

World Heritage Wonders

Lismore is on the doorstep of some of Australia’s most significant World Heritage-listed reserves, spectacular National Parks and State Forests. These natural treasures include Mt Warning National Park surrounding the caldera of the ancient volcano, the Border Ranges and Nightcap National Parks and the last eleven remnants of “The Big Scrub”, the vast rainforest which once blanketed much of the region.

Affordable Housing

At a time when housing is becoming more expensive than ever, it’s reassuring to know that Lismore has recently been identified as having some of the best value real estate in the country. From inner-city dwellings to small acreages, Lismore offers some of the best housing opportunities at an affordable price, particularly when compared to nearby coastal alternatives.