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Lithgow City Council

PO Box 19,
180 Mort Street
Lithgow NSW 2790

Phone: (02) 6354 9999 or 1300 661 303

Fax:(02) 6351 4259


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About the Lithgow LGA

The Lithgow Local Government Area (LGA) is a relatively large geographical area of 4,551 sq km, located about 140 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD and within the eastern part of the Central West Region. The Lithgow LGA lies almost wholly within the Wiradjuri Aboriginal nation, with the Gundungurra nation situated to the south and the Darug nation to the east. The Lithgow LGA is made up of one large urban centre called Lithgow, two townships called Portland and Wallerawang and numerous villages, hamlets and rural localities of varying proximity to Lithgow. The residential population for the 2011 census was recorded as 20,161.


Out of the Shadows and Into the Light Walk
The community is invited to an Out of the Shadows and Into the Light Walk on Sunday 7 May 2017 to remember those lost to suicide.  “It is a very sad fact that too many people in Lithgow have been touched recently by the suicide of a friend ... Read more
Have your say on Council’s Farmers Creek Precinct Masterplan
Lithgow City Council has endorsed the Farmers Creek Precinct Masterplan for public exhibition. Lithgow Mayor, Councillor Stephen Lesslie said today “The Farmers Creek Precinct Masterplan is intended to describe clear and achievable management ... Read more
ANZAC Day Public Holiday Garbage Collection
It will be business as usual for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday Tuesday for garbage and recycling services. Lithgow Council has advised that garbage and recycling collections will occur as normal during the ANZAC Day Public Holiday ... Read more
New Councillors to be Sworn In
The results of the recent by-election are in and Lithgow City Council’s two new Councillors will be sworn in this Wednesday. Following the recent by-election, Lithgow Council’s two new Councillors, Darryl Goodwin and Deanna Goodsell, will ... Read more
State Heritage Nomination for Eskbank House and Museum
Lithgow City Council has nominated Eskbank House and Museum for inclusion on the State Heritage Register. “The listing of Eskbank House on the State Heritage Register is an important next step to ensure the protection of this unique and ... Read more

Public Notices

Establishment of Alcohol Free Zones

Establishment of Alcohol Free Zones

After a community consultation period and in accordance with Section 644 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council resolved on 10 April 2017 to re-establish Alcohol Free Zones within the Lithgow Wallerawang and Portland Central Business Districts. The zones will operate for 4 years from establishment. This proposal relates to the following areas:

Lithgow CBD

  • Main Street (from Bridge Street to Laurence Street)
  • Main Street Lane and Burns Lane (between Bridge Street and Bank Lane)
  • Tank Street (from Bridge Street to Read Avenue)
  • Bridge Street (from Tank Street to Mort Street)
  • Railway Parade (from Tank Street to Sandford Avenue and including Gray and Station Streets.)
  • Eskbank Street (from Mort Street to Railway Parade)
  • Cook Street Plaza
  • Bank Lane
  • Tatts Lane
  • Collins Laneway
  • Exchange Walkway
  • Bank Street between Main Street and Gray Street.
  • Mort Street between Bridge and Lithgow Streets
  • Cook Street between Mort Street and Main Street Lane
  • Eskbank carpark
  • Burns Lane carpark
  • Bank Lane between Mort Street and Main Street Lane
  • Naomi Street between Mort Street and Main Street
  • Lithgow Street between Mort Street and Main Street
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Lane
  • Gray Street from Main Street to Sandford Avenue


  • Williwa Street from Lett Street to Saville Street.
  • Lett Street from Vale Street to Williwa Street
  • Scheidel Lane
  • Cox Street from Villiers Street to Vale Street
  • Vale Street from Lett Street to Wolgan Street
  • Wolgan Street from Villiers Street to Williwa Street
  • Villiers Street from Lett Street to Wolgan Street
  • Wallerawang Road from Cullen Street to Wolgan Street
  • Cullen Street from Wallerawang Road to Williwa Street


  • Main Street between Pipers Flat Road (Black Bridge) and St Johns Church, including Daintree Lane, Blackberry Lane and Doggett Lane.

The zones will be enforceable by the Police seven days after publication of this notice and once new signage is put in place.

On Exhibition

Have your say on Council’s Farmers Creek Precinct Masterplan
Have your say on Council’s Farmers Creek Precinct Masterplan

Council is inviting community feedback on the Farmers Creek Precinct Masterplan including any issues that you believe require attention; and suggestions or ideas about future directions for this important area.

The Masterplan will be on public exhibition for 28 days until the 19th May 2017.There is a dedicated webpage on Council’s website, council.lithgow.com/farmers-creek/ as well as copies available to be read at the Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland libraries; the Council’s Administration Centre and are available for downloading on the Council’s website.

Written public submissions close on Thursday 19 May at 4.30pm. Submissions may be sent to the General Manager by mail or via email.

Planning Proposal Lithgow City Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Amendment 2) – Split Zones Clause

Lithgow City Council invites public review and comment on a Planning Proposal to amend Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 by inserting a new clause relating to minimum lot sizes for certain split zones.
The objectives of the Planning Proposal are to:

  • Enable the subdivision of lots that are within split zones but cannot be subdivided under Clause 4.1, 4.1AA or 4.2C due to minimum lot size
  • Provide for subdivision that promotes suitable uses and development of land within split zones.

The Planning Proposal will only affect properties/lots that contain:

  • land in a residential, village; business or industrial zone, and
  • land in a rural or environmental zone.

The Planning Proposal and supporting exhibition material are on public exhibition for a twenty eight (28) day period from 13 April 2017 to 11 May 2017 and are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Council’s website
  • Council Administration Centre 180 Mort St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 8.15am-4.00pm;
  • Lithgow Library 157 Main St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm;
  • Wallerawang Library Main St WALLERAWANG NSW 2845 Tues-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm; and
  • Portland Library 65 Williwa St PORTLAND NSW 2847 Tues-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm -6pm, Sat 9am-12pm.

Should any person or group wish to make a submission on the Planning Proposal, it should be in writing and be received by 4.30pm on 11 May 2017.  Submissions should be addressed to: The General Manager, Lithgow City Council, PO Box 19 LITHGOW NSW 2790, quoting reference LLEP2014(A2) or by emailing attention General Manager and quoting reference LLEP2014(A2) at council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au.
Delegation for the making of Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 (A2) has been issued to Lithgow City Council.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan at Council on 026354999 or council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au.

View Planning Propsal webpage

Notice of Public Exhibition & Public Hearing Draft Hassans Walls Reserve Plan of Management
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 27th February 2017, the Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Hassans Walls Reserve Plan of Management.

This Plan of Management outlines the values and features of the Hassans Walls Reserve and proposes management directions and actions to guide the use and development of this valuable community asset in the future.

Council invites public submissions on the Draft Hassans Walls Reserve Plan of Management. The Plan is on public exhibition from Monday 6th March 2017 until Friday 7th April 2017, and is available for public viewing at:

  • Council’s website www.council.lithgow.com
  • Council Administration Centre 180 Mort St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 8.15am-4.30pm;
    • Lithgow Library/Learning Centre 157 Main St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm;

Should any person or group wish to make a submission on the Plan, it should be in writing and be received by 4.30pm on Friday 28th April 2017. Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Lithgow City Council, PO Box 19 LITHGOW NSW 2790, or emailed to the attention of the General Manager at council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au.

Alternatively, you can complete the Feedback Form also located on Councils website and at the exhibition venues and return, by either of the following methods, by Friday 28th April 2017.

• Complete the online form provided on Council’s website at http://council.lithgow.com/hassans-walls-reserve-plan-of-management/
• return the completed form to Council’s administration building, 180 Mort St Lithgow

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Karen Luka on 6354 9999.

Development Proposal - DA039/17
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL Council is in receipt of a development application to subdivide 1 lot into 6 with 6 dwellings at Lot 200 DP1137759, 12 Ivatt Street Lithgow. The application is being advertised due to the Category 1 Remediation Works proposed in accordance with State Environmental Planning Policy No.55 Remediation of Land.

The application and plans are available for public inspection at Council's Environment & Development Department, in the Council Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow, free of charge, during office hours for a period of 30 days until 7 May 2017.

During this period any person may inspect the plans and make a written submission on the proposal quoting Council's file reference, Development Application No. DA039/17. All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration prior to Council's determination of the application.

Expressions of Interest

Sale of Abandoned Vehicles

Lithgow City Council is inviting quotations for the purchase of the following abandoned vehicles:

  • Holden Commodore sedan VX – Blue
  • Hyundai Elantra Hatch – White
  • Volvo Sedan – Yellow
  • Holden Commodore sedan VS – Blue
  • Nissan Pulsar Hatch – Black
  • Suzuki Swift Hatch – Green
  • Holden Commodore sedan – Tan
  • Toyota Camry sedan – White
  • Holden Commodore sedan – Black
  • Holden Commodore sedan – White
  • Honda Concerto hatch - Grey

For inspections by appointment call Council’s Plant and Depot Supervisor, Mark Cronin on 63529153

All vehicles will be sold in “as is” condition.

All vehicles are unregistered and cannot be driven on the road. The vehicles will not be released from the depot without suitable transportation.

Written offers marked “Purchase of abandon vehicle” maybe posted to PO Box 19, Lithgow NSW 2790 or Emailed to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or faxed to 02 6351 4259.

The highest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.

 Closing date: 4.00pm Thursday 13th April 2017


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Public Complaints Line for Environmental Licenced Premises

Council’s complaints telephone line for the following premises which hold an Environment Protection Licence is (02) 6354 9999:

  • Oakey Park Water Treatment Plant
  • Lithgow Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Portland Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
  • Portland Garbage Depot.

This telephone line is for the purpose of receiving any complaints from members of the public in relation to the activities conducted at the premises and can be used for the reporting of sewer overflows.