City Information

Maitland, first settled by Europeans in approximately 1810, is the focus of a diversity of economic activities including agriculture, tourism, mining, manufacturing, transport and construction industries. Its long history is reflected in the many historic buildings built in the mid 1800s, using local sandstone and cedar.

Arguably Maitland’s greatest asset is its location on the rich alluvial flats of the Hunter and Paterson Rivers. It is one of the most highly productive areas in NSW and a service centre for a rich agricultural hinterland. With access to two national highways, a 90-minute freeway drive to Sydney, 30 minutes to the vineyards, Newcastle and Port Stephens, close proximity to airports, shipping terminals and freight rail access, you won’t find a better base than Maitland.

However, there is more to Maitland than just its location. Maitland is the 'Can Do' city and existing and new enterprises will experience the benefits of this cultural attitude. The city’s Council is extremely proactive in making Maitland an attractive proposition. It understands that through commercial growth, Maitland can build on its reputation as one of Australia’s greatest cities and commercial centres.

Maitland also has a “Can Do” population. Residents understand the need to work with all stake holders in preserving the city’s heritage and environment while at the same time helping business and industry to forge new endeavours.

Geographic Data

Latitude South 32o45'
Longitude East 151o35'
Elevation above sea level 6 metres
Area 396.27 kilometres2

Climatic Data

Annual average rainfall (mm) 804.3  
Temperature (oC) Av. daily max. Av. daily min.
January 30.4 18.4
July 18.0 6.4

Source: Bureau of Meteorology, Maitland Visitor Information Centre

Population

Census Males Females Total
1991 23,289 23,669 46,958
1996 24,502 25,345 49,847
2001 26,388 27,415 53,803 
2006 30,250 31,630 61,880

Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006

More detailed population information is available by consulting the Maitland Community Profile

Local Government Personnel

General Manager Mr David Evans
Group Manager, Planning, Environment and Lifestyle Mr Bernie Mortomore
Group Manager, Infrastructure and Works Mr Chris James
Group Manager, Administration and Governance Mr Graeme Tolhurst
Executive Manager, Major Projects Mr Wayne Cone
Executive Manager, Human Resources Ms Marie O Connell
Executive Manager, Strategy and Performance Ms Leah Flint

Local Members of Parliament

Federal Representatives
Ms Meryl Swanson Paterson ALP
02 4983 2401
Mr David Gillespie Lyne NAT 02 6557 8910
State Representative
Ms Jenny Aitchison Maitland                                        ALP 02 4933 1617

Local Government Services and Facilities

Council Administration 4934 9700
Mt Vincent Waste Disposal Depot 4934 1888
Art Gallery 4934 9859
Community Options Project 4934 9758
Community Planning Team 4934 9818
Recreation Planning Team       4934 9736
Libraries  
- Maitland 4933 6952
- East Maitland 4933 7122
- Rutherford 4932 8730
- Thornton 4964 4468
Maitland Visitor's Information Centre 4931 2800
Maitland City Centre 4934 1981
Maitland Gaol 4936 6482
Swimming Pools  
- Maitland 4933 5073
- East Maitland 4933 3488
Walka Water Works 4934 9708

NSW Government Services and Departments

Court Houses  
- Maitland 4934 2688
- East Maitland 4933 7844
Human Services Centre (formerly docs) 4939 4800
Crown Lands Office 4937 9300
Fire Stations  
- Maitland 4934 7258
- Morpeth 4933 2757
- East Maitland 4934 7497
- Telarah 4932 8223
Hospital 4939 2000
Housing NSW 4934 0444
NSW Department of Primary Industries  
- Minerals 1300 736 122
- Agriculture 1800 808 095
- Fisheries 1300 550 474
- Forest 1300 655 687
Police Stations  
- Maitland 4934 0200
- Morpeth 4933 6244
Roads and Traffic Authority 132 213
State Rail Authority CityRail 131 500
Railway Stations
- Maitland 4933 6666
- East Maitland 4933 7256
- Thornton 4962 9929
CentreLink 13 1021

Commonwealth Services

Post OFFICES  
- Maitland 13 13 18
- Morpeth 4933 6242
- North Maitland 4933 6595
- Rutherford 4932 8852
- Tenambit 4933 7299
- East Maitland 4933 9524
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