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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.
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20 September 2021
The Harbour Trust celebrates 20 years

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Harbour Trust, established in 2001 to protect heritage sites in Sydney. To celebrate this milestone, we are proud to share a series of compelling videos telling the Harbour Trust’s story from the perspective of our community.

1 September 2021
Harbour Trust welcomes new Executive Director

The Harbour Trust would like to welcome Janet Carding, who commences in the role of Executive Director this week.

25 August 2021
Engage your primary school class with two creative worksheets

The Harbour Trust has released two primary school worksheets to keep students engaged during lockdown and give them an easy way to tap into their creativity.

19 July 2021
Sub Base Platypus garners further industry acclaim at NSW Architecture Awards (media release)

Sub Base Platypus has been recognised at the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards for renewal works undertaken to transform the former submarine base and gasworks site into a public domain. The Harbour Trust site received two awards; the Heritage Award NSW and the highest honour in the Urban Design Category (NSW) – the Lloyd Rees Award

See also: Sub Base Platypus recognised at the NSW Architecture Awards (new item)

5 July 2021
Sub Base Platypus recognised at the NSW Architecture Awards

Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney continues to garner industry acclaim, securing a pair of highly coveted awards at the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards, held last Friday (2 July).

2 July 2021
A new chapter for the Harbour Trust

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, has announced three significant appointments to the Harbour Trust – two new board members and an Executive Director. Read the Minister’s full statement.

1 July 2021
Harbour Trust Secures Ongoing Entity Status

A message from Joseph Carrozzi, Harbour Trust Chair: "I am very pleased to share that the future of the Harbour Trust is now guaranteed following the Royal Assent of Commonwealth legislation, which came into effect last week."

22 June 2021
Exposure draft Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Regulations 2021

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Regulations 2001 are due to sunset on 1 October 2021. New draft regulations have been prepared to replace them. The public is invited to comment on the exposure draft Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Regulations 2021. Submissions are invited until 5pm on 19 July 2021.

17 June 2021
Have your say: Proposal to dual name Cockatoo Island as Wareamah

The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on the Harbour Trust’s proposal to dual name Cockatoo Island as Wareamah. The closing date for submissions is 16 July 2021.