Council’s $182 million draft Operational Plan 2021/22 has been released for community feedback.
The final year plan within Council’s established four year Delivery Program will see an extensive list of capital works projects commence and continue, alongside a range of services and programs to be provided to residents, business and visitors, all aligned to established community priorities.
Council has developed a balanced budget position, returning this year to the established rate peg that will see average residential rates increase by $46.90.
Maitland Mayor Loretta Baker says, ‘As we move into the new financial year, we will continue our focus on an extensive construction program, which will see a range of new community and sporting facilities, roads and footpath works, in addition to the construction of the Maitland Administration Centre and Town Hall.
The Plan outlines actions to be undertaken for the financial year, and incorporates a draft operating budget, fees and charges, rating structure, and works program.
The Plan further outlines services and programs including aquatics, community facilities, events, libraries, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Gaol, waste management, environment and sustainability compliance and development planning.
The Plan presents draft fees and charges for the use of community facilities, including pool programs and access, waste management, sports and recreation usage, hall and room hire, waste disposal, development activity, rates and charges.
‘We want to hear what the community has to say on the services and projects detailed in the plan and on the proposed fees and charges for these’, added Mayor Baker.