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Seven Valleys
Capertee, Wolgan, Kanimbla, Lithgow, Megalong, Hartley and Tarana

From the wonders of the Glow Worm Tunnel to the wild majesty of the Wolgan, the Seven Valleys encompass over 4500 square kilometres of inspiring natural beauty and countless attractions to discover and explore.

We have everything from the colonial Hartley Historical Village to indigenous sites belonging to our first nation peoples. Be awed by the immenseness of the Capertee (second only to the US Grand Canyon in size). Stay in family-friendly cabins, houses and hotels. Glamp it in a Bubbletent. In the Seven Valleys. You can go horse riding, fishing, boating or water skiing. Also, you can visit the famous Tarana markets, then spoil yourself with a spa treatment. Or just escape, relax and rejuvenate in front of a roaring log fire.

The Seven Valleys region is at the core of our Business Recovery Program that focuses on business development in the Lithgow region. Therefore, it will benefit from a program will shape, create and grow local business. By doing something new and unique that works within a united partnership to advance the region!

Our President Peter Pilbeam is excited about these developments. “The program will bring together businesses that are internal and external to the Lithgow region to promote business and tourism in the entire area.” Also, Peter expressed his appreciation for the State and Federal Governments in having made available this funding to help bushfire-affected communities restore local economies.


A new brand bringing business and community together

It’s a great time for the Lithgow District Chamber of Commerce to announce that our Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) funded program of events has now entered into action phase!

The Chamber is ramping up its efforts to invigorate business in the region after fires, floods and Covid, and starting off by creating a new look and feel for the Lithgow region. We’re launching a new brand identity to kick-start the Business Revival Program of events, funded by BLER.

A new regional identity called Seven Valleys will give the Chamber’s $503,000 funded program of events a new lease of life. The brand was coined by and has been used by Lithgow City Council’s Tourism Committee, and the Chamber has been given the go ahead by Council to run with the name which the Chamber intends to roll out to all its business members in the months and years to come.

Chamber intends to use the name as a way of bringing together the many villages and sub-regions within the Lithgow LGA. Seven Valleys refers to the seven valleys positioned in the Lithgow region being – Capertee, Wolgan, Kanimbla, Lithgow, Megalong, Hartley and Tarana, but the Chamber has created a new tagline specifically to promote the Business Revival Program of events.  

Up until now there hasn’t been a dedicated business events and industry promotional program across the Seven Valleys region, yet local businesses have been urgently in need of promotional support, advocacy, transitional development, mentoring and networking. The Chamber has responded to this need and created a program of events to assist in facilitating the transition of the Seven Valleys region into a new …

Business Revival Program of Events

The program will start in early 2022.

START UPS DEVELOPMENT LAUNCH – MARCH 2022

Is calling on all Seven Valleys residents who have the seed of a new idea to come and listen to inspirational speakers who will talk about facilities, mentorship and resources that are available to support their budding business idea and turn it into a new thriving business enterprise.

Speakers are from Regional Development Australia, StartupAUS, Launch Pad initiative WSU, venture capitalists and start ups recipients.

REGIONAL PROCUREMENT AND INDUSTRY CAPABILITIES SEMINAR – MAY 2022

If you’re a small to medium sized business come to the event to hear how your businesses can tender for work with large local companies.

SEVEN VALLEYS BUSINESS AWARDS – NOV 2022

A gala black tie event showcasing the best that Lithgow region has on offer. There’ll be several award categories sponsored by local businesses. Award categories will be announced in mid 2022.

SEVEN VALLEYS BUSINESS EXPO FEATURING INVESTOR PROMOTION – MAY 2023

100 exhibitors featuring local wares, local producers, new technologies and advanced products and services, attracting business attendees from Sydney and other regions of the State.

The Investor Promotion will give the region the opportunity to showcase its wares to potential investors.


Empowering business. Together we’re stronger. The future looks bright for the Chamber

We want as many local businesses, the region’s business associations such as Hartley and Portland and the community at large to be made aware of the Business Revival Program and engage with it.

The Program has been specifically created for businesses in the region and for people who are planning to start new businesses. We want the Seven Valleys region to build capacity, to build on its heritage and to develop a unique business community. 

We’re envisaging that the Chamber’s currently funded Seven Valleys Business Revival Program of events will generate further business as well as corporate and government support to ensure that the Program continues for the full 5 year period and beyond.