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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.


Mental Health Summit
Lithgow City Council has issued an invitation to the community to attend the Lithgow Mental Health Summit to be held at Lithgow Workies on Wednesday 14 December 2016. Planning is well underway for the summit which will be facilitated by ... Read more
There is still time to cash in with Coal Heater Rebates
With winter behind us, now is a good time to replace your old heater and claim a cash rebate through Lithgow Council’s Alternate Fuel Rebate Program With the cooler weather well and truly gone Lithgow City Council is offering rebates for ... Read more
Lithglo Twilight Markets are back again
Saturday 10 December Queen Elizabeth Park will have a magical Christmas atmosphere with artisan markets, children’s entertainment, spectacular lighting and the jolly man himself, Santa, will be there. Mayor Stephen Lesslie said “Christmas is ... Read more
Creating an Inclusive City – Council to Develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
Lithgow City Council is consulting with key stakeholders including people with disability, their families and carers in order to develop a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan As part of this, local residents living with disability, as well as ... Read more
Beginners Ukulele Group at Lithgow Library
“Ever wanted to sit under a swaying palm tree on a tropical island sipping a drink and strumming the ukulele?” asked Mayor Stephen Lesslie. You can now start strumming with the new Lithgow Library Beginners Ukulele Group. “Many people do ... Read more

Public Notices

Lithgow Mental Health Summit
Lithgow City Council has recently resolved to convene a summit to hear local concerns about mental health and suicide prevention and to determine the best possible strategy to assist those suffering mental illness.

The Summit will be held on Wednesday 14 December 2016 in the Millennium Room of Lithgow Workies, starting at 6:00pm. The community is welcome and should contact Council on 6354 9999 to book a place.

The summit will be facilitated by well known local GP and Associate Professor of Medicine at Notre Dame University, Doctor John Dearin, and will include a panel of both experts and people living with mental illness in some way. The community is encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

View Mental Health Summit Flyer

Presentation of Financial Statements
Presentation of Financial Statements
As per Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act.

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Lithgow City Council advises that the Ordinary Council meeting to be on 21/11/2016 includes a presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Report for the financial year ending 30/06/2016.

Click this link for summary of the Financial Statements

Temporary Road Closure - Cullen Bullen
Temporary Road Closure Of Service Road Off Castlereagh Highway, Cullen Bullen

Council advises that service road off Castlereagh Highway, Cullen Bullen, in front of the Cullen Bullen Progress Hall will be closed to all traffic for a Christmas Chocolate Wheel on Friday, 9th December 2016 during the hours of 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

Contact Council's Operations department for more information.

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

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.

Christmas Closures
Council will be closed over Christmas/New Year from Close of Business Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 8.15am.

The following Essential Services will operate over Christmas/New Year

  • Lithgow Visitor Information Centre
  • Ranger
  • Eskbank House Museum
  • Rural Tip Controller
  • Cleaner Driver (emptying street bins)
  • Streetsweeper
  • Water and Sewerage Treatment Plants
  • Cleansing Unit
  • Parks Crews
For emergencies please call Council's after hours number 6354 9999.
Public Forum Registrations

Members of the community that would like to address Council at Monday night's council meeting need to register by midday on Monday 12 December 2016 for items that are not listed on the agenda.

Those wishing to speak on items on the agenda are not required to, but still may register.

Copies of the Agenda can be found on Council's website or are available at the Administration Centre.

On Exhibition

DA228/14- Planning Agreement
Planning Agreement- DA228/14- ‘Eurella’ - Subdivision of 5 Lots into 26 Lots.

Council is in receipt of a Draft Planning Agreement for the provision of a contribution for the upgrade of Glen Alice Road and Upper Nile Road. The Agreement is in respect to Development Consent for a subdivision of 5 lots into 26 lots at Lot 5 DP 136719, Lots 3, 4, 11 and 12 DP 755796, “Eurella” 602 Upper Nile Road, Glen Alice.

The Agreement is available for public inspection at Council’s Environment and Development Department, in the Council Administration Centre, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow, free of charge, during office hours for a period of 28 days ending on the 30 December 2016.

During this period any person may inspect the Planning Agreement and make a written submission on the proposal quoting Council’s reference DA228/14. All submissions received during this period will be taken into consideration prior to the issue of the Subdivision Certificate for each stage.


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.



Rural and Rural residential strategy review

Fit for the Future

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.