DEVELOPMENT applications for a multi-million dollar council administration building and a waste and recycle facility will be decided this week.
Councillors unanimously supported the submission of the two proposals to the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel on Tuesday.
The plans for the new administration building, which has a $42 million price tag, include 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.
It also includes 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.
Labor councillor Ben Whiting said the administration building was an "important investment" into Maitland's future.
"It's been no secret the level of growth that Maitland has experienced and as part of that the workforce in our council has had to match that," Cr Whiting said.
The planning panel will also review an development application 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.
Labor councillor Don Ferris said it was a "natural progression" to build a new waste and recycling facility in Maitland.
"Our tip is nearly full. It's good we are getting this transfer station off the ground," he said.
"It's a hot topic, and trying to keep costs down for people who need to use the facility is paramount.
"There are a lot of opportunities to leverage off this like we've seen other councils with not-profit organisations."
A decision on both the applications will be made by the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel on Friday.