Sydney Harbour National Park is one of the smaller parks in New South Wales and one of the most popular. At around 400 hectares, this park has a diversity of natural and cultural heritage. This ranges from Aboriginal heritage, including engravings, middens and other significant places. These historic sites reflect our more recent history, including military fortifications at Fort Denison, Middle Head and the Quarantine Station to recreational parklands, beaches, headlands and coves. These places support an abundance of natural flora and fauna, including endangered species.
Sydney Harbour National Park is the most accessible in New South Wales, located in Sydney's centre. Visitation is consistently high, and it is important that these places are easily accessible and safe for our visitors.
As part of the largest investment in national park history, there are a number of projects taking place within the national park. Stringent environmental, cultural heritage, engineering and other assessments in accordance with legislative requirements inform each project to ensure these projects are completed to the highest standard.
The infrastructure works in Sydney Harbour National Park are directly supporting the park's plan of management's guiding principles, for example, 'We will maximise our visitors' opportunities to enjoy the natural and cultural heritage of the park by providing infrastructure and other services that meet their special needs' (Guiding Principle 3).