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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


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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.

By-Election Date

The Minister for the Environment,  Local Government and Heritage has now approved Saturday 8 April 2017 as the date for a by-election to fill two vacancies in civic office on Lithgow City Council.  The NSW Electoral Commission will conduct the election.

View Lithgow by-election website administered by the NSW Electoral Commission 


FREE Micro-Chipping Open Day
Walk up Micro-chipping open day to be held Saturday 25th February Don’t forget to come down to the Animal Shelter on Saturday 25th February 2017 for FREE micro-chipping of you dog or cat. Micro-chipping is important for lifetime ... Read more
Back to Business
Back to Business Week 2017 is an initiative of the NSW Department of Industry. Lithgow Mayor, Cr Stephen Lesslie said today that “Small business in Lithgow is the backbone of the local economy and it is important to assist in its ... Read more
Lithgow Celebrates 2017 NSW Seniors Festival
Seniors across NSW are being encouraged to enjoy new experiences, continue learning, impart their skills, and have fun in the lead up to the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival. With the theme ‘Let’s do more together’, the festival promotes inclusive ... Read more
Temporary Road Closure in Lithgow
Burns Lane Lithgow, adjacent to Lithgow Library, will be temporarily closed to traffic between Main Street and Main Street Lane near Woolworths from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Thursday 23 February 2017. The closure will enable the installation of ... Read more
Reminder Bulky Waste Cleanup
There is still time to take advantage of Lithgow Council’s free bulky waste collection Council provides a free bulky waste collection service twice a year with the first of the year scheduled for the 6th March 2017. “This year we are also ... Read more

Public Notices

Back to Business

Back to Business Week occurs from 26 February to 4 March 2017. Lithgow Council and the Lithgow Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the NSW Department of Industry to showcase local business to hold and event showcasing local business and to provide valuable advice to local small business owners.

This year’s event will be held at the new Blue Fox Restaurant in Main Street Lithgow. This restaurant is a new business to Lithgow and is ideal to show case a new business as part of Back to Business Week.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 commencing at 6pm and ALL local businesses are invited to attend. Tracie McMahon from Blackwattle Business Consulting will do a presentation on the topic of "Cash flow Management for Small Business".

Registrations for the Back to Business may be made at https://ldccbacktobusiness17.eventbrite.com.au

Bulky Waste Clean up
The Bulky Waste Clean-up will be provided on MONDAY 6 March 2017. Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply.

ALL PERSONS that require material to be collected are required to phone Council or complete the web registration before 12 noon on FRIDAY 3 March 2017.

Then on Sunday of the collection week, please place the material at the kerbside where you normally leave your garbage bin.

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

The Contractor will not remove any liquid or material, which requires the use of a shovel or any toxic or chemical material. Disused Vehicle Clean-Up

Council is also interested in hearing from residents wishing to dispose of unused vehicles from the front yard of their properties. If you are interested please advise when you book in for the Bi-Annual Clean up and Council will contact you separately.

Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday 5th March 2017

“When the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on.”

Get involved this Clean Up Australia Day!

For Local residents who want to get involved register your site, or join another site via the following link http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/register
Council encourages groups to register their clean-up location for the collection of waste on Monday 6th March.
Groups need to register their garbage location for collection with Council by Midday on the 3rd March 2017 by contacting Customer Service on 6354 9999.
Additional Clean-up bags are available upon request.

Responsible Pet Ownership Program
Responsible Pet Ownership Program

Council in partnership with the NSW Government will be launching the ‘Responsible Pet Ownership Program’ this month.

Council is seeking registrations for FREE* or 50% discounted de-sexing of cats and dogs within the Lithgow Local Government Area. As well as the de-sexing program Council will be running FREE walk up micro-chipping open days at the Lithgow Animal Shelter on 25 February 2017 & 11 March 2017 between 9am-12pm.

To register your interest for de-sexing of your cat or dog or for more information please contact Council’s Customer Service centre on (02) 6354 9999 or download the form off Council’s website via the Animal Shelter page www.council.lithgow.com/lithgow-animal-shelter/

*pensioners & health care card holders

Nominations for Council Committees

Council has a number of committees made up of community, sporting, tourism and business interests who meet regularly to advise Council. Council is now seeking nominations for the following committees.

  • Sports Advisory Committee
  • Tourism Advisory Committee
  • Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Community Development Committee
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Crime Prevention Committee
  • Lithgow Local Heritage Advisory Committee

Nominations should be in writing to PO Box 19 Lithgow or email council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au by Friday 3 March 2017 and detail your interest and relevant experience.

Marrangaroo Masterplan/Development Control Plan Project Structure Plan Options Workshops

Marrangaroo Masterplan/Development Control Plan Project Structure Plan Options Workshops Lithgow City Council wishes to invite all interested members of the community to a community and stakeholders structure plan briefing and consultation workshop as part of the Marrangaroo Masterplan/DCP Project.

This workshop will be held with representatives of Council and the urban design and planning consultants, OCULUS on Thursday 9th March 2017 from 4-6pm at the Lithgow Golf Club, 1 Golf Link Road Marrangaroo.

A separate landowners structure plan briefing and consultation workshop will be held on the same evening between 6.15pm and 7pm followed by an opportunity for individual consultations of approximately 15 minutes each between 7pm and 9pm.

To secure an individual landowner consultation spot please RSVP by calling Council on 02 6354 9999 or emailing council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au by the 8th of March. These will be allocated on a first-in first-served basis. We hope you are able to attend.

These workshops are the third round of public consultation and provide the opportunity for community members, stakeholders and landowners to view and respond to two preliminary structure plan options prepared for the Marrangaroo development.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Project Manager and Strategic Land Use Planner, Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan on 02 6354 9999, or Associate Director at OCULUS, Mr Keith Stead on 02 9557 5533.

On Exhibition

Lithgow Flood Study Review

At its meeting of 21 November 2016, Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Lithgow Flood Study Review for a period of 60 days.

The draft strategy is available to view at Customer Service, Administration Centre 180 Mort St Lithgow, Lithgow Library and on the Council’s website, www.council.lithgow.com.

Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 19, Lithgow NSW or alternatively emailed to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au and marked “Submission on Draft Lithgow Flood Study Review”. Submissions must be received by 4pm on 10 March 2017.

View Lithgow Flood Study Review Volume 1 - Report

View Lithgow Flood Study Review Volume 2 - Figures

Information sessions will be held at Lithgow City Council chambers, 180 Mort St Lithgow on:

  • Monday 6 March 2017 at 6.00 pm
  • Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 6.00 pm

Click here to register

Draft Policy 4.9 Events Attraction Package
At its meeting of 6 February 2017, Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Event Attraction Policy for a period of 28 days. The draft policy is available to view at Customer Service, Administration Centre 180 Mort St Lithgow, Lithgow Library and on the Council’s website, www.council.lithgow.com.

Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 19, Lithgow NSW or alternatively emailed to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au and marked “Submission on Draft Event Attraction Policy”. Submissions must be received by 4pm on 17 March 2017.

View Draft Policy 4.9 Events Attraction Package


Customer Satisfaction Survey
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Rural and Rural residential strategy review

Marrangarroo Master Plan

responsible pet ownership program

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.