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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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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.


5 December 2023
Cockatoo Island Sunset Sessions: Live music returns in Jan 2024

Celebrate summer with Sunset Sessions. Our popular live music series featuring home-grown talents. Running Saturdays from 13 January to 6 April 2024, Sunset Sessions will feature a diverse line-up of artists across 12 picnic-style shows. Tickets are $35 per person (children aged 12 years and under are free).

24 November 2023
Update: Major works underway to improve the amenity of Harbour Trust destinations

The Harbour Trust continues to carry out significant works to enhance the amenity of its extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour and ensure they remain safe, accessible and enjoyable.

24 November 2023
Updated: Historic wall repaired at North Head Sanctuary

The Harbour Trust is carefully restoring a stone wall at North Head Sanctuary, Manly that partially collapsed due to an extreme weather event in March 2022. Unprecedented rain during this event led to a rapid build-up of water at the base of the wall, undermining its foundations.

21 Novemeber 2023
Join us for the public board meeting of the Members of the Trust

The Harbour Trust invites members of the public to attend the public board meeting of the Members of the Trust, in-person or online, between 3:30pm and 5pm AEDT on Thursday 14 December 2023. Please register your attendance.

16 November 2023
Join us for a Christmas movie night at Sub Base Platypus

Celebrate the festive season with a magical movie night at Sub Base Platypus. Join us on Saturday 9 December for a special screening of Home Alone 2 in the new Torpedo Factory Precinct. 


15 November 2023
Endangered Sunshine Wattles find new home at Headland Park, Mosman

Over the next month, approximately 500 tubestock-sized Sunshine Wattles (Acacia terminalis subspecies Eastern Sydney) will be planted adjacent to bush tracks and revegetated areas at Headland Park, Mosman.

2 November 2023
Cockatoo Island / Wareamah event raises over $1.1m to address youth homelessness

On Friday 27 October, Stepping Stone House held their annual fundraiser, Sleep Under the Stars, at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah. The event was distinguished by strong social purpose and community involvement and the Harbour Trust is proud to have been this year’s venue partner. 


1 November 2023
Cockatoo Island / Wareamah Draft Master Plan open for public feedback (media release)

The Harbour Trust today announced the release of its draft master plan for Cockatoo Island / Wareamah, which outlines a vision to reactivate and transform the island into the vibrant heart of Western Sydney Harbour.