Developing our Economy
Our economy is thriving. We embrace an innovative and diversified mix of businesses and have access to local jobs, shopping and produce. Maitland is well known as a great place to live, work, visit and invest. Central Maitland is the vibrant heart of our city.
Council encourages employment generating industry and is particularly interested in boosting export oriented or import replacing companies.
Centrally located to the Hunter Valley's mining, wine and agriculture industries, Maitland is a logical choice for value added manufacturing such as food processing companies and mining support. Manufacturing and construction remain two of Maitland's core economic drivers and will continue to value add and support other sectors within the industrial chain.
Commerce is thriving with the revitalisation and ongoing development of our business precincts. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have used Maitland as a springboard for entrepreneurship creating an appealing retail mix to match the already flourishing professional services, health industry and visitor economy.
Maitland is embarking on an urban renewal pilot project called Create Maitland to activate vacant properties in key commercial sites by offering short term tenures for creatives. Council is now an affiliate member of Renew Australia. Read our FAQ's for property owners to find out more about this initiative.
For a pilot project to occur formal commitment is needed from property owners to provide access to a suitable and available property. To achieve this, a Create Maitland Prospectus of interested creatives and makers looking for a space and details of their offering has been compiled.
Register your property in the Create Maitland urban renewal project by completing the expression of interest form.
For more information please contact Council's City Economy Officer Caroline Booth by calling 02 4934 9868 or emailing Caroline.Booth@maitland.nsw.gov.au
When planning for economic development, the goal is to create and maintain a strong, vibrant local economy.
Council, together with a broad range of stakeholders, will prepare an Economic Development Strategy for Maitland. Objectives will be focused on creating the conditions for Maitland to prosper and to ensure that the local economy continues to grow and that the workforce is suitably skilled to support future economic growth.
Responsibility for achieving these outcomes will sit with a range of agencies, from Council and government organisations through to the local business community.
Over the coming months we will be engaging with the local business community through a survey. If you own or operate a business in Maitland, this will be your opportunity to tell us your issues and ideas to help us work towards the continued growth of a prosperous and vibrant city.
Want to be involved?
Please register your interest via the email address below.