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.
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.
Recovery of your old bins and unwanted crates With the introduction of the new bin system, the recovery and recycling of all old bins and crates has been scheduled for the week commencing 11th November 2013.
Old bins are to be placed out upside down, with the lid open and completely empty - they cannot be removed if
they contain any items!
If they are not collected on the day, please leave them out and they will be removed as soon as possible.
The contractor will go down each street only once. If you
miss the contractor, your old bins can be taken to the landfill.
The contractor has also agreed to take any old unwanted recycling crates as long as they are empty.
Need more details, please phone the Waste Hotline, 1300 728 978.
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
PUBLIC EXHIBITION – PLANNING PROPOSAL FOR DRAFT PRINCIPAL LITHGOW CITY LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2013
A project partnered and jointly funded by the Planning Reform Fund Program (PRFP) of the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
Lithgow City Council invites you to review and make comment upon the Planning Proposal for the Draft Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2013 (Draft LEP 2013).
Council has resolved to have a broader and more extended exhibition period (50 days) than prescribed by law. Council encourages all residents, landowners and community groups to review these planning documents in relation to their property, neighbourhood or area of interest and use this opportunity to provide valuable feedback. >> more
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
INTEGRATED PLANNING AND REPORTING
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.
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.