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This page provides access to the Harbour Trust's regulations and founding legislation as well as our statutory plans and other strategic documents.

Other resources located on this page include annual reports, meeting minutes and notes, regulatory statements and a series of policies and procedures – for example, our Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Policy, Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Procedures and our standard supplier terms and conditions.

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  • Harbour Trust planning framework

    The Harbour Trust’s statutory and non-statutory plans articulate the vision for its protected sites and outline how this vision will be implemented.

    Established in accordance with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001, the Harbour Trust’s Comprehensive Plan is a broad strategic plan that sets out the vision for its sites and provides a framework for their ongoing use.

    The Comprehensive Plan is supported by more detailed management plans that prescribe desired outcomes for specific sites or buildings, including suitable uses and how each site’s heritage values are proposed to be interpreted.

    Whilst not a statutory requirement, master plans put forward a future vision of place. Proposals for implementing master plans must address the statutory plans and would be subject to a detailed planning assessment.

    To view the comprehensive, management and master plans, visit: Planning and permits.

    Corporate plan (2023 to 2027)

    Additionally, the Harbour Trust delivers against commitments outlined in its Corporate Plan. This resource, renewed each year, outlines the agency’s plans and priorities for the next four years. 


    Environmental Management Plans


    Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)


    Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

    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.


    For further information, visit: Community and committees

Helpful links

If you are interested in the Harbour Trust's key plans, strategies, reports and statements, you may find the below links useful.