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Lithgow City


Lithgow City is located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. The City encompasses a total land area of about 4,550 square kilometres. Lithgow City is predominantly rural, with rural-residential and residential areas in several townships, and some industrial land use. Nearly two thirds of the City is national park or state forest. Settlement is based in the township of Lithgow, the smaller townships of Portland and Wallerawang, and numerous small villages. Rural land is used mainly for farming and grazing.

Key employment sectors in Lithgow City include mining, retail trade, health care, public administration and safety, and manufacturing. Mining is carried out mainly at the Springvale Coal Mine near Wallerawang, which provides coal to the Mount Piper and Wallerawang Power Stations, as well as for export. The main retail areas in the City are located in the township of Lithgow, including the Lithgow CBD, Lithgow Valley Plaza and Cook Street Plaza. Health care facilities are provided at Lithgow Hospital. The main industrial areas are located in the suburbs of Bowenfels, Corney Town, Lithgow, Oaky Park and Vale of Clwyd, and at the Mount Piper Power Station and the Wallerawang Power Station.

Lithgow City

NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Castlereagh Highway
  • Great Western Highway
  • Main Western railway line


  • Sydney GPO 140km
  • Canberra GPO 280km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Blackmans Flat (Mount Piper Power Station)
  • Bowenfels (eastern section)
  • Corney Town (northern section)
  • Lithgow (west of Tony Luchetti Sportsground)
  • Lithgow (around Donald Street)
  • Oaky Park (south-western section)
  • Vale of Clwyd (north-eastern section)
  • Wallerawang (Wallerawang Power Station)