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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.

COUNCIL CLEAN UP AFTER SNOW FALL

Due to the snowfall on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, Council has received a number of reports of fallen trees, power and phone lines in the area. We are treating all requests as priorities however the main focus at this point in time is on fallen power lines, road blockages and risk to property. If you have power or phone lines down near you please contact Endeavour Energy on 131 003. The area is also experiencing power outages. If you would like further details on when power is expected to be restored to your area please visit the Endeavour Energy website at http://www.endeavourenergy.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/ee/nsw/nsw+homepage/ournetworknav/power+outages/power+outages

News

Sporting fields being Prepared for Summer Season
Sports grounds across the Lithgow area are being prepared for the start of the summer sports season. Sportsgrounds require annual maintenance in order to keep them safe and ready for play, including top dressing to level out the surface. As such, ... Read more
Excitement is building for Halloween 14!  
Howls of delight and screams of anticipation are being heard across Lithgow and beyond as people of all ages as well as local businesses prepare for this years Halloween event on Friday October 31 in Lithgow town centre. This year’s event will ... Read more
Beehive Spring Spectacular
Beehive recently held a very impressive Spring Spectacular Garden Party in the grounds of the Hoskins Church. Beehive is a community group that meets twice a week for various lessons. As well as the usual craft classes they also offer Italian and ... Read more
Eskbank House Museum temporarily closed following Snow Storm
Following the unexpected Snow Storm that Lithgow experienced on Wednesday, Eskbank House Museum has temporarily closed its doors until further notice.   Fortunately the building and collection at Eskbank House have not been damaged ... Read more
Lithgow Pool Open
Swimming season for 2014-15 at the Lithgow pool is now underway. "We have had some absolutely beautiful weather for the start of the 2014-15 swimming season here at the Lithgow 50m pool which opened on the October Long Weekend" said Lithgow City ... Read more

Public Notices

Retune in Portland/Wallerawang
As the final step in Australia’s move to digital-only TV, free-to-air channels will change frequencies in Portland and Wallerawang from 23 October. After the channels have changed, you will need to retune your digital TV, set-top box or digital TV recorder to find the channels that have moved.

Retuning is simple – for most systems press the “menu” button on the remote and follow the prompts to retune. If you have difficulty retuning you should refer to the manufacturer’s handbook, ask a friend or family member for help, visit the Digital Ready website, www.digitalready.gov.au/retune or call the Digital Ready Information Line 1800 20 10 13 from 8am to 10pm (AEDT), 7 days.

If you find channels haven’t changed, you may be receiving a signal from a different TV transmitter. You can check to see which channels should have changed in your area by entering your address into the ‘get retune info’ box on the website. In some cases, certain digital equipment will automatically retune itself. This means you won’t need to do anything.

Pool Season Tickets for 2014/15

Season Tickets for the Lithgow Aquatic Centre can be purchased from the Council Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street between the hours of 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Season Ticket prices are as follows:

 

Prior to 31/10/2014

From 1/11/2014

Child (5 – 16 years)

$74.50

$85.90

Pensioner

$74.50

$85.90

Adult

$106.60

$128.50

Family

$214.25

$267.00

Chemical Cleanout

Lithgow City Council in conjunction with NSW EPA and NetWaste is again providing an opportunity for residents to clean out chemicals from their home and dispose of in an environmentally friendly way. You can drop off these materials:

    From your Home: Solvents & household cleaners, floor care products, ammonia based cleaners, fluorescent globes & tubes. From your car: Batteries, motor oils & fluids From the garage: Paint, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, acids & alkalis. For more information visit www.cleanout.com.au
Drop off sites and collection times for Sunday 19 October are:
    Wallerawang Council Depot Main Street Wallerawang from 8am -11am Lithgow Council Depot Mort Street Lithgow Mort Street Lithgow from 1pm-4pm
To provide environmental leadership and ‘Enhancing our Natural Environment’ Strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026 by protecting and enhancing the natural environment through waste management within the Lithgow Local Government area.
2014 Mayor's Christmas Appeal

Mayor Maree Statham invites everyone to donate to the annual Christmas Appeal for our Nursing Home Residents.

Donations of anonymous gifts may be dropped off at the Council Administration Centre, Lithgow Library Learning Centre or Wallerawang, Portland and Rydal Libraries.

Gifts will be distributed by the Mayor at functions to be held at local nursing homes; Cooinda, Tanderra, Three Tree Lodge and Tabulam Cottage during December.

For suggestions on suitable gifts, go to Council's website www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au or contact Deborah McGrath or Gerda Stewart.

Let's make this Christmas, a wonderful Christmas, for everyone!

Halloween 14 Block Party

Friday 31st October 2014

7.30am - 10pm

Join the Halloween 14 Block Party Facebook event page to find out more.

On Exhibition

Exhibition of Council Policies

Council has resolved to place on public exhibition for a period of 28 days the following Draft Policies:

  • Policy 7.5 - Notification of Development Applications
  • Policy 9.5 - Payment of Expenses and Provisions of facilities to Councillors - Version 6

The draft policies are available from Customer Services and on the Council’s website. Written submissions addressed to the General Manager and marked “Submission on Draft Policy” must be received by 4pm on Thursday 6 th November 2014 to be considered in the finalisation of the policies.

Tenders and EOIs

Audit Committee

Lithgow City Council and Oberon Council are seeking expressions of interest from appropriately qualified, independent persons to become a member of the Lithgow-Oberon Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee provides both Councils with independent assurance and assistance in the area of risk, control, compliance and financial reporting. Applicants should have a background in a relevant area such as finance, business or quality management, auditing or compliance, and have high level analytical and communication skills. The term of appointment to the Committee is for two years. The Committee meets up to four times per year and the appointed independent members will be paid a per meeting allowance. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.

For further information, enquiries should be directed to Juli-Ann Brozek, Group Manager Corporate & Community.

Applicants are requested to submit their applications marked Audit Committee Expression of Interest via email to: council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or in writing marked Audit Committee Member Expression of Interest, Lithgow City Council & Oberon Council, PO Box 19, Lithgow, NSW, 2790. Applications will be received until close of business on 3rd October 2014.

Locality Naming

Council is seeking expressions of interest for the naming of new locality in the Lithgow City area which has not been previously recognised by Department of lands

Location – Area between Wallerawang and Portland, surrounded by existing localities of Wallerawang, Portland, Mount Lambie and Meadow Flat.
Proposed Road Nam
e – Pipers Flat – this name has been used historically for many years, this naming will officially recognise that name.

Should any person wish to have input into the naming of this locality, then written submissions will be accepted by Council up until 7 October 2014. Further information, including mapping may be obtained by contacting Miss Jessica Heath in Council’s Environment & Development Department.

Lithgow Aquatic Centre - Stage 4

Description: Lithgow City Councilinvites Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced contractors to undertake the construction of Stage 4 of the Lithgow Aquatic Centre for a contract to refurbish the existing 50m Outdoor Olympic Pool and associated plant. Companies with demonstrated similar local government experience will be favoured.

Obtaining Documentation: EOI documents may be obtained from Tenderlink at www.tenderlink.com/lithgow/
Requests for Information Regarding the Proposed Contract:
Please contact Iain Stewart of Lithgow City Council – Ph (02) 6354 9999
Deadline:
Expressions of Interest submissions close on Tuesday, 14th October 2014 at 10am.
Lodgement: Expressions of Interest are to be lodged through tenderlink.at www.tenderlink.com/lithgow/

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