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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.


Lithgow’s First Green Army Project Resounding Success
The first Green Army project for the Lithgow Local Government Area has now concluded and has proved to be a resounding success. The first Green Army Team, which commenced in August 2015 have now graduated. Funded by the federal government and ... Read more
Get in Early for Bulky Waste Cleanup
Residents are being encouraged to register early for the upcoming free Bulky Waste Collection on 7 March 2016. Lithgow Mayor Councillor Maree Statham said today, “Council’s free bulky waste collection provides residents with the opportunity ... Read more
Extra Workshop for Rural Lands Review
 Community workshops to assist with the future planning of rural lands have proven so popular that an additional session has been organised at Hartley. As part of its future planning for the rural areas of Lithgow, Lithgow Council has engaged a ... Read more
Hansel and Gretel Performance a Success at Eskbank House and Museum
The children’s play, Hansel and Gretel, performed in the grounds of Eskbank House over the January holidays, has been a hailed a success by all who attended. “Hansel and Gretel was so full of laughter and excitement. The children and parents ... Read more
Construction Commences New Toilets at Wallerawang Oval
Construction of a new modern toilet block at Wallerawang Oval has commenced which will provide much improved facilities for users of the oval and spectators. Lithgow Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham said today “The construction of new toilet ... Read more

Public Notices

Bulky waste clean-up
The Bi-Annual Clean-up will be provided on MONDAY 7 March 2016. Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply.

ALL PERSONS that require material to be collected are required to phone Council or register online before 12 noon on FRIDAY 4 March 2016.

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.

3rd Instalment Rates Notice
Council wishes to advise that the third instalment of the 2015/16 rate account is due for payment by Sunday 28 February 2016 must be paid by Monday 29 February 2016.



Use your bank account or credit card to make payments or schedule direct debit payments via Council’s website

Direct Debit by Instalment

Contact Council’s Customer Service 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

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All outlets or phone payments 13 18 16


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

Community Visioning Workshops - Lithgow City Rural And Rural Residential Strategy Review Project

Please Note: Registration for the Visioning Workshops has now closed.

Due to the overwhelming response for the Hartley workshop an additional workshop has been arranged to commence at 2.00 pm 11 February at Hartley Historic School Hall Mid Hartley Road Little Hartley. Limited spaces are still available for this workshop and it would be appreciated if you would like to come along to this workshop if you could please call Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan on 02 6354 9906 or Mrs Karen Luka on 02 635499 20 to check availability.

Work has commenced on the development of a new Rural and Rural Residential Strategy. This project will be undertaken by an independent rural planning consultant, Edge Land Planning.

Council invites interested persons to attend one of the following community visioning workshops to assist in identifying the community’s vision for rural lands and the future development of rural residential living opportunities. The workshops will also assist to identify issues of concern to the community and how these may be addressed in the development of the new Strategy.

The workshops will be held at:

Rural Visioning Workshops

  • Capertee Hall, Castlereagh Hwy Capertee, Tuesday 9 February 2016 6.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Portland Crystal Theatre, Wolgan St Portland,Wednesday 10 February 2016 6.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Hartley Historic School Hall, Mid Hartley Road Hartley Thursday 11 February 2016 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Rural Residential Visioning Workshop
  • Lithgow Civic Ballroom, Tony Luchetti Sportsground Lithgow Monday 22 February 2016 6.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Further information can be found at or by contacting Council’s Project Manager and Strategic Land Use Planner, Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan on 02 6354 9906.
Clean up Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day 2016 Sunday March 6th Register your interest via

Did you know? Around 80% of the rubbish removed each year is recyclable!!

Household Appliances Rebates

Council is working with the community to create sensible solutions for people and the environment to ensure that clean, fresh drinking water doesn't become a luxury item through its household appliances rebate scheme.

A rebate of $150 will be paid for each appliance with a minimum 4 star rating.

See Council's website for further information on Council’s Household Appliances Rebate Application form and terms & conditions.

On Exhibition

Draft Lithgow CBD Revitalisation Strategy
Notice is given that the draft Lithgow CBD Revitalisation Action Plan will be placed on public exhibition for a 3 week period between Wednesday 27 January and Friday 12 February 2016 inclusive.

The draft Plan may be viewed at the following locations:

  • Lithgow City Council 180 Mort St Lithgow
  • Lithgow Library Learning Centre 157 Main St Lithgow
  • Wallerawang Library, Main St Wallerawang
  • Portland Library, 67 Williwa St Portland
  • Revitalisation website
The draft Plan and associated exhibition materials may also be viewed at the Revitalise Lithgow shopfront space located at 72 Main St Lithgow for a two week period between 10am and 3pm:
  • Week 1 - Wednesday 27 January to Friday 28 January 2016
  • Week 2 – Tuesday 2 February to Friday 5 February 2016
The draft Plan can also be viewed online at Revitalisation website

Submission can be made in writing to:

General Manager
Lithgow City Council
PO Box 19 Lithgow 2790

Or via

All submissions should include your name and address to ensure that it is duly considered. All submissions will be published on Councils website, so if you do not wish your name and address to be published you should state such in your submission. Please note that details of your submission, including your name and address can be accessed by the public under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Submissions should therefore not include references of a personal nature or any commercial in confidence information.


Customer Satisfaction Survey
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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

Fit for the Future

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.