Media

Media enquiries:

All enquiries from the media should be directed to Maitland City Council's media department in the first instance via phone (02) 4931 2818 or email media@maitland.nsw.gov.au .

For after hours media enquiries please phone 0407 029 723.

Current media releases:


COUNCIL OUTLINES BIG PLANS IN REVISED DELIVERY PROGRAM

At last night’s Council meeting Councillors agreed to place the Delivery Program 2013-18 (Revised) incorporating the draft Operational Plan 2017/18 on public exhibition, providing the community with an opportunity to examine Council’s plans for the new financial year. The Delivery Program and draft Operational Plan 2017/18 – incorporating the annual budget, fees and charges (including rates) and capital works program – sets out what the community can expect Council to deliver over the 12 months from 1 July 2017, and how these objectives and actions will help achieve the goals specified by residents in the Community Strategic Plan Maitland +10.

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RECYCLE IT, DON’T ILLEGALLY DUMP IT

Every year Maitland welcomes new ways to recycle, ultimately reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. In addition to new kerbside options, like the new garden organics bins, Council’s Mt Vincent Waste Management Centre offers a range of opportunities to recycle, with some material such as metal and electronic waste being able to be disposed of for free.

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LIONEL TAKES HIS PLACE AT MRAG

In 2016 Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) accepted an extraordinary donation of more than 170 artworks by Lionel Lindsay. Valued at over $200,000, these items will now go on display for an exhibition titled Lionel’s Place from Saturday 8 April. Elder brother of the infamous Norman Lindsay, Lionel (1874-1961) was one of Australia’s finest black and white graphic artists of the 20th century. He was an artist who honed his skills in etching and wood engraving so finely that by 1927, he was already one of the most internationally successful Australian printmakers of all time. Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) is proud to present Lionel’s Place, which celebrates the new home for the large collection of Lionel Lindsay artworks donated to Maitland by Max and Nola Tegel.

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HERITAGE DIESELS RETURN FOR STEAMFEST THIS WEEKEND

Maitland will welcome locals and visitors alike this weekend for Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest 2017. Heritage diesels CHP 1/CHP 7 ‘Tin Hare’ and 621/721 ‘Red Rattler’ will be two of the highlights as the event returns to Maitland Station and the Rally Ground. Festival goers will be able to take a step back in time whether they jump on board the speedy Tin Hare for a historic trip out to Paterson or decide to experience the thrill of the Red Rattler when it zips out to Mount Thorley. Both the Tin Hare and Red Rattler are based in Paterson and are maintained by the Rail Motor Society.

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PRODUCE MARKETS RETURN TO THE LEVEE

Following a successful ‘Pop Up Produce Market’ trial at The Levee last year, Council has now entered into an agreement with Slow Food Hunter Valley (SFHV) to hold regular markets in The Shared Zone. The markets will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month, starting this Thursday 6 April from 3.00pm. Last year’s successful trial demonstrated that regular markets, offering seasonal local produce, would help drive visitation to the space and provide customers with the opportunity to shop for fresh local produce.

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DRAGONFLY FOODS LANDS AT THE HATCH

Dragonfly Foods are set to move into their new home at The Hatch in The Levee Shared Zone, starting as permanent tenants this Saturday 1 April 2017. Dragonfly Foods, which began operating in 2005, sells a seasonal rotation of sweet and savoury products including meringue, panna cotta, gourmet marshmallow, granola/yoghurt cups, brioche, croissants, gourmet rocky road, tortes, ice pops, gourmet ice creams, custards and puddings. They also offer an assortment of lunch bagels, cheese platters, fresh pressed juices, gourmet teas, cold brew coffee, and iced tea.

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BIG YOUTH WEEK PLANNED IN MAITLAND

Youth Week 2017, the nation’s largest celebration of young Australians, is just around the corner with hundreds of festivals, workshops, exhibits, events and forums planned in New South Wales alone. Maitland is no exception, with an exciting program of local events and activities planned between Friday 31 March and Sunday 9 April. Council’s Manager Community & Recreation Services Lynn Morton says, ‘Maitland’s young people are the future of our city and it is important that we support and encourage the contributions that they make to our community. The Youth Week celebrations are an opportunity to showcase the many talents of our local young people and to hold events that are fun, safe and inclusive.’

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