The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is preparing a master plan that will protect, conserve, and promote the spectacular natural, cultural and historic heritage of Strickland Estate, Nielsen Park and Hermitage Foreshore Track, Sydney Harbour National Park and build a valued legacy for future generations.
Sydney Harbour is universally acknowledged as a place of extraordinary natural beauty and Sydney Harbour National Park, including the Strickland Estate, Nielsen Park and the Hermitage Foreshore precincts, are an integral part of the harbour’s foreshore setting.
The master plan will identify and outline:
- the vision and guiding principles for the joint site
- visitor experiences including day use, activities and events
- landscaping and interpretation concepts
- public access and circulation
- vehicular and traffic management
- park management aspects including essential services
- proposed uses for buildings.
As a place of significant cultural and heritage value, it is especially important that we hear from the community to assist NPWS in delivering a well-considered plan for this unique and iconic site. Pre-design community consultation concluded on 18 July 2022.
NPWS will next provide opportunities for community participation during exhibition of the draft master plan which is expected to be August to September 2022. See below for more details.