From the Maitland Mercury report:
A Maitland City Council decision to celebrate the city’s bicentenary, despite strong objections from council officers and some civic leaders, could be overturned at tomorrow night’s council meeting.
Councillors Loretta Baker, Bob Geoghegan and Ben Whiting have lodged a rescission motion to quash Cr Philip Penfold’s plan to celebrate the bicentenary in 2018.
Cr Penfold’s motion was passed by one vote at the September 13 council meeting where the issue was debated at length with councillors Baker and Penfold
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 26 Sep 2016.