Queens Wharf Morpeth draft Plan of Management and Masterplan

Feedback for the draft Plan of Management has now closed.

The Hunter River is one of Maitland’s greatest and most popular natural and recreational assets. Council has embarked on a strategic plan to enhance access points and recreational opportunities at Queens Wharf Morpeth and the Lorn Riverbank, a project jointly funded by Roads and Maritime Services.

After extensive consultation with the community in 2016, a draft Plan of Management and Masterplan for Queens Wharf Morpeth has been prepared and we are now seeking your feedback.

What is proposed for Queens Wharf Morpeth?

Future objectives for the site have been developed in consultation with the community, the proposed objectives include:

  • Improved access to the Hunter River
  • Improved access to the park and circulation throughout the park whilst caring for the natural ecology and environment
  • Improved opportunities for recreation within the park
  • Park enhancements that complement the identity of the Morpeth community and incorporates Maitland’s long term vision for the area
  • Proposed reclassification of identified land to Community Land

Want to know more?

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Contributions to this consultation closed for evaluation and review on 22 September 2017. The project team will report back on the project outcomes once presented to Council for consideration.

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Council approves Plan of Management and Masterplan

At its meeting on 28 November 2017, Council approved the Plan of Management and Masterplan for Queens Wharf Morpeth. The final plans consider feedback received from the community during consultation initiatives spanning from early 2016 to September 2017.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the consultation period, you can view the final plans and the Council Report including a summary of the feedback received below:

Key dates
28 November 2017

Council approved Plan of Management and Masterplan for Queens Wharf Morpeth

30 August 2017

Public Hearing for proposed categorisation of land.

23 August 2017

Community drop in session.

12 August to 13 August 2017

Engagement pop up at Aroma.

Project timeline

A Study into Access to the Hunter and Patterson Rivers was undertaken by Council.


Maitland City Council Identified Lorn and Morpeth as priority areas.


Community Workshops and Consultation to inform Draft Management and Master Plans.

June 2017

Council meeting endorsed the exhibition of Draft Management and Master Plans.

12 August 2017

Draft Plan of Management and Masterplan for Queens Wharf Morpeth and Lorn Riverbank open for exhibition and submissions.

12-13 August 2017

Aroma Festival - Maitland Your Say team available to discuss the project and take submissions.

23 August 2017

Community information drop in sessions.

29 - 30 August 2017

Independent Public Hearing on the Plans.

22 September 2017

Draft Plan of Management and Masterplan for Queens Wharf Morpeth and Lorn Riverbank exhibition period closed.