Public Exhibition and Citizen Engagement

Maitland City Council is committed to engaging with the community and recognises that community input is vital for the success of new and reviewed proposals and projects and in order for Council to accurately respond to local needs. These projects and proposals may include strategic or corporate planning, policies, service planning, site or stakeholder specific plans, significant projects or other issues as determined by Council.

The public exhibition and citizen engagement process is an opportunity for Maitland residents and other stakeholders to be informed about what is happening in the Maitland Local Government Area and to comment on and be part of forming Maitland City Council’s future direction.

The items currently on exhibition are listed below, to view additional information click on the link provided. In addition copies of documents on public exhibition will also be made available during business hours at Council's Administration Building and Council's libraries.

Current items open for citizen feedback 

Feedback closing date
Draft Plan of Management for Queens Wharf Morpeth 22 September 2017
 Draft Plan of Management for Lorn Riverbank  22 September 2017
 Fees and Charges Local Approvals Policy Mobile Food in Public Places  24 August 2017

Other feedback opportunities


Submissions are to be received by close of business on the last day of the exhibition period, unless otherwise stated.

Submissions are to be made in writing addressed to the General Manager and emailed to or posted to:

Maitland City Council

PO Box 220

Maitland NSW 2320


The personal information you provide to Council as part of your submission will be used for the purpose of considering the specific project or proposal. This document will form part of a public record that Council may use and make available in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 NSW.

All information will be stored securely in Council’s Corporate Information System and be retained in accordance with the State Records Act 1998 NSW - General Authority 39 (GA39). Council will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse, unauthorised access and modification in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 NSW.

Political donations and gifts

Any person making a submission on a planning related matter (for example a development application, development control plans, local environmental plans, section 94 plans etc.) must complete a Disclosure Statement of Political Donations and Gifts and submit this to Council with their submission.

Disclosure Statement of Political Donations and Gifts

What happens next

At the conclusion of the exhibition period all submissions will be considered. If there are significant changes made to the exhibited document as a result of public submissions or it is in the public interest the document will be re-exhibited to allow for further public comment.

Once the public exhibition has concluded a final report will be presented to Council with the Officer's recommendation.