Lisburn City Council

Lisburn City Council

Lisburn City Council is Northern Ireland's newest City Council, representing the second largest Council area in Northern Ireland.

Servicing over 115,000 residents, the city of Lisburn spans 174 square miles of southwest Antrim and northwest Down and stretches from Glenavy and Dundrod in the north to Dromara and Hillsborough in the south and from Drumbo in the east to Moira and Aghalee in the west.

Lisburn City Council will represent the interests of all the people of the City. It will strive to achieve continued improvements in quality of life and social harmony. The Council will ensure that services are provided to a level of quality and at a cost that meets the evolving expectations of its customers.

Lisburn City Council is represented by 30 members who were elected to serve for a four-year term in May 2005. In order to manage the work of the Council a Committee system is in operation. Committees meet each month with the exception of the Strategic Policy Committee which meets bi-monthly and decisions taken at these meetings are approved/debated at ta full meeting of Council, which normally takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Council Aim, Principles & Priorities

Council Aim


To play a leading role in the administration, development, and service provision of Lisburn City so as to bring the best possible benefit to its people and their quality of life.

Council Principles

The following Principles will underpin how the Council will work and conduct itself in meeting its aim.

  1. People-Focus – listening to people and being responsive to their needs.
  2. Openness and Accountability – Being responsible to people, communicating well and being open with them.
  3. Fairness and Integrity – ensuring the Council operates to the highest standards of public service.
  4. Partnership and Co-operation – working with others to achieve best results for people.

Council Priorities

  1. Civic Leadership and Excellent Local Administration.
  2. Equality of Opportunity and Good Relations.
  3. Quality of Life.

Quality Service and a Well-Managed Organisation.