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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.


Council Awards Contract for Advertising.
Lithgow Council last night awarded the contract for provision of Newspaper Advertising to Central West Media trading as the Village Voice for a period of two years. The submission by the Village Voice was the only complying application lodged by ... Read more
State Planning Legislation Restricts Camping at Lake Wallace to 48 hours currently
   Community concerns regarding signage at Lake Wallace have prompted additional information to ensure informed comment on the existing 48 hour camping limitation. Planning approval is required to operate a caravan park and camping ... Read more
Council seeks grant funds to improve community infrastructure
Lithgow City Council is seeking grant funds from a number of NSW Government funding programs to improve social, cultural and sporting infrastructure across the Lithgow region.   “Council welcomes the allocation of funding by the NSW ... Read more
Lithgow City Council notes with sadness the passing of Dr Judy White OAM.
Lithgow City Council notes with sadness the passing of Dr Judy White OAM. “Dr White was one of Lithgow’s great citizens,” Lithgow Mayor Cr Stephen Lesslie said. Dr White served as a Councillor on Lithgow City Council for fourteen years ... Read more
Spring aerial spraying program
 Landholders are encouraged to register their interest for the Spring 2017 aerial weed spraying program being conducted by Upper Macquarie County Council. The Upper Macquarie County Council is the local control authority for weeds ... Read more

Public Notices

Youth Stage for Halloween 2017
Lithgow City Council is offering young local musicians (aged 12 to 24) the opportunity to perform at Lithgow Halloween on the 28th of October 2017.

Youth Stage: Performance spots of 15 minutes to 30 minutes are available throughout the afternoon from 3pm – 6pm.

Cook Street Plaza: Unplugged performance spots of 15 minutes to 30 minutes are available throughout the evening from 6pm – 8pm.

Tag someone you know who might be interested in this great opportunity. Applications close Friday 25 August and can be completed online at http://www.halloween.lithgow.com/youth-stage-2017/

Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors at the Library!
Lithgow Library and the branches at Portland and Wallerawang will be holding Tech Savvy Seniors classes on Thursday mornings between 10am and 12pm at Portland library. Here is your chance to catch up with the grandkids or learn more about those pesky devices that are becoming an essential of life.

Bookings are essential for the classes and can be made by contacting Lithgow Library on 6352 9100. To get the most out of your sessions please bring your portable device with you.

Lithgow Library
Thursday 10 August – Introduction to email
Thursday 17 August – Introduction to the internet – Part 1
Thursday 24 August – Introduction to the internet – Part 2
Thursday 31 August – Introduction to shopping & banking
Thursday 7 September – Sharing photos and attachments online
Thursday 14 September – Introduction to social media

Bulky Waste Clean-up

The Bi-Annual Clean-up will be provided on MONDAY 11 September 2017. Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply.

ALL PERSONS that require material to be collected are required to phone Council before 12 noon on FRIDAY 8 September 2017.

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.

On Exhibition

Road Naming
Council is seeking expressions of interest for the naming of two new roads in the Lithgow Local Government Area.

Proposed Name: Seymour Chase
Applicant Reasoning: Mary Seymour was a four day old child buried 1837 at the Cemetery in the original Moyne Farm and is the second oldest headstone/marker in the cemetery after Catherine Sandy (1835).
Location: Cul-de-sac approximately 500m along main inlet road being 135m in length (north to south direction) for subdivision 066/08DA from Coxs River Road Little Hartley.
Proposed Name: Delaney Drive
Applicant Reasoning: Names of people buried in the cemetery at the original Moyne Farm. Named after Lucy Delaney (1880) member of families employed by the Grants, the original settlers of Moyne Farm.
Location: Main inlet road from for subdivision 066/08DA from Coxs River Road Little Hartley.

Should any person wish to have input into the naming of these roads, then written submissions will be accepted by Council up until 28 August 2017. Please send your submissions to PO Box 19, Lithgow 2790.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Council’s Environment & Development Department.

Asbestos Policy & Asbestos Management Plan

Asbestos Policy and Asbestos Management Plan

Council has prepared a Asbestos Policy and a Asbestos Management Plan that provide a framework for the management of asbestos in all aspects of Council’s operations. The Asbestos Management
Plan has been prepared to:

  • Outline the role and powers of key NSW Government agencies and Council in managing asbestos;
  • Provide general advice for residents or businesses to assist them manage asbestos appropriately;
  • Identify the procedures to be implemented to address asbestos when assessing applications for development consent or approval; and
  • Describe Council’s procedures for managing asbestos in its workplace.

The documents are available for public inspection at Council’s Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow, free of charge, during office hours, or alternatively the plan can be viewed on Council’s website, for a period of 28 days ending on the 24 August 2017.

During this period any person may inspect the Asbestos Policy and Asbestos Management Plan and make a written submission by quoting Council’s reference ‘Asbestos Policy’. All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration prior to final approval of the plan.


View Draft Policy 7.11 Asbestos Management

View Draft Asbestos Management Plan


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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