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Council determines process to appoint new General Manager

Council determines process to appoint new General Manager

Lithgow Council has taken prompt action to ensure no significant disruption occurs when current General Manager Craig Butler leaves on 30 June. At their meeting last evening, the Council discussed the importance of maintaining normal operations. The Council determined...

Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting

Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting

An extraordinary Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 20 February 2024 at 6.00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 180 Mort Street, Lithgow. The business for the meeting is recruitment of a new General Manager. The extraordinary Council meeting will be open to the public...

Lithgow General Manager Calls Time

Lithgow General Manager Calls Time

Lithgow Council General Manager, Craig Butler has called time on a local government career of more than four decades, announcing that he will leave the Council at the end of June. Mr Butler said, "This has not been an easy decision. I have been fortunate to have had a...

Welcome to Portland Storytime

Welcome to Portland Storytime

Lithgow City Council Libraries are very happy to announce that Storytime will be commencing at Portland Branch Library on Tuesday 20 February 2024! Lithgow and Wallerawang Library currently offer Children’s Storytime weekly to help promote early literacy to children...

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

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

Canine Parvovirus in the community

Canine Parvovirus in the community

Lithgow City Council wish to inform that Canine Parvovirus has been detected in our community. This virus is a serious concern for the health of our pets.  Recently young dogs infected with the virus have also been abandoned at the Lithgow Animal Shelter. To ensure...

Endeavour Park – Dog Park Closure

Endeavour Park – Dog Park Closure

As part of Lithgow City Council’s maintenance program, the fencing around the off-leash dog run at Endeavour Park is to be replaced. During this time the dog park will be unavailable for use from the 12 February to the 14 February inclusive. The closest alternate...

New members Sought for Lithgow City Council Women Advisory Committee

New members Sought for Lithgow City Council Women Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest are open until 19 February 2024 for members of the community and local organisations to join Lithgow City Council’s Women Advisory Committee. The principal responsibilities of the Committee are to advise Council of issues that affect women in...

The FOGO Kitchen Caddy and the Great Liner Debate

The FOGO Kitchen Caddy and the Great Liner Debate

The kitchen caddy is a container with a lid that comes with your new green ‘FOGO’ bin. The kitchen caddy makes it easy to collect food scraps and to carry the scraps to your green bin. The kitchen caddy comes tied to the handle of your bin. Cut the tie to remove the...

Forged by Fire a Roaring Success

Forged by Fire a Roaring Success

On Saturday 27 January the community came together to engage with all things fire at the Portland Foundations. The day began with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Helen Riley and a Smoking Ceremony performed by Yamandirra Newton from the Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal...

Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day Celebrations

Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham welcomed the community to the Australia Day Ceremony held at Queen Elizabeth Park on 26 January 2024. Australia Day celebrations once again provided a significant opportunity to reflect on the issues, achievements and...

Council statement on closure of Lithgow NAB branch

Council statement on closure of Lithgow NAB branch

Lithgow Council has expressed disappointment about the announcement that National Australia Bank (NAB) intends to close their Lithgow branch located at 155 Main Street without discussion or consultation with residents. On the announcement of the closure Mayor Statham...

FOGO collections start on 4 March

FOGO collections start on 4 March

Green FOGO bins are being delivered to households in the Lithgow Local Government Area, with a kerbside bin service. Collection of the new green bin starts the week of 4 March. The green bin will be collected on the same day as your red bin. Your new green bin comes...

Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire - A free interactive event that explores our different relationships with fire! Join Lithgow City Council for the Forged by Fire festival on Saturday, January 27th, starting at 4pm at The Foundations in Portland. This event features a variety of...

Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day activities and road closures- Portland

Lithgow City Council advises that as a part of the Australia Day celebrations, the following roads will be closed in Portland on Friday 26 January 2024: Wolgan Street- between Williwa and Vale Streets Scheidel Lane- between Lett and Cullen Streets These roads will be...

Lithgow Council recognises emergency responders

Lithgow Council recognises emergency responders

On Thursday 18 January 2024 Lithgow City Council welcomed first-responders and volunteers in the local Police, Ambulance and emergency services for a service at the Civic Ballroom in recognition of their committed response to the multi-vehicle accident on the Great...

Update on Browns Gap Road

Update on Browns Gap Road

Works will be starting on the repair of Browns Gap Road on Monday 22 January 2024, requiring gates to be installed top and bottom. During the works there will be loaders and excavators parked on the road, making it dangerous for the public. The area will be...

Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day ceremonies will be held in Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland on Friday 26 January with free activities and entertainment for everyone. So come along and celebrate Australia Day this year with family and friends. “Australia Day 2024 is a day to reflect,...

Update of Temporary Closure of Tarana /Sodwalls Road

Update of Temporary Closure of Tarana /Sodwalls Road

Council advises residents of the continued temporary closure of the Tarana /Sodwalls Road Tarana, from the first rail overbridge to Honeysuckle Falls Road. Due to the heavy rainfall on Wednesday 17th January, Tarana/Sodwalls Road remains closed due to damage to the...

Update of Temporary Closure of Tarana /Sodwalls Road

Temporary Closure of Tarana / Sodwalls Road

Council advises residents of the temporary closure of the Tarana / Sodwalls Road Tarana, from the first rail overbridge to Honeysuckle Falls Road. This road closure has been put in place for safety of the residents due to flooding over the road. The patience of...

Greener green bins are coming soon

Greener green bins are coming soon

Keep an eye out for your new green bin. Green bins are being delivered to households with a kerbside bin service during January and February along with a kitchen caddy and information on how to use the new FOGO service. Your green bin will be collected every week....

Recognising First Responders

Recognising First Responders

Lithgow City Council have moved quickly to recognise the services provided by the front-line staff and volunteers in the local Police, Ambulance and emergency services agencies who were called upon to respond to a multi-vehicle accident on the Great Western Highway,...

Lake Wallace Reopened following fish die-off event

Lake Wallace Reopened following fish die-off event

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that the temporary public health advice to not use lake Wallace for water contact activities will be lifted effective 10 January 2024. Recreational water contact activities, including fishing and boating, can now resume at...

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Wallerawang

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

Garbage & Recycling Services over the Christmas & New Year Period

Garbage & Recycling Services over the Christmas & New Year Period

Lithgow Council’s kerbside waste and recycling collections will occur as normal for the Christmas and New Year period. Residents should put their bins out as usual on their collection day. Christmas break is a great time to concentrate on recycling correctly. Don't...

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Lithgow

Interruption to Service – Water Supply Rabaul Street Lithgow

Council advises that the water supply in the Rabaul Street Lithgow area may be affected due to a water mains break. Residents may experience a reduction in water pressure or no water for a period until the mains are repaired. Council cannot advise a time for the...

Save your Christmas Packaging for WASTE 2 ART 2024

Save your Christmas Packaging for WASTE 2 ART 2024

WASTE 2 ART have announced their theme for 2024 is PACKAGING. Christmas is the perfect time to start collecting your materials. So instead of throwing away all that wrapping paper and boxes, stash them away for your WASTE 2 ART project. WASTE 2 ART is a Regional NSW...

Forged by Fire Festival in January 2024

Forged by Fire Festival in January 2024

Lithgow Council has announced a new community event for January 2024. The Forged by Fire Festival will explore the complex relationship with fire and how people work with it. It will be an opportunity for the community to share their stories and experiences with fire...