Birchgrove Wharf upgrade
The NSW Government is upgrading Birchgrove 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.
Updates and announcements
We invite you to come along to a community information drop in session on Tuesday 14 March 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: You can also provide feedback before and after the community information session until Tuesday 28 March 2017 by contacting the project team:
We invite you to come along to a community information drop in session on Tuesday 14 March 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:
You can also provide feedback before and after the community information session until Tuesday 28 March 2017 by contacting the project team:
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 most recently delivered upgraded facilities at Cremorne Point, Mosman Bay, Pyrmont, Meadowbank and McMahons Point, and work to upgrade Chiswick Wharf began in February.
The new Birchgrove Wharf
The upgraded wharf is designed to provide customers with accessible, safe and comfortable public transport infrastructure.
The upgraded wharf would provide:
- Better protection from the wind, rain and sun
- Improved seating and waiting areas
- Improved safety for customers
- 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:
- Birchgrove Wharf would be closed during the upgrade
- 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.
Read about what to expect during construction.
Alternative transport during construction
Birchgrove Wharf would be closed during the wharf upgrade.
Customers would be able to catch the 441 bus service, operating between Grove Street, Birchgrove and the QVB Market Street, direct to the city or to connect with other bus services on Victoria Road.
The temporary closure of Birchgrove Wharf would not affect the timetable for ferry services to other wharves.
You would be able to plan your trip at transportnsw.info or call Transport Info on 131 500 or by visiting to use the trip planner.
Customers would need to allow extra time for your journey.
Initial consultation for the Birchgrove 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.
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