Abbotsford Wharf and interchange

The NSW Government is upgrading Abbotsford Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program. Planning for the new wharf is currently underway. As part of the planning process we would like to hear your feedback on the proposed concept. Timing for the start of work will be advised when the planning process is complete and the Review of Environmental Factors is finalised.

Artist’s impression of the new Abbotsford Wharf
Artist’s impression of the new Abbotsford Wharf

Updates and announcements

We invite you to come along to a community information drop in session on Thursday 25 May 2017. Members of the project team will be available to provide further information about the project.

You are welcome to drop in anytime between 5pm and 7pm at:

Sydney Rowing Club Wharf Side Room, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford

You can also provide feedback before and after the community information session until Tuesday 6 June 2017 by contacting the project team:

Project background

The upgrade is part of the major progressive upgrade of ferry wharves across Sydney Harbour which aims to improve Sydney’s ferry services for customers, delivering accessible, safe, comfortable public transport infrastructure with capacity for extra ferry services. New and upgraded wharves and interchanges are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.

This program has already delivered new facilities at Neutral Bay, Rose Bay, Balmain (Thames Street), Huntleys Point, Cremorne Point, Mosman Bay, Drummoyne, Balmain East, Sydney Olympic Park, Pyrmont Bay, Meadowbank and McMahons Point. Work started in February 2017 to upgrade Chiswick Wharf and in April 2017 to expand the upgraded Milsons Point Wharf to dual berthing.

The new Abbotsford wharf

The upgraded wharf is designed to provide customers with an improved public transport experience.

The upgraded wharf would provide:

  • protection from the wind, rain and sun
  • improved seating and waiting areas
  • improved access for mobility impaired customers and customers with prams
  • quicker and more efficient ferry boarding and disembarking
  • effective wayfinding signage and lighting.

What to expect during the upgrade

The timing for work to upgrade the wharf will be advised when the planning process and design development is complete. Construction would take about five months, weather and maritime conditions permitting.

As planning progresses construction details for the proposed upgrade would be considered in the Review of Environmental Factors, which would be put on public display for comment before start of work. It is expected that:

Abbotsford Wharf would be closed during the upgrade and alternative transport arrangements will be confirmed as the project progresses.

  • some night work would be required when the water is at its calmest
  • a temporary construction compound would be established on land
  • construction workers and equipment would usually be transported to and from the site by water.

Community engagement

Initial consultation for the Abbotsford Wharf Upgrade was carried out in 2015. The feedback received helped us to understand our customer’s views about the current facilities and priorities for improvement.

Further consultation about the Review of Environmental Factors for the project, will occur in 2017.

Project documents

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