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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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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.

23 February 2024
Draft Heritage Management Plan for Snapper Island on public exhibition

The Department of Finance is inviting public comment until 22 March 2024 on a draft Heritage Management Plan for Snapper Island, in accordance with section 341S of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

14 December 2023
New appointees to the Harbour Trust

Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek MP, today announced the appointment of Professor Tim Entwisle as Chair of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust).

12 December 2023
Great success: Model ship completes Cockatoo Island voyage

An artefact from Cockatoo Island’s storied shipbuilding era has been returned to its rightful place in the heart of Sydney Harbour! On Wednesday (6 Dec), a large model ship, which had been housed at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre on Garden Island, was transported to Cockatoo Island by Royal Australian Navy personnel. The 9-metre-long model is a detailed, to-scale replica of HMAS Success, which has the distinction of being the final ship built at Cockatoo Island Dockyard.