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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

Email:council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

Office Hours:

General Enquiries:
8.15am to 4.30pm Mon - Fri

Cashier:
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.

News

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
Australia Day 2017 in Lithgow
Australia Day activities in 2017 will focus on Eskbank House with other celebrations also arranged across the area. Eskbank House and Museum is the perfect venue to host Lithgow’s official Australia Day Ceremony, entertainment and activities on ... Read more
Summer Green Waste Collection
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the first greenwaste collection of the year scheduled for 30th January 2017 This service provides residents with the opportunity to tidy up their gardens and backyards during the warm growing months ... Read more
LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards – September October & November 2016 Winners
The winners of the LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards for the month of June 2016 have been announced by Lithgow City Council. Mayor of Lithgow, Councillor Stephen Lesslie announced Shakaya Bott (Hockey) as the winner of ... Read more
Environmental Projects a Year in Review
Another year of environmental projects enables educational programs, project partnerships, revegetation and noxious weed control around the Local Government Area (LGA) The environment has certainly been the focus of many projects this year, with ... Read more

Public Notices

Notice of Intention to Repeal Development Control Plans
Lithgow City Council hereby gives notice of its intention to repeal the following development control plans in accordance with Council Minute 16-259 and Clause 23 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000:
  • 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 reason for repeal of the development control plans is as follows;

  • The development control plans are obsolete and do not comply with S.74C(2) and (5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.
Enquiries regarding this matter can be directed to Council’s Strategic Land Use Planner, Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan on (02) 6354999 or by emailing council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au.
About Your Water Meter
Every (property) has its own water meter. The meter registers all water used at your property and is shown as water consumption on your account.

Your meter is usually located outside the front of your property, near the left or right boundary.

Water flows through the property service pipe (main to meter) into a measuring chamber inside your meter.

The type of meter you have and its appearance may vary between properties.

You as the property owner are responsible for looking after and preventing damage to your meter, and for providing easy access for our staff to the meter and connections to the water main.

Meter maintenance & accessibility

It is your responsibility to ensure that your meter (box) is accessible. The meter must be at ground level.

Please do not fill the area around the meter or cover it with garden beds, trees or shrubs or other matter.

Meter Access is Your Responsibility

Council requires a minimum clearance of 30cm around your meter, to make it accessible to our reader. You can help maintain access to your meter by;

  • Trimming long grass and pruning overgrown plants in the vicinity of your meter
  • Avoiding concreting around or building over the top of your meter
  • Ensuring that the meter remains at or above ground level
  • Displaying a caution sign if you have a dog and securing the dog from the meter area if possible.

If, for any reason we are not able to read your meter, we may leave a card behind for you to contact Council to arrange a time.

Now is a great time to check your meter to ensure it is clear and accessible. Please exercise caution when removing water meter covers. They can be homes for spiders and snakes. Ensure your wear protective gloves.

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

Draft Youth Strategy
At its meeting of 21 November 2016, Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Draft Youth Strategy and Action Plan for a period of 28 days.

The draft strategy is available to view at Customer Service, Administration Centre 180 Mort St Lithgow, 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 Youth Strategy”. Submissions must be received by 4pm on 13 January 2017.

View Draft Youth Strategy and Action Plan

Tenders


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.

Surveys

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.

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Rural and Rural residential strategy review

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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.