Areas of Interest

Berry’s Bay under threat x 2
Berry’s Bay under threat x 2

This peaceful bay is under threat from two development proposals.

  1. Marina
    Read about the proposal in detail on the "Save Berry’s Bay" website.
  2. Floating Dry Dock
    Read about the proposal to bring an industrial sized dry dock into the Bay. Visit the "Say No to Noakes" website.
FoSH Rating: 4 stars
Mosman Rowers
Mosman Rowers

Friends of Sydney Harbour (FoSH) has helped our Committee members Tim James (acting President of the Mosman Rowers) and Kathrina Doran and their team of dedicated helpers to rescue the Mosman Rowers Club from Voluntary Administration and to enter a new beginning.

The Club again has the support of the community and has grown membership to over 1,100 members, and will have a stronger, renovated & re-invigorated Club for its members and the Mosman Community and organised funding to undertake more than $1m worth of repairs and structural works and improvements and refurbishment of the Clubhouse to bring it up to today’s standards.

FoSH Rating: 4 stars
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
Party Boats
Party Boats

Is noise pollution* from party boats a problem for you? 

Friends of Sydney Harbour is interested in monitoring excessive noise on the harbour. Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey.

FoSH is concerned with all matters of safety and pollution on the harbour. 

Noise pollution often goes hand in hand with other major concerns: water safety and water pollution.

*NSW Protection of the Environment Act 1997.

FoSH Rating: 4.5 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
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: 4.3333 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
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: 3.5714 stars

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