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Our latest media releases are listed on this page together with details of how to make a public relations enquiry.

For all public relations enquiries, please contact Lily Pai:

To obtain approval to conduct a media or photography shoot at one of the Harbour Trust’s locations, please complete our Low Impact Permit Form and return it to licensing@harbourtrust.gov.au

13 October 2022
Nominations now open to join the Harbour Trust’s Community Advisory Committee

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust) is seeking nominations from members of the public for its new Community Advisory Committee. Nominations close 5pm AEDT on Thursday 10 November.




28 September 2022
Macquarie Lightstation Lights Up to Celebrate World Maritime Day

On Thursday 29 September, the Harbour Trust in partnership with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), will illuminate Macquarie Lightstation to celebrate World Maritime Day. Macquarie Lightstation at Vaucluse in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs will join other buildings around the world in being lit up in blue and green.


22 December 2021
Temporary COVID-19 Testing Clinic to Open at Georges Heights Oval, Mosman

Due to the current demand for COVID-19 testing clinics in Sydney, the Harbour Trust will host a temporary drive-through testing clinic until 28 January 2022 at the Georges Heights site, next to the Oval.

25 November 2021
New appointments to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

The Morrison Government has announced two new Board members for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust reflecting the importance of the Indigenous heritage of the sites, as well as the wider significance of the Harbour Trust to greater Sydney.

17 November 2021
Harbour Trust celebrates 20th anniversary with civic event

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust today celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding with a Civic Event recognising the contribution of volunteers and community members at Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay – one of the first buildings restored and opened for public use by the organisation.

19 July 2021
Sub Base Platypus garners further industry acclaim at NSW Architecture Awards

Sub Base Platypus has been recognised at the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards for renewal works undertaken to transform the former submarine base and gasworks site into a public domain. The Harbour Trust site received two awards; the Heritage Award NSW and the highest honour in the Urban Design Category (NSW) – the Lloyd Rees Award

See also: Sub Base Platypus recognised at the NSW Architecture Awards (new item)

10 June 2021
Sub Base Platypus nears completion with final design plans for the Torpedo Factory

The next stage of Sub Base Platypus, one of Sydney’s hidden foreshore gems, is nearing completion, with the Harbour Trust releasing the final look and feel for the renewal of the Torpedo Factory.

4 May 2021
Harbour Trust releases Draft Concept for Cockatoo Island / Wareamah

The Harbour Trust today unveiled an ambitious concept to transform Cockatoo Island / Wareamah into a world-class public destination, ensuring this important historical place remains open and accessible for future generations. [Image: An artist's impression of the proposed Eastern Apron Tidal Terrace.]

1 May 2021
Harbour Trust releases Draft Concept for North Head Sanctuary

The Harbour Trust invites the community to have a say on the Draft Concept for the future of North Head / Car-rang-gel – one of Australia’s most spectacular landmarks, with significant ties to First Nations’ culture, our military history and host to some of the most precious natural ecosystems in the country. [Image: An artist's impression of a proposed accessible path network and native garden.]