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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 media enquiries, contact Annelinde Rossman on 0407 852 785 or email annelinde.rossman@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.

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. 

 

1 November 2023
Cockatoo Island / Wareamah Draft Master Plan released for consultation

The Harbour Trust has released a draft master plan for Cockatoo Island / Wareamah for public exhibition. The Cockatoo Island / Wareamah Sanctuary Draft Master Plan is available for feedback on the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water consultation hub until 5pm AEDT Wednesday 13 December 2023. Opportunities to learn more include a webinar (6 Nov), drop-in sessions (various dates) and a community forum (18 Nov).

 

27 October 2023
Macquarie Lightstation celebrates 205th anniversary with special tour

To celebrate the 205th anniversary of Macquarie Lightstation becoming operational, we are holding a special tour on Thursday 30 November. As you explore Macquarie Lightstation, a knowledgeable guide will share the stories of this significant navigational light source. PLUS: You’ll ascend the lighthouse to discover the lantern room and emerge onto the balcony for a sweeping view of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Tickets available from $16 per person. 

 

21 September 2023
New Torpedo Factory Precinct at Sub Base Platypus opens to the public

Work to revitalise the former Torpedo Factory at Sub Base Platypus, North Sydney, reached an important milestone this month – the completion of the Torpedo Factory Precinct. To celebrate, we hosted a community day on Saturday 16 September.

19 September 2023
North Head Sanctuary Draft Master Plan open for public feedback (media release)

The Harbour Trust today announced the release of its North Head Sanctuary Draft Master Plan, which outlines its vision to make the headland a more welcoming walking place, regenerate its natural landscape and strengthen its role as an important sanctuary for endangered species, celebrate its First Nations significance, and restore and activate its rich military heritage.

 

19 September 2023
North Head Sanctuary Draft Master Plan available for feedback

The Harbour Trust has created a draft master plan for North Head Sanctuary and released it for public exhibition. The North Head Sanctuary Draft Master Plan is available for feedback until 5pm AEDT on Tuesday 31 October 2023. Have your say and register to attend an online information session on Thursday 21 September.