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.
Green waste collection 7 April 2014
Lithgow Council provides a free green waste Collection Service four times a year with the next scheduled for 7 April 2014 residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free service
Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this service should register their details (click here) or alternatively contact Council’s Customer Service Office on 6354 9999, and then on the night before 7 April 2014, leave their green waste adjacent to where they would normally place their garbage bin for pickup.
There are some rules to this free service and Council will pick up:
Garden pruning’s no longer than 2 metres and not thicker than 200mm, tied in bundles
Lawn clippings and leaves must be placed in a durable container, cardboard box or hessian/plastic bag
A weight limit of 16 kilograms for each bundle or box applies
Quantity of one cubic metre, which is equivalent to about 4 wheelie bins allowed per premises
Water Restrictions Eased
Level 3 water restrictions are now in place and apply to all residents in the Lithgow Local Government Area following the recent disruption to supply.
The use of private garden watering handheld hoses, sprinklers and micro-spray systems can be used for garden watering between the hours of 6am and 8am and then again from 6pm and 8pm each night. Cars can only be washed using a bucket or trigger hose while the topping up of existing pools can only be done by handheld hoses between 6am and 8am and then again 6pm and 8pm. The filling of pools is prohibited except with bore or tank water. Fines can be issued for the non compliance with these water restrictions.. >>more
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
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.
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.