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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.

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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

Household Chemical Clean Final Reminder!
The Household chemical cleanout is offered once a year, with this year scheduled for THIS Sunday 29th October 2017 Council provides a free chemical cleanout once a year with this service being scheduled for this Sunday 29th October 2017, open to ... Read more
Upper Macquarie County Council supporting Oberon Farmers’ Market
To help local landholders better understand the impact of the new Biosecurity Act the Upper Macquarie County Council will be attending the next Oberon Farmers’ Market. Upper Macquarie County Council is the local control authority for weeds in ... Read more
Great prizes for Lithgow Halloween Best Dressed
This year Lithgow Halloween best dressed costume competition will have great prizes on offer. The overall best dressed for Lithgow Halloween 17 will win two nights family accommodation in Old Trahlee at Hartley Historic Village courtesy of the ... Read more
Marrangaroo Masterplan/DCP Project reaches important milestone
The Marrangaroo Masterplan/Development Control Plan Project has progressed to the next stage with the completion of a Draft Masterplan. Council welcomes and encourages community participation and collaboration in this important process. The aim ... Read more
Lithgow Council welcomes Government decision- Bathurst Bullet to stop at Westmead Lithgow gets new daily express service from central
Lithgow Council has welcomed the decision to assist regional NSW families to access health services at Westmead by adding a new stop at Westmead for the Bathurst Bullet. “I wish to congratulate the NSW Government on its decision and thank both ... Read more

Public Notices

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.

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet survey for Lithgow Businesses

 

Council is partnering with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) to survey Lithgow Businesses as part of the development of the Lithgow Regional Economic Development Strategy.  Council is asking all businesses and any other interested parties in the Lithgow LGA to participate in the survey.  The survey can be accessed on  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LithgowCityCouncilSurvey.  Council would be grateful for businesses and any interested parties to participate in this short survey to assist Lithgow and its business community as they endeavour to facilitate employment generation and increased profitability.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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.
www.facebook.com/groups/LithgowHalloweenBusinesses/

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.

Household Chemical Cleanout

The Household Chemical Cleanout will be provided on Sunday 29th October 2017 open to the public between 8am – 4pm.
The drop off location is Lithgow Council Depot, Mort Street Lithgow.
The following items will be accepted on the day;
• 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 further information visit www.cleanout.com.au

Volunteering for Halloween 2017
Volunteering for Halloween 2017
Lithgow Halloween 2017 is back for a fifth year and Council is looking for volunteers to help deliver the event on Saturday, 28 October 2017.
If you wish to become a volunteer for Lithgow Halloween 2017, please complete the online form available at http://www.halloween.lithgow.com/volunteers/. Applications close on Monday, 16 October 2017. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and be available to attend the event briefing on Wednesday 18 October 2018.
drumMuster Service
drumMuster Service Available at Lithgow Solid Waste Facility

drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally-friendly way of disposing of empty farming chemical containers across rural Australia.

The drumMuster service is available to all Lithgow Council residents and is free of charge. Residents access drumMuster by booking at least one day prior to the collection day and then delivering their empty containers to the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility (Off Geordie Street Lithgow) on the next collection day. Collections will occur between 9am and 12 noon on the first Saturday of every month.

*Bookings are essential and must be made at least one day prior to the collection day by phoning (02) 6351 2486.

On Exhibition

Waste & Recycling Strategy
Lithgow City Council has undertaken a review of the Waste and Recycling Strategy that includes a schedule of initiatives aimed at achieving agreed strategic objectives.

The strategy is available for public inspection at Council’s Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street Lithgow, during office hours or alternatively the Strategy can be viewed on Council’s website, for a period of 28 days ending on the 6th November 2017.

Expressions of Interest

Road Naming - Old Western Rd

Council is seeking expressions of interest for the renaming of Old Western Road in the Lithgow City area.

Existing Road Name:

Extent description: The southern portion of "Old Western Road" (approximately 3.229 kilometres in length) which is divided from the northern portion by Railway Street and Sydney Road in the locality of Rydal NSW 2790.

Reasons:

  1. The northern portion of the road is divided from the southern, for a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometres.
  2. The properties currently located off the southern extent of the road are distant from the properties located and numbered on the northern extent. This could cause issues for emergency services.
  3. The current road naming does not comply with the requirements of the NSW Addressing Policy No. 2, 2015 and Clause 6.7.7 of the NSW Addressing User Manual (AUM).

Should any person wish to have input into the naming of these roads, then written submissions will be accepted by Council up until Friday 20 October 2017. Please send your submissions to PO Box 19, Lithgow 2790.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Fern-Alice Finn in Council’s Environment & Development Department, on (02) 6354 9999 between 11:00am and 2:00pm (Mondays to Fridays).

Road Naming - Wards Road

Council is seeking expressions of interest for the renaming of Wards Road in the Lithgow City area.

Existing Road Name: Wards Road

Extent description: An existing privately owned and maintained Right of Carriageway (ROW) (approximately 1.653 kilometres in length) located off Wards Road Megalong Valley NSW 2785, which provides vehicular access to approximately nine (9) properties.

Reasons:

  1. The existing address numbering for properties accessing off the ROW is non-sequential and these properties require renumbering.
  2. As the ROW is an extension off Wards Road, the allocation of distance based numbering to properties accessing from the ROW, could result in the numbering of properties accessing directly off Wards Road being too large. This could create issues for emergency services.
  3. The current road naming does not comply with the requirements of the NSW Addressing Policy No. 2, 2015 and Clauses 6.2.3 and 6.7.3 of the NSW AUM.

Should any person wish to have input into the naming of these roads, then written submissions will be accepted by Council up until Friday 20 October 2017. Please send your submissions to PO Box 19, Lithgow 2790.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Fern-Alice Finn in Council’s Environment & Development Department, on (02) 6354 9999 between 11:00am and 2:00pm (Mondays to Fridays).

Further information may be obtained by contacting Fern-Alice Finn in Council’s Environment & Development Department, on (02) 6354 9999 between 11:00am and 2:00pm (Mondays to Fridays).

 

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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