The Levee, located in the heart of Central Maitland is a destination for boutique shopping and lifestyle wares and is the lifeblood for local commerce. Good public transport linkages, access to major roads, and the availability of land in and around an established commercial centre, matched with quality affordable housing add to what is an area with significant economic and socio-cultural growth potential.

With over $100 million of public and private funds put into the revitalisation of Central Maitland, the area is undertaking a transformation and remains a priority for Council.

With a spectrum of industries and commerce, The Levee and broader Central Maitland is an attractive and vibrant place, valued and enjoyed by residents, workers and visitors.

To help get a better understanding of Central Maitland and its economic credentials, view our economic profile.

Industry and Commerce

Central Maitland’s economic output is fuelled by retail, education, recreation, entertainment, business services, health and medical services.

New Infrastructure

Over $100 million of public and private funds is being put into the revitalisation of Central Maitland, namely The Levee, and developments at Athel D’Ombrain Drive, St Johns and the Cathedral Street precinct.

Growth Sectors

The key drivers in terms of regional exports, employment, value added and local expenditure on goods and services are Health Care and Social Assistance, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Public Administration and Safety, Financial and Insurance Services and Rental Hiring and Real Estate Services.

Retail Mix

Food and hospitality and boutique lifestyle retail have been paramount to the emergence of The Levee. Independent retailers, cafes, restaurants and bars as well as retail food sales remain key target businesses.

Leisure Trends

Central Maitland is rated in the top two places in Maitland City for people to visit for shopping, eating out, entertainment and leisure. 95% of respondents want independent retailers as part of The Levee offering, followed by patisseries, bakeries, delis and fruit shops (92%) and diverse dining and cuisine(91%)(Micromex 2014).

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