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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.
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
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