Welcome to 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.

We are committed to providing you with the information you need along with the opportunity to participate in the decision making that affects your lifestyle and environment.

Current consultations:

Also find out more information on recently closed consultations:

You are invited to register with Maitland Your Say to ensure you are kept informed and up to date with consultation results, advised of upcoming consultations and you can comment in our online discussions (forums), surveys and quick polls.

You are also welcome to follow us and participate in Maitland Your Say's online community on Facebook

'Together, we make Maitland'

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

We are committed to providing you with the information you need along with the opportunity to participate in the decision making that affects your lifestyle and environment.

Current consultations:

Also find out more information on recently closed consultations:

You are invited to register with Maitland Your Say to ensure you are kept informed and up to date with consultation results, advised of upcoming consultations and you can comment in our online discussions (forums), surveys and quick polls.

You are also welcome to follow us and participate in Maitland Your Say's online community on Facebook

'Together, we make Maitland'

Consultation News

  • Residents invited to discuss proposed waste transfer station and recycling facility

    4 days ago
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    Maitland City Council, in conjunction with GHD consultants, is seeking input from the community on a proposed concept design and environmental impact statement for awaste transfer and recycling facility at the Mt Vincent Waste Management Centre site.

    The proposed waste transfer and recycling facility is necessary due to the current landfill reaching its capacity in the near future and the facility will ensure that our residents will continue to have somewhere to drop off waste and recyclables.

    A community information session has been scheduled for Tuesday, 31 March from 4pm – 7pm in the Maitland Town Hall, 285 – 287... Continue reading

  • Recycle your old mattresses free of charge

    5 days ago
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    Maitland City Council will hold its next Mattress Muster on Saturday 11 April. The drop off will be held at Council’s Works Depot, Metford Road, East Maitland from 8.30am to 12.00 noon.

    Each household in the Maitland local government area has the opportunity to recycle up to four items as a part of the Muster. Cot mattresses, innerspring mattresses and ensemble bases will be accepted however a mattress with an ensemble base will be counted as two items.

    Council’s Manager of Development and Environment, David Simm says ‘By participating in this Muster you will ensure that components... Continue reading

  • Maitland heritage sites preserved with new grant funding

    18 days ago
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    Under a funding announcement made today by the Hon. Robyn Parker MP, Member for Maitland, the Maitland Jewish Cemetery, Glebe Cemetery and Walka Water Works will receive grant funding to conserve the heritage values of these sites.

    The grants awarded to the Cemeteries will see the protection and conservation of the monuments and materials at each site. In addition landscape works are also proposed for the Maitland Jewish Cemetery, with work at Glebe Cemetery focusing on making this historical site accessible, interpretable, and meaningful for visitors.

    The Walka Water Works grant will help implement the first phase of the Interpretation... Continue reading

  • Council propose changes to notification processes

    about 1 month ago
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    A change to notification requirements for Development Applications has been proposed as part of a comprehensive review of the Maitland Development Control Plan (DCP) 2011.

    Community Participation is the first area of the comprehensive review and sees a number of proposed changes to its current requirements. This part of the DCP sets out the way in which Council notifies and advertises development applications, including Section 96 amendments. A significant change to these requirements is the notification process to reflect and be consistent with current complying development processes.

    Specifically, the following changes to the notification processes are proposed:

  • $1.2M funding for green waste collection

    about 1 month ago
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    A grant of $1.2 million from the NSW State Government for green waste bins was announced on Wednesday 11 February.

    The funding for the Maitland local government area will go toward 28,000 green lid bins for the collection of household garden waste.

    The bins will be used in fortnightly kerbside collection service, expected to be up and running from July 2016.

    The bins will allow residents to get rid of grass clippings, weeds and leaves that will then be turned into compost. Education programs will also be funded to create awareness of... Continue reading

  • FloodSafe workshops help residents prepare for the inevitable

    about 1 month ago
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    Hunter residents are invited to increase their flood preparedness skills and learn how to prepare for potentially dangerous flood events by attending a free workshop delivered by the NSW State Emergency Service this February.

    The flood safety workshops will be held in Maitland and are designed to educate local residents about the flood risks in the Hunter while providing participants with a toolkit of practical resources to increase their individual and family resilience in times of flooding.

    These informative workshops are free to the public and form part of a month-long series of events jointly delivered by the NSW SES... Continue reading

  • Bike Plan Adopted

    3 months ago
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    Following a period of community consultation, Council adopted the Maitland Bicycle Plan & Strategy 2014, which maps the existing cycleway network and presents recommendations of potential improvements to the cycle network infrastructure. The plan represents broad routes that would best serve the cycleway network and improve access, with specific site locations subject to design, usage and funding when works are proposed in future capital works programs. The full Council Report including minutes can be seen here, information on the consultation can be seen here.


  • Council exhibits Anambah Urban Release Area Planning Proposal and Area Plan

    4 months ago

    Council is currently considering a Planning Proposal to rezone land, known as the Anambah Urban Release Area, from RU 2 Rural Landscape to a mixture of R1 Residential, R5 Large Lot Residential, E4 Environmental Living and B1 Neighbourhood Centre zones to accommodate future urban growth in the locality.

    Council’s Manager Urban Growth, Ian Shillington says ‘The proposal is supported by site specific studies and an Area Plan which provides objectives and guidelines to achieve an urban environment outcome consistent with the adopted Anambah Structure Plan’.

    It is proposed to manage land use patterns across the urban release... Continue reading

  • Council exhibits draft LEP Flood Maps, DCP and Management Plan for Maitland

    5 months ago
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    Maitland City Council is seeking community comment on its draft Hunter River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMSP). The FRMSP is the final stage in the flood management process that was initiated by Council in 2010.

    Proposed changes to the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) flood maps, and Development Control Plan (DCP) Hunter River Floodplain Management chapter are also being exhibited at the same time.

    Council’s Manager Urban Growth Ian Shillington says ‘The Study and Plan focuses on Hunter River floods rather than local catchment flooding and overland flow’.

    The Study and... Continue reading

  • Council seeks feedback on draft Graffiti Management Plan

    5 months ago
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    Maitland City Council’s draft Graffiti Management Plan was endorsed by Council on Tuesday 14 October and is out for public comment until Friday 14 November.

    The draft Graffiti Management Plan makes a commitment to reducing levels of graffiti vandalism across the City with the aim to minimise graffiti on both public and private property.

    The management plan sets out a strategic approach to graffiti reduction and prevention through a framework that outlines actions under six principles; stakeholder engagement, prompt reporting and removal and provision of education resources.

    The draft Graffiti Management Plan... Continue reading