Garden Island is located in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. This view is across Woolloomooloo Bay from Mrs Macquarie's Point at The Domain. The island has supported naval activities since 1788 and was originally used as a garden bed to grow food for ship crews. The land between Potts Point and Garden Island was reclaimed to expand the site for engineering facilities. It is a major marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia. This precinct features a number of heritage buildings which were built in the 1880s and 1890s.