COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS A POSITIVE FOR COUNCIL
06 December 2013
Maitland City Council’s annual Community Research Program has revealed that 89% of Maitland residents were somewhat to very satisfied with the overall performance of Council during the past twelve months.
Undertaken by independent research experts Micromex Research, the program consisted of two phases. The first involved a randomly selected phone survey of 600 Maitland residents. A number of participants from the phone survey were invited to participate in focus groups to further explore priority issues identified during the first phase of research.
SEVEN YEAR RATING PROPOSAL RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL
06 December 2013
After more than eight months of community consultation, Maitland City Council officers are recommending that Council advise the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of an intention to apply for a special rate variation (SRV), commencing in 2014/15.
The proposed SRV would ensure the financial sustainability of Council into the future. This would enable Council to deliver services as programmed for the growing population, whilst also allowing for the enhancement of service levels in areas of community priority, including roads, footpaths, cycleways, community and sporting facilities.
HERITAGE TRADES IN DEMAND
05 December 2013
The 2014 edition of the Maitland Heritage Trades Directory is now available, providing listings of specialist services and suppliers in sixty two categories ranging from architectural hardware to fireplaces.
A House Style Guide is included in the Directory and provides an introduction to key design features of period homes in Maitland from Colonial to Post War styles.
PETER BARBER TO PRESENT HEALING THROUGH EMOTIONAL RELEASE
04 December 2013
Reiki master and natural therapist Peter Barber will present the topic of healing through emotional release on Wednesday 4 December 2013, as part of Thornton Library’s Look Who’s Talking Wellbeing program.
City Librarian Keryl Collard says Peter Barber’s free seminar will offer the community a great opportunity to address painful emotions like stress, hostility, anger, fear and anxiety head on.
CHEMICAL CLEANOUT REMINDER
02 December 2013
Maitland City Council and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority would like to remind residents that the next Household Chemical CleanOut will be held in Maitland this Saturday 7 December. The CleanOut will be held at Transpacific Industries Depot, Kyle Street, Rutherford from 9.00am to 3.30pm.