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10 Terminal and Parklands Renewal Project

View of Middle Harbour from Middle Head
The Harbour Trust is beginning to reimagine the 10 Terminal buildings at Middle Head in Mosman...

The Commonwealth Government has committed funding to help realise the vision for Middle Head in the Middle Head Management Plan, which was adopted in 2017 with broad community support. Our vision for the 10 Terminal Precinct is to create a contemporary place for the community featuring:

  • Additional parkland with views opened up over Middle Harbour
  • Heritage buildings re-imagined and activated for community and commercial uses
  • An enhanced network of easy grade paths
  • Story telling of the place’s multi-layered heritage
Project timeline

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Project Direction

A Project Direction for the precinct has been prepared in line with the Middle Head Management Plan 2017.

The Project Direction focuses on reactivating the single-storey 10 Terminal buildings and removing the two-storey timber barrack buildings to provide new landscaped parkland. A new easy grade path circuit will unify and connect the headland, while story telling of the place’s multi-layered heritage will be an important part of the precinct’s renewal.

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  • Landscaping and Parklands:
    • Removal of the two-storey timber barracks to create a new parkland for public use and offering views towards Middle Harbour.
    • Landscaping of the area and bushland regeneration works to the south of the 10 Terminal buildings to provide more usable and natural green space.

  • Adaption and reactivation of 10 Terminal buildings:
    • Adaptive reuse of the 10 Terminal buildings for suitable new uses
    • Conservation of the buildings to respect their heritage values
    • Upgrades to services and removal of remnant contaminated material
    • A diverse mix of uses including public facing, community and commercial uses (accommodation is not proposed).
    • No new buildings.

  • Enhanced path network:
    • Improved connectivity and integration with the surrounding lands to create a unified headland that enhances access and visitor experience.
    • A new easy grade path, from the Middle Head Oval roundabout to the 10 Terminal precinct, to provide connections to the existing and proposed path network in the adjoining National Park.

  • History and interpretation:
    • An interpretation strategy focused on key themes and stories of Middle Head’s natural significance and heritage including natural, environmental and military heritage, Australian School of Pacific Administration (ASOPA) history and First Nations custodianship, heritage and continuing connection to Middle Head.
    • The Harbour Trust and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will work together to create an interpretation approach that contributes to a unified headland story, one that highlights Middle Head as a place of distinction, memory and national significance.
Public consultation

The Harbour Trust invited the community to share feedback on the Project Direction and supporting documents between Wednesday 18 November 2020 to Wednesday 16 December 2020:

How you had your say

During the four week public consultation period the community shared feedback by:

  • Completing a survey; or
  • Providing a written submission by email or post.
What happens next

A consultation summary will be made publicly available early next year. Feedback on Project Direction for the 10 Terminal and Parklands Precinct will inform the development of a more detailed proposal. The community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on this proposal in 2021.


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