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Issue 273 - 16 August 2019


A NEW CHAPTER FOR LITHGOW...from front page

“We are optimistic that the youth-friendly and inclusive work of headspace will help tear down the stigma of mental health and instead build greater awareness and understanding of the importance of looking after your mental health and wellbeing.” Mr Trethowan continued.

Offer Ends 30th Sept

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace has 110 centres across Australia in metropolitan, regional and remote areas, as well as online and phone support services through eheadspace. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support. Centre details, as well as factsheets and resources for young people and their families and friends, can be located on the headspace website:

For a limited time only, purchase any Husqvarna product at Erin’s Quality & receive a $100 in-store credit for every $1000 spent storewide! 6 months interest free NO DEPOSIT finanace & Afterpay available. Terms and Conditions apply. 83 Chifley Road, Lithgow NSW 2790. Ph 6353 1608 Email:

^Approved applicants only. Fees, terms, conditions & minimum finance amount $250 apply, incl $99 Annual Fee charged on the account open date and annually on the anniversary of that date. Annual Fee must be paid in full within 90 days or it will attract interest. Minimum monthly repayment required. Interest, (charged at the standard Expired Promotional Rate) payable on outstanding balance after any Interest Free Period. See for current interest rates. Only available at Skye retail partners. Credit provided by FlexiCards Australia Pty Ltd ABN 31 099 651 877 Australian Credit Licence number 247415. FlexiCards Australia is a subsidiary of FlexiGroup Limited.

Aunty Sharon, Haylie Atkins and Andrew Gee cut the ribbon

Bryan Hoolahan, Marathon Health Executive of Governance and Quality and Jason Trewothan

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Dear Editor, The NSW Government’s backflip on the Emergency Services levy hike imposed on Lithgow Council and other local government areas is not good news. The $108,000 increase which was hidden from the Council and the public until after the State election, has merely been deferred for one year.  It will be reimposed next year.

It is worth noting that this financial year Lithgow Council ratepayers will still be required to pay over half a million dollars to the State Government for services that fall squarely within the responsibilities of the State Government. Stephen Lesslie Councillor

WINTER WONDERLAND HI LIGHTS THE NEED FOR DRIVER SAFETY The Snow blew in over the weekend, with decent sized falls in many areas of the region.

It was meant to be a market weekend in Portland and even the we still went ahead, there were only a small crowd of people interested in braving the cold. Driving around on Saturday and Sunday, I was amazed at how little regard some people have for the conditions on the road. There were plenty of snow searchers up from Sydney, causing traffic jams on many roads, even on Monday morning we got traffic and some cars sliding out on Sunny Corner Portland Road. I slowed my speeds on the few trips I did out and about, only to have people riding my back bumper bar and passing me as soon as they could. I wasn’t going 40 in a 100, I was doing 80, a speed I felt was OK in the conditions, however it seems other drivers would disagree. Hopefully the message of the rural road safety campaign in today’s paper sinks in to some of these people and our roads can be safe no matter what the conditions are.

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Lithgow Local Paper - Village Voice #273  

Headspace officially opens doors, Lithgow APprentice wins top award and much more!

Lithgow Local Paper - Village Voice #273  

Headspace officially opens doors, Lithgow APprentice wins top award and much more!