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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

Office Hours:

General Enquiries:
8.15am to 4.30pm Mon - Fri

8.30 am to 4.00pm

Please note: All after hours calls should be made to 02 6354 9999.

These calls are transferred to the Councils Security Service who will pass the information to the responsible Council Officer.

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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.


Massive Street Party Brews Community Spirit at Lithgow Halloween ‘16
Everyone is invited to a massive costumed street party for Halloween ’16 on Saturday October 29. Organised and hosted by Lithgow City Council, with support from local business sponsors including Lithgow McDonald’s, Centennial Coal, Energy ... Read more
Household Chemical Clean Final Reminder!
The Household chemical cleanout is offered once a year, with this year scheduled for THIS Sunday 30th October 2016 Council provides a free chemical cleanout once a year with this service being scheduled for this Sunday 30th October 2016, between ... Read more
Lithgow Halloween `16 Dance-off to seal Ghoulish Record
Grizzly ghouls from every tomb are closing in on Lithgow to seal the national Thriller dance record at Lithgow Halloween `16 on October 29. The dance-off in Main St to Michael Jackson’s 1982 mega-hit song will be led by internationally renowned ... Read more
Mayor’s Christmas Appeal
Christmas is a time of giving and Council is inviting all local businesses, community groups and residents to donate gifts to the 2016 Mayor’s Christmas Appeal for our senior residents. “This is a wonderful program and I’m very happy to be ... Read more
“Homages”: Exhibition by Local Artist Zavozoa at Lithgow Library
An exhibition by local artist Zavozoa will be held at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre all through November with an opening on Saturday 5 November at 10.00am. An integral part of Lithgow’s rich and eclectic social fabric is our art ... Read more

Public Notices

Tea & talk with Hatmaker
In the lead up to that well know Hat wearing day, the Melbourne Cup; a special morning tea presentation with Blue Mountains hat maker Christine Thompson will be held at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre on Thursday 27 October at 11am.

Christine is an award winning milliner with over 20 years’ experience creating hats for stage and screen. She also runs a successful business in the Blue Mountains designing special occasion hats. Christine will talk about how she found her way into the traditional craft of millinery and her many stage and screen credits. This interesting presentation will be followed by morning tea. Bookings are preferred and can be made by contacting the library on 6352 9100.

Marrangaroo Masterplan/Development Control Plan Project -Information/Briefing Sessions
Lithgow City Council wishes to invite all interested members of the community to a stakeholder and community briefing session for the Marrangaroo Masterplan/DCP project.

This session will be held with representatives of Council and the urban design and planning consultants, OCULUS on 3rd November 2016 from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm at the Lithgow Golf Club, Marrangaroo.

This session will provide an opportunity for the community, stakeholders and landowners to be briefed on the Marrangaroo Masterplan/DCP project aims and scope, programme and process (including the full community engagement process).

The aim is for the community, stakeholders and landowners to be well informed and actively involved in the planning process in order to develop the optimal outcome for the project.

A separate affected landowners briefing session will be held on the same day between 11am and 1pm.

If you have any questions or require further information regarding the briefing session or project please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Project Manager and Strategic Land Use Planner, Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan.

Household Chemical Cleanout
The Household Chemical Cleanout will be provided on Sunday 30th October 2016 between 9am – 2pm.

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

Mayors Christmas Appeal
Mayor Stephen Lesslie invites everyone to donate to the annual Christmas Appeal for our Nursing Home Residents.

Donations of anonymous gifts may be dropped off at the Council Administration Centre, Lithgow Library Learning Centre or Wallerawang, Portland and Rydal Libraries by close of business on the 2nd Friday in November.

Gifts will be distributed by the Mayor at functions to be held at local nursing homes; Cooinda, Tanderra, Three Tree Lodge and Tabulam Cottage during December.

For suggestions on suitable gifts visit Council’s website or contact Deborah or Mel at Council on 6354 9999.

Let’s make this Christmas, a wonderful Christmas, for everyone!

Portland and Wallerawang Rural Landfill NEW CCTV cameras installed
These cameras are to catch illegal dumping of waste by commercial companies at OUR rural landfills. Residents are urged to report illegal dumping by contacting Council.


Customer Satisfaction Survey
Our goal is to provide our customers with the best service possible.

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.



Rural and Rural residential strategy review

Fit for the Future

Marrangarroo Master Plan

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.