Major Projects

Major Projects

An update on some of the major projects coming up.

A new look Maitland Gaol

A new perspective of the historic site is one step closer, with the development application for alterations to Maitland Gaol’s historic guard towers approved by Council in August. This will open access to two of the Gaol’s existing towers, enabling pedestrian tours along the gantry walkways and offering a completely new experience. 

Original fixtures like the timber spiral staircase will be retained, sealed and lit, so visitors can envisage the Gaol’s original look. When complete, the new offering – named The Tower Experience – will operate day and night tours.

This project is in addition to more than $11.7 million worth of works that will help realise elements of the Maitland Gaol Development Plan, through over $10 million in shared State and Federal funding. Plans are in place for a suite of enhancements to the site, including boutique accommodation, a new activity hub, 200 seat theatre space, innovative interpretation and new event infrastructure.

To find out more about our plans, visit

High Street Centrepiece

The Maitland Administration Centre is progressing quickly, with completion expected before the end of 2022. We’re excited for the big move and how it will improve our service to you by bringing more staff under one roof.

Heritage Venue Made Modern

More than 130 years after doors first opened, the Town Hall in Central Maitland is inching closer to a grand reopening. Significantly improved facilities, like enhanced back of stage facilities and a commercial kitchen, will make your Town Hall a unique destination for entertainment in the region.

Maitland Regional Sports Complex

The Maitland Regional Sports Complex just keeps getting better, with Stage 3 of the redevelopment underway in September. This stage includes a state of the art electronic scoreboard that can be seen from both the Athletics Centre and Sportground, upgrades to the irrigation and drainage, a brand new amenities block and more storage for sporting equipment.