Welcome to the fastest growing regional city in NSW.
Public and private investment is shaping our city, creating economic opportunity, and bolstering liveability in our city. Major infrastructure includes the Hunter Expressway and the $470m new Maitland Hospital.
Council is driving urban renewal in Central Maitland, with award winning redevelopment of The Levee and Riverlink Building, and Maitland Regional Athletics Centre. and the brand new Maitland Administration Centre.
Why invest in Maitland?
Home to over
Annual economic output of
Employment in Maitland
We're proudly home to over 35,000 workers, with particular strength in health and construction.
- 14% are employed in health and social assistance
- 11% are employed in retail trade
- 9% are employed in construction.
Our labour market
Maitland provides over 28,300 jobs, with many in population serving industries. Our ambition is to grow more jobs and quality career outcomes in our City.
- 16% are jobs in health care
- 13% are jobs in retail trade
- 12% are jobs in construction
We welcome start ups, established businesses and investors to consider Maitland for your next venture.
We have researched consumer demand to develop two prospectus documents that detail opportunities for businesses in Central Maitland, including The Levee, and Morpeth.
Precincts in Maitland
- Thornton Industrial Estate
Thornton offers a rare opportunity for large floor space commercial users, bulky goods and service retail users. It is positioned near rail, road and air transport, making it an ideal location for freight and distribution. Thornton hosts a variety of businesses, including material suppliers, automotive services, construction and freight services.
- Racecourse Business Park - Maitland
Flanking the New England Highway, Rutherford is uniquely positioned to capitalise on new growth in the western part of Maitland and to access markets in the Upper Hunter. Large lots – including undeveloped sites – present a unique opportunity. The industrial area stretches over 140 hectares, and is home to fabricators, distributors, bulky goods retail and sporting facilities.
- Anambah Business Park - Rutherford
Located in the west of Maitland, the estate has a long frontage to New England Highway. Level land and access to the Hunter make this a popular site for mining support and engineering uses.
Lifestyle and shopping precincts
- The Levee
The Levee is a lifestyle precinct at the heart of Central Maitland. Running adjacent to the beautiful Hunter River, The Levee is a premier shopping and recreation destination. It boasts close to 300 traders, including professional services, retail and dining.
- East Maitland
The small pocket precinct of Lawes and High Street in East Maitland includes The Village Walk Arcade and offers a collection of speciality and service shops.
A small shopping strip that provides everything you could want at your doorstep with shop owners that know the community who walk through their doors.
The historic town of Morpeth is a premier boutique shopping and dining precinct nestled on the Hunter River. It's a tourist town known for its genuine charm with chic shops, trendy cafés and restaurants. Businesses are generally open from Thursday to Sunday.
Lorn's shopping precinct has a great sense of charm. It presents a great mix of food options and services along with a great playground close by for the kids.
Thornton features high quality retail offerings, food and community services all within a convenient pocket precinct that delivers accessible and stress free shopping.
- Stockland Green Hills
Stockland Green Hills has more than doubled in size thanks to a $372 million redevelopment. The expanded centre includes more than 225 speciality shops, Big W, a new Target and a new Dan Murphy’s store, as well as improvements to the existing supermarkets and ‘mini-majors’.
- Pender Place
Located in the heart of Maitland, Pender Place Shopping Centre provides plenty of parking and includes Woolworths, Priceline Pharmacy and a range of speciality stores.
- Thornton Shopping Centre
Thornton Shopping Centre offers over 200 parking spaces and is home to Coles, and over 30 stores including speciality retailers and professional services.
- Maitland Riverside Plaza
Maitland Riverside Plaza is located within The Levee and is home to ALDI, Kmart and independent retailers.
- Rutherford Marketplace
Located on the corner of the New England highway and Alexandra Avenue, Rutherford Marketplace is a shopping centre anchored by Woolworths, with a variety of food and services available.