Remembering a Maitland Treasure
It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Pat Allen, a true Maitland identity and much loved member of our community. Pat was a diminutive figure who had a very big presence in our city and in the lives of so many people, she will be sorely missed. I always loved Pat’s spirit, optimism and seemingly boundless energy. I also loved that she was a ‘straight shooter’ and there was never any ambiguity on what Pat stood for; family, church and the city of Maitland, all figured largely in her life.
I feel very privileged to have known Pat Allen and in a world that is increasingly reactive and fickle, her strength and integrity shone.
Rest in Peace Pat. You will be missed.
Hume Housing to open in Central Maitland
I have been looking forward to Hume Housing’s office opening in Maitland for a number of weeks now.
Hume Housing already provides homes and services to more than 4,000 customers across New South Wales and we have been enthusiastic about their transition to Maitland. They will manage tenancies for our diverse residents through a range of partnerships.
Hume Housing will make a huge difference to the community and I am really excited that they have been able to open in Central Maitland. There are around 50 staff set to work out of the Maitland office which will be great for housing issues in the area, not to mention the little boost in The Levee’s lunchtime economy.
To find out more about what Hume Housing do click here.
Great news for local hockey club
This weekend I will have the opportunity to attend the official opening of the Maitland Hockey Turf Association’s new clubhouse and amenities. The new additions are valued at around $500,000 and were constructed with the assistance of grant funding and the support of the hockey community and local businesses.
With Maitland growing and evolving, so too will our sporting (and hockey) community so having facilities like this built is very important for the development of our city.