Community Consultation

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Lithgow City Council would like to thank the community for their feedback on the two proposed Options for a Sustainable Future.  Following extensive community engagement Council resolved at its meeting on 28 November to notify IPART of its intent to apply for a Special Rate Variation.

Min No. 22 -235 RESOLVED

THAT Council:

  1. Authorise the General Manager to notify the NSW Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal of its intention to lodge an application under Section 508(2) of the NSW Local Government Act for a permanent Special Rate Variation (SRV) 34.3% increase (plus 3.7% rate peg) in 2023/24 for the primary purposes (based on IPART categories) of:
  2. Improving financial sustainability;
  3. Maintaining existing services; and
  4. Reducing infrastructure backlogs for asset maintenance and renewals.
  5. Commit to limiting any increase in the residential, farming and business (general) rating categories to 27.7% (including the 3.7% rate peg) with the balance of the SRV funds required to be levied against the business power generation sub-category, mining category and a new quarrying business sub-category or sub-categories.
  6. Note that, in the event that the future fund proposal is not finalised prior to any SRV application to IPART being completed in January 2023, Option 1 would return to Council’s original proposal of a 42% SRV (plus 3.7%) with $1.092M added back to the power generation and mining rating categories.
  7. Endorse the updated Integrated Planning & Reporting documents to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days. This will include the following plans:
  8. Supplementary Community Strategic Plan 2035.
  9. Supplementary Combined Delivery Program 2022– 2026 and Operational Plan 2022/23.
  10. Updated 2022-2032 Long Term Financial Plan.
  11. Updated 2022-2026 Workforce Plan.
  12. Updated 2022-2032 Strategic Asset Management Plan.

4.            Note the Community Engagement Strategy Feedback Report which is included as an attachment

Information Sessions

Council will be conducting community information sessions across the Seven Valleys during August and September.
Details of where and when the information sessions will be held are on this page.  It would be appreciated if you could register your interest in attending by completing the registration form for the session you wish to attend.  If you provide a mobile number, Council will let you know of any updates or changes relating to the event.

Information Sessions

Council acknowledges that not everyone has access to the Internet, so we will be visiting our rural areas to meet with you.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY to meet with a member of our team who will answer your questions regarding the options for a sustainable future and assist you to calculate your rates phone 6354 9988 and speak with Deb or Emma to book your appointment at one of the following locations.

• Hampton Halfway House – Wednesday, 17 Aug
• Cullen Bullen Hall – Wednesday, 24 Aug
• Glen Davis Community Hall – Wednesday, 31 Aug
• Cranbrook School, Wolgan – Wednesday, 14 Sept
• Monkey Creek Cafe, Dargan – Wednesday, 21 Sept
• Mumma Snow’s Cafe, Tarana – Wednesday, 28 Sept

Information Sessions Schedule

Portland - Saturday 13 August
Crystal Theatre
Wolgan St, Portland

Saturday 13 August
From 1.00 pm

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Register for Portland Community Consultation Session

Lithgow - Saturday 20 August
Union Theatre
Bridge St, Lithgow

Saturday 20 August
From 1.00 pm

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Register for Lithgow Community Consultation Session

Wallerawang- Saturday 27 August
Wallerawang Community & Sports Club
Mackenzie St, Wallerawang

Saturday 27 August
From 1.00 pm

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Capertee - Saturday 3 September

Capertee Memorial Hall
Castlereagh Hwy, Capertee

Saturday 3 September
From 10.30 am

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Hartley - Saturday 17 September
Hartley Old School Hall
Mid Hartley Rd, Hartley

Saturday 17 September
from 10.00am

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Rydal - Saturday 24 September

Rydal Showground Hall
Market St, Rydal

Saturday 24 September
from 10.00am

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Register for Rydal Community Consultation Session


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