From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland Council may not lead commemorations to mark the city’s bicentenary of European settlement, after consultation with Aboriginal community representatives.
Plans to commemorate the anniversary will be left to community groups, if councillors adopt a staff recommendation to be tabled on Tuesday.
In her report to councillors, Marketing and Communications manager Rachel MacLucas has recommended that council doesn’t officially take part in commemorations in 2018.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 12 Sep 2016.