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Maitland council planning to outlay $210m in 2024/25

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Maitland City Council is planning to invest more than $200 million in the next financial year to enhance its LGA even further.

The organisation’s proposal includes major recreational facilities, as well as road and bridge upgrades.

Council’s draft Operational Plan 2024/25 is now on public exhibition until 9 May.

It details how it plans to manage and maintain $1.9 billion worth of assets, including roads, bridges, drains, libraries and parks.

The draft outlines council’s rating structure, fees and charges for the year ahead, too, with a budget of $154 million for the delivery of services and $56 million for a comprehensive Infrastructure Program.

Highlights of the latter include the continued upgrade of Raymond Terrace Road, the Melville Ford Bridge replacement design, the blueprint and construction of a sportsground in Chisholm, Max McMahon Oval amenities strategy and improvements to Maitland Vale Road.

“As a council, we are delighted to present this plan, which details the actions, services and projects we will undertake to continue shaping Maitland into a place we can be truly proud of,” general manager Jeff Smith said.

“Maitland remains one of Australia’s fastest growing inland cities, boasting an annual growth rate consistently exceeding 2.4%.

“Such high growth presents our council with distinctive challenges, including increased demand for essential services and infrastructure to accommodate our expanding community.

“With this in mind, we place significant emphasis on advancing both financial sustainability and resilience.

“This strategic direction enables council to effectively manage these pressures while upholding essential service levels, infrastructure standards and embedding a culture of continuous improvement.”

Public feedback can be made about the Operational Plan 2024-25 online at yoursay.maitland.nsw.gov.au, by emailing [email protected] or by writing to the General Manager at PO Box 220, Maitland, NSW 2320.

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