Right in the heart of Maitland’s lifestyle precinct stands the iconic and multi award-winning Riverlink Building. The venue offers access to the popular Riverside Walk and a vista over the river. With the current lease about to expire, Maitland City Council is looking for a new commercial operator in the food and hospitality industry to submit their expressions of interest (EOI) for the property.

The Riverlink Building, located at The Levee in Central Maitland, offers an exceptional opportunity to establish a modern culinary destination, and access to a vibrant regional city experiencing rapid growth. The Levee lifestyle precinct in Central Maitland is a thriving hub for shopping, leisure, and dining. It’s attracting visitors from far and wide, which the activation of The Riverlink Building plays an important part in.

“[The Riverlink Building at The Levee presents] an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic commercial operator interested in showcasing our finest local produce to establish a remarkable culinary experience in Maitland,” says Senior Property Advisor at Maitland City Council Michael Rathborne.

The Riverlink Building serves as a seamless connection between Maitland’s High Street and the picturesque banks of the Hunter River. It boasts public open spaces, captivating public art, modern amenities, a mezzanine, and prime indoor and outdoor dining areas spanning approximately 181 square metres.

A fully equipped commercial kitchen and bar servery are available for the next operator to take advantage of, with the space providing the opportunity to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The double storey venue will be licensed and holds immense potential for an experienced and astute operator.

The venue hosts a vibrant mix of retail, hospitality and professional services as well as colourful laneways and murals. The Levee is also home to several flagship events throughout the year, including Maitland Taste in May, Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival in August, Riverlights Multicultural Festival in October and an annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

The plaza adjacent to The Riverlink features activations throughout the year including art installations, events, school holiday performances and workshops to activate the precinct and further enhancing trade opportunities.

“We encourage interested parties to submit their expressions of interest, showcasing how their business will positively contribute to The Levee lifestyle precinct, complement the existing business mix and support a vibrant economy through exceptional food and beverage offerings,” continues Rathborne.

Submissions will be open until Wednesday 2 August. To make a submission or view the prospectus, visit mait.city/TheRiverlinkEOI and follow the prompts. Inspections will be available to shortlisted EOIs shortly after the closing date.