LCC receives $44,500 for LBH Development Control Plan
Lismore City Council has received $44,500 in NSW Government funding to create a new development control plan to meet the needs of the expanding Lismore Base Hospital, the Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George announced today.
The $44,500 in funding is part of more than $2.3 million being distributed by the NSW Government to support robust long-term planning for new homes and jobs in line with the new planning system.
Mr George said that Lismore’s urban area is home to two hospitals – St Vincent Private Hospital and the Lismore Base Hospital, which is currently being upgraded and is set to expand further.
“The funding will help deliver the Lismore Regional Health Support Precinct Development Control Plan, which will examine the housing requirements of hospital staff and local residents,” Mr George said.
“The project will initially be targeted at the Base Hospital and nearby residential and commercial areas, but it is anticipated that it will also have benefits for any future expansion of St Vincents.”
The Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Planning Craig Baumann said the Lismore Regional Health Support Precinct Development Control Plan was one of 27 council projects that had received grants ranging from $26,000 to $200,000 under round eight of the Planning Reform Fund.
“This is vital work that councils are doing and I am very pleased that the department is able to support it,” Mr Baumann said.
“This funding is in line with the new planning system to put a lot more time and effort into strategic planning – deciding upfront how we want neighbourhoods, suburbs, towns and cities to look.”