From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland's internationally acclaimed Steamfest could lose status, if more funds are not channeled into the event.
A Maitland council meeting this week heard how costs for the delivery of the festival have grown substantially in recent years.
A report said increasing costs present a challenge for staff who attempt to continue to deliver a quality product with less funds for activity programming and marketing.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 1 Mar 2017.