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Harbour Trust Community Advisory Committee exploring Cockatoo Island's Convict Precinct.

Community and committees

The Harbour Trust engages with the community via a range of channels, guided by our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy.

The volunteer members of our two Community Advisory Committees (CAC) play a key role, representing diverse community interests and perspectives and providing input into the ways we engage stakeholders in the management of our places. At this time, we have a General CAC and a project-specific Sub Base Platypus CAC. We are also in the process of forming a new First Nations Advisory Group.

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  • Published in 2022, our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy outlines our approach to engaging with a diverse set of community stakeholders. This strategy is assisting us to fulfil our vision, which includes making our protected places accessible to diverse audiences, amplifying their heritage values through storytelling and – through their conservation, remediation, and adaptive reuse – fostering a sense of place and belonging. 

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  • The Harbour Trust consults Community Advisory Committees (CACs), established in accordance with Part 8 (Section 57) of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001. Our general CAC and Sub Base Platypus CAC offer balanced advice and recommendations to assist us with making informed decisions about our sites. Each CAC member contributes to the creation and maintenance of vibrant places on the World’s Best Harbour.

    General CAC Sub Base Platypus CAC
    • Anne Clarke
    • Cathy Griffin
    • Chido Mauwa
    • Glyn Evans
    • Jeremy Kenna
    • Linda O'Malley
    • Lisa Trueman
    • Peter Doukas OAM
    • Rebecca Cardy
    • Sheila Foliaki-Singh
    • Yolande Stone
    • Trudy Phelps

    Ex-Officio Members

    • Zali Steggall MP, Member for Warringah
    • CMDR Kent Browning, HMAS Penguin
    • Cr Zac Miles, Mayor of Hunter’s Hill
    • Cr Richard Shields, Mayor of Woollahra
    • Cr Carolyn Corrigan, Mayor of Mosman
    • Cr Zoë Baker, Mayor of North Sydney
    • Cr Sue Heins, Mayor of Northern Beaches
    • Kylea Tink MP, Member for North Sydney
    • Allegra Spender MP, Member for Wentworth
    • Anthony Albanese MP, Prime Minister and Member for Grayndler
    • Phil Burford
    • Tammy Dodd
    • Paul Forward
    • Neil Schafer
    • Christopher Stapleton
    • Ken Williams
    • Matthew Lorrimer
    • Jessica Keen
    • Miles Lockwood


    Ex-Officio Members

    • Zoë Baker, Mayor of North Sydney
    Further information
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  • The Harbour Trust is forming a First Nations Advisory Group. This process is being guided by Member of the Trust, Alison Page. This page will be updated in early 2023 when the process is finalised.

    Further information
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Meeting Notes (See: Publications)

Helpful links

Interested in learning more about the Harbour Trust and our protected places on Sydney Harbour? Check out the below links.