Maitland (map) is a dynamic and growing city offering green field industrial land, commercial investment and tourism opportunities, conveniently situated at the junction of major transport routes in the lower Hunter.

Maitland is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia with a growth rate consistently above 2% per annum. With a population of 79,340 in 2016, Maitland is expected to have over 90,000 residents by 2023. With the city growing at the rate of one family per day, the population includes a healthy combination of skills across all major sectors.

Extensive land releases for residential, industrial, commercial and retail developments are fuelling a strong construction industry, which are supported by a series of strategic planning documents including the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 and the Maitland Development Control Plan.

Greenfield residential developments are planned at Farley, Thornton North, Anambah, Gillieston Heights, Greta, Aberglasslyn and Louth Park in the next five years, complemented by infill developments in already established suburbs. Fast growing industrial and commercial areas at Thornton and Rutherford are attracting a diverse range of industries and industry support businesses for the broader Hunter region.

Maitland also offers a variety of independent and mainstream retail options along with an evolving visitor economy, with a particular focus on high quality events.

This website contains economic insights for the Maitland LGA. For further information, contact Maitland City Council on ph: 02 4934 9700.