Sydney Harbour National Park Plan of Management
This plan of management describes how the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the park while providing unique and enriching experiences for visitors to Sydney Harbour. The park is one of the smaller national parks in New South Wales. At just under 400 hectares it sits within a protected areas system totalling around 7 million hectares of land.
- 1 December 2012
- Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Plan of management, Final
Sydney Harbour National Park protects nearly 400 hectares of foreshores, headlands and islands on Sydney Harbour – one of Australia’s most iconic and recognisable landscapes. Despite its relatively small size and location in Australia’s largest city, the park retains extraordinarily diverse and significant natural, cultural and historic heritage values. The park also contains some of Sydney’s most valued sites for outdoor recreation, special events and celebrations.
The plan of management presents outcomes and actions aimed at protecting the park’s natural, cultural and heritage values, building partnerships with communities, and providing opportunities for exploration and understanding of Australia’s past and continuing cultural heritage.
This plan of management should be read with the Sydney Harbour National Park Amendment (2021).
Other park planning documents
Middle Head and Georges Head Masterplan: Public Exhibition Draft (2016)
Review of Environmental Factors: Gap Bluff Alterations and Additions to Existing Buildings (2015)
North Head Quarantine Station management plans (2005–2006)
North Head Quarantine Station Conservation and Adaptive Reuse Project Environmental Audit (2011)