Find any Council adopted policy that may relate to assets, corporate matters, the community, governance, planning and environment, finance, recreation or roads.
Open Access information
You can access particular information free of charge, online or by contacting Council.
- Agency Information Guide
Describes Council’s structure, functions and what information is held and how to access it.
- Government Contracts Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3
Records of contracts with a value of $150,000 or more.
- Planning and reporting documents
- Council meeting agendas and meetings
- Land register
Lists all land owned, vested in, or under Council’s control
- Investment register
Details of Council’s current investments
- Planning decisions register
Record of all planning decisions made by Council.
- Planning instruments
- Delegations Register
Record of all delegations by Council management to staff.
- Disclosure of interest returns
Annual returns of interest by ‘designated persons’. Available for inspection at the Maitland Administration Centre.
There are two types of requests you can make to access information:
- Informal requests, and
- Formal requests
Informal requests can be made for information which is not already published, and raises no particular concerns as to why it should be kept confidential.
Formal requests can be made for information relates to a Third Party, has significant public interest considerations, requests a large volume of information or significant time is required to consider the request.
Note: Formal Access Requests cannot be completed online. Please download the form, and submit it in person.
Access personal information
The disclosure log records information about access applications made to Council that may be of interest to other members of the public. The disclosure log contains non-personal information only.
Anyone making planning applications or submissions is required to disclose any reportable political donations or gifts at the time of making the application or submission.
You must complete a political disclosure form if you have made any reportable political donations.
Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons
As per Council’s Code of Conduct, a councillor or designated person must prepare and submit written disclosures relating to interests as specified in schedule 1 of this code within three months after:
- becoming a councillor or designated person, and
- 30 June of each year, and
- the councillor or designated person becoming aware of an interest required to disclose under schedule 1 that has not been previously disclosed and lodged.
Material on this website is subject to copyright and is intended for general use and information only. Users are permitted to print or download information and materials for personal use only and not for commercial or public use. Content must not be modified from how it appears on the website and must include a copyright notice.
Material appearing on linked sites may be subject to third party copyright. Council cannot give any permission to use such material and strongly recommends that you refer to the copyright notices on those sites before using such material.
Requests and enquiries concerning copyright can be addressed in writing to:
Contact Person: The General Manager, Maitland City Council
Mail: PO Box 220 MAITLAND NSW 2320
Council's use of information
Council has adopted a Copyright Policy which outlines Council’s commitment to copyright compliance and provides guidance to staff when using copyrighted materials both internally and externally to Council.
Public notification register
Section 59P of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, requires that Council maintain a Public Notification Register. Under section 59N(2) and 59P(3) details of data breaches are published in this register when the Act requires a person affected by a data breach to be notified but is not reasonably practicable to notify them individually.
We are required to publish details of any data breaches on this page.
There are currently no data breaches to report.
Public Interest Disclosure
A Public Interest Disclosure ('PID') is when a public official reports serious wrongdoing in their workplace, or in another public agency. Serious wrongdoing includes:
- corrupt conduct
- serious maladministration
- a government information contravention
- A local government pecuniary interest contravention
- a privacy contravention
- a serious and substantial waste of public money
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2022 (NSW) (‘PID Act’) is designed to encourage public officials in NSW to report serious wrongdoing and to protect them when they do.
Who is a public official?
‘Public official’ is defined in section 14 of the PID Act. With respect to Maitland City Council, you are a public official if:
- you are employed by or are a Councillor of Maitland City Council
- you are a contractor, subcontractor or volunteer who provides services, or exercises functions, on behalf of Maitland City Council, or
- you work for an entity (such as a non-government organisation) who is contracted by Maitland City Council to provide services or exercise functions on behalf of Maitland City Council — if you are involved in undertaking that contracted work.
Why report a PID?
If you have information that you believe shows, or tends to show, serious wrongdoing in relation to any aspect of Maitland City Council’s operations, it is a matter of public interest, and you have a responsibility to report it.
At Maitland City Council we take reports of serious wrongdoing seriously. We are committed to building a ‘speak up’ culture where public officials are encouraged to report any conduct that they reasonably believe involves wrongdoing.
Reporting a PID
To report a PID, please complete the Public Interest Disclosure Reporting Form and provide it to one of Maitland City Council’s Disclosure Officers as detailed in Annexure A of the Public Interest Disclosure Reporting Form.