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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.


Lithgow’s War on Waste
Recycling Bin Inspection Program Highlighted Recycling on the Right Track. Lithgow City Council has just completed a Recycling Bin Inspection Program (BIP). The BIP aimed to assess recycling bins in Portland, Lithgow, Wallerawang and Bowenfels ... Read more
“Operation Cat Continues”
The discount Cat De-sexing Program for Health-Care Card Holders and Pensioners provided by Lithgow Council through the sponsorship of the Cat Protection Society is continuing.  “Operation Cat” is a program over the month of June to ... Read more
Garbage & Recycling Services over the June Long Weekend
It will be business as usual over the June Long Weekend period for garbage and recycling services. Lithgow Council has advised that garbage and recycling collections will occur as normal during the June Long Weekend. "Garbage and recycling ... Read more
Refugee Week @ Lithgow Library
Refugee Week 2017 from 18-24th June is a time when Australia celebrates the contribution of those who have come to Australia as refugees and people seeking asylum. “Like the rest of our country, Lithgow has benefitted and grown from the ... Read more
Winners of the 2017 Waste 2 Art Competition Announced
Winners of the Waste 2 Art competition were announced by the Mayor Councillor Lesslie at the official opening on Friday 19th May at Eskbank House and Museum. The Lithgow district community has exceled this year with more than 50 entries into the ... Read more

Public Notices

Operation Cat

Discount cat desexing program for health-care card holders and pensioners who live in the Lithgow Local Government Area.

Cost: Only $40.00 to desex and microchip your cat/s.

When: 1st June – 30th June 2017

How: Call the Cat Protection Society of NSW on (02) 9519 7201 Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm to select a vet and make payment to secure your place in the program.

Lithgow “Operation Cat” is a partnership between The Cat Protection Society of NSW, Lithgow City Council and Local Veterinary Clinics/Hospitals Bowenfels Vet Clinic, Lithgow Veterinary Hospital and Hartley Veterinary and Animal Centre.

Public Forum
<p>Members of the community that would like to address Council at Monday night’s council meeting need to register by midday on Monday 26 June 2017 for items that <strong>are not</strong> listed on the agenda.  </p>
<p>Those wishing to speak on items on the agenda are not required to, but still may register. </p>
<p>Copies of the Agenda can be found on<a href=”http://council.lithgow.com/business-papers-for-ordinary-meeting-of-council-26-june-2017/” target=”_blank”> Council’s website</a> or are available at the Administration Centre.</p>
June Storytime
<p>Join us every Wednesday at Lithgow Library from 10.30am for Storytime! Our very popular program for preschoolers and their carers includes books, songs, dancing, puppets and craft.
<p>Coming up the month of June are the following themed storytime sessions:
<p>Wednesday 28th June – Friends. Find out how ‘Leonardo the terrible monster’ by Mo Willems makes a new friend. We will also make ourselves a dolly peg friend after stories and songs.

On Exhibition

Proposed Installation of Rotunda

Proposed Installation of Rotunda in Saville Park Portland by Portland Community Group

Lithgow City Council has received a proposal from Portland Community Group to install a rotunda in Saville Park near the corner of Williwa and Cullen Streets Portland. Council then resolved on 29 May 2017 to:

  • Publicly exhibit this proposal for 28 days.
  • Note that any significant community objections will be reported to a future Council meeting.
  • Note that if there are no significant community objections, the General Manager to sign the Development Application for the works and the Development Application will be considered at a future Council meeting.

The community is invited to make submissions on this proposal. Copies of the proposal showing precise location and draft rotunda design are available at Portland Library, Council’s Administration Centre
and at Council’s Website
Submissions are to be in writing and addressed to: Mr Graeme Faulkner
General Manager
Lithgow City Council PO Box 19
Lithgow 2790

Or by email to: council@lithgow.com By Friday 14 July 2017

Policy 8.1 Excessive Water Usage Allowance for Breakages

Exhibition of Policy 8.1 ‘Excessive Water Usage Allowance for Breakages’

At its meeting of 29 May 2017, Council resolved to place on public exhibition Policy 8.1 ‘Excessive Water Usage Allowance for Breakages’  for a period of 28 days.

The revised 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 Policy 8.1”.  Submissions must be received by 4pm on 7 July 2017.

Download Policy 8.1 Excessive Water Usage Allowance for Breakages

Mount Dulabree Naming Proposal

Mount Dulabree Naming Proposal for Public Comment

Lithgow City Council has considered a proposal from a member of the public to name a mountain 3.8 kilometres east of Mount Strolomo and 6 kilometres north of Mount Horrible as Mount Dulabree.

Council support is required before the request can be considered by the Geographic Names Board of NSW.

Lithgow City Council then resolved on 29 May 2017 (Min 17-168 (5)) to publicly exhibit the proposal for 28 days, and if there are no objections received, to advise the Geographic Names Board of NSW of Council’s support for the proposal.

The proposer of the nomination advises that the mountain is known to local residents as Mount Dulabree and is the name used to market the surrounding property for sale in 2016.

Copies of the proposal are available at Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland Libraries, Council’s Administration Centre and Council’s website

Public comments on this proposal should be forwarded in writing by Friday 14 July 2017 to:

Mr Graeme Faulkner General Manager Lithgow City Council PO Box 19
Lithgow 2790

Or by email to: council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

Further information can be obtained from Matthew Johnson, Manager Community and Culture, telephone 6354 9999.

View Mount Dulabree Naming Proposal

Expressions of Interest

Road Naming

Council is seeking expressions of interest for the naming of two new roads in the Lithgow Local Government area as below.

Name: NICHOLS CHASE- name after Mary Nichols who died in 1882 and was a member of families employed by the original Grants of Moyne Farm and is buried in the Moyne Farm Cemetery.
Location: Cul-de-sac approximately 190m along main inlet road (unnamed) of the subdivision from Coxs River Road being 066/08DA.
Name: SANDY RISE – name after Catherine Sandy who died in 1835, who was the wife of Sergeant Sandy of the mounted police at Mt Victoria and is buried in the Moyne Farm Cemetery.
Location: Road approximately 65m along main inlet road (unnamed) of the subdivision from Coxs River Road being 066/08DA.

Should any person wish to have input into the naming of these roads, then written submissions will be accepted by Council up until 10 July 2017. Please send your submissions to the General Manager.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Mrs Jessica Ramsden in Council’s Environment & Development Department.



Rural and Rural residential strategy review

Marrangarroo Master Plan

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.