Prosperous and vibrant city
A key driver in ensuring Maitland continues its development as a contemporary city is a focus on the thriving economy including plans, programs and activity that maintain Maitland’s growing reputation as a vibrant city.
This means making sure Maitland remains a great city to live, run a business, invest, work, as well as a welcoming place to visit.And we should have the infrastructure that meets the needs of a modern city. Council, now and into the future, is working with local businesses and stakeholders to attract new industries to our city, supporting growth and investment through embracing new technology and innovation to develop into a smart city that will help improve liveability.
Knights vs Sharks a vibrant spotlight
It’s on again! Maitland will play host to a pre-sea on NRL trial match on Saturday 2 March 2019.
This time, the nib Newcastle Knights will be taking on the Cronulla Sharks in what is sure to be some first class rugby league right here in Maitland at No.1 Sportsground. Beyond the fact that it is a great spectacle having the Knights return, events of this scale and calibre have flow on effects for our ocal economy and the promotion of our city.
February’s trial game attracted 6,500 people, received over $287,000 in national media coverage, reached over 120,000 people via social media, and boosted our local economy by an estimated $689,000. It’s clear to see the benefits for Maitland in the numbers, and this is looking at just one event.
Council’s continued investment in infrastructure pays off with these flow on benefits as well whilst also meeting the needs of our growing community. The upcoming development of the Maitland Regional Sports Hub, will put Maitland in an even more competitive position to bid for and host national cultural and sporting events, adding opportunities for the people of Maitland and supporting Maitland’s business and visitor economies.
Tickets to the nib Newcastle Knights and Cronulla Sharks preseason trial on 2 March 2019 are currently on sale now at maitlandevents.com.au. February’s game sold out so book your tickets now and come support your favourite team!