Central Maitland’s heritage could be used to revitalise the city centre in dramatic and unusual ways.Maitland City Council will put its Heritage Interpretation Master Plan on public exhibition after councillors last night approved the draft document.
The revitalisation of central Maitland was sparked after figures showed the number of residents in the city centre had dropped by two thirds between 1954 and 2009.
The master plan is designed to interpret the city’s heritage to create themes and attractions to draw businesses, visitors and residents back to the heart of Maitland.
This includes potentially revitalising the city’s laneway network, installing giant pieces of public art in the city centre and the University of Newcastle’s Collaborative Environments for Creative Arts Research (CeCAR) project.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 22, 2014.