City of Lithgow

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional city, see Lithgow, New South Wales. For other uses, see Lithgow (disambiguation).
City of Lithgow
New South Wales
Lithgow LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°29′S 150°09′E / 33.483°S 150.150°E / -33.483; 150.150Coordinates: 33°29′S 150°09′E / 33.483°S 150.150°E / -33.483; 150.150
Population 20,980 (2009)[1]
 • Density 4.6100/km2 (11.940/sq mi)
Area 4,551 km2 (1,757.2 sq mi)
Mayor Maree Statham (Unaligned)
Council seat Lithgow[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s) Bathurst
Federal Division(s) Calare
Website www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around City of Lithgow:
Mid-Western Singleton Hawkesbury
Bathurst City of Lithgow Blue Mountains
Oberon Oberon Wollondilly

The City of Lithgow is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Great Western Highway and the Main Western railway line.

The Mayor of the City of Lithgow Council is Cr. Maree Statham, who is unaligned with any political party.

Main towns and villages[edit]

The council seat is located in the city of Lithgow, the largest regional centre. The area also includes the towns and villages of Ben Bullen, Bowenfels, Capertee, Clarence, Cullen Bullen, Dargan, Glen Alice, Glen Davis, Hampton, Hartley, Hartley Vale, Hillcrest, Little Hartley, Marrangaroo, Meadow Flat, Newnes, Portland, Rydal, Sodwalls, Tarana, and Wallerawang.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 2006 census night there were:[3]

  • 20,981 people living in the area, making the City the 77th largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.3% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
  • 116 more people living in the area than the previous period, giving the City the 82nd largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.2% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
  • in percentage terms, an increase of 0.6% in the number of people over the year, the 92nd fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 0.9%
  • was an increase in population over the 10 years of 733 people or 3.6% (0.4% in annual average terms), the 81st highest rate of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 622,966 or 10% (1.0% in annual average terms) over the same period.

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Lithgow City Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
  Country Labor 1
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Frank Inzitari Unaligned
  Maree Statham Unaligned Mayor[5]
  Martin Ticehurst Unaligned
  Wayne McAndrew Country Labor
  Col Hunter Independent
  Ross Higlett Unaligned Elected on Maree Statham's ticket
  Ray Thompson Independent Deputy Mayor[5]
  Peter Pilbeam Unaligned Elected on Frank Inzitari's ticket
  Joe McGinnes Unaligned Elected on Martin Ticehurst's ticket

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "City of Lithgow Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2005-06 (catalogue no.: 3218.0)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 March 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "City of Lithgow Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "New councillor to lead Lithgow City Council". ABC News (Australia). 25 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.