The master plan considers South Head, Gap Bluff and Green Point precincts of Sydney Harbour National Park (Watsons Bay), receiving over half a million visitors each year. The area has a rich cultural landscape that forms an essential part of the story of Sydney. A story that encompasses Aboriginal culture and place; a story that includes the ideas of journey and arrival for Europeans; and a story of protection and defence.
What is a master plan?
A master plan is a non-statutory document that outlines a vision to guide how an area may change over time. It is important to note that our draft master plan is conceptual. We have sought community input to refine our vision and inform the design of the master plan submitted for approval.
Why is the South Head Master Plan being prepared?
The draft South Head Master Plan draws on the outcomes of the Sydney Harbour Plan of Management 2012 and the South Head Conservation Management Plan 2008. The master plan will create a vision and identify uses for existing buildings, upgrade of visitor facilities, walking tracks (including the Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk), interpretation, wayfinding, and public safety to enhance the experience for visitors and the natural, cultural and historic heritage of the precinct.
We have engaged a project team that have been working to develop the master plan. The team comprises TKD Architects, Context, and PlanCom Consulting. The team have sought input from the community and other stakeholders to draft the master plan.
The master plan documents the changes we need to make to South Head, Gap Bluff and Green Point precincts to achieve our plan of management outcomes and support visitation for the next 20 years.