Maitland Your Say

Welcome to Maitland Your Say. This is the place where you can tell us what you think about our proposed projects and plans.

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Consultation News

  • Plans for Lochinvar development out for public comment

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    Maitland City Council has released key planning guidelines for community comment for the future residential development of Lochinvar.

    After more than ten years of planning for up to 5,000 potential lots, Council has placed the Draft Lochinvar Urban Release Area Development Control Plan Chapter and Section 94 Development Contributions Plan on public exhibition until 6th May 2014.

    Council’s Manager Urban Growth Ian Shillington says ‘together the plans illustrate what would occur in the area over the next ten to 15 years, with Council working hard to ensure the needs of current and future residents would be met.

    ‘The plans were....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 10 Apr 2014, 04:22 PM
  • ‘McKeachie’s Sportsground’ proposed at Aberglasslyn

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    Residents have the opportunity to comment on a naming proposal for ‘McKeachie’s Sportsground’. Council resolved to place the unnamed reserve on Redgum Circuit, Aberglasslyn on public exhibition and is calling for community feedback.

    The proposal to name the site has been put forward by Stockland Development. The McKeachie name comes from a pioneering family who lived at Aberglassyln house for almost 100 years. The main road through the McKeachie Estate has been named McKeachie’s Drive in their honour.

    Once the sportsground is dedicated to Council a 26 week maintenance period will commence after which the ground will be allocated to....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 08 Apr 2014, 12:39 PM
  • East Maitland Skate Park Site Consultation

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    Lawes Street Reserve has been nominated as the preferred site for a skate park in East Maitland, with Council seeking community feedback on the proposal.

    Council’s Youth Space Strategy (2012) identified the need for skate facilities in the East Maitland and Greenhills area.  As a result, Council officers identified six potential locations, which was followed by a comprehensive analysis of each. The six sites were considered against a number of design principles including access for users, location, visibility and equitable access. 
    Following this analysis, Lawes Street Reserve emerged as the preferred site.

    At this stage of the project, Council is consulting....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 14 Apr 2014, 10:43 AM
  • Community views wanted on potential garden organics collection service

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    Maitland City Council will test community views and discuss options for a garden organics collection service by conducting a survey during this weekend’s Maitland Taste Food, Wine and Music Festival in Maitland City Centre.

    With 22% of waste in garbage bins consisting of garden organics, the introduction of a garden organics collection service could significantly reduce the amount of waste to landfill and lengthen the life of Mount Vincent Waste Management Facility.

    Council’s Executive Manager Planning, Environment and Lifestyle Bernie Mortomore says ‘garden organics can be turned into mulch or compost which can then be used....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 07 Mar 2014, 02:32 PM
  • Special Rate Variation Application 2014/15 – securing financial sustainability

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    Maitland City Council has lodged an application with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase total rates revenue by 7.25% each year for seven years, commencing in July 2014.

    The application follows Council’s decision on Tuesday 11 February 2014 to formalise an application to IPART. The rating increase would see average residential rates rise by $71 in 2014/15.


    Maitland City Council has lodged an application with the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase total rates revenue by 7.25% each year for seven years, commencing in July 2014.

    The application follows Council’s decision on Tuesday....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 25 Feb 2014, 01:46 PM
  • Application for rates increase to be lodged with IPART

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    Maitland City Council will proceed with an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase total rates revenue by 7.25% each year for seven years.

    Councillors voted on Tuesday 11 February 2014 to formalise an application to IPART for the rating increase which would see average residential rates rise by $71 in 2014/15.

    The decision came after ten months of community consultation and is lower than initially proposed late last year.


    Maitland City Council will proceed with an application to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase total rates revenue by 7.25% each....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 12 Feb 2014, 10:08 AM
  • Debt recovery framework on public exhibition

    At its meeting, 11 February, Council considered and reviewed a hardship and debt recovery framework with three policies to be placed on public exhibition. The framework resulted from a review of the existing policy in December last year. The new approach ensures there are options in place to assist individuals experiencing genuine periods of hardship.


    At its meeting, 11 February, Council considered and reviewed a hardship and debt recovery framework with three policies to be placed on public exhibition. The framework resulted from a review of the existing policy in December last year. The new approach ensures there are options....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 17 Feb 2014, 09:34 AM
  • New Delivery Program and Operational Plan for the City

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    Maitland City Council has reconfirmed its commitment to changes to Central Maitland, an upgraded aquatics centre and enhanced roads and footpaths with the adoption of the Delivery Program 2013-17(Revised) and Operational Plan 2014/15 at its meeting tonight.

    The Delivery Program details what the community can expect to see delivered by Council over the period to help achieve the goals set out by residents in the Community Strategic Plan Maitland +10.

    The Operational Plan presents a series of annual actions along with Council’s $94.7 million budget, fees and charges, rating structure and revenue policy.


    Maitland City Council has reconfirmed....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 12 Feb 2014, 10:22 AM
  • Application for seven year rate rise recommended

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    Maitland City Council officers will recommend the lodging of a formal application to the Independent and Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase total rates revenue by 7.25% each year for seven years.

    If approved, the application would see average residential urban rates rise by $71 in 2014/15.

    The recommendation comes after more than ten months of community consultation and is lower than the proposal released for consultation in December 2013. 


    Maitland City Council officers will recommend the lodging of a formal application to the Independent and Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase total rates revenue by....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 07 Feb 2014, 11:57 AM
  • Funding our future - Residents encouraged to attend information sessions

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    Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about Maitland City Council’s draft Delivery Program 2013-17 (Revised) and seven year special rate variation (SRV) proposal by attending information sessions presented by General Manager David Evans at Town Hall on Tuesday 21 January.

    The Delivery Program and accompanying Operational Plan for 2014/15 were placed on public exhibition in December following a decision to advise the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of Council’s intention to apply for a special rate variation. If approved by IPART, Council’s rate revenue will increase by 8.35% each year for seven years.


    Residents will have....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 20 Jan 2014, 09:19 AM