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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 Reminder
A special green waste collection will occur in the week commencing Monday 3 November 2014 to help residents clean up after the recent snow storm. Lithgow City Council is reminding residents that it will be providing an additional green waste ... Read more
Bathurst Lithgow Oberon Cartoscope Map
The latest collaboration between Lithgow, Bathurst and Oberon Tourism has resulted in the creation of a new Cartoscope map of the area. The Lithgow, Bathurst and Oberon map is the latest in the series of highly popular Cartoscope guides and best ... Read more
NSW Local Citizenship Award nominations now open
Nominations have opened for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards to be presented at the Australia Day 2015 Ceremony to be held in Queen Elizabeth Park. “I am delighted to announce a new selection of awards for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards,” ... Read more
Lithgow Pool
Pool report says that there is still life left in the current Lithgow 50 metre pool. "There has been some comments about the current 50 metre pool that have led a small number of people to believe that the pool is unsafe, this is not true” says ... Read more
Graffiti Action Day 2014
A Graffiti Action Day will be held on 26 October 2014 to encourage the community to get involved in the fight against graffiti. A joint initiative between the NSW Government and Rotary Down Under, Graffiti Action Day aims to encourage the ... Read more

Public Notices

Halloween Event 2014 Road Closure
Thursday 30 October through to Saturday 1 November 2014

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

The Halloween 14 Block Party kicks off from 7.30 am on Friday 31st October 2014 with special Halloween themed breakfasts available at pop up street cafes.

Watch the local chalk artists creating artworks right in the middle of Main St.

Between 12 and 2 pm enjoy the street picnic with special outdoor dining, live music and free BBQ.

Trick or Treat is between 4 and 6pm with the official Block Party launch at 6pm.

From 6.30 pm parade on stage for the Halloween best dressed followed by street entertainers, return of the zombie couple, and scary light shows.

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

Green Waste Collection

A Green Waste collection will be provided from Monday 3 November 2014. Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply. Residents can register via Council's website or alternatively phone Council before 12.00pm FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER 2014.

On Sunday night, please place all your green waste at the kerbside where you normally leave your garbage bin. Residents should ensure the following:

  • Garden Prunings – should be no longer than 2 metres, not thicker than 200mm and tied in bundles.
  • Lawn Clippings and leaves shall be placed in a durable container, cardboard box or hessian/plastic bag.
  • Each bundle or box shall be less than 16 kilograms in weight.

International Men’s Day Exhibition

International Men’s Day Exhibition – Working Together

Courtyard Gallery Eskbank House and Museums

Exhibition: 5-23 November 2014

International Men’s Day Celebration and Exhibition Opening – 4pm Wednesday 19 November 2014

Men of all ages are invited to enter an art work in the 2014 International Men’s Day Exhibition at Eskbank House and Museum.

This year the theme is “Working Together” and men are encouraged to create an art work with a younger man and provide them with mentorship and support through the project

Art works may include but are not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, woodwork, leadlight, metalwork, leather work, sewing, poetry or stories.

Entry Forms available from Eskbank House and Museums, Libraries and Lithgow City 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.

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.

Development Proposal

Council is in receipt of a Designated Development Application (090/95DA) being a modification S96043/14, of Metromix Quarry. Modification is for the realignment of western extraction boundary to include 1.2ha being 1.2Mt of resource, no other changes are proposed at Lot 98 DP 751651 - 122 Oakey Forest Road Marrangaroo NSW 2790.

The application and plans are available for public inspection at Council's Environment & Development Department, in the Council Administration Centre, free of charge, during office hours for a period of 30 days until 24 November 2014.

During this period any person may inspect the plans and any accompanying information and make extracts from or copies of them. To make a written submission on the proposal quote Council's file reference, Development Application No. 090/95DA (S96043/14). All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration prior to Council's determination of the application. Note: If the application is approved, there is no right of appeal to the Court by an objector.