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:


COME AND PLANT A TREE AT WALKA FOR NATIONAL TREE DAY

To celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July, Council will be hosting a tree planting event at Walka Water Works. The event will kick off at 9.30am with the community invited to help plant around 400 native seedlings. Registrations for the event will be taken on the day and participants are required to wear enclosed footwear and long pants and bring along sun protection and water. Planting tools will be provided and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.

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EXPERIENCE A TREE CHANGE FOR LIBRARY’S LOOK WHO’S TALKING

Local author Margaret McMahon will be talking about her experiences moving from corporate Sydney to a rural Hunter Valley life at the next Look Who’s Talking Local Author event to be held at Maitland Library from 6.00pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday.

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MAITLAND AROMA WILL ENLIVEN YOUR SENSES

Your senses will be alive and tingling when you experience the delights of the Maitland Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August at the Maitland Riverside Carpark. The annual event brings together some of the Hunter’s finest baristas, roasters and chocolatiers over two days in a delicious celebration of coffee and chocolate that promises to ward off the winter chill. The event program is packed with things to do including live demonstrations, outdoor lounge areas, a kid’s cafe and a host of live music across the weekend.

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF MAITLAND’S NEW INDOOR POOL

Council’s General Manager David Evans PSM will officially open the new indoor heated pool at Maitland Aquatics Centre on Friday 28 July. After 14 months of construction, the new 25 metre pool has been completed on budget and on schedule. The $9.7 million facility features a large pool hall, and state of the art air conditioning and filtration equipment. As part of the construction process, there were also upgrades completed to the Aquatic Centre’s existing amenities.

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VISITOR ECONOMY CAMPAIGN REVEALED THIS WEEK

A new Visitor Economy campaign for Maitland begins rolling out across the city this week. The campaign focusses on encouraging local residents to share stories, places and experiences using the social media #MyMaitland, turning them into ambassadors for the city and encouraging their friends and relatives to visit.

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DRAFT DISABILITY INCLUSION ACTION PLAN GOES ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION

At its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday night, Council resolved to place the Draft Maitland Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) on public exhibition. The DIAP has been informed by a broad consultation process with the community and in particular, people with disability.

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FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON LOCATION FOR NEW MULTIPURPOSE CENTRE

Council is seeking feedback on a proposed new multipurpose community centre being built in Tenambit at the existing site of the community hall. New development and population growth in Raworth, Tenambit and East Maitland has created the need for a new multipurpose community centre, so it has been proposed that the existing Tenambit Community Hall, located on Tyrell Street, be demolished and replaced with a new facility.

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