Lithgow City Council

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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.

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

Family & Child Friendly Strategy Survey

Lithgow City Council is developing a Family and Child Friendly Strategy with the aims of:

  • Encouraging community vitality, liveability and engagement
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Promoting educational participation
  • Developing inclusive services and appropriate facilities¬†

Council would like to hear the views of the community on these issues and would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete a survey.

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.





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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.

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