COMMUNITY VIEWS WANTED ON POTENTIAL GARDEN ORGANICS COLLECTION SERVICE
07 March 2014
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.
HUNTER RIVER: FRIEND OR FOE?
26 February 2014
The popularLook Who’s Talking Local Historyseries returns to Maitland City Library on Thursday 27 February and will feature a lively debate on the character of the Hunter River, with historians, writers and enthusiasts examining the River’s place in Maitland’s History.
Stories of flooding and the associated loss and destruction provide a compelling narrative for the River that winds its way through Maitland. However, the Hunter River has created growth and development of the local economy, as well as providing a source of recreation for the community.
COUNCIL TO NEGOTIATE WITH TENDERERS FOR THE LEVEE HEAD CONTRACT
26 February 2014
In order to achieve the best outcome for the construction of The Levee project component one, Maitland City Council will commence negotiations with two of the preferred tenderers for the head contract, Landscape Solutions and Lahey Constructions.
Council’s Executive Manager Strategic Projects, Wayne Cone says ‘Council’s Tender Review Panel reviewed all tenders in accordance with the Tender Evaluation Plan and recommended that Council not accept any tenders and that Council negotiate with Landscape Solutions and Lahey Constructions.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FUNDRAISER
25 February 2014
In acknowledgement of International Women’s Day, Maitland City Council invites members of the community to attend a special pre-release screening of the feature filmThe Monuments Menandthe inspirationaldocumentaryMountains Will Moveon Saturday 8 March at Reading Cinemas Maitland.
Each year, around the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March. The day recognises social justice and equality for women and has evolved to become a celebration of the remarkable achievements of women across the globe.
MAUDIE MAC’S TRAVELLING TEAHOUSE COMING TO TASTE
21 February 2014
Serving up tantalising teas and homemade sweets from its vintage style caravan, Maudie Mac’s Travelling Teahouse is sure to be a mouth watering hit at this year’s Maitland Taste Food, Wine and Music Festival, which will be held over two big days in March.
Maudie Mac’s owner Maria Young says ‘We are excited to be bringing High Tea to Maitland’s annual Taste Festival for the first time.