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Drought Resilience Action Planning

In response to previous and now the next UPCOMING DROUGHT Lithgow City Council, Bathurst Regional Council, and Oberon Council have received funding from the Australian Government and the NSW Government under the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program to develop a Regional Drought Resilience Plan.

This Plan will identify the region’s priorities, provide a roadmap of actions to help us prepare and act early to respond to future drought risks, ultimately reducing impacts on our people, environment, and economy.

To assist in creating strong, valid, and achievable plans, all three Councils have the support of specialist partner WSP to speak with local communities and businesses and build a ground-up approach to drought resilience planning. In aid of this goal, Lithgow Council and WSP are hosting three workshops to collate feedback from our round 1 community consultations and develop a list of actions which could assist the community, individuals, farmers, and businesses during times of drought.

To have your say and be part of our face-to-face community action planning process please RSVP to one of the following meetings at or phone 0481 799 529.

Monday 23 October
Rydal Union Church
Bathurst Road Rydal
12 to 1:30pm

Monday 23 October
Capertee Community Hall
Castlereagh HWY Capertee
6:30 to 8pm

Tuesday 24 October
WSU Lithgow
154 Mort St, Lithgow
9 – 10:30am

For more information about these events or the Regional Drought Resilience Planning initiative please contact Lithgow Council’s Community Resilience Officer, Greg Thurling at or by phone on 63549959.

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