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Welcome to the Harbour Trust's online newsroom.

Continue to check this page for news and other updates about our visitor destinations, including upcoming events and attractions.

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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.

18 May 2021
Observe the meeting of the Members of the Trust on 23 June 2021

The Harbour Trust invites the public to observe the meeting of the Members of the Trust on Wednesday 23 June 2021. Members of the public have the option of either observing the meeting in-person at the Harbour Trust Head Office or online via the ZOOM webinar platform.

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.

3 June 2021
Torpedo Factory Renewal Project (update)

The Harbour Trust is delivering the next stage of renewal works at Sub Base Platypus; namely, the creation of additional parkland through the adaptation and interpretation of the Torpedo Factory. Opportunities for the community to learn more include a design exhibition and drop-in sessions.

31 May 2021
Snapper Island consultation outcomes

The Harbour Trust has prepared a report on the outcomes of a recent community exhibition on Snapper Island. The report provides an outline of issues raised in public submissions and how these were considered by the Harbour Trust.

20 May 2021
Join us for National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June)

This year, to mark National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), the Harbour Trust is proud to present online and in-person experiences that amplify the voices of Coastal Sydney’s Traditional Owners and showcase the First Nations stories of our protected sites. Our program includes a special talk by Ray Ingrey, Chairperson of the Gujaga Foundation, on 27 May. The Dharawal leader will share the Dreamtime Story of Buriburi, as it was told to him by the senior women in his community.

14 May 2021
Sub Base Platypus recognised by National Trust for exemplary adaptive re-use

Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney has been recognised by the National Trust, Australia’s leading conservation body, as an exemplary case study for adaptive re-use.