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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.


State Library of NSW collection of WWI drawings on exhibition at Lithgow Library
It’s hard to imagine finding the ‘amusing’ side of war, however acclaimed World War One cartoonist Hal Eyre achieved this with his highly regarded satirical cartoons. This rarely seen view of the War will be on display at Lithgow Library ... Read more
Forecast Power failure and job losses NSW Gov waiting..waiting..waiting
Lithgow Deputy Mayor Wayne McAndrew has attacked the NSW Government’s delay in seeking a solution to the potential shutting down of the Springvale coal mine near Lithgow that supplies coal to the nearby Mt Piper Power Station at Wallerawang which ... Read more
Halloween themed school holiday program at Eskbank House and Museum
Eskbank House and Museum will be running a Halloween themed school holiday program, including a workshop with Ludwina Roebuck and a drop-in craft session with Prue Mogg. The program is an opportunity for families to spend time together over the ... Read more
Bush Fire Danger Period Starts Early
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has extended the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period in the Bathurst, Oberon and Lithgow Local Government Areas due to continuing hot and dry conditions. NSW RFS Operational Officer, Brett Taylor said the Bush ... Read more
ALERT - Temporary Closure of JM Robson Aquatic Centre
The JM Robson Aquatic Centre will be temporarily closed to sanitize the Indoor Pool due to an incident. Lithgow Council has advised that the JM Robson Aquatic Centre will be closed temporarily whilst the 25m Indoor Pool is disinfected and treated ... Read more

Public Notices

Threatened Species Day & Biodiversity Month
Purple Copper Butterfly information and community planting day to be held on Saturday 23 September 2017

Lithgow Council is inviting community members to come along to mark Threatened Species Day and celebrate our own biodiversity at the Lithgow Pony Club on the edge of Hassans Walls on Saturday 23 September 2017 at 10.00 am. Enjoy a sausage sizzle lunch after learning about our threatened local butterfly and help to improve its habitat through revegetation works.

Register for the event by Thursday 21st September 2017 Council’s Landcare Coordinator Rechelle Fisher on (02) 6354 9999 or email to register your interest council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

Green Waste Collection

A Green Waste collection will be provided on 9th October 2017.

Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply.

Residents can register via Council's website www.council.lithgow.com/waste-greenwaste/ or alternatively phone Council before 12.00pm FRIDAY 6th October 2017.

Then on Sunday night of the collection week, please place your green waste at the kerbside where you normally leave your garbage bin. Residents should ensure the following:

  • Garden Prunings – should be no longer than 2 metres, not thicker than 200mm and tied in bundles.
  • Lawn Clippings and leaves shall be placed in a durable container, cardboard box or hessian/plastic bag.
  • Each bundle or box shall be less than 16 kilograms in weight.
  • A maximum quantity of 1 cubic metre (about 4 wheelie bins) will apply.
Halloween Business

If you are a business within the Lithgow LGA join the Lithgow Halloween Business Facebook page to receive information, share ideas, and let us know about any Halloween specials or activities you might be planning so we can promote your business on event-related social media. You will just need to enter your name and business name to join the group.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss ideas please contact Summar Hipworth, Cultural Development Officer on 6354 9999

Don’t forget to also keep an eye on the Council Column for event announcements and information.

Lithgow LGA to Commence Bush Fire Danger Period One Month Early
Anyone wishing to light a fire MUST obtain a permit from the Local Fire Control Centre as of the 1st September 2017

Due to prevailing dry conditions Lithgow Local Government Area (LGA) has been named in the nine LGA’s to enter the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) one month early on the 1st September 2017.

Residents wanting to light a fire on their properties must contact the Local Fire Control Centre on 1300 258 737 to obtain a permit.

Residents should remember to never leave a fire unattended and, if a fire does escape, make sure you call Triple Zero (000) immediately so that emergency services can respond and minimise the damage.

Little Bang Discovery Club

Little Bang Discovery Club is an enquiry based learning program, encouraging preschoolers to predict, measure and experiment with some simple science based sessions.

For 3-5 year olds and their carers, the program covers 4 one hour sessions: Wednesday 11, 18, 25 October and 1 November from 9.00am to 10.00am.

Little Bang Discovery Club is sponsored by Energy Australia.

Bookings are essential as places are limited!

Please contact the library on 6352-9100 to secure your booking, or for more information.

Nominations for the Lithgow Ability Awards.

Nominations are now open for the Lithgow Ability Awards. Council is excited to launch the awards in the Lithgow LGA. The awards showcase the work being done to ensure that Lithgow is an inclusive community. Show your appreciation of a business, community group, volunteer or individual for their positive impact on the lives of people with disability by nominating them to receive a Lithgow Ability Award. Nominations close 3rd October. Nomination forms can be collected from Council, Libraries or downloaded here: www.council.lithgow.com/lithgow-ability-awards/

Stallholders Expression of Interest
Lithgow Halloween is family friendly event, staged in the centre of Lithgow’s main shopping and dining precinct. The event provides a range of entertainment including live bands, music and amusement rides.
Information for people wishing to apply for a stall is available on the Lithgow Halloween Website www.halloween.lithgow.com The Closing date for Expression of Interest is 29 September 2017 and forms can be completed online.

On Exhibition

Exhibition of Finance Policies

At its meeting of 14 August 2017, Council resolved to place on public exhibition Polices 8.4 Debt Recovery, 8.5 Pensioner Rebate, 8.6 Hardship, 8.7
Investment and 9.8 Records Management for public exhibition and comment for 28 days.

The policies are available to view at Customer Service, Administration Centre, Lithgow Library and on the Council’s website.

Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, by mail or emailed to council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au . Submissions must be received by 4pm on 29 September 2017.

To view the revised polices click on links below.

Policy 8.4 Debt Recovery V3

Policy 8.5 Pension Rebate V4

Policy 8.6 Hardship Policy V3

Policy 8.7 Investment Policy V5

Policy 9.8 Records Management V5


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.

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