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Welcome to the Harbour Trust's online newsroom.

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12 May 2020
Vale Dr Jack Mundey AO

The Harbour Trust would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Dr Jack Mundey AO ( 1929 – 2020). Jack was a great advocate for the protection of historic sites across Sydney, including Harbour Trust sites. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this time.

12 May 2020
Harbour Trust releases COVID-19 Rent Relief Principles

The Harbour Trust has published a set of principles that provide guidance on the rent relief support available to its tenants due to the impacts of COVID-19.

23 April 2020
Government to unlock $14 million in funding to Support Harbour Trust

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has unlocked $14 million in funding to assist the Harbour Trust in the face of COVID-19 impacts. The Funding is to help the Harbour Trust, which manages former defence sites on Sydney Harbour such as Cockatoo Island, provide short-term rent relief for commercial and residential tenants and to address other revenue shortfalls.

18 April 2020
New video celebrates Cockatoo Island's convict heritage

To celebrate World Heritage Day, the Australian Convict Sites Steering Committee have revealed a brand new video showcasing the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property, which includes Cockatoo Island's Convict Site.

23 March 2020
Changes to Woolwich ferry services during wharf upgrade works

The NSW Government will undertake works to deliver a modern and accessible ferry wharf for the Woolwich community.

9 March 2020
Draft Harbour Trust Leasing Policy – submission deadline extended

The Harbour Trust has extended the deadline for providing comment on the Draft Harbour Trust Leasing Policy 2020. Members of the community now have until 5pm on Friday 29 May to comment on the draft policy, which proposes to amend the Harbour Trust’s current Leasing Policy.

13 February 2020
Independent Review: Harbour Trust Submission

The Harbour Trust’s written submission for the Independent Review of Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is now available to view online.

7 February 2020
Harbour Trust Review: Public forum on 18 February

The upcoming public forum (18 Feb) for the Independent Harbour Trust Review has undergone a venue change due to the high number of registrants.

29 January 2020
Former Harbour Trust Chair honoured with Officer of the Order Award

On 26 January, Kevin McCann, former Chair of the Harbour Trust was awarded with the prestigious Officer of the Order Award and his name added to the list of Australia Day Honourees for 2020.