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Mayfield assigned to public domain upgrades during next council term under Labor | Newcastle Herald

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Mayfield is in line for a beautification under a Labor-led council with its main shopping area to be modernized as part of a multi-stage urban renewal project. Labor advisers will present a motion Tuesday night confirming Mayfield as the next suburb to receive an upgrade under the council’s local centers program. The program, launched in 2016, has so far included more than $ 13 million in street and public domain improvements in Beresfield, Carrington, Merewether, Kotara and Wallsend. Further work is underway at Stockton and is also planned for Shortland, New Lambton and Wallsend. The council also recently committed to making improvements to Waratah and Georgetown. But the Mayfield project, due to the length of the shopping area along Maitland Road, will be the most complex project undertaken. According to Labor’s plan, the project would include new trails, road renewal, drainage improvements, new street trees, gardens, furniture, lighting, parking and bike path improvements. The city’s facade improvement program would also be part of the project, providing financial assistance to small businesses and building owners to improve their storefronts and improve outdoor dining and commerce. “Maitland Road in Mayfield is an important and historic gateway to our city, and is a much appreciated and popular local shopping district. But with the recent growth and redevelopment of businesses, there needs to be significant urban renewal to bring public spaces up to our community’s standards awaits today, “said Newcastle Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.” facades will also help local small businesses to renew their storefronts and deliver an enhanced customer experience. The beautification and greening of Maitland Road will give local residents a renewed sense of confidence, pride and quality of life in Mayfield then as the region continues to develop. ” Ahead of the Coles supermarket opening on Maitland Road, Mayfield Business Improvement Association president Warren Pullbrook said there was a sense of transition in the suburbs. “Business is business,” he told the Newcastle Herald at the time. Mr Pullbrook said Mayfield was on the “rebound” and “a lot of stuff” was going on, but admitted the streets “looked a bit average”. “I think the street appeal will be much better. We are looking forward, not back,” he said. Labor’s Ward 1 candidate, Deputy Mayor Declan Clausen, said the street modernization, which has yet to be costed, will be carried out “in partnership with the local business community”. “A proposal like this requires experience to implement and advice focused on important infrastructure work and financial sustainability,” he said. NO MORE NEWS