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Community Update # 7

Thank you for your submissions to the proposed Special Rate Variation Council understands that it is a difficult consideration to increase land rates. The impact has been carefully studied and guided the proposal for rating increases across all rate categories. OPTION...

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Community Update # 6

Through our community surveys, Council has heard what is important to you. Residents want to see a greater focus on road maintenance, economic development and provision of services and facilities for youth. Council’s ability to maintain our local community’s assets...

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Community Update # 5

Easy Rates Calculator How much will it cost me? This will vary depending on where you live and the value of your land as determined by the NSW Valuer General. The options apply only to land rates and do not include Council’s domestic waste charge, stormwater levy,...

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Community Update # 4

REMEMBER - Only the Land Rates increase under OPTION 1 Not the charges for water, sewer, stormwater or waste. The cost of living is going up. How has this been addressed? While the total rates income would increase by 42%, Council has wound back the increase for...

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Community Update # 3

Option 1 – Service Levels Maintained The average increase to residential, business and farmland rates under OPTION 1 is 24% or 26.5% with the allowed increase (rate peg).ds required) increases each year. Through our community surveys, Council has heard what is...

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Community Update # 2

Lithgow Council is inviting the community to join the conversation on two options to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the council. If you prefer Option 1 ‘Maintained’, Council can: Maintain roads, footpaths, town centres, villages and buildings to a...

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Message from Mayor Maree Statham

My objective as Mayor is to position this wonderful city for a successful future.   Because I know of the broad range of services that the Council delivers, every day, I appreciate that this will require a strong, resilient and future focused Council.   The Council...

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Community Update #1

Lithgow Council has commenced an extensive process of community engagement on two options to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the council. Option 1 – Service levels are able to be maintained. Council can: Maintain roads, footpaths, town centres,...

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Our Place, Our Future – Options for a Sustainable Lithgow

Lithgow Council has commenced an extensive process of community engagement on two options to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the council. This follows independent review of the council’s financial position following many years of deficit budgets. The...

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Proposed Changes to Water Charges

Lithgow City Council is encouraging community comment on proposed changes to water charges from 1 July 2022. One of Lithgow’s most precious and prized resources is the resilience of its water supply. A combination of local partnerships and strategic asset management...

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