Friday, November 3, 2017

Historic Morpeth caught in Maitland council crossfire

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Just three meetings into Maitland’s newly elected council and there is already a clear division between elected representatives with historic Morpeth caught in the crossfire.
A seemingly mundane recommendation to consult Morpeth community members on a State plan to list Morpeth as a heritage conservation area was overturned in a shock motion during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
Labor’s Robert Aitchison supported a council officer’s recommendation to consult the community but team Penfold member Mike Yarrington moved to quash the plan which Deputy Mayor Sally Halliday supported.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, October 29 2017.