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Maitland Town Hall & adj Office Building & Supper Room

Item details

Name of item: Maitland Town Hall & adj Office Building & Supper Room
Other name/s: Maitland City Council Administration Centre
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Community Facilities
Category: Hall Town Hall
Location: Lat: -32.7376296541 Long: 151.5606286210
Primary address: High Street, Maitland, NSW 2320
Parish: Maitland
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Maitland
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Mindaribba
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT414 DP1096629
LOT23 DP1096701
LOT1 DP117532
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
High StreetMaitlandMaitlandMaitlandNorthumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Maitland City CouncilLocal Government29 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

Maitland Town Hall is significant within New South Wales as a representative of nineteenth-century civic centres with grand architectural forms. This town hall’s Victorian Architecture is impressive in its High Street streetscape and intact state. The tower makes the town hall a local landmark and reinforces the role of High Street as the dominant thoroughfare of the town. The town hall is the best example of its type within the Upper Hunter region, and comparable to other regional town halls of the 1880s Boom period. It is of regional significance for demonstrating the growth, prosperity and regional importance of West Maitland from the 1880s. The continuation of the original council chamber functions provides evidence for the civic stability of Maitland and has associations with key events and people in Maitland’s municipal history. The town hall has important associations with the cultural life of West Maitland and wider region as a venue for performers and focal point for community events.

Reference : adapted from Maitland Town Hall Heritage Impact Statement by Heritas Architecture dated November 2005
Date significance updated: 09 Jul 19
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Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Local and municipal self-governance-

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act 57(2) on adj.bldgs,NOT on Town Hall

Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
grant an exemption from subsection (1) (e) of section 57 of the said act in respect of the former office building and supper room adjacent to the Maitland Town Hall, High Street, Maitland, being the land shown edged heavy black on the plan catalogued H.C. 365 in the office of the Heritage Council of New South Wales.
Sep 9 1983
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for commentConservation Management Plan for Town Hall Jul 3 2012

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0018302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0018304 Sep 81 1344732
Local Environmental Plan 199303 Sep 93 0985526

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenHeritas Architecture2006adapted from Maitland Town Hall Heritage Impact Statement
WrittenJyoti Somerville Pty Ltd (February 2003)2003Maitland Town Hall - Conservation Management Plan
TourismMaitland - Hunter Valley2013High Street Architecture Heritage Walk View detail
WrittenProf R Ian Jack in association with Jyoti Somerville1999Maitland Town Hall Historical Study
TourismTourism NSW2007Maitland Heritage Walk (central precinct) View detail

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045675
File number: S90/07095 & HC 32529

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