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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.


New Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be hosting an art exhibition by inmates of Bilibid Prison in the Philippines from Wednesday 2 December 2015 until Thursday 24 December 2015. Chris Woolcock, the renowned woodworker who creates fabulous rocking ... Read more
Nominations Open for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards
Nominations have opened for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards with the winners to be announced at the Australia Day 2016 Ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Park on Tuesday 26 January 2016. “It is such a joy to be able to recognize the achievements of ... Read more
Final Green Waste Collection of the Year
Final Green Waste Collection of the Year Lithgow residents are encouraged to take advantage of Lithgow Council’s final green waste collection of 2015. The final free green waste collection service of 2015 is scheduled for the week commencing ... Read more
The Small Biz Bus is returning to Lithgow to offer free business advice to small businesses
Come and find about services that can help you and your business grow when the Small Biz Bus returns to Cook St Plaza in Lithgow on Monday December 7 2015.  You can just drop in and see what’s on offer or alternatively make an appointment to meet ... Read more
Eskbank House and Museum wins Blue Star Sustainability Cultural Heritage Award
Eskbank House has just been announced as the state winner of the Cultural Heritage Section of the Blue Star Sustainability Cultural Heritage Awards for fostering community cultural heritage in the Lithgow area. Eskbank House was nominated by ... Read more

Public Notices

Waste Competition
Lithgow City Council is running a Waste Competition for residents!

A new question will go on this page each month with a chance to win a FREE $100 VISA Gift Voucher for the correct answer.

All entries with the correct answer will be entered into a draw and the winner will be announced on Council's webpage and Facebook.

Click here to enter the competition

2015/16 2nd Rates Instalment
2015/16 Second Rates Instalment

Council wishes to advise that the second instalment of the 2015/16 rate account is due for payment by Monday 30 November 2015.

Payment Options:

Online Use your bank account or credit card to make payments or schedule direct debit payments via Council’s website
Direct Debit by Instalment Contact Council’s Customer Service for an application form for instalments to be directly debited from your account on instalment due date.
Mail Mail cheques or money orders to:
Lithgow City Council
PO Box 19
Lithgow NSW 2790
In person 180 Mort St Lithgow
Cashier Hours 8.30am to 4.00pm
Australia Post All outlets or phone payments 13 18 16
BPay Contact your own bank and quote reference number found on rate notice
For payments and further information please contact Councils Customer Service Officers.
Green Waste Collection
A Green Waste collection will be provided on 7 DECEMBER 2015. Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply.

Residents can register via Council's website or alternatively phone Council before 12.00pm FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2015.

Then on Sunday night of the collection week, please place your green waste at the kerbside where you normally leave your garbage bin. Residents should ensure the following:

• Garden Prunings – should be no longer than 2 metres, not thicker than 200mm and tied in bundles. • Lawn Clippings and leaves shall be placed in a durable container, cardboard box or hessian/plastic bag. • Each bundle or box shall be less than 16 kilograms in weight. • A maximum quantity of 1 cubic metre (about 4 wheelie bins) will apply.

Household Chemical Cleanout
The Household Chemical Cleanout will be provided on Sunday 22nd November 2015 between 8am – 4pm.

The drop off location is Lithgow Council Depot, Mort Street Lithgow.

The following items will be accepted on the day;

• From your home: Solvents & household cleaners, floor care products, ammonia based cleaners, fluorescent globes & tubes.

• From your car: Batteries, motor oils & fluids.

• From the garage: Paint, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, acids & alkalis. For further information visit

Aquatic Centre Season Tickets
Summer Season Passes are now available for purchase from Council’s Administration Centre between the hours of 8.30am & 4.30pm Monday to Friday and from the Lithgow Aquatic Centre between the hours of 6am & 7pm Monday to Friday and 8am & 4pm weekends.

Season ticket prices are as follows:

Season Pass
• Child (5 – 16 years) $150 each
• Concession $150 each
• Adult $200 each
• Family $350 per family

10 Visit Pass • Child (5 – 16 years) $31.50 each
• Concession $31.50 each
• Adult $49.50 each

Aqua Aerobics • Season Pass $350.00 each

The summer season pass will be valid to 31 March 2016.

On Exhibition

Draft Lease Sth Littleton Hall
Part Lot 114 DP 28254 STH LITTLETON HALL

Proposed Lease

Lithgow Chapter No 39 Order of the Eastern Star

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 27th July 2015, Council resolved to exhibit its intention to enter into a lease with the Lithgow Chapter No 39 Order of the Eastern Star for the premises located at Part Lot 114 DP 28254 Sth Littleton Hall East St Lithgow, in the following terms:

  1. Lease term of 5yrs with no option
  2. Rent $464pa + CPI
  3. Public Liability Insurance of $20M, or amount as required by Council at the time of renewal of the lessee’s public liability policy.
  4. Lessee to meet 100% of all outgoings excluding property rates and insurances.
  5. The lease proposal be publicly notified for a period of twenty-eight (28) days in accordance with Section 47 and 47A of the Local Government Act and any submissions received be duly considered by Council in a further report prior to finalising any lease agreement.
  6. Lithgow Chapter No 39 Order of the Eastern Star to meet all Councils legal costs associated with the subject lease in accordance with Council Policy 1.1 Leases - Legal Costs
Council invites public submissions on the proposed lease. The draft lease will be on public exhibition from Thursday, 12th November until Thursday 10th December 2015, and is available for public viewing at:
  • Council’s website
  • Council Administration Centre 180 Mort St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 8.15am-4.30pm

Should any person or group wish to make a submission on the proposed lease, it should be in writing and be received by 4.30pm on Thursday 24th December 2015. Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Lithgow City Council, PO Box 19 LITHGOW NSW 2790, quoting “Draft Lease – Lithgow Chapter No 39 Order of the Eastern Star” or by emailing attention General Manager at

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Council's Land Use and Property Officer, Karen Luka on 63549999.

View Draft Lease Sth Littleton Hall


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Please take a few minutes to complete the customer service questionnaire. Your comments will enable us to see how we're doing overall and find out how we can improve.

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