New city signage for Maitland.

Maitland City Council is rolling out the Brand Maitland Signage Program with 155 signs installed across 49 suburbs.

Mayor of Maitland, Cr Loretta Baker said this phase is a significant step in branding the city.

It was an honour to be onsite for the installation of the first sign this morning, which will enhance the warm welcome we, as a city, extend to our visitors and evoke a sense of pride for our citizens.” she said.

The aim of the Brand Maitland Signage Program and installation of the new signage is to welcome visitors to our city, provide pride of place for our residents and act as identifiers for local suburbs.

The Brand Maitland Signage Program began in 2015 with branded street blade signage seen in all new suburb developments and on a renewal basis across the city. 

The next phase of the signage program is additional 14 gateway signs installed at locations on the highway and other city entry points across the Maitland local government area. 

To find out more about other Council infrastructure projects, view the Capital Works Program at www.maitland.nsw.gov.au 

Woodberry Gets Govt Funding

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, The Hon. Catherine Cusack, today announced that Maitland City Council has been successful in securing almost $500,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 3. 

Having secured funding of $435,107 for Stage 1 of the Woodberry Youth Space, Council will commence project planning in consultation with local young people.

This project will see the full redevelopment of the existing skate park, in the same location.

An additional $50,000 has been secured for Council’s Youth Space Activation Project which will see a program of active recreation and community art projects delivered at four locations across the city.

I’m so pleased that Council has been successful in securing funding from the state government which will improve community spaces for young people across our city.” said Maitland City Council Mayor, Cr Loretta Baker.

The funding will allow us to commence development of a youth oriented space in Woodberry and create a recreation and social hub for young people in the area’. 

Manager Community and Recreation Laurie D’Angelo said the youth space will be developed with input from users of the space from the beginning of the project ensuring the completed facility meets the needs of the current and future local young people of Woodberry.  

Fred Harvey Oval has so much potential to be a key space for the Woodberry community and we are keen to commence our engagement which will inform the design of the Woodberry Youth Space,” he said.

Community engagement for Woodberry Youth Space is expected to commence in the new financial year.