From the Maitland Mercury report:
After years of chasing the Tidy Towns accolade Maitland has finally scooped up the title.
The annual Tidy Town awards have been renamed the Keep NSW Beautiful Blue Star Overall Regional Sustainability Award, so Maitland is officially a Blue Star city.
The Glebe Cemetery received first place in the cultural heritage award section, Grossmann High School received a highly commended in the community environment achievement award category and St Joseph’s Primary School received a highly commended in the going green education awards category.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 9 Nov 2016.