The Sydney Harbour Trust Act 2001
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust was established on 20 September 2001 by section five of the Sydney Harbour Trust Act 2001. To view the full Act check the ComLaw website.
The objects of the Harbour Trust as set out under section six of the legislation are:
- to ensure that management of Trust land contributes to enhancing the amenity of the Sydney Harbour region;
- to protect, conserve and interpret the environmental and heritage values of Trust land;
- to maximise public access to Trust land;
- to establish and manage suitable Trust land as a park on behalf of the Commonwealth as the national government;
- to co-operate with other Commonwealth bodies that have a connection with any Harbour land in managing that land;
- to co-operate with New South Wales, affected councils and the community in furthering the above objects.
Respect for the environment is at the core of what we do, and whether we’re planning an event or undertaking a renovation project, we aim to conserve natural resources, reduce waste and cause minimal disruption to native plants and animals.
To do this, we use the principles of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) outlined in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.