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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


Office Hours:

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.


Temporary Closure of Lithgow Skate Park
Lithgow Skate Park will be temporarily closed to allow footings and posts to be installed for the new shade structures. Lithgow Council has advised that Lithgow Skate Park will be closed from 7.00am on Monday, 30th January 2017 until 5.00pm on ... Read more
Australia Day Public Holiday Garbage Collection
It will be business as usual on Australia Day for garbage and recycling services. Lithgow Council has advised that garbage and recycling collections will occur as normal on the Australia day public holiday Thursday 26th January 2017. "Garbage ... Read more
Garden cleanup reminder book now
There is still time to book and take advantage of Lithgow Council’s free green waste collection. Lithgow Council provides a free green waste collection service four times a year with the final of the year scheduled for the 30 January ... Read more
Celebrate Australia Day 2017
A great program of celebrations and events is planned across the Lithgow local government area to celebrate Australia Day on Thursday 26 January 2017. There is an interesting and diverse program on offer across the Lithgow Local Government area ... Read more
Damaged Play Equipment at JM Robson Aquatic Centre
Patrons should note that the jumping pillow that is currently installed adjacent to the 50m pool at the JM Robson Aquatic Center has been damaged by vandals. This particular item of equipment will not be available for use until investigations ... Read more

Public Notices

Notice of Extra Ordinary Meeting
An Extraordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Monday 23 January 2017 in the Council Chambers, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow commencing at 7pm.

View Business Papers

Repeal Development Control Plans

Pursuant to Clause 22 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, Lithgow City Council hereby gives notice that the following development control plans have been repealed;

  • Marrangaroo Fields Estate DCP No 1 – October 1988
  • Outdooor Advertising DCP April 1997
  • Off Street Carparking DCP 1997
  • Rural Residential DCP No 4
  • Lithgow Escarpment Protection DCP No 5 – 1992
  • Industrial Development DCP No 6
  • Bed and Breakfast DCP No 8- November 1993
  • Poultry DCP-March 2000
  • Animal Boarding and Training Establishment DCP - 2002
  • ADI Limited Site DCP No 12 –November 2003
  • South Bowenfels Residential DCP – February 2006
  • Rylstone Shire Guidelines for Outdoor Signage DCP No 2 – November 2001
  • Rylstone Shire Exempt and Complying Development DCP No 3 – 15 May 2002
  • Rylstone Shire Rural Road and Access Standards
  • Rylstone Shire Advertising and Notification DCP No 1 - 2003


The repeal is effective from the date of this notice.

Further enquiries regarding this matter can be directed to Council’s Strategic Land Use Planner, Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan.

eBooks Available 24/7
Lithgow Library will be closing for refurbishment on 16 January 2017 and reopening on 30 January 2017. Why not download an eBook or eAudiobook – available 24/7 through the library’s website – absolutely FREE!

New titles are available now – just follow the link from the library webpage - library.lithgow.com/

Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for any further information.

Home Library Service
Lithgow Library will be closing for refurbishment on 16 January 2017 and reopening on 30 January 2017. Lithgow Library will be closing for refurbishment on 16 January 2017 and reopening on 30 January 2017.

The Library’s Home Library Service will continue to operate as usual during this period.

Home Library Service provides selection and home delivery of library items for people unable to access their local library due to illness, age, disability or carer responsibilities.

Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for any further information, or if you would like to refer a friend or relative for the Home Library Service.

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 View


Lithgow Solid Waste Facility Construction of Clean Water Diversion Drain
Lithgow City Council invites submissions from suitably qualified and experienced Tenderers for the excavation and construction of a storm water diversion drain at the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility. Documentation containing further information in relation to this Tender can be obtained free of charge from www.tenderlink.com/lithgow/. Submissions will be received up until Friday 10th February 2017 at 10am. Submissions are to be submitted by the means described in the tender documents and must be received by the specified closing time. Late tenders will not be accepted.
Expression of Interest for Local Legal Services
Expression of Interest for Local Legal Services Lithgow City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced legal firms wishing to submit a tender to provide legal services to Council.  The tender will be for ‘Local Legal Services’ generally consisting of:
  1. Matters relating to the Local Government Act 1993 and related legislation
  2. Property and Conveyancing
  3. Matters relating to the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991
  4. Matters relating to the Roads Act 1993
  5. General Legal Advice
  6. Other Local and District Court matters
Expressions of Interest to tender for Local Legal Services should be submitted to Council no later than close of business on 27 January 2017 outlining the qualifications and experience of the legal firm.   Those parties considered by Council as having the appropriate qualifications and experience will be asked to submit a tender.


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.



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.