28 April, 2017


Lithgow City Council has appointed a new general manager.
Councillors voted unanimously on Thursday to give Graeme Faulkner the position and he is expected to begin his duties in around three weeks.
Mr Faulkner has formerly served as the general manager of the councils of Wagga Wagga, Bega Shire, Hawkesbury and Byron Bay.
He has most recently worked as the general manager of the Service Relationships and Safety and Compliance divisions at Roads and Maritime Services.
Andrew Muir has been serving as the acting general manager since the departure of former general manager Roger Bailey in October last year.

26 April, 2017

Top honour for Legacy

 20 Apr 2017, 5 p.m. Mudgee Guardian

A Kandos High School graduate will have the honour of laying the Legacy wreath at the dawn service in Sydney this year.

Elysse Mill was selected to represent the charity service at the Anzac Day dawn service in Martin Plaza. She will also read the first half of The Ode.

“I’ve been with Legacy since my step-father passed away, he was a Vietnam vet,” she said.

“I'm waking up at 2:30am and getting escorted to the event and at 4:15pm I’ll be laying the wreath and reading The Ode.”

Elysse’s step-father John Millar served in Vietnam, her great grandfather Leo Chambers (known as Slim) also served at the Japanese prisoner of war camp at Cowra during the prisoner of war breakout.

Her great, great grandfather Hal McLeish lost an arm while serving during WWI on the beaches at Gallipoli Cove.

Elysse is encouraging the younger generation to continue to support Anzac Day.

“We, as young people, haven’t had to go through what they have and it is important that we get involved and support them,” she said.

Elysse’s grandmother Wendy Williams congratulated her granddaughter and encouraged everyone to watch the TV coverage.

“What an honour. You do your mother, Michelle Mill of Kandos and your late father Steve Mill and all the family proud.”

Elysse is currently completing her third year at University of Western Sydney at Penrith.

Legacy is a voluntary organisation providing services to around 70,000 families of veterans who have died or given their health. Today Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists over 70,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependents with a disability.

20 April, 2017


Capertee Valley Landcare - Water Testing 28 April and diary of events 2017

2 - 4pm Friday 28 April at Glen Alice Hall
Capertee valley Landcare will be at Glen Alice Community Hall with all our water testing equipment, for EC (salt) and pH.
We are happy to test any water samples from the valley - dams, creeks, bores, tanks.
Bring the samples in a bottle that you have washed out three times with the water to be tested.
followed by
4.30 - 5.30 pm Capertee Valley Landcare Committee meeting
At this meeting we'll finalise some arrangements for our future activities as well as discuss future use of community radio, KRR.
Capertee Valley Landcare for the  rest of 2017
·        Sun 21 May – Airly Village walk along the tramway track
·        Sun 11 June – Bush tucker and local indigenous history workshop and field day
·        Sun 2 July – Genowlan Mountain, the mine and/or the grotto (quite steep) and looking for 4WD people to help out
·        Friday 25 August 2017, 4.30 pm Next Annual General Meeting
·        3 September Fruit Fly Management Day
·        October (date to be advised) – Pipeline track – potentially 2 stage walk
·        Sun 29 October – Bush tucker workshop and field day (note change of date)

Julie Gibson
Capertee Valley Landcare
97 The Gullies Road, Glen davis

02 6379 7317

LEP Environmental Plan 2014 (Amedment 2) - Split Zones Clause

Lithgow City Council invites public review and comment on a Planning Proposal to amend Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 by inserting a new clause relating to minimum lot sizes for certain split zones.
The objectives of the Planning Proposal are to:
  • Enable the subdivision of lots that are within split zones but cannot be subdivided under Clause 4.1, 4.1AA or 4.2C due to minimum lot size
  • Provide for subdivision that promotes suitable uses and development of land within split zones.
The Planning Proposal will only affect properties/lots that contain:
  • land in a residential, village; business or industrial zone, and
  • land in a rural or environmental zone.
 The Planning Proposal and supporting exhibition material are on public exhibition for a twenty eight (28) day period from 13 April 2017 to 11 May 2017 and are available for viewing at the following locations:
  • Council’s website
  • Council Administration Centre 180 Mort St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 8.15am-4.00pm;
  • Lithgow Library 157 Main St LITHGOW NSW 2790 Mon to Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm;
  • Wallerawang Library Main St WALLERAWANG NSW 2845 Tues-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm; and
  • Portland Library 65 Williwa St PORTLAND NSW 2847 Tues-Wed 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm -6pm, Sat 9am-12pm.
 Should any person or group wish to make a submission on the Planning Proposal, it should be in writing and be received by 4.30pm on 11 May 2017.  Submissions should be addressed to: The General Manager, quoting reference LLEP2014(A2) or by emailing attention General Manager and quoting reference LLEP2014(A2).
Delegation for the making of Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 (A2) has been issued to Lithgow City Council.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Mrs Sherilyn Hanrahan at Council.


The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are intending to undertake a hazard reduction burn between the Wolgan and Capertee Rivers commencing Monday 24th April.
The area indicated below will be closed from Monday 24th April to Monday 1st May inclusive including:
- Coorongooba Camping Area
- Pipeline Track
- Starlight, Devils Pinch, Pipeline and Freshwater Canyons
- Wolgan River Trail east of the Pipeline Track
- Capertee River Trail
For further information, please contact Mudgee NPWS Office on 6370 9000 (Mon-Fri) or Blackheath 4787 8877