Pyrmont Bay Wharf makeover to kick off in November

10 November 2014

Construction will begin this month on a major safety and accessibility upgrade of Pyrmont Bay Wharf, Transport for NSW announced today.

A temporary wharf will be available for customers while Pyrmont Bay Wharf is closed for about five months from Thursday, 20 November.

“Customers will still be able to get to where they need to go by using nearby Casino Wharf on Pirrama Road, which is just a five-minute walk from Pyrmont Bay Wharf,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

“We have worked hard to minimise inconvenience for customers who use Casino Wharf during the upgrade. Lighting has been upgraded at the temporary wharf to boost safety for customers and there will also be extra seats for added comfort.”

The F4 Darling Harbour ferry service will continue to operate to the existing timetable and will stop at Casino Wharf rather than Pyrmont Bay Wharf.

“Following planning, design and community consultation, Transport for NSW is now getting on with the job of upgrading the Pyrmont Bay Wharf to deliver better facilities for customers,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

“Once complete, the new wharf will deliver significant improvements for customers, particularly those with disability, parents with prams and the elderly.

“As part of the upgrade, customers will benefit from better protection from the sun, wind and rain and better access to and from the wharf as well as on board ferries.”

The work is being delivered as part of the $770 million Transport Access Program, a NSW Government initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure across NSW.

Most work on the new wharf will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.

Some additional work may be required outside these times, including installing piles during calmer maritime conditions between 11pm and 7am from 1 December to 19 December. Hammering of piles will be restricted to between 5am and 7am. For more information on the project, visit the Pyrmont Bay Wharf upgrade project page.

Media contact: (02) 8202 3760

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