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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 Kathryn Roberts:

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

2 November 2020
Harbour Trust Reconciliation Action Plan for change in 2020

The Harbour Trust has strengthened its vision for Reconciliation with the launch of its second consecutive Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

18 June 2020
A win for the community: Harbour Trust welcomes review recommendations

The Harbour Trust has welcomed the findings and recommendations of the Independent review, it has recommended that some of Sydney’s most extraordinary and iconic sites remain in public ownership forever, under the management of the Harbour Trust.

4 May 2020
The Harbour Trust launches brand new digital experiences

The Harbour Trust has launched a range of fun and interactive digital experiences that showcase the extraordinary Harbour Trust sites while traditional programming is on hold due to COVID-19.

23 April 2020
Government to unlock $14 million in funding to Support Harbour Trust

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has unlocked $14 million in funding to assist the Harbour Trust in the face of COVID-19 impacts. The Funding is to help the Harbour Trust, which manages former defence sites on Sydney Harbour such as Cockatoo Island, provide short-term rent relief for commercial and residential tenants and to address other revenue shortfalls.

19 December 2019
Harbour Trust approves Amendment of Draft Management Plan for Mosman Drill Hall Precinct and Lighting of Outdoor Netball Courts

On 5 December, Members of the Harbour Trust, approved an amendment to the Draft Management Plan for the Mosman Drill Hall Precinct and to install lighting on three existing outdoor netball courts.

12 December 2019
School holiday ideas that won't break the bank

Kicking off 21 December and running right through to 26 January 2020, Cockatoo Island has a fresh and exciting program of summer holiday fun that won’t break the bank.

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Harbour Trust welcomes new tenants to Sub Base Platypus

18 November 2019: The Harbour Trust is pleased to welcome its first tenants, Australian Sailing and SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd (SLR), to Sydney’s newest harbourside destination, Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney.

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Sunset Sessions Summer Series

13 November 2019: Following sold out success from previous seasons, Sunset Sessions returns to Cockatoo Island every Saturday night, 5pm to 8pm from November until March, with a new line-up of underground talent, delicious treats and overnight stays to boot.

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Cockatoo Island launches it's NYE program!

6 November 2019: Cockatoo Island has officially launched its ultimate NYE party program! NYE ticket holders will enjoy a night under the stars with exclusive access to the best live entertainment in Sydney, welcoming 2020 in style.