From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland’s Heritage Mall marks its 21st anniversary. The pavers of the mall were officially opened in grand fashion on November 17, 1988. "A very interesting and exciting part of our history in Maitland has been the mall,” Cr Blackmore said.
Full article by Briony Snedden available at Maitland Mercury, 17 Nov, 2009.