This week at Maitland council: December 11
On Tuesday night Maitland City Council will meet for the final time in 2018. On the agenda:
- Affordable housing development
St Vincent de Paul Housing will have an application determined for an affordable housing development in Maitland’s CBD. 17 apartments are proposed for a corner block next to the Currency Lass hotel, with a ground floor commercial space and 17 car spaces. Affordable housing developments are targeted at people who have low salaries or wages, so rent is priced at no more than 80 per cent of the market value.
- Tenambit flying foxes
Following a notice of motion last month, Council has reported back on efforts to date and ways forward to disperse a flying fox camp in Tenambit. While the owners of a large portion of the camp’s site currently have an application submitted to remove trees from the area, Council has suggested that a Camp Management Policy be developed. A policy is expected to make it easier to take action on the site as there are legal constraints around what can be done due to the bats being a threatened species.
- Public art at new Maitland hospital
Health Infrastructure NSW has proposed a partnership with Council to implement a public art project at the new hospital. Council has suggested its Open Museums, Open Minds framework would be ideal as there are artifacts from the current hospital that can be incorporated into the new build. The project would be at no cost to Council.
Maitland City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 5:30pm and are open to the public. They are also live streamed through maitland.nsw.gov.au. Following this meeting, Council will break until the end of January.