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
Alternate Fuel Rebate Program
Council is currently running an Alternate Fuel Rebate Program for the conversion of Coal Burning Appliances.
Rebates are available to householders to replace your coal burning appliance. The incentives being offered include the following.
- $1000 rebate ($1400 for pensioners)
- $2000 for Commercial Premises
To be eligible for a rebate you must be a ratepayer in the urban areas of Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang/Lidsdale and currently use a coal heater to heat your home or business. >>more
Review of Council's website
Council is currently reviewing its website and would like to hear the views of the community on how it can be improved, and would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete a survey to provide feedback.
Water Restrictions Level 1 - Winter hours now apply
With recent rains Water restrictions to residents in the Lithgow Local Government Area have been eased to Level 1 restrictions.
For private garden watering sprinklers may be used for up to 8hrs a day between the hours of 6am-10am & 5pm-9pm in summer and 6am-10am & 2pm-6pm in winter. There are no restrictions on the use of hand held hoses & micro-systems. There are no restrictions on the filling of private swimming pools, washing of paved areas and roof and washing of motor vehicles. >>more
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