Maitland Council has reopened the call for six community representatives for the Morpeth Bicentenary Working Group (MBWG).

From the Illustrated Sydney News 16 October 1865

In November last year, Council called for expressions of interest from Morpeth based residents or businesses to be part of the Morpeth Bicentenary Working Group. However only two submissions were received.

Council is now reopening the expression of interest period, in conjunction with a targeted campaign in Morpeth to encourage interest in the process.

In 2019, Council chose to lead in organising bicentenary celebrations for the township of Morpeth, which will occur in November 2021.

The MBWG, will undertake preliminary scoping to form options as to how the bicentenary could be commemorated. The Group will be tasked with developing a project proposal that will be reported to the new Council, following the September 2020 Council elections, for determination.

This is a chance for Morpeth based residents and businesses to have their say on what might be possible to commemorate the bicentenary of Morpeth,” said council’s Executive Manager Vibrant City Rachel MacLucas.

The first time around we didn’t receive enough nominations from the Morpeth community for the working group, but we believe there is significant community interest around the Bicentenary, so we’d like to see a diverse group of people submit an EOI for assessment.”

The EOI process is now open and closes at 5.00pm Sunday 9 February 2020. To find out more and to apply visit