Lismore City Council sought innovative, commercially grounded sustainable solutions that would enable unlocking 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 needs revitalisation, both to improve its regional offering and to boost resilience to flooding and other climate change impacts. 

HIP V. HYPE 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.

  • Detailed analysis of the spatial and economic conditions in the CBD and a thorough review of significant strategic work already undertaken
  • Enquiry by Design process with 20 local stakeholders and Council representatives to road test and refine these solutions together, to build shared ownership of the outcomes
  • Final Shaping the Lismore CBD Report which documents 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.