From the Maitland Mercury report:
Ugly power poles and wires in Maitland’s High Street have come under attack from a long-serving councillor who wants them felled and sunk underground.
Councillor Ray Fairweather will urge council tomorrow to consider consigning the power lines to history. The lines between Ken Tubman Drive and the rail overpass are the last remnants of an antiquated transmission system banished in the mall and up to the Long Bridge.
“It might have been all right in the horse and buggy days but not any more,” Cr Fairweather said. “It’s time to get out of the horse and buggy and into the digital era.”
Full article by Sam Norris available at Maitland Mercury, 25 Jun, 2012.