Goat Island is the second largest of the eight remaining islands in Sydney harbour and is situated at the entry to Darling Harbour. It is registered as a heritage item on the NSW State Heritage Register.
This conservation management plan (CMP) was commissioned to provide a clear, concise and well presented analysis of the heritage values of the island and to develop policies from the analysis and assessment of significance to provide clarity in the development of a masterplan that will guide the future of the island as part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.
To achieve this, this report relies on Volume 2: Goat Island: A Contextual History for information on the historical development of the island, and this CMP provides:
- an historical summary,
- a chronology
- historical analysis of the island’s cultural landscape
- physical analysis of the place
- assessment of the significance of individual elements, sites and the geographic context and
- strategies, guidelines and actions for the conservation of the heritage significance of Goat Island.
The CMP provides a clear direction for the future management of the island in consideration of its heritage resources.
- Goat Island Conservation Management Plan - Volume 1 (PDF 16MB) - Goat Island Draft Conservation Management Plan
- Goat Island Conservation Management Plan - Volume 2 (PDF 4.3MB) - Goat Island: A Contextual History
- Goat Island Conservation Management Plan - Volume 3 (PDF 8.7MB) - Goat Island Inventory (for the main features of the island)
- Goat Island Conservation Management Plan - Volume 4 (PDF 4.5MB) - Appendices.
Join an NPWS Discovery guide on a Goat Island heritage tour.
Photo: Goat Island aerial view, Sydney Harbour National Park / D Finnegan/OEH