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Alerts and disruptions

Planning to visit our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour? For a hassle-free experience, check the below alert and disruption notices ahead of your trip.
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    Chowder Bay / Gooreearrow
    • Wharf update (24 January 2024): Chowder Bay wharf has been closed indefinitely to boats (including mooring, and loading/unloading passengers) while its condition is assessed by the Harbour Trust. There is no access to the wharf by land or water during this time. The Harbour Trust are performing structural repairs on the wharf and slipway, with the aim of reopening both structures to the public by mid-2024. Learn more here.
    • Roadworks (23 February 2024): NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services will be undertaking roadworks on Chowder Bay between 6am and 3pm on Friday 23 February. Pedestrian, vehicle, cycle access will be available however there may be some delays and traffic controllers will be on site.
    Cockatoo Island / Wareamaharrow
    • Stair repairs (2 February): The steel stairs adjacent to the Ship Design Precinct will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to structural damage. We kindly advise visitors to use the alternative route by walking around Building 10. We apologise for any inconvenience.
    • Temporary site fencing: Temporary site fencing has been erected at Building 09 (plateau), Building 20 (plateau) and the Campground Tunnel on the north and south ends. It is anticipated the Campground Tunnel will reopen to guests in early 2024, while the conservation buildings will be completed by April 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience. Learn more here.
    • Tunnel closure: Tunnel 1 (also known as the 'Straight Tunnel') is closed for repairs. Tunnel 1 links the campground on the island's northern apron to the Docks Precinct on the southern apron. Visitors seeking to travel to the Docks Precinct can do so via the Turbine Shop on the Eastern Apron or by walking around the island's Western Apron. The Harbour Trust anticipates Tunnel 1 will reopen to the public in early 2024. Learn more here.
    Georges Heightsarrow
    • Georges Heights Oval Pavilion Upgrades (12/02/2024): Mosman Council is currently renovating the Georges Heights Oval Pavilion. Upgrades include a raised outdoor area with tables and chairs, improved accessibility for the western verandah pathway, the installation of solar panels, new plantings, a refurbished interior, and a fresh coat of paint for the external facade. The Mosman Council anticipates the works will be complete by 31 March 2024. For more information, visit the council’s website.
    Macquarie Lightstationarrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Macquarie Lightstation. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

    Marine Biological Stationarrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Marine Biological Station. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

    Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuharrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Middle Head / Gubbuh Gubbuh. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

    North Head Sanctuaryarrow
    • Temporary site fencing: Temporary site fencing has been erected at Building 17 (gym) for refurbishments. It is anticipated the works will be complete by February 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience. Learn more here.
    • Fox baiting: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is carrying out an ongoing baiting program at North Head Sanctuary to control foxes for the protection of native fauna including threatened species such as Long-nosed Bandicoots and Little Penguins. The program uses manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate). Warning signs are located at the entries to sites being baited. Visitors are advised not to touch the baits or ejectors. Further, pets may be affected (1080 is lethal to dogs and cats) and are not permitted at North Head Sanctuary. Working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. Penalties apply for non-compliance. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. For further information, please call the Harbour Trust on (02) 8969 2128.
    Sub Base Platypusarrow
    • Torpedo Factory Renewal Project: The Harbour Trust is delivering the final stage of the Torpedo Factory Renewal Project: a new foreshore park. Wirra Birra Park will be situated on the sandstone bench at the foot of the new Torpedo Factory Precinct and will provide visitors with a landscaped space where they can connect with Country and learn about native plants. The Harbour Trust looks forward to unveiling Wirra Birra Park to the public this coming Easter 2024. To learn more, visit the project overview page.
    Woolwich Dock and Parklandsarrow
  • There are currently no alerts or disruptions to accessing Woolwich Dock and Parklands. Continue to check this page and or social media channels for updates.

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