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The Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 commenced on 19 December 2014.

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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.


Government Extends Time for Pool Certificates
New legislation that requires properties with a swimming pool to have a Certificate of Compliance before it can be sold or leased has now been extended until 29 April 2016. Lithgow Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham said today ”The State ... Read more
Still Time to Register for Bulky Waste Clean Up
There is still time to register for Lithgow Council’s bulky waste collection. Bookings are still being taken for Lithgow Council’s bulky waste pickup service which is scheduled for the week commencing 9 March 2015.  This is a great ... Read more
Blue Green Algae Update
Improved Test results have allowed the Blue Green Algae alert at Lake Wallace to be lifted, however Lake Lyell continues to be closely monitored. "There has been a pleasing reduction in Blue Green Algae in Lake Wallace” Lithgow Mayor Maree ... Read more
It’s Story Time at Lithgow Library!
Story Time is a fantastic program for children offered twice a week at Lithgow Library which aims to promote early literacy, motor skill development and a love of reading. Every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30am, the children’s area of the ... Read more
International Women’s Day 2015 Exhibition
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lithgow Community Projects and Lithgow City Council are hosting an exhibition of Women’s Art at Eskbank House and Museum. Women living in the Lithgow Area are invited to enter an art work of any genre into ... Read more

Public Notices

Water Supply Interruption - Tobruk St
Lithgow City Council wishes to advise that the water supply to your property will be interrupted between the hours of 9.00 am to 3.30 pm weekdays between Monday 9th February and Friday 27th February 2015. During this time, you may experience either reduced water pressure and/or no water at all.

This interruption is necessary for Council to carry out essential replacement of water mains in the area. Council will ensure that any footpaths/gardens or driveways excavated during these works are reinstated. This upgrade work may not take as long as stated but this is to allow Council contingency for inclement weather and/or unforseen circumstances. Lithgow City Council wishes to apologise for any inconvenience this interruption may cause.

At the end of each day’s work, upon the resumption of normal service, consumers may experience dirty water for a period. Council will minimise this by flushing the mains following the completion of work each day. Before using the water for domestic purposes, residents are advised to run a tap to ensure the water is clean and any dirt released into the system has been flushed.

For further information regarding this work, please phone Council on 6354 9999.

Bulky Waste Clean-up
The Bulky Waste Clean-up will be provided on MONDAY 9 MARCH 2015. Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply.

ALL PERSONS that require material to be collected are required to phone Council on 6354 9999 or complete the online registration form before 12 noon on FRIDAY 6 MARCH 2015.

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.

New Payment Option for Rates & Water
Council now offers a new way to pay your accounts online. B Point allows you to schedule your regular direct debit payments Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly using your bank account or credit card. You can pay your bills online by either a one off online payment or by registering for direct debit payments
Clean Up Australia Day
Now is the time to register your clean-up site for “Clean Up Australia Day” on Sunday 1st March 2015.

Find a site that you think needs a clean up and ask your family & friends if they can help, you can register your site on the Clean Up Australia website so that others can come along and help. Register with Clean Up Australia online; www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/get-involved/ or by calling 1800 282 329.

3rd Instalment of 2014/15 Rates Due
Payment of the 3rd Instalment of the 2014/15 Rate Notice due by Saturday 28th February 2015 to be paid by 2 March 2015

Council wishes to advise that the third instalment of the 2014/15 rate account is due for payment by Saturday 28 February 2015 must be paid by Monday 2 March 2015.

Payment Options:


Use your bank account or credit card to make payments or schedule direct debit payments via Council’s website www.council.lithgow.com


Direct Debit by Instalment

Contact Council’s Customer Service on 6354 9999 for an application form for instalments to be directly debited from your account on instalment due date.



Mail cheques or money orders to:

Lithgow City Council

PO Box 19

Lithgow NSW 2790


In Person

180 Mort St Lithgow – Cashier Hours 8.30am to 4.00pm


Australia Post

All outlets or phone payments 13 18 16



Contact your own bank and quote reference number found on rate notice

For payments and further information please contact Councils Customer Service Officers on 63549999.

Council 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 15th December for items that are not listed on the agenda by phoning Council.

Copies of the Agenda can be found on Council's website www.council.lithgow.com or are available at the Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow.

Storytime at Lithgow Library
Storytime is held every week on Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am. Join us for storytelling, songs and craft. Aimed at preschool children, these sessions are fun and engaging, while supporting parents develop their children’s early literacy skills. All storytime sessions are free and no bookings are required. Contact the library for more details.
Seniors Week 14-22nd March 2015
Seniors Week celebrations in Lithgow commence on 14 March 2015 and finish up with a Gala Event at the library on 20 March 2015.

There are many events and activities organised throughout Seniors Week, which include cooking classes, a Zumba dance party, photography workshops, cultural walks down History Avenue, Lithgow screenings at the community cinema, technology classes, health talk/s by Dr Dearin at the Lithgow Men's Shed, Croquet, Tai Chi and Yoga, to name a few.

The final program will be released in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled on the Lithgow Council facebook page, as well as other local media outlets. For more information, please contact the Community Development Officer.

On Exhibition

Planning Agreement - 021/10DA
Planning Agreement- 021/10DA Fingrowth Property Lithgow Pty Ltd - Retail Building consisting of two units.

Council is in receipt of a Draft Planning Agreement for the provision of a contribution for community facilities and infrastructure. The Agreement is in respect of Development Consent for a retail building consisting of two units on Main Street Lithgow.

The Agreement is available for public inspection at Council’s Environment and Development Department, in the Council Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow, free of charge, during office hours for a period of 28 days ending on the 18 March 2015.

During this period any person may inspect the Planning Agreement and make a written submission on the proposal quoting Council’s reference DA021/10. All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration prior to the issue of a Final Occupation Certificate.


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.