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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.


Special Greenwaste Collection
A special green waste collection has been organised for the week commencing 3 November 2014 to help residents clean up after the recent October snow storm. Lithgow Council announced today that it will be providing an additional green waste ... Read more
Sporting fields being Prepared for Summer Season
Sports grounds across the Lithgow area are being prepared for the start of the summer sports season. Sportsgrounds require annual maintenance in order to keep them safe and ready for play, including top dressing to level out the surface. As such, ... Read more
Excitement is building for Halloween 14!  
Howls of delight and screams of anticipation are being heard across Lithgow and beyond as people of all ages as well as local businesses prepare for this years Halloween event on Friday October 31 in Lithgow town centre. This year’s event will ... Read more
Beehive Spring Spectacular
Beehive recently held a very impressive Spring Spectacular Garden Party in the grounds of the Hoskins Church. Beehive is a community group that meets twice a week for various lessons. As well as the usual craft classes they also offer Italian and ... Read more
Eskbank House Museum temporarily closed following Snow Storm
Following the unexpected Snow Storm that Lithgow experienced on Wednesday, Eskbank House Museum has temporarily closed its doors until further notice.   Fortunately the building and collection at Eskbank House have not been damaged ... Read more

Public Notices


Council advises that Main Street Lithgow shall be closed to traffic between Eskbank Street and Bridge Street from 6pm Thursday 30 October through to 6am Saturday 1 November for the Halloween 14 Block party event.

Motorists are advised to use alternatives routes during the road closure period.

Please do not hesitate to contact Lithgow City Councils Operations Division should you require any additional information in relation to this matter.

Halloween 14 Block Party

Friday 31st October 2014

7.30am - 10pm

Join the Halloween 14 Block Party Facebook event page to find out more.

2014 Mayor's Christmas Appeal

Mayor Maree Statham 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.

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, go to Council's website www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au or contact Deborah McGrath or Gerda Stewart.

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

Pool Season Tickets for 2014/15

Season Tickets for the Lithgow Aquatic Centre can be purchased from the Council Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street between the hours of 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Season Ticket prices are as follows:


Prior to 31/10/2014

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On Exhibition

Exhibition of Council Policies

Council has resolved to place on public exhibition for a period of 28 days Policy 9.5 - Payment of Expenses and Provisions of facilities to Councillors - Version 6

The draft policy is available from Customer Services and on the Council 's website. Written submissions addressed to the General Manager and marked “Submission on Draft Policy” must be received by 4pm on Thursday 6 th November 2014 to be considered in the finalisation of the policies.