Goodhugh Street playground, East Maitland

Vision for Maitland's future is coming to life

Maitland residents are being urged to have their say before community consultation on a new 10 year Community Strategic Plan concludes at the end of June. 

More than 2,500 contributions have been collected so far, and this data is starting to paint a picture of key issues, community values and the areas that Maitland Council can both focus on and improve in. 

Maitland City Council General Manager Jeff Smith is calling on more locals to ‘share their vision for the future of Maitland’ before the consultation closes on 30 June. 

‘Our Community Strategic Plan is our shared vision for the future of Maitland – the city that more than 90,000 people call home. It captures what we love most about our community today and our hopes for how it will grow and improve in the years ahead,’ Mr Smith said. 

‘This plan will drive the decisions made by Council about the things that really matter to Maitland residents, so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to get involved and have their say.’ 

Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Maitland is growing faster than previously forecast. 

‘The Maitland area is growing by six people a day, which means the city’s population is likely to exceed 144,550 by 2041,’ Mr Smith said. 

‘That growth rate means it has never been more crucial to capture the values and priorities of our community so we can plan accordingly.’ 

Residents can have their say on Maitland’s new Community Strategic Plan by visiting