Areas of Interest

Floating harbour heliport
Floating harbour heliport

Announced by the government – without consultation and adequate approvals, this ill-conceived floating disaster galvanised the public of Sydney to oppose unsafe and unnecessary developments that are more inconvenience than convenience. The good news? It was the genesis of FoSH, a voice of sanity for Sydney harbour. Interested in stopping it from happening again?

FoSH Rating: 4.2857 stars
Helicopter joy flights
Helicopter joy flights

It’s a wonderful way for tourists to see Sydney.
But is it a noisy distraction for residents and visitors?
Have your say

FoSH Rating: 3 stars
Clean beaches
Clean beaches

A beach is a barometer of how we treat our harbour. Plastic drink bottles, fishing lines, even fireworks and balloons all wash up on our harbour beaches. And when day trippers become litterbugs, it’s time to act. Interested in clean beaches?

FoSH Rating: 4.625 stars
Moorings
Moorings

A mooring can be an inexpensive and unobtrusive option for boaties. Is this the best way to manage an increase in boat numbers or a potential traffic jam on the harbour?

FoSH Rating: 4 stars
Marinas
Marinas

Are marinas the most efficient way to look after the needs of boaties and local residents? And how far should they be allowed to encroach into our waterways?

FoSH Rating: 5 stars
Boat ramps
Boat ramps

Do we need more? Where should they be positioned? What about parking, the neighbours and noise?

FoSH Rating: Zero stars
Healthy Harbour
Healthy Harbour

Sydney Harbour hosts a diversity of marine habitats and associated biodiversity. There are more than 550 fish species in this estuary that was once a river valley, now approximately 30km long*. But with 4 million people who call Sydney home we have to be vigilant to protect its complex diversity.

*Source Sydney Institute of Marine Science

FoSH Rating: 5 stars
Maintenance of harbourside walks
Maintenance of harbourside walks

More and more people (residents and visitors) are discovering the beauty of the harbour foreshores, with the opportunity for leisurely walks, jogs or picnics. How important to you is preserving and improving harbour paths and trails?

FoSH Rating: 4.3333 stars
Development concerns
Development concerns

The Sydney foreshore is our most valuable space. Private developments, especially on public land, without even a transparent tender process are a threat to the future of our harbour.

FoSH Rating: 5 stars
Water safety education campaigns
Water safety education campaigns

There’s so much fun to be had on the harbour, so long as it is done safely.
Are you interested in knowing more about safer boating, swimming or fishing?

FoSH Rating: Zero stars
Party pontoons
Party pontoons

These floating “islands” can be a source of loud music that can last “until late”. This has caused concern from nearby residents. Is this of interest to you?

FoSH Rating: 4.5 stars
Barrangaroo development
Barrangaroo development

With upcoming approvals expected for the proposed Crown casino, it’s time to consider the implications of height and scale of this building and its appropriateness for a public space.

FoSH Rating: 5 stars
Sea Plane Safety
Sea Plane Safety

Planes are taking off and landing on the harbour, from Rose Bay and overfly many suburbs on their take offs and landings. Regulations governing height restrictions when overflying residences need further investigations to ensure compliance

FoSH Rating: 4 stars

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