Areas of Interest
- 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?
- 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
- 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?
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?
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?
- Boat ramps
Do we need more? Where should they be positioned? What about parking, the neighbours and noise?
- 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
- 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?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
- 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