Welcome to Lithgow City Council
The Lithgow Local Government Area (LGA) is
a relatively large geographical area of 4,551 sq km, located
about 140 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD
and within the eastern part of the Central
West Region. The Lithgow LGA lies almost
wholly within the Wiradjuri Aboriginal nation,
with the Gundungurra nation situated to the
south and the Darug nation to the east.
The Lithgow LGA is made up of one large
urban centre called Lithgow, two townships
called Portland and Wallerawang and
numerous villages, hamlets and rural localities
of varying proximity to Lithgow.
The residential population for the 2011 census was recorded as 20,161.
The vision statement for the Lithgow Local Government area is for:
- Encourages community growth and development
- Contributes to the efficient and effective management of the environment, community and economy for present and future generations.” . >>more
Flood Study Survey
Lithgow City Council has engaged consultants to undertake a Flood Study which will define flooding patterns along the main arms of the various creeks which run through the urbanised parts of Lithgow, as well as those located in future growth areas.
The Flood Study is an important step in the Floodplain Management Process for this area and will be managed by Council according to the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Lands Policy. The Floodplain Management Process aims to build community resilience towards flooding through informing better planning of development, emergency management and community awareness.
Complete Flood Study Survey
Bushfire Recovery Information
For the latest bushfire recovery information please click on the link below.
New Recycling Collection Service
Lithgow City Council are to provide residents with a new and easier to use Recycling
From the 7th to the 26th October each household will be delivered a new 240 litre bin
for recycling. This is the wheelie bin with the YELLOW lid and the dark green body.
You will also be delivered a new 240 litre RED lid garbage bin to replace your
existing garbage bin.
The new collection service starts the week of Monday 4th November. Please DO NOT put the new bins out for collection prior to this date.
Your RECYCLING BIN will be serviced FORTNIGHTLY on the same day of the week as your garbage bin. Check
the Information Brochure delivered with your new bin to find out which week your Recycling Collection commences.
Click here to download map for recycling pick up
Your GARBAGE bin will be serviced EVERY WEEK, as normal.
An INFORMATION BROCHURE will be delivered with your new bin. Please refer to this brochure for more details about how and when to use this service.
Click here to download a PDF version of the Information brochure
Public Exhibition – Planning Proposal for Draft Principal Lithgow City Local Environmental Plan 2013
A project partnered and jointly funded by the Planning Reform Fund Program (PRFP) of the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
Lithgow City Council invites you to review and make comment upon the Planning Proposal for the Draft Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2013 (Draft LEP 2013).
Council has resolved to have a broader and more extended exhibition period (50 days) than prescribed by law. Council encourages all residents, landowners and community groups to review these planning documents in relation to their property, neighbourhood or area of interest and use this opportunity to provide valuable feedback. >> more
Our Place…Our Future - Integrate Planning and Reporting Framework
On 27 May 2013, Council adopted its integrated planning and reporting framework which sets the long-term strategic direction for the future of the Lithgow local government area. The framework consists of:
- Community Strategic Plan 2026
- Long-Term Financial Plan 2013-2023
- Strategic Asset Management Plan
- Lithgow City Council Workforce Strategy 2013-2017
- Combined Delivery Program 2013-2017 and Operations Plan 2013-2014.
Council has created a website for the integrated planning and reporting framework that provides greater detail on these documents.
LITHGOW LAND USE STRATEGY 2010-2030
It is advised that Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 31st October, 2011 gave consideration to the exhibited Draft Lithgow Land Use Strategy 2010-2030.
The document has been amended in accordance with Council’s resolutions (Minute No’s 11-422 and 11-450).
Level 1 Water Restrictions are now in place for residents of the Lithgow City Council Local Government Area. For garden watering, this means hand held hoses & micro-systems can be used at any time. Topping up and filling of swimming pools is permitted. Sprinklers can be used up to eight hours a day between 6 & 10am and 5 &9 pm. Summer time hours now apply.
Public Complaints Line for Environmental Licenced Premises
Council’s complaints telephone line for the following premises which hold an Environment Protection Licence is 6354 9999:
- Oakey Park Water Treatment Plant
- Lithgow Sewage Treatment Plant
- Portland Sewage Treatment Plant
- Wallerawang Sewage Treatment Plant
- Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
- Portland Garbage Depot.
This telephone line is for the purpose of receiving any complaints from members of the public in relation to the activities conducted at the premises and can be used for the reporting of sewer overflows.
Development proposals and donations or gifts
The political donation disclosure laws commenced on 1 October 2008.
The Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act 2008 requires the public disclosure of donations or gifts when lodging or commenting on development proposals. This law is designed to improve the transparency of the planning system. >>more