It is undoubted that Lithgow Council staff continue to do great work through the regions tough winter conditions.

Mayor Ray Thompson visited the Lithgow Council’s Wallerawang depot accompanied by the General Manager to address the workers involved in repairing the water mains on Pipers Flat Road on the 8th of June 2021.

The conditions in which the team including traffic control, plant operators, plumbers and supervisors worked through were amongst some of the worst that have been seen this year with temperatures reaching low single digits and rain, sleet, and snow incoming. The team were working to repair a water main that had burst on Piper’s Flat Road. The team worked into the night to complete the repair and return service to residents whilst many were in their homes trying to stay warm.

Mayor Thompson said,” On behalf of the community I extend thanks to the team for completing this work in the harsh conditions. This applies to the whole of Council’s staff who work regularly in these conditions to ensure residents and ratepayers have their services returned as soon as possible. Sometimes it can be taken for granted the work that the staff do, and I wish to thank you for the service you provide”.

The General Manager echoed these comments and sentiments, “Council has gone through a turbulent twelve months where the water supply has been reduced and at times completely unusable due to quality issues from natural occurrences in the Oberon Dam and infrastructure issues. Council staff have gone above and beyond both on the ground and in the background to ensure the supply has been maintained to the entirety of the LGA. The work the staff has done during this time has been excellent.”

Council continues to strive for quality service to the community and improved performance and services provided through its staff.