Draft 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget

Residents of the Lithgow local government area are invited to have their say on the projects and programs planned for 2019/20.  The Draft Operational Plan and Schedule of Fees & Charges will be on exhibition from Tuesday 26 May to Midnight, Tuesday 26 June..

Click on the icons below to view the Draft Operational Plan by section or the Draft Fees & Charges. 

Lithgow City Council invites you to review the Draft 2020/21 Operational Plan (including the Budget) and Draft Fees & Charges and have your say.

If you would like any infrastructure, community, social or cultural event programs considered for inclusion in the 2020/21 Operational
Plan, then now is the time to tell us. Copies of the Draft Operational Plan and Fees & Charges can be downloaded from the Have
Your Say website. All written public submissions will be tabled with Council for consideration prior to the Council adopting the Draft
Operational Plan and Fees & Charges in July.

Written public submissions close on Tuesday 23 June 2020. Submissions should be addressed to:

The General Manager,
Lithgow City Council
PO Box 19,
Lithgow  NSW 2790. Or to ipr@lithgow.nsw.gov.au, quoting reference number IPR17-21.

Planning for a sustainable future

Council will be continuing to develop short to medium term plans and strategies to enable the future growth and development of the area including preparation of:

  • A Comprehensive Development Control Plan
  • Local Housing Strategy
  • Traffic Study for the Marrangaroo Urban Release Area.

Reviewing and updating the Integrated Planning & Reporting Framework
Developing a Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan.
Finalising the Rural & Rural Residential Strategy.

Continuing community cultural services

Council will continue to provide a range of community services that underpin quality of life

  • Supporting youth activities through the Youth Council.
  • Continuing operation of council’s Libraries in Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang.
  • Financial assistance to community groups.
  • Continuing operation of Eskbank House Museum.
  • Carrying out health inspections for food premises, trade waste, septic tanks and water supplies.

Major upgrades to roads

Council recognises that significant works need to be undertaken on its roads to improve their condition. To this end Council is continuing to inject significant funds into infrastructure for the future. Improvements to roads will include for example:

  • Continuation of the Farmers Creek Shared Pathway
  • Renewal and sealing of Glen Davis Road (10km)
  • Sealing of Fields Road, Hartley Vale and Ray Cresent Clarence
  • Renewal of 3.7km of Rydal Hampton Road.
  • Renewal of urban sealed roads:
    • Lithgow – Stephenson Street, Enfield Avenue, Second Street & Clwydd Street Lane.
    • Portland – Purchas Street Lane and Quarry Road.
  • Roads to Recovery Program
  • Portland – Wolgan Street Lane, Thompson Street, Long Street & Crossing Street
    • Cullen Bullen – Back Cullen Road
    • Hartley – Walker Street
    • Littleton – West Street

Economic Development & Tourism

We will continue to work with the State and Federal Governments to develop and implement
programs to deliver economic stimulus to the Lithgow LGA through grant funded opportunities.
In addition, Council will be:

  • Developing and promoting flagship tourism events
  • Working with the Lithgow Regional Marketing Cooperative to develop a Destination Marketing Program
  • Implementing the Regional Economic Development Strategy .

Water and Wastewater

Council will be continuing to upgrade water and sewer infrastructure to cater for increased growth and development in the urban areas of the LGA:

  • Water mains renewal and reservoir upgrades
  • Commencement of sewerage reticulation network and Sewerage Treatment Plant for Cullen Bullen Village.
  • Upgrade Lithgow Sewerage Treatment Plant
  • Sewer mains renewal and sewer vent replacement. .

Financially responsible decisions for sustainable infrastructure

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Authority (IPART) announced a 2.6% rise to Council rates. The $821,210 raised from the Special Infrastructure Levy will go to improving:

  • General Asset Maintenance for Transport,Stormwater and Buildings.
  • Glen Davis Road, (see major upgrades to roads)
  • Cemetery Stormwater Improvements
  • Gumnut Childcare Centre – facility upgrade
  • Lake Lyell – jetty repair
  • Lake Wallace amenities block – re-tiling
  • Centrelink Building – repainting