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Welcome to the Harbour Trust's online newsroom.

Continue to check this page for news and other updates about our visitor destinations, including upcoming events and attractions.

14 January 2020
Harbour Trust Review: Register for the new public forum (18 Feb)

Have your say on your say on the future of the Harbour Trust, including our iconic sites on Sydney Harbour, at a public forum next month.

13 January 2019
Win tickets for Aussie rock festival at Cockatoo Island

Want to see an all-star line of Aussie Rock Legends performing at Cockatoo Island on Sunday, 9 February. Then enter our Red Hot Summer Tour competition! Winners will rock out with Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, the Living End, the Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.

9 January 2020
Bushfire safety information for visitors

Bushfires are currently affecting some parts of Australia. Our thoughts are with impacted communities as well as firefighters and frontline services facing the bushfires. Many destinations across Australia remain safe and are welcoming of visitors, including all of the Harbour Trust’s sites. However, we encourage you to refer to Tourism Australia online information hub ahead of your next visit.

19 December 2019
Premier declares State of Emergency

The NSW Government declared a State of Emergency, lasting for a period of seven days, due to worsening fire conditions predicted for this week.

19 December 2019
Mosman Drill Hall Precinct: Management Plan amended

The Harbour Trust has approved an amendment to the Management Plan for the Mosman Drill Hall Precinct as well as a planning application from Mosman Council for the installation of floodlighting of outdoor sports courts.

16 December 2019
Harbour Trust Review – Have Your Say

An Independent Review of the Harbour Trust – the first since the agency commenced in 2001 – is now underway, and includes opportunities for the community to contribute.

9 December 2019
The Bondi to Manly Walk has launched

Spanning 80 kilometres of harbour foreshore between two of Sydney’s most iconic surf beaches, the newly-launched Bondi to Manly Walk includes pit stops at historic sites protected by the Harbour Trust.

29 November 2019
Sub Base Platypus secures high-profile tenants

Sydney’s newest waterfront destination, Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney, has welcomed its first two tenants – Australian Sailing and SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd (SLR).

15 November 2019
Celebrate Dance Rites at Cockatoo Island

The Harbour Trust has partnered with the Sydney Opera House to bring Dance Rites 2019 to Cockatoo Island. On 23, 24 and 30 November, there will be events and activities celebrating First Nations dance, music and community.

11 November 2019
Cockatoo Island Dialogue: Read the Outcomes Report

The Harbour Trust has published a report on the outcomes of a recent dialogue with the community about the future of Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour.

5 November 2019
Board Meeting in Public (5 December)

The Harbour Trust invites the public to observe the next Board Meeting on Thursday, 5 December 2019.

1 November 2019
Book free tickets for our final Trust Talk of 2019 (21 Nov)

Our final Trust Talk for 2019 will shine a light on the importance of wildlife disease prevention in Australia. Special guest speaker Tiggy Grillo, National Coordinator with Wildlife Health Australia (WHA), will discuss the national organisation's approach to enhancing and protecting the natural environment.

7 October 2019
Join the Sub Base Platypus Community Advisory Committee (Submissions closed)

UPDATE: Membership submissions have now closed for the Sub Base Platypus Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

3 October 2019
Cockatoo Island presents the Overnight Fright Experience

From 31 October, Cockatoo Island is turning up the scare factor for Halloween, launching the Adults Only Overnight Fright Experience as a special tribute to the spooky date.

2 October 2019
Middle Head Market Launching at Middle Head

Kicking off Wednesday 23 October 2019, the Harbour Trust welcomes the Middle Head Market to Middle Head, Mosman.

1 October 2019
Notice of Evening Works at Sub Base Platypus

The Harbour Trust’s contractor will be working into the early evening at Sub Base Platypus on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

23 September 2019
Board Announcement

The Harbour Trust welcomes the appointment of Michael Rose to its Board of Trustees.

11 September 2019
Submissions Invited: Mosman Drill Hall Precinct

The Harbour Trust is inviting the public to comment on two planning matters relating to the Mosman Drill Hall Precinct

3 September 2019
Festival of Mosman: Harbour Trust events announced

Between 18 and 27 October, local organisations, community groups and businesses will host range of activities for Festival of Mosman. The Harbour Trust is getting in on the action with events at Georges Heights. These include a tour and free talk exploring Mosman’s military history.

20 August 2019
Harbour Trust Recreation Strategy: Finalised document now available

The Harbour Trust’s Recreation Strategy 2019 has been finalised following public consultation. The strategy is available to view online. You can also read the consultation summary, which explains how issues raised were addressed by the agency.

19 August 2019
Torpedo Factory Design Concept: Consultation summary online

The Harbour Trust has considered community feedback on its design concept for the Torpedo Factory. The Harbour Trust will now work on refining the design, and will consult further with the community once an updated scheme has been prepared. View the design concept and a summary of issues raised, including how these were addressed by the Harbour Trust.

13 August 2019
Celebrate History Week (31 Aug to 8 Sept) with the Harbour Trust

Running from 31 August until 8 September, History Week 2019 (NSW) is a great opportunity for the community to engage with the layered narrative of Sydney Harbour. During this week-long celebration, the Harbour Trust will host a program of events guaranteed to capture the imaginations of history buffs and other attendees.

14 August 2019
Book tickets to ascend Macquarie Lighthouse this Sunday (18 Aug)

How will you be celebrating International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (17-18 August)? Hot Tip: Book tickets for our Macquarie Lighthouse Tour on Sunday, 18 August. You’ll learn about Australia’s original lighthouse, built in 1818, and ascend to the balcony for an epic view of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.

1 August 2019
Hunters & Collectors headlining festival at Cockatoo Island

The Red Hot Summer Tour will marks its 10th anniversary in 2020 with a special show at historic Cockatoo Island. On Sunday, 9 February, Aussie rock legends Hunters & Collectors will lead an all-star line-up. James Reyne, the Living End, the Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera will also perform.

15 July 2019
Heritage Cottage at Chowder Bay for Lease

A heritage cottage at Chowder Bay on Mosman’s shoreline is now available for lease. Sergeant Major’s Cottage (18 Chowder bay Road) would be suitable for range of businesses seeking to work from a waterfront location with views across the Sydney CBD.

11 July 2019
John Farnham returning to Cockatoo Island in November

John “The Voice” Farnham will headline the One Electric Day festival at Cockatoo Island this November.

12 July 2019
Sub Base Platypus project earns AILA Landscape Architecture Award

The landscape architects at ASPECT Studios have been recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) for their contribution to Sub Base Platypus.

29 May 2019
Cockatoo Island: Have Your Say

As our city grows and changes – it is timely to discuss what is most valued about Cockatoo Island, and to explore fresh ideas and opportunities for its ongoing revival.

08 April 2019
Board Announcement

The Harbour Trust welcomes the appointment of Tim James to its Board of Trustees.

12 April 2019
ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Georges Heights (25 April)

The Mosman RSL sub branch will host a Dawn Service on ANZAC Day (25 April) at the Old Parade Ground, Best Avenue, Georges Heights.