Lithgow City Council mayor Ray Thompson has announced that council is in the process of recruiting key operational positions to get more work done on community assets.
Cr Thompson said council is seeking to improve the level of service provided to the community in a number of areas.
"With limited resources available, it's understood that Council must do its best to make best use of funding when it is available," he said.
"Council has recently appointed an operator to a bitumen sealing truck to reduce its reliance on cold mix asphalt for pothole patching.
"This machine has been on the road every day since the operator's appointment."
Council is also in the process of appointing a Precinct Officer, which is a redesigned role aimed at providing regular cleaning services to the main streets of Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland.
"New, purpose-designed and built equipment has been procured for this role," he said.
"Lastly, Council is also in the process of recruiting for a Development and Traffic Engineer to provide higher levels of consideration to traffic and development related issues throughout the Lithgow area as a whole.
"With these additional resources, Council will be able to better target and improve those areas of service that are understood to be of great importance to our community."
According to Cr Thompson council staff have worked towards the completion of a number of concrete asset repairs.
"After repairs to a sewer service, concrete repairs were completed in Hill Street and footpath repairs were also completed at Stewart Street, Andrew Street and Chifley Road," he said.
"Outside of this work though, staff have commenced maintenance grading in the Hartley area, starting with Hartley Vale Road.
"Lawsons Long Alley, Fields Road and Hassans Walls Road will also receive maintenance in the coming weeks."
Cr Thompson said that staff have continued to focus on the maintenance of sealed roads.
"This week, staff have completed bitumen repairs on McKanes Falls Road, Mutton Falls Road, Tarana Road, Tarana Sodwalls Road, Cook Street (Portland), Mudgee Street (South Bowenfels), Coxs River Road and Ganbenang Road.
"Additional to this work, Council is in the process of trimming all street trees in Lithgow and completing building improvements at Gumnut House and the Lithgow Library to ensure both of these services remain accessible and of high quality for the benefit of the local community," he said.