Australia Day activities will be held in a COVID-safe manner around the region on Tuesday, January 26.
Lithgow City mayor Cr Ray Thompson said the day will be an important opportunity for the community to come together.
"We can come together as a community to acknowledge our resilience and the generosity of spirit that has shone through the many challenges of this past year," he said.
He also welcomed the 2021 Australia Day Ambassador, Peter McLean.
"Peter is an executive officer of the Australian Organics Recycling Association.
"We welcome his passion and knowledge for environmental care," mayor Thompson said.
After a number of years in State and Local Government, Mr McLean worked for Keep Australia Beautiful where he managed litter reduction campaigns and various community development programs like Tidy Towns before becoming CEO in 2007.
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He holds a degree in Environmental Management with a specialism in Bush Regeneration.
He believes that healthy soils means healthy people, environments and economies.
Lithgow's official ceremony will be held at Queen Elizabeth Park from 10am to 11am.
A citizenship ceremony, NSW Local Citizenship awards and the Ambassador's Address will take place.
Entertainment will be provided by Lithgow City Band and Lithgow Highland Pipe Band.
A free sausage sizzle, delicious damper and cakes will also be available.
Australia Day celebrations will take place at the Wallerawang Community and Sports Club from 10.30am.
There will be a festival of fun including music, mural painting, children's activities, a barbecue and more.
The official ceremony commences at 1.30pm with an address by the ambassador.
The Portland community will be able to celebrate Australia Day with family and friends with free entry to the Portland Olympic Pool.
Covid safe measures will be in place for all sites. All guests will be required to register their attendance.
Due to evolving health advice, event details may change. People are encouraged to check Lithgow City Council's Australia Day website regularly for updates.
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