Between April and October 2019 the front entrance area of Maitland Gaol was upgraded through a Work for the Dole program supported by The Salvation Army. This project was paramount to the survival of in situ heritage aspects of the site, including the metal bars and surrounding stonework. During the activity significant rust removal and treatment was undertaken as required, before the bars were repainted, following this work could be undertaken in the surrounding gardens. This included reinstating drip watering systems, updating and trimming plants, and mulching heavily to improve the soil health and retain moisture. Local stonemasons where engaged to undertake an important aspect of the project which was removal of paint from the sandstone gate pillars, this painstaking process was carried out layer by layer and will ensure the stones health for many years into the future.