This week at Maitland council: March 12
Maitland City Council will meet again tomorrow night. On the agenda:
- The passing of Milton Morris AO
Councillor Loretta Baker will use a Mayoral Minute to address last month’s passing of ‘Mr Maitland’ Milton Morris. His contributions to the city as a Member of Parliament, Transport Minister and chairman of the Hunter Valley Training Company will be acknowledged. Mr Morris was also made a Freeman of the City of Maitland in 1994.
- Bunnings redevelopment
Bunnings has submitted a development application to expand its Telarah store by 5200m², taking the single-storey retail space to almost 18,000m². The expansion would take the warehouse into the existing carpark, with a new carpark to be created that would increase the total number of spaces by 130 and be connected to the store by a bridge over wetlands. A second vehicle access point is also proposed off Bungaree Street, with new hours sought which would see the store open at 6am each day, and close at 10pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends and public holidays.
- Thornton group homes
Council has received two applications to change the use of houses in Thornton to become residential group homes. Located in the Wirraway estate, they are part of five similar applications for houses within a two kilometre radius. One house is already understood to be operating as a group home, with the application to formalise its use. No physical works are to be undertaken on the properties.
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.