Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
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|Statutory authority overview|
|Jurisdiction||Cockatoo Island, North Head, Georges Heights, Middle Head Fortifications, Macquarie Lighthouse, Snapper Island, HMAS Platypus, Chowder Bay|
|Headquarters||Building 28, Best Avenue, Mosman, New South Wales|
|Statutory authority executives|
|Parent Statutory authority||Department of the Environment and Energy|
The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust ("Harbour Trust") is an Australian Government agency established in 2001 to preserve and rehabilitate a number of defence and other Commonwealth lands in and around Sydney Harbour. These lands were off limits to the public, some for over 100 years. They are the lands of the Eora people.
Over the eighteen years, the Harbour Trust has remediated the lands and opened them to the public. It's vision is to create places that are inspiring, loved and shared. It is currently undertaking restoration work at the former HMAS Platypus site.
The Harbour Trust does not receive ongoing funding from the Australian Government: revenue from the adaptive reuse of it's heritage properties are reinvested in ensuring the sites are open and accessible to the public.
The lands managed by the Harbour Trust are:
- Cockatoo Island
- Headland Park, Mosman (Middle Head, Georges Heights and Chowder Bay)
- North Head Sanctuary (Former School of Artillery), North Head, Manly
- Woolwich Dock and Parklands
- Macquarie Lighthouse
- Snapper Island
- Former Marine Biological Station, Watsons Bay
- HMAS Platypus, Neutral Bay
Parking and other illegal activities on Sydney Harbour Trust land is enforced as a Commonwealth offence by special Sydney Harbour Trust rangers, which is a minimum $100 fine and is not enforced as a NSW Government State Debt Recovery Office matter.
- "Marine Biological Station". Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Retrieved 18 July 2016.