Michaela Swan sitting in front of art installation


Project Status


This summer, Maitland City Council’s ‘Maitlanes’ initiative is transforming seven local laneways into vibrant and unique play spaces defined by splashes of colour and creativity. 

About Maitlanes

Maitland City Council’s ‘Maitlanes’ initiative will see seven Central Maitland laneways temporarily transformed into vibrant and unique play spaces.

Each laneway will boast its own distinctive visual aesthetic, with the laneways encompassing everything from murals, overhead lighting, soundscapes, augmented reality experiences, additional seating to support outdoor dining, shade, greenery and a four month activation program.

Maitlanes aims to:

  • Provide more and better green open spaces that improve walkability and connection, enable day and night activity, and increase footfall
  • Drive collaboration and partnerships between local government and other sectors
  • Trial temporary interventions and pop up activations, with a view to introduce more permanent changes in the future.

Maitland project locations

  • (M)eat @ Stillsby - Stillsby Lane

  • Maitland's Lost Cedar Forests - NAB Laneway

  • Urban Jungle - Moore Street, between Elgin and Albion Street

  • Oasis - Dransfield Laneway

  • Cocktails on Coffin - Coffin Lane

  • Name It And They Will Come - Unnamed Lane

  • Take Me To The River - Drill Hall Lane North and Preschool Lane

Location Map

Maitlanes location map

Expressions of interest

Maitland City Council is seeking quotes and draft concept designs from suitable practitioners who embody the creative flair and practical experience to design and install two laneway installations as part of our Maitlanes, Streets as Shared Spaces program.

The laneway installations include public rt and laneway installations.

Public Art

Expressions of interest have now closed

This project brief outlines two custom projects, including design, development, and install of:

  • (M) eat @ Stilsbys - Urban street art mural
  • Maitland’s Lost Cedar Forest – Interpretation mural

Laneway Installations

Expressions of interest have now closed

This project brief outlines two custom laneway projects, including design, development, installation and removal (where required) of:

  • Urban Jungle - A temporary streetscape transformation hidden behind a decorative entrance to unveil a lush , tropical 'Urban Jungle'.
  • Oasis - An inviting and unexpected space for the community to relax, recharge and connect.

More Information

For any further questions please contact Place Activation Team on 4931 2869 or place.activation@maitland.nsw.gov.au

The Maitlanes initiative is proudly funded by NSW Government’s ‘Streets as Shared Spaces’ (SaSS) program.