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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.
Welcome to our newsroom – your source of news items, blogs, media releases and other updates about our organisation and the places we protect on Sydney Harbour.

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12 December 2019
School holiday ideas that won't break the bank (media release)

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.

29 November 2019
Sub Base Platypus secures high-profile tenants

Sydney’s newest waterfront destination, Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney, has welcomed its first two tenants – Australian Sailing and SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd (SLR).

18 November 2019
Harbour Trust welcomes new tenants to Sub Base Platypus (media release)

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.

13 November 2019
Sunset Sessions Summer Series (media release)

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.

6 November 2019
Cockatoo Island launches it's NYE program! (media release)

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.

7 October 2019
Join the Sub Base Platypus Community Advisory Committee (Submissions closed)

UPDATE: Membership submissions have now closed for the Sub Base Platypus Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

3 October 2019
Cockatoo Island presents the Overnight Fright Experience (media release)

3 October 2019: Cockatoo Island is turning up the scare factor this Halloween, launching the Adults Only Overnight Fright Experience as a special tribute to the spooky date. From 31 October, Overnight Fright will test your fear threshold with a night under the stars and a horror film to boot.

2 October 2019
Harbour Trust welcomes Middle Head Market to Mosman (media release)

2 October 2019: Kicking off Wednesday 23 October 2019, the Harbour Trust welcomes the Middle Head Market to Middle Head, Mosman. Launching during the Festival of Mosman, the Middle Head Market will operate every Wednesday from 8am until 2pm.

1 October 2019
Notice of Evening Works at Sub Base Platypus

The Harbour Trust’s contractor will be working into the early evening at Sub Base Platypus on Wednesday 2 October 2019.