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Have your say: North Head Sanctuary

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Located at the northern entrance to Sydney Harbour, North Head / Car-rang-gel in Manly, is one of Australia’s most spectacular landmarks...

This treasured public destination has significant ties to First Nations culture and Australia’s military history, and hosts some of the nation's most precious natural ecosystems.

In 2020, the Harbour Trust had a conversation with the community about their values and aspirations for North Head Sanctuary. Community aspirations spanned themes of preservation and conservation for the natural environment, Indigenous culture and military history.

Informed by these collective aspirations, the Harbour Trust has released a Draft Concept that proposes signature initiatives aimed at preserving, restoring and reinterpreting North Head Sanctuary as an invaluable community destination.

The Harbour Trust is now seeking to continue its conversation with the community to understand the level of support and additional feedback for the proposed initiatives. Opportunities to have your say include completing an online survey (further below). Consultation closes 5pm on 11 June 2021. 


Have your say

Opportunities to have your say on the Draft Concept or learn more about the proposed initiatives are detailed below...

Watch the webinar (10 May)

You are invited to tune into a webinar being held on Monday 10 May from 10am to 11am. Speakers will present on the Draft Concept and discuss the considerations that went into the vision for North Head Sanctuary. If you are unable to attend the webinar, the video will be released shortly after for you to view at a more convenient time. 

Complete our online survey (1 May to 11 June)

The easiest way to provide feedback on North Head Sanctuary, including the Draft Concept, is to complete our online survey. Your contribution will help us shape the future of this important place.

All submissions received will be treated as public documents. People with special needs may contact (02) 8969 2100 for assistance accessing the documentation.

Image: An artist's impression of a proposed accessible path network and native garden

Register for a virtual workshop (18 May to 1 June)

Between 18 May and 1 June, we will be hosting a series of one-hour virtual workshops. These interactive sessions are an opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts and insights on the future of North Head Sanctuary and provide feedback on the Harbour Trust's Draft Concept. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Virtual workshops are being run on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 18 May (12:30pm to 1:30pm)
  • Wednesday 19 May (6pm to 7pm)
  • Monday 24 May (12:30pm to 1:30pm)
  • Tuesday 1 June (5pm to 6pm)

Image: An artist's impression of the Barracks Precinct

Attend a pop-up or yarning session

A series of pop-up information sessions (RSVP not required) will be held at popular community hubs between 15 May and 29 May:

  • Pop-up #1 – Barracks Precinct, North Head Sanctuary (10:30am to 12pm, 15 May)
  • Pop-up #2 – School of Artillery, North Head Sanctuary (2:30pm to 4pm, 20 May)
  • Pop-up #3 – Friday markets, The Rocks (12pm to 1:30pm, 28 May)
  • Pop-up #4 – Manly marketplace, Manly Corso (10am to 11:30am, 29 May)

Further, our First Nations community are also invited to RSVP to join in a series of yarning sessions being held across four different locations between 25 May and 3 June. To register and for further details, please click the link below. 


Interactive map

For a high-level view of the Draft Concept, interact with our map of North Head Sanctuary...

View the Draft Concept and take our online survey
The online survey, which is available at, will close at 5pm on 11 June 2021.
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Helpful links

Learn more about North Head / Car-rang-gel in Manly...