City of Lithgow

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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 21,090 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 4.6341/km2 (12.002/sq mi)
Area 4,551 km2 (1,757.2 sq mi)
Mayor Stephen Lesslie (Unaligned)
Council seat Lithgow[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s) Bathurst
Federal Division(s) Calare
Lithgow City CouncilLogo.jpg
Website City of Lithgow
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. Stephen Lesslie, 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.


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.


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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independent and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Maree Statham Unaligned
  Martin Ticehurst Independent Deputy Mayor
  Geoff Cox Unaligned
  Steve Ring Unaligned
  Cass Coleman Unaligned
  Wayne McAndrew Unaligned
  Ray Thompson Independent
  Joe Smith Independents
  Stephen Lesslie Unaligned Mayor


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lithgow (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  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 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 

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