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Council to collaborate with Ironfest for return of event in 2023/24

Council to collaborate with Ironfest for return of event in 2023/24

Lithgow Council has committed to work with the organisers of Ironfest to see a return of this popular event in the future. The Council resolved at its November 2022 meeting to continue to collaborate with Ironfest following a late request for sponsorship. Like all...

Lithgow Council approves a financial re-set for the future

Lithgow Council approves a financial re-set for the future

This week Lithgow Council made a major commitment to improving the city’s infrastructure, growing the local economy and improving service delivery. Councillors endorsed to move forward with an application for a permanent increase to land rates. Mayor Maree Statham...

Local Author to Launch New Children’s Picture Book

Local Author to Launch New Children’s Picture Book

Wallerawang author and artist Elaine Butler will be launching her new picture book “Where Has All the Colour Gone?” – from the series, The Curious Adventures of Parker the Dog, at Lithgow Library on Saturday 10 December at 10:00am. Elaine Butler is an Irish /...

Dragon Boating Club Display at Lithgow Library

Dragon Boating Club Display at Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library’s ever changing window display includes this month’s special guests Lithgow Flash Dragons Boating Club to coincide with the Dragon Boats NSW recruitment drive. Do you want to meet new people? Get fit? Or belong to a team sport?  Then the Lithgow...

International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day

Lithgow Library will be celebrating International Men’s Day on Wednesday 23 November 2022 with a morning tea and special guest speaker, local resident Professor John Dearin. The male staff at Lithgow Library have put together a wonderful event and are inviting all...

Gas Services Restored to the Central Tablelands

Gas Services Restored to the Central Tablelands

Jemena is pleased to advise that it has now visited all customers in Lithgow to reconnect their gas supply, a day after customers in Oberon and Wallerawang were visited to have their gas services restored. This means that all residential and small business customers...

Gas Services Restored to the Central Tablelands

Gas supply progress update – Oberon, Lithgow and Wallerawang

APA Group on Sunday successfully restored the supply of gas via its temporary LNG solution enabling Jemena to start reconnecting some gas supply to the Wallerawang, Lithgow, and Oberon areas. APA and Jemena would like to thank all of those involved in this solution,...

The Dog is Man’s Best Friend – Are we theirs?

The Dog is Man’s Best Friend – Are we theirs?

Have you ever wondered why your pet or working dog acts the way it does? Come along to Wallerawang Library on Saturday 19 November at 10am for an informative presentation by local man Mike Strange on the behaviour and ancestry of the modern canine. Mike Strange has a...

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Council advises that the water supply in the area of Tank Street, Sandford Avenue, Macaulay Street, Laidley Street, and Atkinsons Street, Lithgow may be affected due to a water mains break. Council is undertaking emergency repairs on the reticulation network that...

Closure of Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley

Closure of Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley

On Wednesday 9th November a landslip occurred on the Wolgan Road, at Wolgan Gap, which has necessitated the closure of the road. Council has been conducting geotechnical monitoring and risk assessment of the site for the past 12 months however, the most recent failure...

Gas Services Restored to the Central Tablelands

Gas restored to Bathurst

Energy infrastructure company Jemena is pleased to confirm that gas supply has been restored for residents and businesses in Bathurst1, following an outage on Wednesday, 2 November 2022. Gas has also been restored to the Lithgow Hospital using a Compressed Natural Gas...

Lithgow Mayor encourages community to invest in local businesses

Lithgow Mayor encourages community to invest in local businesses

Lithgow Mayor, Maree Statham has encouraged the community to invest in businesses that are committed to Lithgow. This follows advice that the ANZ bank will permanently close its Lithgow Main Street branch. Mayor Statham said, “The ANZ Bank has elected to abandon the...

Gas Services Restored to the Central Tablelands

Oberon, Lithgow, Wallerawang, and Bathurst Gas Supply Outage Update

Positive progress continues to be made in response to a gas supply outage impacting customers in Oberon, Lithgow, Wallerawang, and Bathurst. As of 15:00 PM, Tuesday, 8 November: Make-safe activities have been completed by Jemena for the towns of Lithgow, Wallerawang,...

Local Author to Launch Debut Novel at Lithgow Library

Local Author to Launch Debut Novel at Lithgow Library

Come along to the launch of Bruce Ryan’s debut novel – “1936”, at Lithgow Library on Saturday 12 November 2022 at 10:00am. Described as “an exciting and confronting thriller” 1936 tells the story of Robert O’Calahan’s selection as an Australian Olympic Team doctor for...

Lithgow & Wallerawang Gas Supply Outage – Progress Update

Lithgow & Wallerawang Gas Supply Outage – Progress Update

APA and Jemena are working closely with State and Local organisations in preparing for the restoration of gas supply as soon as possible in the Lithgow and Wallerawang area. APA are working to restore the main gas supply to the area and are planning for the...

Temporary Shower Facilities at Tony Luchetti Showground

Temporary Shower Facilities at Tony Luchetti Showground

Lithgow City Council staff have been working hard to make temporary shower facilities available for the public during the gas outage In response to the current gas outage affecting the entirety of Lithgow, which is expected to last for some time, Council is making...

Lithgow & Wallerawang Gas Supply Outage – Progress Update

Ongoing gas supply issues for Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland

The Lithgow City Council Mayor, Maree Statham has called for a significant improvement to information flow about the current lack of gas supply across the city. Overnight on Thursday 3 November, an APA owned and operated gas main failed, impacting Bathurst,...

J.M Robson Aquatic Centre Update – Gas Outage

J.M Robson Aquatic Centre Update – Gas Outage

Please be advised that due to the current gas outage within the Lithgow LGA, the heating at J.M Robson Aquatic Centre has been affected. The heating system for the pools and amenities operates on an efficient combination of electricity, solar and gas, with most of the...

Changes to Public Spaces and Unattended Property Laws Now in Effect

Changes to Public Spaces and Unattended Property Laws Now in Effect

Lithgow City Council has advised of new legislation which aims to free public spaces from abandoned and unattended items and animals. The new laws provide Councils, other public land managers and Police with stronger powers and penalties to ensure abandoned and...

Lithgow Export Capability Workshop

Lithgow Export Capability Workshop

Do you have a great idea for expanding your business and exporting your product, but don’t know where to start? Lithgow Council have an opportunity for you! Lithgow City Council, Investment NSW and Regional Development Australia Central West are hosting a free Export...

Final Reminder Green Waste Collection

Final Reminder Green Waste Collection

Lithgow Council’s final Green Waste Collection of the year is scheduled for the 7 November 2022. Council will pick up: Garden prunings no longer than 2 metres and not thicker than 200mm, tied in bundles. A weight limit of 16 kilograms for each bundle or box. Quantity...

Wallerawang Railway Station on track to reopen

Wallerawang Railway Station on track to reopen

This morning, the NSW Government announced its commitment to re-open the historic Wallerawang railway station. This will result in the delivery of better transport services for the Lithgow community. Lithgow Council has been promoting that there is no town in the...

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Water Mains Break – Morts Estate

Council advises that the water supply in the areas of Morts Estate, Sandford Avenue and Crane Road will be affected due to a water mains break. Council is undertaking emergency repairs. Residents in this area may experience a reduction in water pressure or no water....

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Water Supply East Portland

Council advises that the residents in east Portland will experience low or no water between the hours of 7am – 4pm from 25 October until 29 October due to ongoing works associated with the mains renewal project. Upon return to normal service, residents may experience...

Council to collaborate with Ironfest for return of event in 2023/24

Ironfest request financial assistance from Council

On 22 October 2022 Lithgow City Council received a request from the organisers of Ironfest for financial assistance to conduct their event. The Council is pleased that consideration is being given to again conducting this popular event after years of disruption by...

End of Bell Quarry Court appeal is a win for the environment

End of Bell Quarry Court appeal is a win for the environment

The battle against the proposal to fill the Bell Quarry has been won with the applicant discontinuing their appeal after 18 months of legal wrangling. On 6 April 2020 the Western Joint Regional Planning Panel supported the recommendation of Lithgow Council’s...