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4 September 2023
Cockatoo Island launches its NYE accommodation offerings for 2023!

Eager to end 2023 on a high? Book accommodation at Cockatoo Island for New Year’s Eve and spend the biggest night of the year in the heart of Sydney Harbour! As either a camper or guest in one of our charming houses or apartments, you’ll spend the biggest night of the year close to the action… but far from the crowds! Not only will you get to stay in award-winning accommodation, you’ll also get to bask in the city's world famous NYE fireworks.

24 August 2023
Revised Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh Draft Master Plan available for feedback

From 14 March 2023 until 9 May 2023, the Harbour Trust’s Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh Draft Master Plan was on public exhibition. Following this consultation and review of comments and community feedback, the Revised Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh Draft Master Plan is now available for further feedback.

24 August 2023
Harbour Trust releases Revised Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh Draft Master Plan (media release)

The Harbour Trust has released its revised Draft Master Plan for Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh, which outlines the proposed revitalisation and long-term vision for the nationally significant headland in Mosman that overlooks the entrance to Sydney Harbour


17 August 2023
Emerging heritage professionals to exchange ideas at Cockatoo Island

The Harbour Trust is proud to be a major partner for the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA2023), which commences in Sydney later this month. An initiative of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), GA2023 will see heritage conservation and management professionals from across the world come together between 31 August and 9 September to exchange ideas and participate in a range of exciting events, including a Youth Forum at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah.

10 August 2023
Cockatoo Island’s shipbuilding heritage amplified by building conservation works

The Harbour Trust has completed conservation works on a pair of buildings at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah that are associated with the historic dockyard; namely, the former Joiners’ Shop and the former Estimating and Drawing Offices.

9 August 2023
Harbour Trust launches what3words for accurate location reporting and emergency response

The Harbour Trust has launched what3words across all our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour, making it easier for visitors, tenants and contractors to communicate precise locations quickly and accurately. This innovative geocoding system will significantly improve safety and emergency response capabilities.

27 July 2023
Ranger recommendations: Discover 3 of Sydney’s best lookouts (blog)

To celebrate World Ranger Day (31 July), we asked Harbour Trust ranger Rob what his 3 favourite lookouts were from across our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour.

24 July 2023
World’s biggest release of seahorses completed by SIMS at Chowder Bay

On Tuesday 18 July, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) – in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney and the NSW Department of Primary Industries – successfully released 300 juvenile endangered White's Seahorses at Chowder Bay in Mosman.

18 July 2023
Historic military landmark Gunners Barracks turns 150

This month, the Harbour Trust is commemorating the 150th anniversary of a historic military landmark under its protection at Georges Heights in Mosman. Today, the Gunners Barracks is a celebrated high tea, à la carte and wedding reception venue with commanding views of Sydney Harbour. Originally, however, the elegant sandstone structure formed part of the colony’s network of coastal defences.