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:


GET PLANTING AT MORPETH COMMON

In partnership with the Hunter Region Landcare Network and the Hunter Local Land Services, Council will be undertaking a native vegetation planting event at Morpeth Common on Sunday 18 June 2017. Council’s Manager Development and Environment David Simm says, ‘This will help increase the natural habitat at Morpeth Common and it also allows us to investigate the possibility of running more environmental projects like this around Maitland.

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NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME AT MAITLAND’S LOCAL LIBRARIES

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to read the same book at the same time as half a million other Australians? Join in the fun when Maitland City Library celebrates National Simultaneous Storytime at 11.00am on Wednesday 24 May. Every local library branch in Maitland will be hosting a Storytime with local Councillors reading this year’s nominated book ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.

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CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS FOR MAITLAND’S FAVOURITE SON: LES DARCY

To mark the centenary of Les Darcy’s death in 1917, Maitland is set to host a number of events and exhibitions aimed at celebrating the life of one of Australia’s most iconic sportsmen. Les Darcy, considered by many to be ‘Maitland’s Favourite Son’, was one of the best middleweight fighters in the world and his career record finished at 50 fights, with 46 wins and just four losses to his name. Tragically, Les’ story came to an end much too early, when he died at 22 years of age of pneumonia after contracting a blood infection in Memphis, Tennessee.

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF MAITLAND SPORTSGROUND’S NEW GRANDSTAND

The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, New South Wales Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Special Minister of State will officially open the new grandstand at the historic Maitland No. 1 Sportsground on Wednesday 17 May. Following ten months of construction the site’s new 1,100 seat grandstand has been completed earlier than expected. The facility features improved access and a significantly enhanced view of the playing field. Within the new grandstand there are also two large change rooms that can be partitioned off to make four rooms, as well as high quality public amenities and a canteen that will cater for a range of sporting and community events.

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MAITLAND GAOL IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS NIGHT TOURS RETURN

Due to overwhelming popularity last year, the self guided night tours at Maitland Gaol will return for limited dates on 12 May, 9 June and 14 July in 2017. As part of the first ‘Maitland Gaol Under Lights’ event on Friday 12 May, the facility will also host food truck Gourmet BBQ and the popular Hi-Top Coffee van from 5.30pm, who will offer visitors a special boost of energy before they get started on their tour. The Gaol will officially open for the event between 6.00pm and 9.30pm (last entry at 8.30pm).

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RENEW AUSTRALIA SCOPING STUDY TO GO AHEAD IN MAITLAND

Council has engaged Renew Australia to conduct a scoping study to determine the feasibility of an urban renewal program in Maitland. Renew Australia works with communities and property owners to take otherwise empty shops, offices, and commercial and public buildings and make them available on a short term basis for use by artists, creative projects and community initiatives.

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FEEDBACK SOUGHT FOR REVIEW OF COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN

Council is calling on citizens to help shape the future of Maitland as part of the review of the Community Strategic Plan, Maitland +10. Maitland +10 sets out the community’s goals across a range of themes including facilities and services, transport needs and other infrastructure requirements, through to local democracy and connections of Council to Maitland residents.

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