Trust To Re-open Cafe At Norh Head

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PO Box 607 Mosman NSW 2088

28 January 2010

Trust to Re-Open Café at North Head

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has announced its decision to assume

responsibility for the operation of a café at North Head.

Geoff Bailey, executive director of the Trust, said the recent decision of the

Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company (RAAHC) to close the current café

operation at North Fort prompted the Trust to act.  

‘A café at North Fort is important to support public access to North Head, one of

Sydney’s great headlands,’ Bailey said.

‘We want to offer visitors a seven days a week café experience commensurate with

North Head’s natural and cultural heritage, not least its magnificent views of the

harbour and the city. 

‘In the meantime, the Trust will be investigating what improvements may be needed

to the café building in the short term, including any health and safety matters.  A

project manager has been appointed to oversee necessary improvements in the

building’s facilities and layout.

‘We are proposing to commence a tender process shortly, in accordance with the

Trust’s leasing policies, to select a suitable operator for a modern, affordable

café at this iconic site.’

Mr Bailey said the RAAHC supported the Trust’s decision and welcomed plans to re-

open a café on the site as soon as possible. 

North Fort is part of the former School of Artillery which occupied a good part of

North Head for over 60 years.  The New South Wales Government transferred land title

of the site to the Commonweath in December 2006.  The transfer vested the land in

the Trust which is preparing a management plan for the area.  

‘In broad terms, the Trust envisages the creation of a sanctuary on North Head in

partnership with other landowners, one that protects the flora and fauna of the

headland and adaptively re-uses its buildings and facilities for the enjoyment of

the public,’ Bailey said.

The RAAHC has advised that the current café ceases operation on Sunday 14 February.

For more information, contact Patrick Fletcher (02) 8969 2114 or 0413 021 079


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