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:


NATIVE SEEDLING GIVEAWAY MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY

To encourage the Maitland community to introduce native plants into their gardens, Council will be holding a native seedling giveaway at the Maitland City Council carpark behind Town Hall on Monday 27 February between 10.00am and 12.00pm. Native seedlings are more adapted to the local soil and climate conditions, and will often grow more successfully than introduced species. Once established they need less water compared with exotic species, and they are also less susceptible to pests and disease. Using native plants in the garden provides a great habitat and food source for native birds and animals.

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THIS WEEKEND THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO DROP OFF GREEN WASTE FOR FREE

With the introduction of the kerbside garden organics collection just over a week away, this weekend will be your last opportunity to drop off domestic green waste for free at Council’s Mount Vincent Road Waste Management Facility. From the beginning of March, the fee to drop off domestic green waste at the facility on weekends will be $50.00 per tonne. The fee was adopted as part of Council’s fees and charges 2016/17 after a period of public exhibition, with Council delaying the introduction of the charge until the kerbside garden organics collection commenced.

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REGISTER TO DO YOUR BIT THIS CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY

Council has put the call out to residents keen to register for Clean Up Australia Day, scheduled to be held on Sunday 5 March 2017. Individuals and community groups wanting to participate in clean up activities can either nominate a clean up site to coordinate, or register to help out where existing sites will be operating across Maitland by visiting www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2017 MAITLAND HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Council is calling for nominations for the 2017 Maitland Hall of Fame and asking the community to nominate someone who they think is worthy of induction. The Hall of Fame recognises the achievements and contributions of those people who have a strong association with Maitland and have achieved significant prominence in their field.

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COUNCIL SEEKING FEEDBACK ON NEW DISABILITY INCLUSION ACTION PLAN

Maitland City Council is in the process of developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) and is seeking input from the community up to 17 March 2017. The DIAP aims to assist Council to ensure communities are more inclusive and accessible for people with a disability now and into the future.

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LONNIE LEE AND THE LEEMEN ARE BACK AGAIN

Back by popular demand, rock and roll band Lonnie Lee and The Leemen will be performing at Maitland Town Hall to celebrate NSW Seniors Festival. The concert is free and will be held from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Thursday 9 March 2017. This year Council will be making 300 tickets available for the event via a ballot process. The ballot approach ensures the allocation of tickets for this popular event is fair and equitable. The closing date for the ticket ballot has been extended until Friday 24 February and names will be drawn at random by the Seniors Festival Reference Group on Monday 27 February.

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PAUL WEST TO SHOWCASE THE DELIGHTS OF THE HUNTER AT MAITLAND TASTE

Maitland Taste will serve up the goods on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March at The Levee Shared Zone, with Paul West featuring as the event’s special guest in 2017. Paul, the host of television program ‘River Cottage Australia’, is an experienced chef and farmer, and his strong passion for sustainable agriculture and for seeing produce go from the paddock to the plate makes him the perfect guest.

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FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON SPORTING REDEVELOPMENT

Council is seeking the input of key stakeholders and local residents to help develop a brief for the redevelopment of No. 2 Sportsground and Smyth Field, including the construction of a $10.5 million athletics facility. The redevelopment, funded by Council in conjunction with $5.5 million in funding through the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund, will include a 400m synthetic running track and designated areas for long jump, high jump, discus, javelin, pole vault and hammer throw, along with clubhouse and associated facilities.

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COUNCIL SUPPORTS LOCALS KEEN TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY

Maitland residents are encouraged to sign up to Council’s Green Communities Program, which gives them the opportunity to take part in a variety of environmental workshops all aimed at living more sustainably.

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ENERGY EFFICIENT APPPLIANCE DISCOUNTS ON OFFER

The New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage is currently running an appliance replacement program. The program offers eligible residents discounts on a range of new energy efficient fridges and televisions to replace older inefficient models.

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