Invest in Maitland

Welcome to the second 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.

Morpeth Bridge

Why invest in Maitland?

Home to over

96,000 people

Supports over

35,200 jobs

Annual economic output of

$13.9 billion

Employment in Maitland

Businesswoman in Maitland

Our labour market

Maitland supports over 35,000 jobs, with particular strength in health and construction.

  • 20% are jobs in health care and social assistance
  • 13% are jobs in retail trade
  • 12% are jobs in construction.

Our workforce

With many of our workers in population serving industries, our ambition is to grow more jobs and quality career outcomes in our City.

  • 19% are professionals
  • 16% are technicians and trades workers
  • 15% are community and personal service workers.

Business opportunities

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.

Residents eating in Maitland

Precincts in Maitland

Industrial areas

  • 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.
Industrial area of Maitland

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.
  • Tenambit
    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.
  • Morpeth
    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
    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
    Thornton features high quality retail offerings, food and community services all within a convenient pocket precinct that delivers accessible and stress free shopping.
Maitland residents

Shopping centres

  • 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 Central
    Maitland Central 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.
Maitland residents shopping
See Also
New resident guide
Grow my business
Economic development
Our Town - Greater Hunter video