Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Maitland council releases master plan for Walka Water Works

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Walka Water Works was once touted as a potential crocodile sanctuary and the possible home for a chocolate factory in Maitland.
But after the many ideas that have failed to take shape over the years, Maitland City Council now plans to turn the site into an education and tourist hub that celebrates the ­property’s ecology and historical contribution to the region.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, councillors voted to put the Walka Water Works Interpretation Master Plan on public exhibition for the next month.
Council has received a $40,000 grant from the state ­government to implement the first stage of the plan, which will focus on developing educational attractions at the site for school groups and visitors.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 28, 2015.