A multi-million dollar council administration building and a new waste transfer and recycling facility may be a step closer, with councillors set to review the plans the week.
On Tuesday, Maitland councillors will discuss the submission of the development applications for the $42.8 million administration building and waste facility at East Maitland to the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel.
The proposal for the new adminstration building includes the construction of a new three-storey administration building, a 202 capacity car park and demolition of the existing residential flat building at 18 Devonshire Street and single residential dwelling at 3 Grant Street.
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The plans also include the refurbishment and integration of the c.1860 'Town Hall Cafe' at 273 High Street which will be multi-functional including temporary public exhibition and function space.
Maitland Council have also submitted another development application to the regional planning panel for a waste transfer and recycling facility at the existing Mt Vincent site.
The proposal includes a small vehicle waste and recycling facility, a material segregation facility, new gatehouse to support the existing weighbridges and an administration building.
The application was publicly exhibited for 30 days from August 15, 2016 until September 16, 2016.
A total of three submissions were received with the key issues raised relating to view impacts, lack of consultation with adjoining land owners, lawfulness of the existing operations and accuracy of the proposed plans.
The development applications will be assessed by the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel because they exceed the $5 million limit.
If supported by councillors, the development applications will go before the planning panel on November 20.