This week at Maitland council: November 27
Maitland City Council will meet on Tuesday night. On the agenda:
- Thornton warehouse development
Hume Doors and Timber are looking to expand into a new warehouse in Thornton on Hartley Drive, between Flip Out and Bridgestone. The DA before Council seeks construction of 5600 square metres of ground floor space with a small mezzanine, 36 car spaces and an internal road to allow fire service access.
- Seniors living development in Rutherford
Although the application has to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel, councillors will choose whether to support a 99 dwelling seniors living development within Heritage Parc. The dwellings will be single-storey, with the development to also include a community centre, swimming pool, bowling green and caravan parking area. An 80 dwelling seniors development is currently under construction in the estate.
- Parking around Maitland courthouse
Council has received a petition requesting short term car parks to be provided around the courthouse precinct, requesting at least 20 two hour spaces be available. The petition was organised by staff at Sempill St Surgery, which is next to the courthouse. 388 signatures are on the petition, although not all of the petition conforms to Council’s requirements.
- Flying foxes in Tenambit
Councillor Mitchell Griffin has submitted a Notice of Motion regarding a flying fox colony around Natalie Close in Tenambit. Cr Griffin believes there now may be up to 500 bats in the area which are particularly noisy in the middle of the night and creating a mess in residents’ backyards. He is requesting a report on any current actions being undertaken in the area and relevant information from the local flying fox management plan.
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.