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Monday, May 10, 2021

Maitland City Council unveils $182m draft operational plan

Maitland City Council’s $182 million draft 2021/22 operational plan has been released for community feedback.

The final year proposal within council’s established four-year delivery program will see an extensive list of capital works projects start and continue, alongside a range of services and initiatives to be provided to residents, business and visitors, all aligned to established community priorities.

Council has developed a balanced budget position, returning this year to the established rate peg that will see average residential rates increase by $46.90.

“As we move into the new financial year, we will continue our focus on an extensive construction program, which will see a range of new community and sporting facilities, roads and footpath works, in addition to the construction of the Maitland Administration Centre and Town Hall,” Maitland City mayor Loretta Baker said.

“The plan outlines actions to be undertaken for the financial year, and incorporates a draft operating budget, fees and charges, rating structure, and works program.

“It further summarises services and programs including aquatics, community facilities, events, libraries, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Gaol, waste management, environment and sustainability compliance and development planning.”

The draft 2021/22 operation plan presents draft fees and charges for the use of community facilities, including pool programs and access, waste management, sports and recreation usage, hall and room hire, waste disposal, development activity, rates and charges.

“We want to hear what the residents have to say on the services and projects detailed in the plan and on the proposed fees and charges for these,” Cr Baker said.

The draft 2021/22 operational plan, as part of the Delivery Program 2018-22 (Revised), will be on public exhibition until 16 May.

A report will then be presented to council following the public exhibition period.

For further information or to provide feedback visit www.maitlandyoursay.com.au

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