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Lithgow City Council

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.

Vision Statement

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

Household Chemical Cleanout

A collection for household chemicals will be held at:

  • Wallerawang Depot Sunday 19 October 8 am - 11 am
  • Lithgow Depot Sunday 19 October 1 pm - 4 pm

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Graffiti Removal Day is Sunday 26 October 2014

Graffiti Removal Day in NSW will feature strong community involvement as a result of new partnerships between Rotary Down Under and several high profile community organisations.

Girl Guides NSW and ACT and Scouts Australia NSW will combine with Australian Men's Shed Association and Rotary clubs and Districts throughout NSW to achieve a unique blend of youth and age.

A NSW Government sponsored program, Graffiti Removal Day will rely on close contact and cooperation from a skilled group of local government and Rotary Down Under coordinators spread across 65 local government areas.

Rotary Down Under Project Manager, Bob Aitken, said plans are now being finalised for all aspects of the big day on Sunday, October 20, and organisers have stepped up the call for volunteers and site identification.

"Community minded citizens are requested to identify and register heavy graffiti sites and also register their names to assist project leaders on Graffiti Removal Day.

"Please go to www.graffitiremovalday.org.au to identify graffiti sites and register your name as soon as possible."

Water Restrictions Level 1 - Summer 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


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Council Meeting Dates 2014

  • Monday 10 February
  • Monday 3 March
  • Monday 24 March
  • Monday 14 April
  • Monday 12 May
  • Monday 2 June
  • Monday 30 June
  • Monday 28 July
  • Monday 18 August
  • Monday 8 September
  • Monday 29 September
  • Monday 27 October
  • Monday 17 November
  • Monday 15 December


Last Updated 18 September, 2014 1:21 PM

Lithgow City Council
PO Box 19
180 Mort Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
General Enquiries
Telephone: (02) 6354 9999 or 1300 661 303
Facsimile:(02) 6351 4259

Office Hours:
General Enquiries: 8.15am to 4.30pm Mon - Fri
Cashier: 8.30 am to 4.00pm

Please note:
All after hours calls should be made to 02 6354 9999.
These calls are transferred to the Councils Security Service who will
pass the information to the responsible Council Officer.