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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.

See also: Community notice board

18 June 2020
Harbour Trust Review Announcement

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley has today released the report on the Independent Review of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust).

29 May 2020
Woolwich Wharf upgrade works begin 10 June

Woolwich Wharf will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 10 June 2020 while the NSW Government constructs a modern, accessible ferry wharf for the local community.Ferry services will be temporarily relocated to Clarke Road Wharf (also known as the Deckhouse Wharf) during this period.

27 May 2020
Biennale of Sydney reopening at Cockatoo Island on 16 June

In light of the NSW Government’s decision to permit galleries and museums to reopen to the public from June, the Biennale of Sydney exhibition at Cockatoo Island will relaunch for an extended, twelve-week run on Tuesday 16 June.

12 May 2020
Register: Public Meeting of the Members of the Trust (16 June)

The Harbour Trust invites the public to observe the Meeting of the Members of the Trust, being held on Tuesday 16 June 2020 from 3pm to 5pm. To help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, the meeting will be presented online via the Zoom webinar platform.

19 May 2020
Join us online for National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June)

The Harbour Trust is taking a digital-first approach to National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) to enable all Australians to safely join us as we celebrate our First Nations community and advocate for a fairer, more inclusive nation. Our program includes a free webinar on Aboriginal trackers (27 May), a DigiTale on Bungaree, and a curated selection of music, films and kids activity sheets.

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.