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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.


“Street of Flowers” – Shop Local Promotion for Mothers Day 2015
Lithgow’s Main Street will showcase a special floral theme as part of a shop local promotion to increase visitation and spend in the Lithgow town centre in the lead up to Mothers Day on May 10. The “Street of Flowers” theme will include the ... Read more
Submissions Sought on Local Government Reform
Submissions on NSW Local Government reform, 'Fit for the Future', are currently being sought by Lithgow City Council. ‘Fit for the Future’ is an initiative launched by the State Government in September 2014 to reform the NSW local government ... Read more
2014 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Award Nominations
Lithgow City Council is encouraging the community to nominate candidates for the 2014 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards in the categories of International Sports Star of the Year, Junior and Senior Team Achievement of the ... Read more
Coal Heater Rebates Available Again
Cash rebates will be available again this year for the replacement of old coal heaters with cleaner heating alternatives. With the cooler weather approaching Lithgow Council is again running its "Alternate Fuel Rebate Program" offering generous ... Read more
Performances in the Cosy Courtyard of Eskbank House and Museum
Eskbank House and Museum will host two classical performances by Mitchell Conservatorium and a colonial play titled “Pioneers in Petticoats” during 2015 in the historic Courtyard Gallery. “When the Courtyard at Eskbank House was enclosed in ... Read more

Public Notices

4th Instalment Rates

Payment of the 4th Instalment of the 2014/15 Rate Notice due by Sunday 31 May 2015 to be paid by Monday 1 June 2015

Council wishes to advise that the fourth instalment of the 2014/15 rate account is due for payment by Sunday 31 May 2015 must be paid by Monday 1 June 2015.

Payment Options:


Use your bank account or credit card to make payments or schedule direct debit payments via Council’s website www.council.lithgow.com

Direct Debit by Instalment

Contact Council’s Customer Service on 6354 9999 for an application form for instalments to be directly debited from your account on instalment due date.


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


Contact your own bank and quote reference number found on rate notice

For payments and further information please contact Councils Customer Service Officers on 63549999.

Financial Assistance Program

Council is calling for applications from local community organisations to apply for funding grants of up to $3,000 for worthwhile projects that benefit the local community.  The round opens on 1 April 2015 and closes on 30 April 2015.

Local Community groups seeking financial support must apply on the official Financial Assistance Application Form.  Application forms and guidelines can be obtained by visiting Council’s website at  www.council.lithgow.com/financial-assistance/

Application forms and guidelines can also be obtained from Council’s Administration Centre and libraries or by contacting Council.

Youth Week Activities
Photo Competition

A photo competition is being held as part of National Youth Week 2015 and young people aged between 11-24 years are invited to send in photos which will be put on our Facebook pages and the public can vote for their favourite! Competition opens 10 April 2015 until 24 April 2015, during Youth Week. Photos go on online from 27 April to 10 May. Online voting can be done during these 2 weeks. 1st prize - GoPro, 2nd Prize - ipad Mini, 3rd Prize - $200 Harvey Norman Voucher.

Use a camera, phone or ipad to capture the essence of Youth Week. Theme for Youth Week 2015 is 'It Starts With Us', take photos that show what Youth Week means to you living in the Lithgow LGA, show us what you are doing during Youth Week, and during the school holidays! Photos can be sent to Melanie.jones@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

*You cannot enter the competition if you are an employee of Lithgow Council or an immediate family member of a Lithgow Council employee.

Skate Park

Saturday 11 April 2015 - 10.00am-2.00pm at the Lithgow Skate Park - Newton's Nation will be hanging out with us! Demonstrations and Coaching. Free BBQ. For further information please call Council's Community Development Officer 63549999. https://www.facebook.com/LithgowlgaYouth

Waste2Art 2015
Call for Artists to enter Waste2Art 2015

Celebrating the re-use and recycling of waste throughout the arts and crafts.

Artists from the Lithgow Area are invited to enter their recycled material artworks into the Netwaste Waste2Art 2015 Competition at Eskbank House and Museum. Entry Forms available at:

Entry forms due Friday 24 April 2015

Exhibition 6-31 May 2015

Opening 2pm Friday 15 May 2015

Public Forum Registration
Members of the community that would like to address Council at Monday night's council meeting need to register by midday on Monday 20 April 2015 for items that are not listed on the agenda.

Copies of the Agenda can be found on Council's website www.council.lithgow.com/ or are available at the Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow.

On Exhibition

Lithgow Golf Course Draft Plan of Management
At its meeting of 2 March 2015, Council resolved to endorse the Draft Lithgow Golf Course Plan of Management for public exhibition for a period of 28 days, with a period of 42 days allowed for submissions.

The Draft Plan of Management can be found on Council's website and is available for viewing at Council's Administration Building.

Written submissions marked "Submission on Draft Plan of Management - Lithgow Golf Course" must be received by 4pm on Friday 24th April 2015. Contact Council's Land Use and Property Officer, Karen Luka for further information.

Download Draft Plan of Management For Lithgow Golf Course

Draft Lease to Golf Club
At its meeting on 2 March 2015 Council resolved to place on Public Exhibition for a period of 28 days, allowing 42 days for submissions as per sections 47 and 47A of the Local Government Act.

<p>The Draft lease is available on the Council Website at www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au and from the Council Administration Building.

<p>Written submissions marked "Submission - Draft Lease Lithgow Golf Club" must be received by Council no later than 4pm on Friday 24th April 2015. Contact Council's Executive Assistant, Gerda Stewart for further information.

<p>View Draft Lease

Development Proposal - DA048/14
Council is in receipt of a Development Application DA048/14 from Ceedive P/L for proposed Earthworks off Silcock Street at Lot 702 DP 1150747 – Hassans Walls Road Lithgow NSW 2790.

This proposal is an Integrated Development with NSW Office of Heritage under the Heritage Act 1977.

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 until 25 April 2015.

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. DA048/14. All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration prior to Council's determination of the application.

Expressions of Interest

Road Naming

Council is seeking expressions of interest for the naming of two existing unnamed roads and the renaming of two road sections in the Lithgow City area as below:


Current Name Reservoir Road
Proprosed Name McManus Road
Reason Vincent McManus was one of the first pioneers to take up land in Reservoir Road area in the early 1900. His family are still in the area today.
Date 30 April 2015
Current Name Morell Street
Lyons Street
Mead Street
at Meadow Flat
Proprosed Name Scott Road
Reason Name after Charles Edwine McIlraith Scott being Blaxland Shire President 1970-1975 and lived in the area
Date 30 April 2015

Should any person wish to have input into the re-naming of these roads, then written submissions will be accepted by Council up until 30 April 2015.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Miss Jessica Heath in Council’s Environment & Development Department.


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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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