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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.


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4 May 2021
Harbour Trust releases Draft Concept for Cockatoo Island / Wareamah (media release)

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 (media release)

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.]

22 April 2021
Remarkable stories at Sub Base Platypus, North Sydney (media release)

On now until 9 May 2021, the heritage-listed Retort House at Sub Base Platypus is the home to the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Remarkable exhibition. This touring exhibition details the stories of Sydney’s river systems and coastlines, spotlighting the people who lived and breathed the waterways.

22 April 2021
Appointments to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is seeking input on upcoming vacancies for the Harbour Trust; namely the Members of the Trust.

19 March 2021
Coastrek for mental health awareness through Harbour Trust Sites (media release)

Thousands of wild women (and a few men) taking on the Sydney Coastrek team trekking challenge are hiking through North Head Sanctuary and Headland Park this Friday 19 March to raise awareness of mental health in Australia as well as much needed funds for Beyond Blue.

2 February 2021
Defence of Sydney Tour launches at North Head sanctuary (media release)

The Harbour Trust has launched the new Defence of Sydney Tour at North Head Sanctuary which features entry into the recently restored and previously inaccessible North Fort Plotting Room. The

18 March 2021
Headland Park’s artists puts on a show (media release)

From 20 March, the Headland Artists will host their biannual Open Studio Day and Landship Exhibition at Georges Heights in Mosman. The free exhibition which will run daily until the 28 March, is part of series of events encouraging visitors to rediscover the Harbour Trust in its 20th year.

17 March 2021
New Harbour Trust Legislation (media release)

Legislation that extends the life of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust) in perpetuity will be presented to Parliament on Thursday 18 March 2021.

15 March 2021
Bandicoot Heaven at North Head Sanctuary has reopened (media release)

The North Head Sanctuary Foundation’s visitor centre, Bandicoot Heaven has reopened to the public. Located at North Head Sanctuary in Manly, the community-run centre is an opportunity for locals, students and other visitors to learn about flora and fauna.