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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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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.

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.