From the Maitland Mercury report:
All evidence of brick making could be erased from the former PGH works at Metford under $1 million plans to demolish the buildings on the site.
The works could make way for new developments, including the potential for residential housing.
An application lodged with Maitland City Council on behalf of CSR Building Products said the proposed demolition was the first step in the rehabilitation of the site to allow future land uses to be considered.
The land on both sides of Metford Road is owned by the Crown, and identified by the council as the Metford Preliminary Investigation Area.
Full article by Briony Snedden available at Maitland Mercury, 24 Aug, 2011.