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.

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Consultation News

  • A pivotal plan for the heritage of Maitland goes on public exhibition

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    The Central Maitland Interpretation Master Plan, which brings the heritage of Maitland to life in the contexts of tourism, heritage and urban renewal has been placed on public exhibition today.

    The Master Plan aims to position Maitland at the forefront of innovative, creative and contemporary heritage interpretation, and will further promote Central Maitland as the vibrant heart of the City.

    A wide range of multisensory interpretive media from permanent installations to ‘pop ups’, soundscapes, tactile installations and heritage inspired public art are proposed as part of The Central Maitland Interpretation Master Plan.

    Stories from Maitland's important and fascinating past will....Read more
    by Maitland Your Say 24 Jul 2014, 12:26 PM
  • Let's talk less waste community workshops

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    Maitland City Council is encouraging residents and business owners to contribute to the development of a 20 year waste management strategy for the City, by attending a community workshop at Maitland Town Hall on Monday 28 July 2014.

    Council’s Manager Development and Environment David Simm says ‘During the workshops, Council will identify the values of residents and businesses when it comes to waste and identify key goals they would like to see included in the waste management strategy’.

    Afternoon and evening workshop sessions have been organised to allow as many residents as possible to attend.

    ‘Council encourages residents to come....Read more
    by Maitland Your Say 24 Jul 2014, 04:16 PM
  • Draft Bicycle Plan and Strategy 2013

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    Maitland City Council’s draft Bicycle Plan and Strategy 2013 was endorsed during last night’s Council meeting and will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days from Friday 11 July.

    The draft Bicycle Plan and Strategy reviews the existing Bike Plan 2005 and provides updated mapping of the existing cycleway network across the Maitland Local Government Area (LGA). It also presents recommendations of potential improvements to the cycle network infrastructure.

    Council’s Manager Infrastructure Strategy and Works Programming Chris McGrath says ‘The draft strategy builds on the Bike Plan 2005, to continue, connect, modify and broaden recommended routes.

    The Plan....Read more
    by Maitland Your Say 10 Jul 2014, 03:59 PM
  • Let's talk less waste

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    Maitland City Council is seeking community input into the development of a 20 year waste management strategy for the City.

    With each resident of Maitland generating on average over 600 kg of waste every year and the city’s only landfill site expected to be full in less than five years, managing Maitland’s waste into the future is big challenge.

    Maitland City Council Manager Development and Environment David Simm says ‘The development of a 20 year strategy for waste management will set a clear direction for the community of Maitland, with the strategy establishing a vision for the future, accompanied by....Read more
    by Maitland Your Say 08 Jul 2014, 10:11 AM
  • Coming soon – ‘let’s talk less waste’

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    Council will kick off its ‘lets talk less waste’ consultation on Monday, 7 July 2014. The consultation aims to identify a long term waste management vision for the City and identify what Council and the community would like to achieve in managing our waste and recycling.

    Maitland is facing a number of challenges when it comes to disposing of the City’s waste, one of the challenges is our landfill site Mount Vincent is expected to be at capacity in less than 5 years. This issue along with community pressures for an expanded waste services and a strengthening environmental regime sees the....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 01 Jul 2014, 03:49 PM
  • Your thoughts wanted on plans for Maitland Park

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    Maitland Park is a popular place for our community to enjoy an active lifestyle because of its unique facilities, active spaces, iconic heritage features and recreation facilities.

    Maitland City Council has released a formal planning document known as a Plan of Management (PoM) outlining how Maitland Park will be used, managed and improved over the next 10 years and is seeking your input. The Plan of Management and accompanying draft Master Plan have been developed by Council in collaboration with Moir Landscape Architects.

    As important documents for the park's future Council welcomes your feedback in this exciting planning stage. Consultation....Read more
    by Maitland Your Say 30 May 2014, 01:59 PM
  • Seeking community views on draft Coronation Oval Plan of Management

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    Coronation Oval Sporting Complex is a local level sporting and recreation reserve catering to the Telarah Community and surrounding suburbs. The Sporting Complex provides active and passive recreation opportunities and is well used by local sporting clubs and the local community. 

    Coronation Oval Sporting Complex contains Coronation Oval, Hartcher Field, Ron Walsh Field, Telarah Bowling Club and passive recreation facilities. Council, in conjunction with Moir Landscape Architecture, has created a Draft Plan of Management and associated Masterplan for the sporting complex that will outline how the facility will be used, managed and improved into the future. 

    Community values, issues and....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 30 May 2014, 02:50 PM
  • Special Rate Variation Approved by IPART

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    Maitland City Council is committed to delivering quality services and improved infrastructure to the local community, following approval of its application for a special rate variation.

    General Manager David Evans says ‘the approval will see Council’s total rates revenue increased by 7.25% each year for seven years and ensure the organisation is able to financially sustain service delivery to a growing community’. Under the approval, average residential urban rates increase by $71.00 in 2014/15.

    Under the rating package, Council will enhance services in key areas of community priority and continue to maintain existing services to a fast....Read more

    by Maitland Your Say 17 Jun 2014, 03:46 PM
  • 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