About Lithgow Town Centre
Lithgow town centre is the major business hub of the Lithgow Local Government Area and also functions as the focal point for government and community activity. It is easily accessible from Sydney, Canberra, Penrith, Katoomba, Bathurst, and Mudgee and is positioned close to the intersection of major regional roads including Bells Line of Road, Great Western Highway and the Castlereagh Highway.
The core town centre area is typically defined as the area between Railway Parade to north, Mort St to the south and dominated by the east to west alignment of Main St. The eastern boundary is Bridge St and its western boundary is Lithgow St.
Major gateway entry points to the town centre include the eastern “Hoskins Precinct” of heritage buildings clustered around the intersection of Mort St and Bridge and the western Queen Elizabeth Park gateway that extends eastwards to include the intersection of Main St and Lithgow St
The Western Railway Line runs through the heart of the town centre with Lithgow Railway Station marking the start of regular electric train services to Sydney. A commuter car park is located on Railway Parade.
Regular local bus services link residents to the town centre from surrounding suburbs and villages. In addition to kerb side parking along Main St there a numerous off street parking areas well connected to the Main St by public laneways.
The town centre contains a number of heritage buildings that strongly contribute to its unique sense of place and streetscape character along with a number of prominent public spaces including Cook St Plaza and Pioneer Park.
Main St itself is home to the greatest range of business including pubs, cafes, restaurants, chain retailers, financial and health service providers and real estate offices. A particular feature of Main St is its high proportion of independent retailers offering a unique range of homewares, furnishings, clothing, and health and beauty services.
Events are regularly held along Main St by Council and range from markets and music in Cook St Plaza, through to large scale spectacular Halloween and Christmas themed lighting shows, quirky entertainment and shop promotions. Celebrate Lithgow is held annually in November is also a popular town centre event delivered through the local Lithgow Business Association.
Ensuring the ongoing vitality of Lithgow town centre is a major priority of Lithgow City Council. Council has taken strong leadership position in delivering this outcome by allocating resources to prepare a strategic Lithgow Town Centre Revitalisation Action Plan with a 10 year delivery timeframe as well as delivering an annual Supporting Businesses Program.
The project focuses on the area commonly referred to as the Central Business District, or CBD of Lithgow. For a more detailed view, please click on the image below to pop up a larger map.
Preliminary concepts for key public domains spaces within the Lithgow town centre have been received. Click on the images below to view a larger image.
Council conducted an extensive online survey that formed part of the community consultation for the Main Street revitalisation project.
Click here to see the results