MAITLAND City Council will determine the fate of a development application and discuss a submission to the department of planning for the new hospital.
An application for the construction of two dwellings on an existing block at New England Highway, Rutherford.
Councillors will also consider a submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on the New Maitland Hospital.
Council officers have flagged concerns from the State Significant Infrastructure application including traffic, access and parking; contamination; biodiversity, industrial heritage; noise and vibration and water cycle management.
"Review of the EIS for Stage 2 of the NMH development has revealed a number of deficiencies, which Council believes should be brought to the Department's attention and adequately addressed and assessed prior to any approval being granted by the Minister," a council document said.
"These matters are addressed in detail in the attached draft submission, to be forwarded to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for consideration."
Labor councillor Robert Aitchison has also raised concerns about a hike of the council-paid Emergency Services Levy.
As part of a new changes by the NSW Government to workers' compensation, councils levy was hiked by 10.8 per cent.
A response by the general manager David Evans responded that council's provided 11.7 per of the levy.
"The total amount of $788,040.41 for the 2019/2020 ESL contribution is within the amount budgeted for this financial year. No services or programs will need to be changed to fund the ESL." Council's next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 5.30pm.