Harbour Trust planning framework
The Harbour Trust’s statutory and non-statutory plans articulate the vision for its protected sites and outline how this vision will be implemented.
Established in accordance with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001, the Harbour Trust’s Comprehensive Plan is a broad strategic plan that sets out the vision for its sites and provides a framework for their ongoing use.
The Comprehensive Plan is supported by more detailed management plans that prescribe desired outcomes for specific sites or buildings, including suitable uses and how each site’s heritage values are proposed to be interpreted.
Whilst not a statutory requirement, master plans put forward a future vision of place. Proposals for implementing master plans must address the statutory plans and would be subject to a detailed planning assessment.
To view the comprehensive, management and master plans, visit: Planning and permits.
Corporate plan (2023 to 2027)
Additionally, the Harbour Trust delivers against commitments outlined in its Corporate Plan. This resource, renewed each year, outlines the agency’s plans and priorities for the next four years.
Environmental Management Plans
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
In support of its vision for Reconciliation, the Harbour Trust adopted its first Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in June 2018. During the two-year lifecycle of this strategic document, formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, Harbour Trust staff and volunteers, as well as the Members of the Trust, took tangible steps with the community to progress the organisation’s Reconciliation journey.
With the formal endorsement of our second Innovate RAP in 2022, the Harbour Trust committed to strengthen its vision for Reconciliation across key areas including cultural awareness, procurement, land management and partnerships.
Critically, we continue to integrate performance against RAP initiatives into our Corporate Planning process and report to the Members of the Trust quarterly on our progress.
Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
Published in 2022, our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy outlines our approach to engaging with a diverse set of community stakeholders. This strategy is assisting us to fulfil our vision, which includes making our protected places accessible to diverse audiences, amplifying their heritage values through storytelling and – through their conservation, remediation, and adaptive reuse – fostering a sense of place and belonging.
For further information, visit: Community and committees