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Lithgow LGA COVID Update

Lithgow LGA COVID Update

With the community across NSW having achieved an average rate of more than 80% of people fully vaccinated, the practices to manage COVID have changed dramatically.


Restrictions are being removed in a phased fashion. Contact tracing and advice about affected premises are being wound right down.


COVID is still in the community but those vaccinated should be less affected. There are continuing dangers though for the unvaccinated, so planning is going into readying the public health system for the cases that develop within this group.

There is still the need to increase vaccinations for 12-16 year olds. Other initiatives are being developed to encourage or support the unvaccinated to step forward. The policy around third does is also being developed.


It is likely that the community do not have the need for the information that this report has provided on a weekly basis during the peak of the COVID era within Lithgow. On this basis, this particular report will not be updated further.


Congratulations Lithgow, on your adherence to the good public health advice, and for your participation in vaccination.


Lithgow Council is very proud of the role that is has played in ensuring that there were Lithgow-specific covid-safe activities. These greatly helped to reduce the extent to which the community was touched by COVID in a personal health sense.

Lithgow COVID-19 Cases

For the latest COVID cases in the LGA visit:


Venues of Concern

NSW provide updated venues of concern on a daily basis at the following link:




  • Anyone who is deemed a close contact must get tested and isolate for 14 days since they attended the venue of concern, regardless of test result.
  • Anyone who is deemed a casual contact should immediately isolate, get tested and stay in isolation until a negative result is received.
Total Number of Tests in LGA

For information regarding testing numbers in the LGA visit:



Vaccination Rates

Links are provided to a number of sites which include the statistics for vaccination rates (first and second dose) across the Lithgow LGA. Another source of information is:






Unfortunately, however, there are discrepancies between some of these sets of data.

Vaccination Locations

There are 7 GP practices providing vaccine. All provide AZ and 5 of them provide Pfizer. As more Pfizer becomes available around mid-Sept the other two will provide this also.

Some local pharmacies also provides AZ.  Check with your pharmacist to see if they are providing vaccinations.

Heath Direct Vaccine Eligibility Checker is a survey tool to determine whether you are eligible for a vaccination. It will then provide details of local vaccination clinics including NSW Health clinics, GP surgeries, medical centres and pharmacies providing vaccinations and appointments they have available.

Vaccination RatesLocationOpening DaysHours

Testing Locations

NameLocationOpening Hours
Lithgow HospitalCorner of Col Drewe Drive and Great Western Highway,
Lithgow 2790

Mon – Fri 


9am – 12pm
1pm – 4pm
Sat - Sun10am - 2pm

Latest news

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Council advises that the water supply in the area of Landa Street, Lithgow may be affected due to a water mains break. Council is undertaking emergency repairs on the water network that services the above area and residents may experience a reduction in water pressure or no water. Council cannot advise a time for the completion of repairs but will aim to minimise the period of disruption. Upon return to normal service, residents may experience dirty water for a period. Council will endeavour...

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Emirates One&Only Resort announces closure with suppliers facing access difficulties.

Lithgow City Council Mayor, Maree Statham has expressed extreme disappointment with the news that the Emirates One and Only Resort in the Wolgan Valley is to close for the fore-seeable future. The Mayor commented, “This closure will impact local workers and businesses. This clashes with the Council’s efforts to grow job opportunities, and strengthen businesses, so this is a very sad day.” “The Emirates One and Only business Manager has said that the delivery of goods and services has proven...

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Bi-Annual Bulky Waste Clean-Up

The Bi-Annual Bulky Waste Clean-up will be provided on MONDAY 17th July 2023 Residents are reminded that a SERVICE BY REQUEST will apply. Residents must register via Council's website https://council.lithgow.com/waste-recycling/waste-bulky/  or alternatively phone Council on 6354 9999. Registrations close12.00pm FRIDAY 14th July 2023 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...

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Draft Foundations Development Control Plan (DCP) (April 2023)

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King’s Birthday Public Holiday Waste Collection

Lithgow Council’s kerbside waste and recycling collections will occur as normal for the King’s Birthday (formerly Queen’s Birthday) Public Holiday on Monday 12 June 2023. Residents should put their bins out as usual on their collection day. 

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Lithgow City Orchestra Live in the Library!

Lithgow City Orchestra will be playing live in the Lithgow Library on Saturday 24 June from 10.00am till 11.00am. This popular local orchestra is again looking forward to entertaining Library visitors, so why not pop in and enjoy the warm surroundings and listen to a wonderful selection of music. Selections of music that will be played include Pirates of the Caribbean Suite, a Ukrainian hymn, music by Archie Roach, Johann Strauss, Michel Legrand and for something a little different, music by...

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Project Update – Coco Creek Bridge Now Open to all traffic – Glen Davis Road Bridge Replacements

Lithgow City Council has opened a new two-lane concrete bridge, crossing Coco Creek on Glen Davis Road, to all traffic. Coco Creek bridge is the third and last bridge on Glen Davis Road to be replaced as part of a program to increase safety and fire resistance of the road’s creek crossings. Bridges at the Airly and Crown Creek crossings were completed during the second half of 2022. “The Council received funding through the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges Program to undertake the...

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Business Breakfast & Try a Trade Day at Lithgow High School

On Tuesday 30 May the Mayor Maree Statham and Deputy Mayor Cassandra Coleman attended Lithgow High School for the Business Breakfast alongside Council staff who also attended the Try a Trade Day. The day was a great opportunity for local students from year 9 to 12 to explore the diverse range of trades and positions within Council and to discuss potential career pathways with opportunities for work experience, traineeships, and apprenticeships. “Investing in the city’s youth is crucial. That’s...

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Mayor attends meetings with Mayors and Federal Government Ministers

Lithgow City Council’s Mayor, Maree Statham travelled to Canberra last week to join with other mayors from across the Central West in meetings with Federal Government Ministers. These meetings were arranged by the Central NSW Joint Organisation. This organisation is ensuring that the Australian Government hears about the challenges and the opportunities within the Central West. In a series of meetings, the politicians heard about the region’s priorities. The case was put for better...

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Mayor attends the CNSWJO Board Meeting

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Council facilities status

Facility NameLocationCategoryStatusComment
Lithgow Golf CourseGolf Links Road, MarrangarooOpenGolf CourseOpenOpen for Lithgow LGA residents only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Course closed on Tuesday and Thursday
Glanmire Oval - Lithgow Tennis CourtsJames Street, LithgowOpenTennis CourtOpen
Kremer Park - Portland Tennis CourtsLime Street, PortlandOpenTennis CourtOpen
Ted Hughes Park - Lidsdale Tennis CourtsWolgan Road, LidsdaleOpenTennis CourtOpen
Glen DavisMarket Street, Glen DavisOpenCampgroundsOpen
Lake Lyell Recreation ParkMagpie Hollow Road, RydalOpenCampgroundsOpen
Lake WallaceBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpenCampgroundsOpen
Adventure PlaygroundGreat Western Highway, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Beaufort Street ParkBeaufort Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Bowen Vista ParkBowen Chase, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Brook Street ParkBrook Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Busby Street ParkBusby Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Cary Avenue ParkCary Avenue, WallerawangOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Clarence Pirie ParkCastlereagh Highway, CaperteeOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Cranbrook Park Road ReserveCranbrook Park Road, Little HartleyOpenPlaygroundsOpen
East Street ParkEast Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Emora ParkLanda Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Endeavour ParkAmien Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Gas Works Lane ParkGas Works Lane, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Glanmire Oval ParkAlbert Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Glen Davis ParkCrown Crescent, Glen DavisOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Hammond ParkBridge Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
High Street ParkHigh Street, PortlandOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Hillcrest ParkThornton Avenue, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Inch Street ParkInch Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Inner Crescent ParkInner Crescent, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Junction ParkMain Street, WallerawangOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Kiddle ParkChurch Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Kremer ParkLime Street, PortlandOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Lake Wallace ParkBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Marrangaroo Fields ParkGirraween Drive, MarrangarooOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Merv Crane ParkCarsons Siding Road, Cullen BullenOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Paine Street ParkPaine Street, PortlandOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Queen Elizabeth ParkPeachman Avenue, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
South Bowenfels ParkRobina Drive, South BowenfelsOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Stewart StreetStewart Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Ted Hughes Park Wolgan Road, LidsdaleOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Vale of Clwydd ParkMort Street, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Warrick Gardiner ParkRailway Avenue, PortlandOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Zig Zag OvalBells Road, LithgowOpenPlaygroundsOpen
Lake PillansInch Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyFitness EquipmentOpen
Lake WallaceBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpen for Exercise OnlyFitness EquipmentOpen
Queen Elizabeth ParkPeachman Avenue, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyFitness EquipmentOpen
Alexandra ParkRailway Parade, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Blast Furnace ParkInch Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Green Street ParkGreen Street, PortlandOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Lake Lyell ParkMagpie Hollow Road, RydalOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Mick Moore ParkWolgan Street, PortlandOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Oxley Street ParkOxley Street, WallerawangOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Pioneer ParkMain Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Quota ParkGreat Western Highway, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Rabaul Street ParkRabaul Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Rotary ParkMain Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Saywell Street ParkSaywell Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Talia Place ParkTalia Place, WallerawangOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Warrick Gardiner ParkRailway Avenue, PortlandOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Willes Street ParkWilles Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyParksOpen
Blackmans Flat ReserveNoon Street, Blackmans FlatOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Hassans Walls Reserve - Braceys LookoutHassans Walls Road, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Hassans Walls Reserve - Hassans Walls LookoutHassans Walls Road, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Hyde Park ReserveMid Hartley Road, HartleyOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Lake Pillans WetlandsInch Street, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Londonderry ReserveBrowns Gap Road, HartleyOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Robinia Drive ReserveRobinia Drive, LithgowOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Sunny Corner Road ReserveSunny Corner Road, PortlandOpen for Exercise OnlyReservesOpen
Kremer Park - Portland SkateparkLime Street, PortlandOpenSkateparksOpen
Merv Crane Park - Cullen Bullen Skate ParkCarsons Siding Road, Cullen BullenOpenSkateparksOpen
Tony Luchetti Sportsground - Lithgow SkateparkBarton Street, LithgowOpenSkateparksOpen
Wallerawang SkateparkTweedie Street, WallerawangOpenSkateparksOpen
Adventure PlaygroundGreat Western Highway, LithgowOpenPublic BBQsOpen
Endeavour ParkAmiens Street, LithgowOpenPublic BBQsOpen
Lake Lyell Recreation ParkMagpie Hollow Road, RydalOpenPublic BBQsOpen
Lake WallaceBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpenPublic BBQsOpen
Queen Elizabeth ParkPeachman Avenue, LithgowOpenPublic BBQsOpen
Lithgow Animal ShelterGeordie Street, LithgowLimited ServiceAnimal ShelterLimited ServiceBy appointment only. Call Council on 6354 9999 to book
Endeavour ParkGreat Western Highway, LithgowOpenDog ParksOpen
Lake WallaceBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpenDog ParksOpen
Montague StreetMontague Street, LithgowOpenDog ParksOpen
Williwa StreetWilliwa Street, PortlandOpenDog ParksOpen
Conran Oval - Cricket WicketJames Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Conran Oval - Playing FieldJames Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Glanmire Oval - Cricket Wickets / NetsJim Muir Drive, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Glanmire Oval - Croquet FieldsJames Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Glanmire Oval - Hockey FieldsJim Muir Drive, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Jim Monaghan Athletics OvalBarton Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Kremer Park - Cricket Wicket / NetsLime Street, PortlandOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Kremer Park - Netball CourtsLime Street, PortlandOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Kremer Park - Playing FieldLime Street, PortlandOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Kremer Park - Trotting FacilitiesLime Street, PortlandOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Lake Wallace - Baseball FieldBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Lithgow Basketball StadiumBarton Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Marjorie Jackson Oval - Cricket WicketsSandford Avenue, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Marjorie Jackson Oval - Playing FieldsSandford Avenue, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Saville Park - Cricket WicketsWilliwa Street, PortlandOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Saville Park - Playing FieldWilliwa Street, PortlandOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Stewart Street - Cricket WicketStewart Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Tony Luchetti Sportsground - Basketball CourtGeorge Coates Avenue, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Tony Luchetti Sportsground - Cricket WicketsGeorge Coates Avenue, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Tony Luchetti Sportsground - Playing FieldsGeorge Coates Avenue, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Tony Luchetti Sportsground - Trotting FacilitiesGeorge Coates Avenue, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Wallerawang Indoor Sport and Recreation CentreBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Wallerawang Netball CourtsBarton Avenue, WallerawangOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Wallerawang Oval - Cricket Wicket / NetsBrays Lane, WallerawangOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Wallerawang Oval - Netball CourtsBrays Lane, WallerawangOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Wallerawang Oval - Playing FieldBrays Lane, WallerawangOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Watsford Oval - Cricket Wicket / NetsJames Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Watsford Oval - Playing FieldJames Street, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Zig Zag Oval - Cricket Wicket / NetsBells Road, LithgowOpenSportsgroundsOpen
Capertee Community HallCastlereagh Highway, CaperteeOpenHallsOpen
Civic BallroomGeorge Coates Avenue, LithgowOpenHallsOpen
Crystal TheatreWolgan Street, PortlandOpenHallsOpen
Glen Davis Community HallCrown Cresent, Glen DavisOpenHallsOpen
Hermitage HallAlbert Street, LithgowOpenHallsOpen
Meadow Flat HallLyons Street, Meadow FlatClosedHallsClosed
Memorial HallCommens Street, WallerawangClosedHallsClosed
South Littleton HallEast Street, LithgowClosedHallsClosed
Union TheatreBridge Street, LithgowClosedHallsClosed
Vale of Clwydd HallMort Street, LithgowClosedHallsClosed
Lithgow LibraryMain Street, LithgowLimited serviceLibrariesLimited Service
Portland LibraryWilliwa Street, PortlandLimited serviceLibrariesLimited Service
Wallerawang LibraryMain Street, WallerawangOpenLibrariesOpen
JM Robson Aquatic CentreGeorge Coates Avenue, LithgowOpenAquatic CentreOpen
Eskbank House & MuseumBennet Street, LithgowOpenMuseumOpen
Visitors Information CenterCooerwull Road, LithgowOpenVisitor CentreOpen
Lithgow Customer Service CentreMort Street, LithgowOpenAdministrationOpen
Wallerawang Solid Waste FacilityPipers Flat Road WallerawangOpenWaste facilityOpenQR code check-in is mandatory and if you are unable to check-in electronically, you MUST attend Lithgow Solid Waste Facility to ensure that you are manually checked in. The depots will be monitored regularly, including the use of security cameras, to ensure the correct rules are being followed, and signage is being observed.
Lithgow Solid Waste FacilityGeordie St, LithgowOpenWaste facilityOpenAll visitors must sign in using a QR Code at the weighbridge or advise gatehouse staff for a manual sign-in. Please take directions from staff on-site and follow all COVID safe protocols when entering and using the site. Please be patient as there may be delays on-site to meet the COVID safe protocols including limiting the number of vehicles allowed on site at a time.
Portland Solid Waste FacilityPortland/Cullen Bullen Road PortlandOpenWaste facilityOpenQR code check-in is mandatory and if you are unable to check-in electronically, you MUST attend Lithgow Solid Waste Facility to ensure that you are manually checked in. The depots will be monitored regularly, including the use of security cameras, to ensure the correct rules are being followed, and signage is being observed.
Capertee Solid Waste FacilityHearne St CaperteeOpenWaste facilityOpenQR code check-in is mandatory and if you are unable to check-in electronically, you MUST attend Lithgow Solid Waste Facility to ensure that you are manually checked in. The depots will be monitored regularly, including the use of security cameras, to ensure the correct rules are being followed, and signage is being observed.