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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:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-local.aspx

Venues of Concern

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

 

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx#table

 

  • 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:

 

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-the-facts-about-covid-19#map-of-nsw-covid-19-case-locations-cases-and-tests

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:

 

https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2021/coronavirus/vaccine-tracker/

 

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-the-facts-about-covid-19#map-of-nsw-vaccinations-by-home-postcode

 

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
Lithgow Barratt & Smith Pathology Drive-through ClinicTony Luchetti Sportsground, George Coates Street, Lithgow 2790

Mon – Fri

8am – 2pm
Sat8am - 1 pm 
Closed Sunday and Public Holiday (4 October 2021)

Latest news

COVID-19 Testing Clinic Opening Tomorrow!

Commencing Wednesday 29 September, Lithgow’s drive-through testing clinic at Tony Luchetti Showground will re-open once more! Commencing Wednesday 29 September, Lithgow City Council is very pleased to announce that the Tony Luchetti Showground will be hosting a second drive-through testing clinic. Opening hours of this facility are 8AM to 2PM, Monday to Friday and 8AM to 1PM Saturdays. This facility will be operated in close consultation with NSW Health and Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology. “When...

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Upcoming Vaccination Clinic – Lithgow LGA

For the period of 12, 13 and 14th September 2021, Lithgow will be hosting its own pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic, operated by the Australian Defence Force.  Information just released by NSW Police Force has confirmed that for the period of the 12th to the 14th September 2021, Lithgow will host a pop-up vaccination clinic, operated by the Australian Defence Force. This clinic is a joint initiative by the NSW Police, ADF and the Department of Health.  “Lithgow City Council and our...

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Congratulations to Our Community

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COVID-19 Response – Waste Services

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Lithgow City Council and NSW Health Maintain Sewerage Testing

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COVID-19 Testing Clinic Now Open!

Commencing Wednesday 25 August, Lithgow’s drive-through clinic at Tony Luchetti Showground is now open! In close consultation with NSW Health and Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, Lithgow City Council is very pleased to announce that Lithgow’s drive-through clinic at Tony Luchetti Showground is now open! Opening hours of this facility are 8AM to 2PM, Monday to Friday and 8AM to 1PM Saturdays. “I attended the site with Deputy Mayor Wayne McAndrew first thing Wednesday morning, and it was fantastic...

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COVID-19 Response – Waste Services

Further updates are now available on waste management during the current COVID-19 situation following advice from the NSW Environment Protection Authority. Currently Lithgow Solid Waste Facility, Portland Waste Depot and Wallerawang Waste Depot remain closed to the general public. The NSW Office of Local Government has forwarded advice to all councils from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that travelling for waste disposal is not a reason for leaving home with the following advice...

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Changes to Council Services due to COVID lockdown

Lithgow Council has been required to modify the way that it delivers some local services during the current Lockdown. Support for the community A 24 hour phone service is available for the community so as to deal with any requests for emergency or after hours assistance Local co-ordination of responses is occurring via the Local Emergency Management Committee – headed up by Local Area Commander Chris Sammut. Principal emergency management organisations, including Council, participate. The...

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Waste Facilities

Lithgow Solid Waste Facility, Portland Solid Waste Facility and Wallerawang Solid Waste Facility will all be closed to the general public.  Existing commercial customers with accounts may utilise the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility with contactless payment.    Special arrangements may be made for residents requiring the disposal of essential waste, e.g. rotting food waste, by contacting the gatehouse on 0417-838425.  Kerbside waste and recycling services will continue as...

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JM Robson Aquatic Centre Closed

As per the State Government directive, NSW will enter a state wide 7-day lockdown effective 5pm Saturday 14 August 2021. The JM Robson Aquatic Centre will be temporarily closed effective from close of business today for the lockdown period. This will include all learn to swim and aqua aerobics classesWe will provide our customers with further information as it becomes available.  We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation  

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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.