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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


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Lithgow City Council to fund environmental projects after EPA investigation into Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant.

Lithgow City Council (Council) has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Environment Protection Authority following a water pollution incident involving the release of up to 13,000 litres of liquid caustic soda from the Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant in August and September 2019.  Caustic soda is a highly corrosive hazardous substance and a dangerous good.  The incident gave rise to a number of breaches of the Protection of Environment Operations Act 1997, including pollution of waters and land in the immediate vicinity for which Council acknowledges responsibility.

The Enforceable Undertaking requires Council to pay $100,000 toward week eradication at Farmers Creek and to fund and implement various activities including the renewal of Pollution Incident Response Management Plans, specific training and review of operation and maintenance procedures.  These measures are intended to prevent a similar incident occurring again, improve environmental management of Council’s various sewage treatment plans, and remediate and offset any environmental harm caused by the caustic soda incident.

Lithgow city Council has published this notice in accordance with the enforceable Undertaking.


COVID-19 Safety Plans for Food & Drink Premises
From 23 July 2020 certain food and drink premises are required to submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan to the NSW Health. The food & drink premises that are included under Public Health Order No 4 to ... Read more
NSW Public Health Warning - Penrith Plaza
NSW Health is alerting the community after a newly confirmed case of COVID-19 attended Penrith Plaza  on Saturaday  1 August from 10.30am to 12.00pm. Anyone feeling unwell – even with the... Read more
Lithgow’s Newest Australians Welcomed
Lithgow City Council welcomed nine new Australian Citizens at its latest Citizenship Ceremony despite the restrictions of Covid 19. The ceremony was held on 5 August 2020 and saw the Hon. Andrew Ge... Read more
No Increase in Councillor Fees for 2020/21
At the 27 July 2020 meeting, Council set the Councillor and Mayoral fees at nil increase for the 2020/21 year.  The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal determines the amount of fees to be pai... Read more
Live'n'Local After the Fires
  Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire recovery agency continues to present a season of Live'n'Local community live music events. Saturday the 25th of July was a sm... Read more
Lithgow Council focuses on the future through support of local apprentices
Lithgow City Council, supported by Skillset Bathurst, continues to support the development of trade skills through local apprenticeships. Throughout the central west of NSW, many organisations ... Read more
Road Closure, Hartley Vale & Lithgow
Council wishes to advise residents of the closure of the Hartley Vale Road, Fields Road and Geordie Street due to flooding. Due to the current rain event, the identified roads have been closed for ... Read more
Step By Step Partner with Habitat For Humanity Australia
Media Release from Gateway Family Services It’s seared into their minds. Unforgettable. The day fire ripped through Michael and Senga Green’s property in the Blue Mountains devouring everyt... Read more
Library Services
Lithgow, Portland & Wallerawang Libraries have increased visitation & duration of the visits and services available in line with NSW Health guidelines. Lithgow Library has slightly increase... Read more
Blue Tree Day for rural mental health awareness
The Capertee Valley community recently completed their Blue Tree Project to raise awareness of rural mental health concerns, particularly in the wake of December 2019 bushfires. Resulting from the ... Read more

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.

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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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