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


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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.

7 January 2021
Update – Visitor centres and tours

Due to the recent COVID outbreak, the Harbour Trust will delay the recommencement of our tours and the reopening of our visitor centres at North Head and Cockatoo Island until Saturday 23 January.

4 January 2021
Sub Base Platypus – EPBC Referral

The Harbour Trust has referred the proposed action to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

16 December 2020
Changes to buses to Mosman and North Head

The bus services operating to North Head Sanctuary, Manly and the precincts of Headland Park, Mosman will change on Sunday 20 December 2020.

2 December 2020
Harbour Trust partners with Google Arts & Culture on six immersive exhibitions

The Harbour Trust has today made its debut on the Google Arts & Culture platform with six digital exhibitions showcasing the beauty and heritage of its protected sites on Sydney Harbour.

11 November 2020
Recovery effort at North Head Underway (media release)

The recovery effort following the recent hazard reduction burn breach at North Head is showing promising signs with the first signs of regrowth beginning to emerge.