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Newsroom

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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For public relations enquiries, contact Lily Pai on 0477 268 919 or email lily.pai@harbourtrust.gov.au.

To obtain approval for a media shoot at one of our places, complete our Low impact permit form and email it to licensing@harbourtrust.gov.au.

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.

4 May 2020
The Harbour Trust launches brand new digital experiences (media release)

The Harbour Trust has launched a range of fun and interactive digital experiences that showcase the extraordinary Harbour Trust sites while traditional programming is on hold due to 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.

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.

3 February 2020
Notice of amplified noise at Cockatoo Island

Premier music festival, Red Hot Summer Tour, is marking its 10th anniversary with two sold out shows at Cockatoo Island on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February. Owing to the nature of this event, it is possible that amplified music will be audible to residents in nearby suburbs.

3 February 2020
Notice of light testing at Sub Base Platypus

Across two nights in early February, a specialist lighting consultant will test the lighting at Sub Base Platypus to ensure it meets the relevant standards. The first night of light testing is scheduled to take place on Monday 3 February or Tuesday 4 February, depending upon weather conditions.

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.

14 January 2020
Harbour Trust Review: Register for the new public forum (18 Feb)

Have your say on your say on the future of the Harbour Trust, including our iconic sites on Sydney Harbour, at a public forum next month.

9 January 2020
Bushfire safety information for visitors

Bushfires are currently affecting some parts of Australia. Our thoughts are with impacted communities as well as firefighters and frontline services facing the bushfires. Many destinations across Australia remain safe and are welcoming of visitors, including all of the Harbour Trust’s sites. However, we encourage you to refer to Tourism Australia online information hub ahead of your next visit.