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Couple admiring the Hanging Swamp at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.


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17 April 2024
Harbour Trust tenants and partners pioneering positive environmental change (blog)

As Earth Day (22 April) approaches, we are putting a spotlight on Harbour Trust tenants who have a shared vision for positive impact on the environment.

17 April 2024
Earth Day, everyday: Harbour Trust green initiatives

As Earth Day (22 April) approaches, it presents an opportunity for us all to make time to visit places of natural beauty and reflect on the importance of environmental conservation. Here at the Harbour Trust, our everyday focus is to protect, conserve, and interpret the environmental and heritage values of the land under our custodianship.

17 April 2024
The Harbour Trust unveils Green Week campaign ahead of Earth Day

Ahead of Earth Day, the Harbour Trust has launched its Green Week campaign from 17 to 23 April, showcasing sustainable programs and initiatives by the Harbour Trust, its tenants and partners.

15 April 2024
Spiky secrets: Things you might not know about echidnas (blog)

In this article, North Head Sanctuary Foundation Founding President, Judy Lambert, shares interesting facts you might not know about echidnas. 

2 April 2024
Tunnel 1 reopens for public access on Cockatoo Island / Wareamah

Following the successful completion of the Tunnel 1 re-lining project on Cockatoo Island / Wareamah, the Harbour Trust is proud to reopen the tunnel for public access from 28 March 2024.

27 March 2024
Harbour Trust welcomes new First Nations Advisory Group

As part of a commitment to acknowledging, respecting and working alongside First Nations people, the Harbour Trust established a First Nations Advisory Group in October 2023.

26 March 2024
Wirra Birra Park at Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney set to open this Easter

Following the opening of the rejuvenated Torpedo Factory Precinct at Sub Base Platypus, North Sydney, the Harbor Trust is proud to unveil Wirra Birra Park, which will be open to the public from Good Friday, 29 March 2024.

29 February 2024
North Head Sanctuary Master Plan finalised

The North Head Sanctuary Master Plan was finalised to incorporate the feedback received from the public consultation and endorsed by the Members of the Trust at their 14 February 2024 meeting. The North Head Sanctuary Master Plan has now been published on the Harbour Trust website.

29 February 2024
Tree vandalism on Harbour Trust land at Goat Paddock, Woolwich

On 15 January 2024, vandalism which involved the illegal removal of trees occurred on Harbour Trust land at the Goat Paddock in Woolwich.