Experience the Australian Bush with your family. Wallabies Nest is a spacious caravan with a large, under cover and fenced play area/verandah suitable for young children and families wishing to escape the city. Easily accessed directly off the Castlereagh Highway, via an internal road suitable for any vehicle. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the many aspects provided by Nanna's Touch Community Connections is their Social Group, specifically designed for anyone in our local area needing social contact, we invite anyone who would like to attend our get-togethers, held every Thursday 10am to 2pm
Costing $5 - for tea/coffee, refreshments, light lunch, as well as 4 hours of friendship, connections, craft/hobby options, and so much more.
For more details contact Sue by msg/phone/email, details on our page Nanna's Touch Lithgow - Community Connections
Join us on 25th November for the Lithgow Region New Economy Symposium; a specially curated event dedicated to addressing Lithgow’s economy. Take part in panel discussions, case studies, interactive workshops and hear from prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator Richard Denniss, who will demystify what the economy is and provide insight into innovative ways communities are tackling challenges to keep their economies thriving. Michelle Maloney from the New Economy Network Australia will be facilitating the symposium with a range of local business and community speakers including Erika Watson of @Epicurean Harvest and Derek Lath of Ferrero, and more. Deepen your knowledge and discuss potential solutions towards our future on topics such as Food, Health, Energy, and Housing. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded people and contribute to this important conversation for Lithgow. Places are limited so ensure you click the link to register today: events.humanitix.com/new-economy-symposium #neweconomy#LithgowTransformationHub#lithgownsw#lithgow2790#lithgowmercury#villagevoice #economy ... See MoreSee Less
The Lithgow Region New Economy Symposium, a specially curated event dedicated to addressing Lithgow’s economy and brought to you by Lithgow Transformation Hub, is taking place at the Hub on 25 Novem...
"APA Group has continued to make good progress on a range of short and long-term solutions to restore gas supply to the Wallerawang, Lithgow and Oberon areas over the last 2 days.
Temporary LNG solution
APA now anticipates the first temporary solution of trucking LNG to the site to supply those communities, could be in place this Friday 11 November, in line with the 7–10 day timeline APA indicated might be feasible on Friday 4 November.
Civil site works to enable access to the transmission line will commence today in advance of the expected arrival of a 42-tonne LNG storage vessel on Tuesday. Following this, the first LNG tanker is expected to arrive on Friday to begin injecting gas into the line. Jemena will then be able to start connecting consumers in Oberon, Lithgow and Wallerawang to the network which will take up to an additional week. These connections will be managed by Jemena on a priority basis noting the temporary option only enables some gas supply to be restored. APA will provide additional resources to Jemena to help accelerate this process.
Temporary pipeline solution
At the same time as the LNG solution is being progressed, APA crews are progressing a temporary pipeline solution at the site of the damaged pipeline at the Macquarie River, which would enable full gas supply for all customers to be reinstated into the Wallerawang, Lithgow and Oberon areas.
APA has made strong progress on this option over the weekend with civil and site materials starting to arrive on Sunday. With the temporary pipe expected to arrive from Brisbane today, this temporary solution is expected to be in place early next week. After the temporary solution has been established, Jemena will commence the process of reconnecting customers which is expected to take another week for all customers to be reconnected.
APA anticipates a permanent solution with full gas supply could be in place in approximately four weeks from Friday 4 November, subject to weather conditions not deteriorating and suitable construction conditions prevailing.
APA understands the urgency for gas to be restored and is working hard to achieve this, bringing in crews from across Australia to assist.
As previously stated, gas supply has been restored to Bathurst, and APA is working alongside Jemena across Bathurst to reconnect customers there.
While access to the pipeline is still restricted due to flooding, our preliminary assessment suggests that the damage was caused by flooding.
We most recently inspected the pipeline between April and May this year and were satisfied with the risk assessment conducted and the integrity of the pipeline.
Since then, we believe flooding has caused major erosion of the riverbank, resulting in damage to the pipeline.
We remain focused on restoring gas to Wallerawang, Lithgow and Oberon as quickly and as safely as possible, and we continue to work with community groups and emergency services agencies to better understand how we can assist and support those in the community who have been impacted."