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


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12 March 2021
Interim Executive Director appointed to the Harbour Trust

The Harbour Trust has welcomed Linda Ward as its interim Executive Director. She joins the Harbour Trust from the Parliamentary Budget Office, where she was the Head of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Division.

9 March 2021
Tribute to Dr Jack Mundey AO

The Harbour Trust wishes to pay tribute to Dr Jack Mundey AO (1929-2020) and express our deepest condolences to his family ahead of his State Funeral on Wednesday 10 March.

9 March 2021
Bushfire Recovery Efforts Make Steady Progress (media release)

Recovery efforts at North Head Sanctuary, following the hazard reduction burn breach in late 2020, are well underway with more than 100 shelters and refuge zones now in place to protect local wildlife thanks to the work of Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC).

8 March 2021
Safety works at 10 Terminal in Middle Head

The Harbour Trust has today commenced preliminary safety works to remove hazardous materials from the former 10 Terminal brick buildings and garages in Middle Head, Mosman.

4 March 2021
Rediscover the Harbour Trust during its 20th Year (media release)

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Harbour Trust, which was established in 2001 to protect heritage sites in Sydney, share their diverse stories and enable all Australians to access and enjoy the rich experiences of the sites under its management.

3 March 2021
Aboriginal Employment Day launches Harbour Trust partnership with Babana (media release)

The Harbour Trust has partnered with the Babana Aboriginal Men's Group to support improved social outcomes for men and women in Aboriginal communities. [Image credit: The NRMA]

13 February 2021
Snapper Island Survey

The Harbour Trust recently invited community feedback about Snapper Island, Sydney Harbour. A Discussion Paper, together with a supporting draft (non-statutory) Conservation Management Plan, were available for comment between 18 November 2020 and 12 February 2021.

28 January 2021
Update: Harbour Trust Executive Director

Mary Darwell, the Executive Director of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, has announced she will step down from her role effective 26 February 2021.

19 January 2021
Harbour Trust objects come to life (media release)

Objects across Harbour Trust sites are coming to life and sparking conversations with visitors as part of the organisation’s innovative new engagement approach.