About us Venue hire Contact us EN arrow search arrow Subscribe
Family walking on Cockatoo Island's Lower Island with a heritage crane in the background.

About the Harbour Trust

Cockatoo Island / Wareamah is one of the extraordinary places protected by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust).

Located in First Nations countries on Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Trust’s destinations are known for their natural beauty. They also feature heritage-listed structures and other remnants from Australia’s layered history. For these reasons, they have significance on a national and international scale.

The Harbour Trust’s protected places include Cockatoo Island, North Head Sanctuary in Manly, Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney and Headland Park in Mosman. The agency also manages Woolwich Dock and Parklands, Macquarie Lightstation in Vaucluse, and the Former Marine Biological Station at Camp Cove.

The Harbour Trust’s vision includes making its 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.

Connect with the Harbour Trust
To learn more about the Harbour Trust and their network of visitor destinations, visit harbourtrust.gov.au
Learn more

Cockatoo Island / Wareamah Draft Master Plan

The public exhibition of the draft master plan for Cockatoo Island / Wareamah ran between 1 November and 13 December 2023.

The Harbour Trust would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on the draft master plan during the public exhibition. There were a total of 199 unique responses to the Cockatoo Island / Wareamah Draft Master Plan. The Harbour Trust has reviewed all feedback received during this consultation and has now published a consultation outcomes report and consultation summary.

Helpful links

Want to learn more about the extraordinary places protected by the Harbour Trust? You may find these links useful.