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Goat Island revitalisation project

From the home of Bennelong and Barangaroo, to a convict settlement, and a film and concert location, Goat Island boasts a busy and varied past. Now one of Sydney Harbour National Park’s most historic attractions, the island have a new lease on life with a widespread conservation effort.

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Listed on the NSW State Heritage Register, Goat Island is a special place, abundant in Aboriginal, natural and historic heritage values.

The largest island in Sydney Harbour National Park, Goat Island has had many uses over the years. Those touring the island can see some 40 buildings dating from the 1830s, as well as impressive examples of military heritage and Aboriginal culture. 

Comprising significant conservation works, the Goat Island revitalisation project will breathe fresh life into the island, creating an exceptional recreational and cultural destination complete with a magnificent landscape and views as well as first-class facilities, accommodation and catering.

The project combines preservation of the island’s existing cultural experiences with new opportunities for public enjoyment of the area. The fortified sandstone wall and sentry box, built by convict labour in 1838, will be carefully preserved, while extensive conservation and adaptive reuse works will transform the wonderful ‘magazine precinct’ into an unparalleled functions space.

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Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan