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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

Calling for Independent Members for Audit Committee

Lithgow City Council and Oberon Council are looking for appropriately qualified, independent persons to become a member of the Lithgow-Oberon Audit Committee.

Applicants should have a background in a relevant area such as finance, business or quality management, auditing or compliance, and have high level analytical and communication skills.

The term of appointment to the Committee is for two years and will meet up to four times per year.  Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.

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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


New to Council's Website

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 7 August, 2014 12:11 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.