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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.
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27 January 2022
Update: Temporary COVID-19 testing clinic

It will be business as usual for visitors to the Harbour Trust’s much loved Headland Park from Friday 28 January 2022, with the standing down of the temporary COVID-19 Testing Clinic at Georges Heights, after five weeks in operation.

22 December 2021
Temporary COVID-19 Testing Clinic to Open at Georges Heights Oval, Mosman (media release)

Due to the current demand for COVID-19 testing clinics in Sydney, the Harbour Trust will host a temporary drive-through testing clinic until 28 January 2022 at the Georges Heights site, next to the Oval.

1 December 2021
Innovative habitat pods deployed to help wildlife at North Head Sanctuary

The Harbour Trust is proud to share that its partner, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), is installing biodegradable ‘flat-pack’ shelters at North Head Sanctuary, Manly to protect vulnerable animals.

26 November 2021
Recent works amplify site history and visitor experience

Throughout 2021, the Harbour Trust continued to carry out works, including repairs, to amplify the heritage values of key landmarks and ensure our destinations on Sydney Harbour remain safe, accessible, and enjoyable for the public.

25 November 2021
Two significant appointments to the Harbour Trust announced

The Australian Government has announced two significant appointments to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

25 November 2021
New appointments to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (media release)

The Morrison Government has announced two new Board members for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust reflecting the importance of the Indigenous heritage of the sites, as well as the wider significance of the Harbour Trust to greater Sydney.

17 November 2021
Harbour Trust celebrates 20th anniversary with civic event (media release)

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust today celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding with a Civic Event recognising the contribution of volunteers and community members at Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay – one of the first buildings restored and opened for public use by the organisation.

8 November 2021
Sub Base Platypus receives national recognition for urban design

Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney was honoured at the 2021 National Architecture Awards, last week, marking the third time the emerging community hub has received an industry accolade this year.

27 October 2021
Cockatoo Island & North Head Sanctuary – Consultation outcomes and next steps

From early May to June 2021, we asked what matters most, and how you perceived the concepts, ideas and vision we are considering for two of the Harbour’s most important sites, Cockatoo Island and North Head Sanctuary. You spoke with passion, and commitment and hope.