Welcome to Maitland Your Say
Your views and contributions are an important part in growing a prosperous and vibrant city. Maitland is a strong, proud and active community, and we want this site to help Council better connect with all members of our community.
Our residents have told us they want more information, and more ways of telling us their ideas and thoughts. ‘Maitland Your Say’ has been designed to give you access to this through meaningful, informed and genuine community participation on a range of projects, plans and strategies relating to Maitland. Think of this site as a gateway to providing ideas and views on issues at a time that is suited to you, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.
How can I get involved?
If you have not already registered, simply click on the register button on the right hand side of the screen, give a screen name and password, add your email address and a few other details and you are good to go!
Join our forum discussions on the future of the Heritage Mall, complete a survey or do a quick poll. Go on, do it!
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News and Consultations
The next four year Delivery Program for Maitland City Council is out for community review until 27 May 2013. The program outlines the work Council is aiming to achieve through to 2017, and incorporates the annual operational plan (including the budgets, rating, fees and charges) for 2013/14.
General Manager David Evans said the program also importantly details that, like many local government areas in NSW, Maitland City Council faces a significant challenge in financially sustaining services to our fast-growing City over time.
'Rates revenue annually covers less than half of what it costs us to deliver our services and with a growing population we need to take a serious look at how Council will operate over the next ten years,’ he said.
‘Council and the community have three options to address the challenge: maintain current levels of revenue - including the rate cap - and reduce current levels of service, increase revenue to maintain current levels of service or increase revenue to enhance services.'read more
by Maitland Your Say 26 Apr 2013, 3:41pm
This survey has now concluded.
Managing waste is a global and complex challenge. Here in Maitland, we have one landfill site at Mount Vincent. At current rates, it is estimated this facility will be at capacity in just three years.
As a community, we need to find a solution for the management of our city’s waste over the next 20 years. To develop a realistic and relevant strategy for future waste management, Council is seeking input from residents to help identify what the community’s expectations are for the years to come.
Council has developed a comprehensive survey asking residents about a range of waste topics including community attitudes regarding landfill sites, the potential for the development of a new landfill site, the potential introduction of a third bin exclusively for green waste, the city’s current recycling attitudes and habits, and the potential for kerbside pick up.
You can take the survey here. It takes about ten minutes to complete, so get comfortable and share how you think Maitland can effectively manage its waste.
by Maitland Your Say 26 Mar 2013, 5:01pm
The developed design for the Levee project will soon be available for public viewing, with urban design consultants McGregor Coxall currently preparing development application submissions.
Councillors and a number of representatives of the Vibrant River City Community Reference Panel have been updated on the progress of the developed design by McGregor Coxall and Council’s Strategic Projects team.
The consultants revealed the developed design will include a shared pedestrian and vehicle zone and a variety of innovative design elements aimed at encapsulating the city’s heritage while creating a lively modern lifestyle precinct.
by Maitland Your Say 2 May 2013, 11:42am
After a successful exhibition period and review, the revised ten year Community Strategic Plan (CSP) has been adopted by Council. The CSP ‘Maitland +10’, formerly known as ‘Maitland 2021’ was reviewed as a result of state legislation that required a revision of the plan following last year’s Council election.
During the exhibition period, a variety of promotional efforts were made and a variety of tools made available for the community to comment on whether the aspirations identified by the community in 2011 remained relevant.
While it was found the plan remains broadly in keeping with the ideals outlined by the community in the previous plans, some minor changes have been made including the renaming of themes to provide clearer direction and distinction, and the inclusion of additional strategies.
Maitland +10 can be viewed here
Copies of the plan are also available at Council’s Administration building.
by Maitland Your Say 10 Apr 2013, 9:56am
This consultation has now concluded.
At the council meeting on 12th March 2013, Council endorsed placing the Draft Cemetery Strategy on public exhibition inviting the community to have their say about the future of Maitland’s cemeteries.
The draft Cemetery Strategy provides a framework, tools and guidance for the current operation of our cemeteries and recommends a number of options for the future provision of efficient and effective cemetery services in our Local Government Area.
We would welcome your feedback on the strategy. You can download and view the document online here. Alternatively, you can review a hard copy at our Customer Service Centre 285-287 High Street, Maitland.read more
by Maitland Your Say 15 Mar 2013, 2:12pm
This consultation has now concluded.
With Maitland’s new Council firmly established, the community are now being called upon to review its ten year community strategic plan.
The current plan, Maitland 2021, was adopted in February 2011 after extensive community engagement and collaboration aimed at obtaining a thorough understanding of resident’s needs and desires for the next decade.
Executive Manager Corporate Planning and Engagement Leah Flint said the comprehensive plan covers all aspects of how the community would like to see Council and the city progress.
‘The objectives cover a wide variety of community issues associated with roads, planning, housing needs, water and electricity use, flood management, provision of infrastructure and communication with Council,’ she said.
‘While we’re confident the plan met community expectation when it was developed we are encouraging residents to visit maitlandyoursay.com.au to refresh their memory of the plan and asses the objectives.’
Visit http://maitlandyoursay.com.au/Maitland2021 to participate.
by Maitland Your Say 23 Jan 2013, 9:53am
The C.B. Alexander Campus and Movable Heritage Collection at Tocal is proposed for listing on the NSW State Heritage Register.
Designed by Phillip Cox and Ian Mackay and constructed between 1963 and 1965, the College is highly regarded as ground breaking work for architecture in the mid 20th century by the architectural profession.read more
by Maitland Your Say 7 Jan 2013, 12:21pm
Notification Of Exhibition - Draft Lochinvar Urban Release Area DCP & Draft Lochinvar Urban Release Area Section 94 Plan
Council has resolved to exhibit a Draft Development Control Plan (DCP) and Draft Section 94 Contributions Plan for the Lochinvar Urban Release Area.
Both of the Draft Plans will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 12 December 2012 until Wednesday 13 February 2013. The documents may be inspected at the following locations:-
- Council’s Customer Service Centre, Administration Building, 285-287 High Street, Maitland, during normal office hours.
- Maitland City Library, 480 High Street, Maitland during ordinary library hours.
- Rutherford Branch Library, Arthur Street, Rutherford, during ordinary library hours.
by Maitland Your Say 5 Dec 2012, 9:18am
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE GROWTH OF MAITLAND
On 27 November 2012, Council resolved to undertake a public consultation process to initiate the biennial review of the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy (MUSS) 2010 Edition.
The MUSS is Council’s primary strategic land use policy framework to guide future land use directions and decisions in the Maitland LGA. The review will consider the outcome of strategic planning initiatives (including the completion of the Maitland LEP 2011, Central Maitland Structure Plan and Activity Centres and Employment Clusters), the latest census data and the current review of the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy. The review will also take into consideration submissions from stakeholders and the community.read more
by Maitland Your Say 4 Dec 2012, 1:50pm
Maitland City Council is calling on public opinion as it embarks on the biennial review of the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy (MUSS).
The MUSS is Council’s primary strategic land use policy framework to guide future land use directions and decisions in the Maitland LGA.
The current MUSS was developed in 2010 and adopted by Council on 30 August 2011.
Council will call for public submissions on the current MUSS for three months from Wednesday 5 December 2012.read more
by Maitland Your Say 28 Nov 2012, 3:11pm