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Application made for timber bridge replacements in the Capertee Valley

  This month, Lithgow City Council has made application for funding under the NSW Government Fixing Country Bridges program for the replacement of three timber bridges on Glen Davis Road. Glen Davis Road, connecting the Castlereagh Highway to the villages of Glen...

Due Dates – Council rates and water notices

Council wishes to advise customers that a number of Council rates and water notices will fall due in coming months. Following the delayed issuing of 2019/20 water accounts, Council extended the payment period for the accounts to 90 days to reduce the financial impact...

Future Lithgow – what it takes to grow the economy

Lithgow Council has welcomed the report by its volunteer working group on the case for economic change for the future of Lithgow. The Transition Working Group came together following an expression of interest call by Council for community volunteer representatives to...

Green Waste Collection

Lithgow Council’s final green waste collection of the year scheduled for 9th November 2020 Lithgow Council provides a free green waste collection service four times a year with the final collection of the year scheduled for the 9th November 2020. Council will pick up:...

Repairs Completed on WaterNSW Fish River Water Supply

Council wishes to advise that the damaged pipeline on the Fish River Water Supply has been repaired. WaterNSW are in the process of re-filling the pipeline prior to returning to normal operations. WaterNSW have advised Council that they are currently on track to be...

Request to Limit Water Usage

WaterNSW and Council are working together to keep residents supplied with water as work continues to repair a pipe break that is threatening supply to Lithgow villages. A pipe malfunction in the Fish River Water Supply network – managed by WaterNSW – malfunctioned on...

Postponed Household Chemical Cleanout

Council’s Household Chemical cleanout postponed until 2021 The Household Chemical Cleanout that runs once a year, normally in October/ November has been postponed until 2021. Every year Council provides a household chemical cleanout with assistance and funding from...

Interruption to Water Service

Council is asking all residents in the areas of Portland, Wallerawang, Lidsdale, Cullen Bullen, Glen Davis and Rydal to continue to conserve water due to the WaterNSW water main break reported Tuesday 13 October. Residents in these areas are urged to limit usage to...

Nominations are now open for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards

Lithgow City Council encourages community recognition of local individuals and organisations for outstanding contributions to the Lithgow LGA. “Our community has shined this year. All the challenges we’ve faced throughout 2020 have highlighted the generosity,...

Kremer Park Toilet Demolition

The community is advised that the public toilet block on the Lime Street side of Kremer Park is being demolished to make way for a new toilet. The existing masonry toilet block does not meet current standards and has no accessible toilet nor baby change facility and...

Interruption to Water Service

WaterNSW have advised Council that there has been a break in their pipeline that supplies water to the rural villages. Water supply in the areas of Portland, Wallerawang, Lidsdale, Cullen Bullen, Glen Davis and Rydal may be affected whilst emergency works are...

Water Night – A National Challenge to Become Water Mindful

Residents are being encouraged to register to participate in the first ever national Water Night to be held across Australia on Thursday, 22 October 2020. Lithgow City Council and not-for-profit water efficiency experts Smart Approved WaterMark are inviting residents...

Online Author Talks Coming Soon…

 Lithgow Library Learning Centre in collaboration with NSW Public Libraries will be delivering an impressive line-up of popular author talks in an online format. Chris Hammer’s crime series has captured the interest of many readers. If you want to get on board...

Farming Strong for Lithgow LGA

With funding from Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) and in conjunction with Venture Organic, Lithgow City council is proud to present the first Farming Strong conference in the Lithgow LGA.  On 4th and 5th of...

Bushfire recovery funding for Lithgow LGA

Lithgow Council will receive up to $250,000 of funding under the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund to assist the region in the recovery from last summer’s horrific bushfire season. Large sections of the local government area were impacted by the 2019/20...

New and renewed transport infrastructure in the Capertee Valley

Lithgow City Council, working in partnership with the Federal Government, continues to support the growth of the Capertee Valley through transport infrastructure upgrades.  Over the last 20 years, Lithgow City Council has been progressively sealing both the Glen...

Have your say on the 2020-2030 Long Term Financial Plan

It is imperative that Lithgow City Council is financially sound. Service delivery must be matched to financial capacity. There is also the need to plan long term as circumstances will change from year to year. The Council has endorsed its Draft 2020-2030 Long Term...

Due Dates – Council Rates and Water Notices

Council wishes to advise customers that a number of Council rates and water notices will fall due in coming months. Following the delayed issuing of 2019/20 water accounts, Council extended the payment period for the accounts to 90 days to reduce the financial impact...

Cr Ray Thompson re-elected to position of Lithgow Mayor

Councillor Ray Thompson has been re-elected as Mayor and Councillor Wayne McAndrew as Deputy Mayor at last night’s Ordinary Meeting of Council, Monday 28 September 2020. Councillor Ray Thompson returns as Mayor for another year until the next election in September...

Urgent Closure of Skelly Road, Lidsdale

Council staff investigated a road surface fault in Skelly Road, Lidsdale, between Wolgan Road and Neubek Street. Further inspection revealed a collapsed storm water pipe which connects storm water headwalls located on each side of the road. Unfortunately the collapsed...

Temporary Closure of Lake Wallace Amenities Block

Council wishes to advise the community that the Lake Wallace (Wallerawang Dam) amenities block temporary closure has been extended due to unforeseen circumstances.  The temporary portable toilets and showers will remain in place during this time. Council...

Lithgow Library Temporary Closure

Lithgow Library will be closed on Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 24 September 2020 while urgent internal building repairs are undertaken. The Library Branch will re-open on Friday 25 September 2020 at 10:00am. Please take this opportunity to utilise our online...

Bush Fire Danger Period – Commencement 22 September 2020

Bush Fire Danger Period – Commencement 22 September 2020 The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has declared that the start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) will commence on Thursday 1 October 2020 for the following local government areas: Bathurst...

Green Waste Collection Final Reminder

Lithgow Council’s third green waste collection of the year scheduled for 28th September 2020 Lithgow Council provides a free green waste collection service four times a year with the third collection of the year scheduled for the 28th September 2020. Council will pick...

JM Robson Aquatic Centre – Showcase of efficient design

The J M Robson Aquatic Centre was recently the focus of a showcase in efficient design and operation, demonstrating Lithgow’s values of innovative public infrastructure delivery and best-practice environmental sustainability. On the morning of the 17 September 2020,...

Notice of ADF Training in the Lithgow Area

Council wishes to advise residents of the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) intention to conduct helicopter and personnel training in the Lithgow Area in late September 2020. The training will include ADF helicopters flying by day and night, at low altitudes in urban...

Have a Get Ready Weekend with family, friends and neighbours

Lithgow Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend (19-20 September 2020) to prepare for the bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of and prepared for all hazards. “The...

Temporary Closure of Lake Wallace Amenities Block

Council wishes to remind the community that the Lake Wallace (Wallerawang Dam) amenities block will be temporarily closed from Monday 21st September through to Friday 25th September to allow for retiling and painting. This work is being completed to offer a better...

Nominations Open for Lithgow Ability Awards

Nominations are now open for the Lithgow Ability Awards, which showcase the many outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Lithgow region who make positive contributions towards social inclusion. The awards offer a great opportunity to celebrate...

Lithgow Halloween Goes Digital in 2020!

Lithgow Halloween is going Digital in 2020 with an online Best Dressed Competition and the 2nd year of the Smartphone Film Competition – and there’ll be major prizes to be won. Lithgow Council is pleased to announce Lithgow Halloween will be making an appearance...

Learn to Swim Term 4 2020 J M Robson Aquatic Centre

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that its Learn to Swim program is now re-enrolling for Term 4 2020. Attendees can now enroll by calling the centre directly to enquire about bookings for the Term 4 season. All bookings can be made with the confidence that...

Temporary Closure of Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow

Council wishes to advise residents of the temporary closure of Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow, from Rutherford Lane to Hassans Walls Lookout. Following recent rain events, a large tree has dislodged, causing erosion and failure at the edge of the road embankment. The...

Closure of Fields Road, Hartley Vale

Council wishes to advise residents of the closure of the Fields Road, due to road upgrade and sealing works. Council staff and contractors have commenced road upgrade and sealing works to Fields Road Hartley Vale. This work is being performed to reduce Council’s...

Green Waste Collection

Lithgow Council’s third green waste collection of the year scheduled for 28th September 2020 Lithgow Council provides a free green waste collection service four times a year with the third collection of the year scheduled for the 28th September 2020. Council will pick...

Accessible Fishing Pontoon for Lake Wallace

Lithgow Council Mayor Ray Thompson recently joined Adam Marshall MP Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW and local Member Paul Toole MP at Lake Wallace to announce a NSW Recreational Fishing Trust grant for an accessible fishing pontoon suitable for fishers facing...

History: What is it Good for?

To explore the question of “History: What is it good for?” Lithgow  Library is hosting an online guest speaker event during History Week  from 5 – 13 September 2020 on the importance of historic maps. A series of posters developed by the Council’s Strategic...

Closure of Exeloo Toilet – Kremer Park

Due to recent vandalism, Council wishes to advise that the automated public toilet on the western side of Kremer Park will be closed until further notice, whilst repairs are carried out. Kremer Park has suffered increased vandalism of late. The public are encouraged...

Lithgow Youth Council has a story to tell

The Lithgow Youth Council has teamed up with the ABC’s Heywire competition to present a virtual storytelling workshop on Monday 31 August at 5:00pm and everyone is welcome to this virtual event. Everyone has a story to tell and this workshop will help you to identify...

Lithgow Youth Council is calling for nominations

Lithgow City Council is calling for nominations to our Youth advisory committee known as the Youth Council. If you're a young person between the ages of 12 and 24 and you live, work or study in the Lithgow LGA we want you! Nominations are open now and close on...

Step by Step Recovery Support Services

Recovery from bushfires is a step by step process.  It can help to have someone walk with you for part of the journey. Step by Step workers can provide you with support: Accessing grants and payments Dealing with paperwork and applications Being linked with...

Mental Health Assistance

Mental Health Assistance for people impacted by fires and drought: Rural Adversity Mental Health Program – Local Coordinator Sonia Cox - 0448 125 676 Sonia.Cox@health.nsw.gov.au www.nbmphn.com.au/Community/Bushfire-Support Free counselling and additional mental health...

Small Business Support Grants

If your small business has experienced a significant decline in revenue as a result of the NSW 2019-2020 bushfires (beginning in August 2019), and it's located within a specified Local Government Area (LGA), you may be eligible for the $10,000 small business...

COVID-19 Safety Plans for Food & Drink Premises

From 23 July 2020 certain food and drink premises are required to submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan to the NSW Health. The food & drink premises that are included under Public Health Order No 4 to submit COVID- 19 Safety Plans are: Pubs and clubs Restaurants, cafes...

Lithgow’s Newest Australians Welcomed

Lithgow City Council welcomed nine new Australian Citizens at its latest Citizenship Ceremony despite the restrictions of Covid 19. The ceremony was held on 5 August 2020 and saw the Hon. Andrew Gee Member for Calare and Mayor, Councillor Ray Thompson welcome new...

No Increase in Councillor Fees for 2020/21

At the 27 July 2020 meeting, Council set the Councillor and Mayoral fees at nil increase for the 2020/21 year.  The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal determines the amount of fees to be paid to Mayors and Councillors on an annual basis. For 2020/21 the...

Supporting local businesses to comply with COVID-19 restrictions

As restrictions ease and the focus moves towards recovery, the NSW Government is requesting that councils build on their community safety role by engaging with local businesses that need assistance in complying with COVID-19 Public Health Orders. The Government has...

Road Closure, Hartley Vale & Lithgow

Council wishes to advise residents of the closure of the Hartley Vale Road, Fields Road and Geordie Street due to flooding. Due to the current rain event, the identified roads have been closed for the safety of motorists and the community. Council will continue to...

Live’n’Local After the Fires

Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire recovery agency continues to present a season of Live'n'Local community live music events. The series continues this week on Saturday 25 July with a live stream from Lithgow’s own contemporary Art space...

Step By Step Partner with Habitat For Humanity Australia

Media Release from Gateway Family Services It’s seared into their minds. Unforgettable. The day fire ripped through Michael and Senga Green’s property in the Blue Mountains devouring everything except a 50-year-old caravan, used for storage. “The 21st of December,”...

Library Services

Lithgow, Portland & Wallerawang Libraries have increased visitation & duration of the visits and services available in line with NSW Health guidelines. Lithgow Library has slightly increased visitation to 20 persons at any one time to enjoy 1 hour of access to...

Blue Tree Day for rural mental health awareness

The Capertee Valley community recently completed their Blue Tree Project to raise awareness of rural mental health concerns, particularly in the wake of December 2019 bushfires. Resulting from the ongoing partnership and support between Lithgow City Council and the...

Live’n’Local After the Fires

Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire recovery agency continues to present a season of Live'n'Local community live music events. On Saturday 18th July a small audience gathered at the iconic Foundations at Portland. The audience braved the...

Bulky Waste Collection Final Reminder

The Second and Final Bulky Waste Collection for the year scheduled for the 27 July 2020 Lithgow Council wishes to advise residents of the second free bulky waste collection scheduled to commence on 27 July 2020.  Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this...

Re-Commencement of Aqua Aerobics – J M Robson Aquatic Centre

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that Aqua Aerobics will be re-commencing as of 20 July 2020! Lithgow City Council reopened the J M Robson Aquatic Centre to public use on the 15 June 2020. This reopening was accompanied by a set of strict guidelines...

Commencement of Learn to Swim – J M Robson Aquatic Centre

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that Term 3 Learn to Swim classes will be commencing 20 July 2020! Lithgow City Council reopened the J M Robson Aquatic Centre to public use on the 15 June 2020. This reopening was accompanied by a set of strict guidelines...

Live’n’Local After the Fires

Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire Recovery Agency continues to present a season of Live'n'Local community live music events. On Saturday 11th of July a small audience were treated to the sounds of young local artists Paige McNamara and...

Changes to restrictions – JM Robson Aquatic Centre

Lithgow City Council will be making some changes to the operating restrictions applied to the J M Robson Aquatic Centre commencing 14 July, in line with NSW Health restrictions. Lithgow City Council reopened the J M Robson Aquatic Centre to public use on the 15 June...

Bulky Waste Collection

The Second and Final Bulky Waste Collection for the year scheduled for the 27 July 2020 Lithgow Council wishes to advise residents of the second free bulky waste collection scheduled to commence on 27 July 2020.  Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this...

NSW Bushfire Clean Up

Register to opt in to the NSW bushfire clean up The NSW Government and the Commonwealth are covering the full cost of cleaning up eligible NSW properties that have been destroyed by bushfires since July 2019. To register or further information can be found on Service...

Live’n’Local After the Fires  

  The first of our Live’n’Local live streamed events went off over the weekend without a hitch. Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire Recovery Agency is presenting a season of Live'n'Local community live music events beginning early...

Replacement of Bus Shelter – Cullen Bullen

Council wishes to advise residents that in the coming weeks, works will commence on the replacement of a bus shelter in Cullen Bullen. The bus shelter on the southbound side of the Castlereagh Highway at Cullen Bullen will be demolished and replaced. This work is...

Live’n’Local After the Fires  

Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire Recovery Agency is presenting a season of Live'n'Local community live music events beginning early July. While most Live’n’Local events will be live-streamed, the first event will be prerecorded, due to...

Plastic Free July- Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Plastic Free July is designed to help people refuse single-use plastic and improve recycling practices. The challenge continues to drive positive change through simple solutions that help communities live more sustainably for example using reusable cups, water bottles...

New Pump Track for Lithgow

Lithgow City Council Mayor Ray Thompson has welcomed an announcement by Member for Bathurst Paul Toole of $522,353 grant funding to construct a bike pump track at Endeavour Park Lithgow. “This is great news for Lithgow, especially for our young people and further...

Library Opening Hours Extended

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that in line with the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions, the opening hours of Portland and Wallerawang Branch Libraries will be increased from Tuesday 23 June 2020. From Tuesday 23 June 2020 Portland and Wallerawang branch...

Reducing Winter Air Pollution

 With winter well and truly here, residents can assist in reducing winter smoke and ensure their fires are burning correctly. “Winter has arrived and now is the time to ensure your fire is burning correctly. The incorrect use of wood fire heaters can seriously...

Bridge Closure – Upper Turon Road Turon Gates

Lithgow City Council will be effecting an immediate closure of the Upper Turon Road bridge. An assessment and inspection of the bridge on Upper Turon Road in the vicinity of Turon Gates has raised concerns of the structural integrity of the asset. Due to the risk this...

COVID-19 Awareness for Food Service Training  

Free Voluntary Online Course on COVID-19 food safety awareness NSW Health and NSW Food Authority are offering Food Business a free online training course relating to COVID-19 food safety awareness. The course is free and voluntary and offers the following topics:...

Thanking our Volunteers

Every year Lithgow Council celebrates the volunteers who make our community the amazing and vibrant place it is. Volunteer week is held in May and is a way of acknowledging and thanking our volunteers for the work they do in the community. This year due to Covid-19 we...

Re-opening of Community Halls

Re-opening of Community Halls Lithgow City Council will be re-opening community halls as of the 15th June 2020 in line with easing of NSW Health restrictions. As restrictions continue to ease, Lithgow Council would like to advise that community halls will be permitted...

Re-opening of J M Robson Aquatic Centre

Lithgow City Council will be opening J M Robson Aquatic Centre as of the 15th June 2020 in line with NSW Health restrictions. As restrictions continue to ease, Lithgow City Council will be reopening the J M Robson Aquatic Centre to public use on 15 June 2020. This...

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Council wishes to advise that the water supply in the area of Barton Street, Lithgow may be affected due to a water mains break. Council is undertaking emergency repairs on the reticulation network that services Barton Street, Lithgow. Residents in this area may...

Pioneer Park, Lithgow – Temporary Closure

Council wishes to advise that Pioneer Park, located at the end of Main Street, Lithgow, will be temporarily closed to the public from early July 2020 until September 2020. This closure is to allow for demolition of the restrooms and bus shelter on site. These...

Get Involved in Shaping Council’s Flood Policy

Do you have knowledge about Lithgow’s flood events and flood behaviour; live within the flood prone area and are passionate about community involvement in decision making? If so, Lithgow City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the community to fill...

Disruption to Water Supply – Portland

Please be advised that there is currently a water outage affecting Bellevue St, Saville St, and Park Ave at Portland.  Expected time for resolution is 4.00 pm today.

Delay in Issuing Water Accounts

Council wishes to advise there is currently delays in issuing water accounts due to issues with the integration and changeover of water meter data. The majority of customers have now received their second quarter accounts. Council is currently processing the remaining...

Parking around schools during COVID-19  

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, transport of students to and from school has become a difficult matter for schools to manage. Public transport continues to be one of the most economical and safe ways for children to travel to and from school. However, with...

Council Works – Week ending 30 May 2020

“For the week ending 30 May, the following key works were completed by Council staff”, noted Council’s Mayor, Cr. Ray Thompson. “Within the urban Lithgow area, last week Council staff focused their efforts on asphalt and concrete improvements throughout the urban...

Cullen Bullen Onsite Sewerage Management Survey

Lithgow City Council as a part of the Cullen Bullen Sewerage Scheme will be undertaking surveying of the Onsite Sewerage Management systems of each property to be connected to the new sewerage reticulation network. Lithgow City Council has engaged Premise Surveying to...

COVID-19 Response– Update for Lithgow Solid Waste Facility

Lithgow Council continues to monitor developments with respect to COVID-19 and wishes to provide an update on opening conditions for the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility. Following the effectiveness of COVID-19 controls and easing of restrictions by the NSW Government in...

Call for applications: Award to recognise community resilience

Council is calling on local organisations and groups working on initiatives to help the Lithgow community better prepare for, respond to or recover from a disaster to apply for the NSW Get Ready Community Award. Coordinated by Resilience NSW, the NSW Get Ready...

Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Lyell Lifted 

The Red Alert level of Blue Green Algae has now been lifted at Lake Lyell by the NSW Office of Water. With the reduced presence of blue green algae in the water, Lake Lyell is now suitable for water activities that involve direct contact by humans or animals. Sampling...

Interruption to Service – Oxley Street Wallerawang

Council wishes to advise that the water supply in Oxley Street Wallerawang will be affected due to a water mains break. Council is undertaking emergency repairs on the reticulation network that services residents of Oxley Street Wallerawang. It is advised that...

Recognising our volunteers

Due to Covid-19 Lithgow City Council’s planned Volunteer week celebrations had to be cancelled this year. As an alternative to our planned celebrations, we are asking the community to nominate volunteers from our communities who you think deserve to be recognised....

Library Services Update

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is pleased to announce the partial re-opening of its services from Monday 1 June in line with the NSW Government’s relaxation of social gathering regulations. Lithgow Library will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 – 5:00pm...