Covid 19 Response

Lithgow City Council’s priority is the health of our staff, and the health of our community, and we are focused on continuing to safely deliver essential services to the community.

Council takes advice on all public health matters from the State and Federal health departments and will update its response should the situation further evolve.

Council will implement the actions listed below effective from cob 17 March 2020.

  • Customer Service: the community is requested to contact Council by email or telephone. In person service at the Lithgow Customer Service Centre will be limited to urgent / essential enquiries from Wednesday 18 March 2020 for a four week period.
  • The following services will be closed for visitation from Wednesday 18 March 2020 for a four week period:
    • All libraries
    • JM Robson Aquatic Centre
    • Eskbank House Museum
    • Lithgow Visitor Information Centre.
  • The Lithgow Mobile Bushfire Recovery Service at Lithgow Library on Thursday afternoons has been cancelled. Council related bushfire recovery queries can be directed to Customer Service. A decision on future mobile recovery services will be made after a four week period.
  • Lithglow 2020 has been cancelled.
  • Essential services will continue to be maintained including:
    • Urgent road maintenance
    • Water & sewer services
    • Domestic Waste collection and Lithgow Waste Management Facility
    • Dealing with dangerous dogs.
  • Cleaning services – Council will program Exeloos to clean more often.
  • Customers who are meeting Council staff in person are requested to advise staff if they have been overseas, been in contact with anyone with cold / flu symptoms, had cold/flu symptoms themselves or been in contact with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • Information on Council’s response to COVID-19 will be kept up-to-date on Council’s website.

Listen Up!! at Lithgow Library Learning Centre

Have you heard a good book recently?

For the month of March, your local Library will be showcasing its extensive collection of audio (talking) books.

Did you know that Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang libraries not only have audio books on CD, but also an exciting e-audio platform – RBdigital? Come into your local library and learn how to sign up.

Audio books are fantastic when you are travelling, doing craft or gardening. Listen to a story while you work or just relax and enjoy.

Catch up on all those stories you don’t have time to read!!



Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                              
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Art Exhibitions at Lithgow Library during March

Lithgow Library will be hosting inspiring art works by both Roderick Heath & Prue Mogg during March.

Roderick Heath is a local writer and artist who looks for a subject that’s both technically challenging and has a strong human focus. Sketch Art by Roderick Heath, on display during March is inspired by the works of noted photographers and will form a stunning backdrop to the Library’s service desk.

Prue Mogg is a practising artist who likes to explore different techniques and media and to express herself through painting. She has completed a Diploma of Fine Arts, has had several solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions. ‘Encountering the Wild’ by Prue Mogg – is a follow-up from an exhibition held at Everglades National Trust in February 2019. Prue aims to capture the feeling of encountering wildlife in their natural environment – making some kind of gentle but awesome connection.

“It is always a pleasure to visit the Library and see the ever changing exhibitions and displays,” said Mayor Ray Thompson. “It is also great that the Library can provide opportunities for artists to display their work”.

The artworks will be on display at the Lithgow Library during opening hours throughout March.  For more information contact the Library on 63529100.