Lithgow City Council recently applied for funding via the Crown Lands Flood Recovery Program and has been successful in securing $180,102 in funding to undertake repair and improvement work at two sites.

$45,212 has been secured to undertake stormwater upgrade works in and around the gatehouse at the Tony Luchetti Showground in Lithgow. These works will prevent stormwater flowing into the rear of the Civic Ballroom during flood events.

$134,890 will be used to repair the two retaining walls at Kremer Park, Portland. These retaining walls have been in place for half a century and have been eroded during recent rain events. This funding will be combined with $100,000 allocated under the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program, to fund a combined project valued at $234,890.

“Works are currently in the planning stage and it is likely that site works will commence in late-2023, said Lithgow City Council’s Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham. “Council looks forward to delivering these valuable projects on behalf of the community. On behalf of the Council, I thank the NSW Government for making these funds available under the Crown Lands Flood Recovery Program.”