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Welcome to Lithgow

Located on the western ramparts of the Blue Mountains , 140 kilometres from Sydney , the Lithgow Local Government area totals 4551 square kilometres from the Capertee and Wolgan Valleys in the north, Little Hartley in the east, Tarana in the south and Meadow Flat in the west.

The major urban centre of Lithgow nestles in a valley of that name, overlooked by the sandstone escarpments of the Blue Mountains . Until recently Lithgow was perceived to be an inland mining and industrial centre, however, recent developments have seen Lithgow recognised as an important tourism destination, heritage centre and a desirable residential area.

Two thirds of the City area is given over to World Heritage Listed National Park , making Lithgow an important leisure destination for Sydney residents.

Lithgow has unlimited opportunities for outdoor activities such as bushwalking, mountaineering, camping, orienteering, hang gliding, horse riding, off road 4WD, fishing, sailing and water skiing.

In addition to the major urban centre of Lithgow the city of Lithgow has 12 villages with mining or farming backgrounds. These smaller centres have proven to be attractive rural residential areas.

Lithgow City Council’s Youth Survey 2014

Lithgow City Council’s Youth Survey is open to all young people living in the Lithgow LGA aged between 11 and 24 years.

The results, which should be released by June 2014, will assist with the development of Council’s Youth Strategy, guide policy and give the media and community an insight into what teenagers really think. Today most young people fill out surveys online, but print copies are also available from Council’s Administration Office located at 180 Mort Street, Lithgow.

The survey questions aim to discover what concerns young people on a personal and local level, what they value and who they turn to for help. Schools and groups can also request reports that tell them about the views and values of local youth issues, challenges and needs.

The survey will be live for a period of 4 weeks and will give young people the chance to have their say. The closing date for the survey is 30 April 2014. Your participation in this survey is greatly valued and will assist Council in supporting the future for youth in Lithgow. >> more


Water Restrictions Eased Further

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


Recycling bin

New Recycling Collection Service

Lithgow City Council are to provide residents with a new and easier to use Recycling Collection Service.

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.

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

History Avenue


Take a walk down Inch Street, from the Tank Street intersection to Blast Furnace Park and see the History Avenue Sculptures. This website has been designed to be used with a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet and provides information regarding the artworks and the moments in Lithgow's history they represent. >> more

LEP Website

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.

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Creative Cluster Website Project

The Lithgow Creatives Website Project provides a free online space for promoting, networking and resourcing creative industry practitioners across the Lithgow Local Government Area (LGA). It also provides a wonderful resource for potential clients looking to utilise Lithgow Creatives. >> more


Chidlren's Services


The IPR Framework requires the development of a suite of strategic planning documents and the implementation of processes which will seek to ensure a sustainable future for the Lithgow local government area.

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Chidlren's Services


To connect you with Children's services in our local government area, Lithgow City Council has developed a Children’s Services Directory. Included are sections on child care, preschool, respite, early intervention, playgroups, support services, emergency contacts, libraries, public facilities and schools.

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Constitutional Recognition

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