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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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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.

19 July 2021
Sub Base Platypus garners further industry acclaim at NSW Architecture Awards (media release)

Sub Base Platypus has been recognised at the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards for renewal works undertaken to transform the former submarine base and gasworks site into a public domain. The Harbour Trust site received two awards; the Heritage Award NSW and the highest honour in the Urban Design Category (NSW) – the Lloyd Rees Award

See also: Sub Base Platypus recognised at the NSW Architecture Awards (new item)

5 July 2021
Sub Base Platypus recognised at the NSW Architecture Awards

Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney continues to garner industry acclaim, securing a pair of highly coveted awards at the 2021 NSW Architecture Awards, held last Friday (2 July).

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.