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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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Please note: All after hours calls should be made to 02 6354 9999.

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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.


New General Manager Commences at Council
Mr Graeme Faulkner has commenced as General Manager of Lithgow City Council following a unanimous decision to appoint him to the role at the Extra Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 27 April 2017. “Mr Faulkner comes to us with a wealth of ... Read more
Farmers Creek Community Planting Day a Great Success
Residents from across the LGA attended the Farmers Creek Community Planting Day to assist in the delivery of the first stages of the Draft Farmers Creek Precinct Masterplan. Council wishes to thank enthusiastic local residents who volunteered to ... Read more
All-Abilities Children’s Roundabout Installed in Queen Elizabeth Park Playground
Lithgow City Council has just installed an All-Abilities Children’s Roundabout in the Queen Elizabeth Park Playground. “Inclusive play spaces breakdown barriers between different groups and are important for developing an understanding of ... Read more
Create 4 Wellbeing @ Lithgow Library
Create 4 Wellbeing is a weekly art group that meets at Lithgow Library every Friday morning from 10.00am to 12.00noon and provides a safe, calm and reflective space for those in need of mental respite. The sessions are part of the Recover ... Read more
Free Job Help @ Lithgow Library
Do you need help with your resume/cv, job applications or online searches? Lithgow Library can help. Just log into our free YourTutor service, and chat one-on-one with a trained professional who will help you with expert advice. “Looking for a ... Read more

Public Notices

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 29 May 2017 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.

Have Your Say

Residents of the Lithgow Council area are invited to attend community information sessions being held across the Lithgow LGA during May, relating to Council’s plans for the future of the area.

Come along to an information session near you and out what projects are included in the Draft 2017/18 Operational Plan and other long term strategic plans.

  • Lithgow City Council Chambers – Wednesday 24 May at 6pm
  • Capertee Memorial Hall – Thursday 25 May at 6pm
  • Old Hartley School Hall – Tuesday 30 May at 6pm
  • Crystal Theatre Portland – Thursday 1 June at 6pm.

For more information go to www.haveyoursay.lithgow.com

On Exhibition

PA07_0127 - Castlereagh Coal

Planning Agreement- Invincible Colliery Southern Extension Project – Castlereagh Coal (Shoalhaven Coal Pty Ltd)

Council is in receipt of a Draft Planning Agreement for the provision of a contribution for the community facilities and infrastructure to be utilised in the Cullen Bullen township and surrounds. The Agreement is in respect of the current Invincible Colliery Southern Extension Project 07_0127 MOD 5 to existing Invincible Colliery approval of 2008 (PA07_0127) being assessed by the Department of Planning & Environment.

The Agreement is available for public inspection at Council’s Environment and Development Department, in the Council Administration Centre, free of charge, during office hours for a period of 28 days ending on the 19 June 2017.

During this period any person may inspect the Planning Agreement and make a written submission on the proposal. All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration.

Draft Disability Action Plan

Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) Lithgow City Council wishes to advise that the Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) has now been prepared. This document outlines the practical actions which Council can adopt and apply over the next 4 years to support people with disability.

The document is available for review as a download on Council’s website, or view a hard copy at Council's Administration Office at 180 Mort Street, Lithgow, and at Council's libraries located throughout the Lithgow LGA.

Comments can be forwarded via email to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or via mail to the General Manager, Lithgow City Council, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow, 2790.

The public exhibition period will conclude close of business Monday 5 June 2017. Council welcomes and encourages you feedback.

Download Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Proposed use of Wallerawang Memorial Hall by Wallerawang Men’s Shed

Lithgow City Council has received a proposal from the Wallerawang Men’s Shed to use the Wallerawang Memorial Hall for its operations. Council then resolved on 27 February 2017 as follows:
THAT Council:

  1. Consult with the Wallerawang community on the proposal for Wallerawang Men’s Shed to have exclusive use of Wallerawang Memorial Hall and note that should there be significant community objections, report these back to Council.
  2. Enter a draft lease agreement with Wallerawang Men’s Shed for a period of 5 years and an annual rent of $470 pa + CPI.
  3. Publicly notify the draft lease proposal for a period of twenty-eight (28) days in accordance with Section 47 and 47A of the Local Government Act and note that any submissions received will be reported back to Council prior to finalising any lease agreement.

This proposal will not affect the activities of the Wallerawang Kids Club which has indicated its support for the proposal.

Men’s Sheds play a significant role in addressing isolation, loneliness and depression in men of all ages. Men's sheds help connect men with their communities and at the same time act as a catalyst in stimulating their community’s activities.

The community of Wallerawang is invited to make submissions on this proposal and the draft leasing arrangements. Submissions are to be in writing and addressed to:

Mr Andrew Muir
Acting General Manager
Lithgow City Council
PO Box 19
Lithgow 2790
Or by email to: council@lithgow.com
By Monday 5 June 2017

Download Draft Lease


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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.