The 12-month moratorium allowing local flood-affected businesses in Lismore to undertake like-for-like repair at their premises without the need for a Development Application or temporarily relocate their business to a new location, has now expired.
The moratorium was brought in following the February 2022 natural disaster and was designed to help local businesses repair their premises and get back into operation sooner.
With the lapsing of the moratorium, a Development Application will now be required for all new business changes of use where the building does not have existing use rights for that particular type of business.
Similarly, where new building works or the like are proposed, a new Development Application must form part of those renovations and re-establishment process.
Council duty planning or building staff are available to assist with any enquiries.