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
Water Restrictions Eased
Level 3 water restrictions are now in place and apply to all residents in the Lithgow Local Government Area following the recent disruption to supply.
The use of private garden watering handheld hoses, sprinklers and micro-spray systems can be used for garden watering between the hours of 6am and 8am and then again from 6pm and 8pm each night. Cars can only be washed using a bucket or trigger hose while the topping up of existing pools can only be done by handheld hoses between 6am and 8am and then again 6pm and 8pm. The filling of pools is prohibited except with bore or tank water. Fines can be issued for the non compliance with these water restrictions. >>more
Draft Lithgow Principal LEP 2013
The public exhibition of the Planning Proposal for the Draft Lithgow Local Environmental Plan (LEP) has now concluded. A copy of all written submissions received within the relevant period as well as all late submissions received are available for public viewing on the Draft LEP Website on the Community Feedback page.
Council Consideration of Submissions
Following consideration of all submissions a number of amendments to the Draft Local Environmental Plan 2013 are being recommended to the Council.
The report on the draft Local Environmental Plan 2013 was deferred at the Council meeting of the 16th December 2013 and will now be reported to an Extraordinary Meeting of Council on 3 February 2014.
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
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).
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