Lithgow City Council has endorsed its Draft 2020/21 Operational Plan and Fees & Charges for public exhibition.  We encourage all residents of the Lithgow LGA to get involved and have their say on the direction of Council for the year ahead.

Council`s draft 2020/21 Operational Plan demonstrates our commitment to financial responsibility with a focus on delivering core services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council’s program of works for 2020/21 identifies high priority transport, water & sewer, community and economic development initiatives and renewal projects designed to encourage growth and development across the LGA. 

In a time of uncertainty about the future, Council’s Operational Plan aims to optimise the benefits for the whole local government area.  As we move forward, Council will be more innovative and efficient to ensure the delivery of the plan at a time when costs are rising faster than income.  Council will continue to seek grant funding to develop programs which will ensure we can value add to programs identified within the Delivery Program. 

Growth in the overall workforce has been restrained despite a growing capital program in recent years.  This has resulted in tough decisions being made with only critical projects and new water & sewer positions being included in the plan. 

Some of the key projects for 2020/21 include:

  • $2.5m for the construction of the Cullen Bullen Sewerage Scheme
  • $3m to build the Lithgow Resource Recovery Centre
  • $4.875m to upgrade roads throughout the LGA including:
    • Renewal and sealing of Glen Davis Road (10km)
    • Sealing of Fields Road, Hartley Vale and Ray Crescent Clarence
    • Renewal of 3.7km of Rydal Hampton Road.
    • Renewal of urban sealed roads:
    • Lithgow – Stephenson Street, Enfield Avenue, Second Street & Clwydd Street Lane.
    • Portland – Purchas Street Lane and Quarry Road.
    • Roads to Recovery Program
    • Portland – Wolgan Street Lane, Thompson Street, Long Street & Crossing Street
    • Cullen Bullen – Back Cullen Road
    • Hartley – Walker Street
    • Littleton – West Street

If you would like to know more about the projects and programs in Council’s 2020/21 Operational Plan and to have your say on the plan, please visit www.haveyoursay.lithgow.com

The Draft 2020/21 Operational Plan and Schedule of Fees & Charges will be on exhibition until midnight, Tuesday 23 June.  Following this, all submissions will be collated and reported to the July meeting of Council for