BY JARROD MELMETH
Maitland City Council has unveiled its plans to make High Street greener as part of the Administration Centre construction project.
As part of the plans a number of large street trees will be planted with native grasses and ground covers in the area as well as upgrades to the pedestrian crossing, bus stop and restoration of the concrete, sandstone and flagstone pavements.
Council hopes to incorporate a gateway plaza into a future stage of the project.
Council’s Project Manager Aaron Cook says they’re excited to present the proposal which will tie in seamlessly with the landscaping planned as part of the Maitland Administration Centre.
“We know the community is passionate about having green spaces spread across our city and we believe this proposal will provide a fantastic addition to Central Maitland, the Centre and the High Street domain,” Mr Cook said.
Council has plans to remove some trees as part of the project but says there will be a substantial net gain of vegetation once construction is complete.