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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.

Funding, disclosure & compliance helpline for September 2016 election candidates

If candidates for the September 2012 Local Government Elections have any queries around their funding, disclosure or compliance obligations, they should call the Funding, disclosure & compliance helpline number 1300 022 011.


Glen Alice Road Reconstruction
Work on the reconstruction of a 2.5km section of the Glen Alice Road, just west of Glencoe Road, Glen Alice, will commence in the coming weeks. As part of Lithgow City Council’s 2016-17 capital works program, Glen Alice Road, Glen Alice has ... Read more
Illegal Dumpers Under the Spotlight
Protecting the local environment from the scourge of illegal dumpers is the prime goal of Lithgow Council’s illegal dumping campaign and community support is needed to ensure its success. Illegal dumping affects communities and degrades the ... Read more
eBooks & eAudio books @ Lithgow Library!
Lithgow Library Learning Centre has a great collection of eBooks and eAudio books available free to members of the library. Join us on Tuesday mornings on September 6, 13, 20 and 27, when the library will hold information sessions on how to ... Read more
National Child Protection Week: ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’
Sunday 4 September 2016 marks the start of National Child Protection Week, now in its 26th year, and which continues to be one of the most significant events on Australia’s child protection calendar. “Children are our future and it is our ... Read more
Lithgow Winners in Regional Waste2Art
Local and Regional winning art works from the Netwaste Waste to Art 2016 Competition are on display in Lithgow Library until 30 September 2016. Every year Lithgow residents join others across the region to compete in the Netwaste Waste to Art ... Read more

Public Notices

Bulky Waste Collection
The next bulky waste collection service for 2016 is scheduled for 12 September 2016.

This is a service by request. To register, phone Council or complete the form on council’s website before 12 noon on the Friday before the scheduled collection.

Then on Sunday of the collection week, place the material at the kerbside where you normally leave your garbage bin. Please note, the service is only available to those residents who have a weekly garbage collection service.

The Contractor will collect bulky materials, cases, boxes, cartons and securely tied bundles capable of being picked up by two (2) men.

Liquid or material, which requires the use of a shovel or any toxic or chemical material will not be removed.

Material left for collection will be removed on either the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday following the collection date

Green Waste Collection

The next date for the greenwaste collection service is 10 October 16. With this service, the contractor will pick up:

  • Garden longer than 2 metres, not thicker than 200mm and tied in bundles.
  • Lawn clippings and leaves must be placed in a durable container, cardboard box or hessian / plastic bag.
  • Weight limit of 16 kilograms for each bundle or box.
  • Quantity of 1 cubic metre (about 4 wheelie bins) for each collection.

To register for this service phone Council on 6354 9999 or complete the on-line form by 12 noon on the Friday before the collection date.

On the Sunday night of the collection week, simply put your materials at the kerbside where you leave your mobile garbage bin.

Material left for collection will be removed on either the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday following the collection date.

Adult Learners Week
Adult Learners’ Week @ Lithgow Library

Adult Learners’ Week in Australia is part of an International Festival of Adult Learning. Adult Learners’ Week activities is designed to promote the benefits of learning – in the home, at work and in the community – and to highlight the many options available.

Lithgow Library is pleased to partner with Western Sydney University, The College, Verto, Beehive, University of Notre Dame and TAFE Western – Lithgow, to present a special morning tea and information session.

No bookings are required - just turn up, enjoy a lovely morning tea, and find out more about the learning opportunities available in our local area.

This will be held at Lithgow Library on Monday 5 September from 10.30am to 11.30am.

For more information call the library on 9352 9100.

Public Forum

Members of the community that would like to address Council at Monday night's council meeting need to register by midday on Monday 29 August 2016 for items that are not listed on the agenda.

Those wishing to speak on items on the agenda are not required to, but still may register.

Copies of the Agenda can be found on Council's website or are available at the Administration Centre.

Technology one-on-one @ Library
Technology One-on-One computer and mobile device classes @ the Library!

The Lithgow Library Learning Centre, Main Street, announces the return of the popular Technology One-on-One sessions. These flexible sessions pair tech-savvy high school students with community members that need help with their phones, e readers, tablets, laptops or even some computer tutoring. You can come in and receive help you with any computer or technology issues you may have during a one week period.

These sessions happen only twice a year so bookings are preferred, but there is also the option to drop in with a quick question. Sessions last up to 50 minutes and you can book more than one. Please call the library on 6352 9100 for more information or to secure a booking.

Monday August 29 to Friday 2 September, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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Revised Policy 4.2 Financial Assistance
After receiving advice from Council’s Community Development Committee, Council resolved on 18 July 2016 (Min 16-183) to adopt revised Policy 4.2 Financial Assistance which includes more explicit benchmarks for assessing applications. This is intended to assist in the assessment of the relative merits of applications from the community.

Using the new benchmarks, projects that best meet the following will be viewed more favourably:

• Include a clear demonstration of community need

• Show evidence/explanation of how the selected approach addresses community need

• Target Lithgow LGA residents/community members

• Have a clear plan for project development, implementation and project management

• Demonstrate community development and participation

• Connect people

• Increase opportunity

• Build community capacity

• Have a clear project budget

• Demonstrate organisational capacity to develop and run the program

• Provide supporting documentary evidence

The Community is invited to make submissions on the revised policy which can be viewed on Council’s website or at Council’s Customer Service counter. Inquiries should be directed to Melanie Jones, Community Development Officer on 6354 9999.

Written submissions should be made to Council by Friday 26 August 2016 at or PO Box 19 Lithgow 2790.

Financial Assistance – Section 356 Of The Local Government Act

Development Proposal - DA099/16
Council is in receipt of a Development Application DA099/16 from COC Limited for the proposed delivery, spreading and compacting of clean fill at Lot 931 DP 868140 – State Mine Gully Road Lithgow NSW 2790.

This proposal is an Integrated Development with Department of Primary Industries Water requiring a controlled activity approval under the Water Management Act 2000.

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 12 September 2016.

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. DA099/16. All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration prior to Council's determination of the application.


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.

Expression of Interest

Participate in Lithgow Halloween 2016
Lithgow City Council is seeking expression of interest from local schools, artists and performers who would like to participate in Lithgow Halloween 2016.

Lithgow City Council is seeking expression of interest from schools and groups that would like to:

  • Perform
  • Create Halloween Art Installations
  • Hold a school fundraiser
  • Come up with ideas to add to the event

If you are interested in taking part in this year’s event please contact Lithgow Visitor Information Centre on T: 6350 3230 or email

You can also register your expressions of interest by going to

Lithgow Halloween 2016 will take place on Saturday 29 October 2016.



Rural and Rural residential strategy review

Fit for the Future


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.