Cabarita Wharf and interchange

The NSW Government is upgrading Cabarita Wharf and interchange as part of the Transport Access Program. Construction on the wharf started on Wednesday 14 February 2018

Artist’s impression of the new Cabarita Wharf from the water

Updates and announcements

The NSW Government is proposing to improve the car park at Cabarita Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

As the area surrounding the car park was identified as an area of Aboriginal heritage significance an addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors assessing the car park upgrade is being prepared.

The addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors will outline the details of the proposed upgrade, potential impacts, and how these will be managed.

We invite your comments on the proposed car park upgrade to inform the addendum to the Review of Environmental Factors. Feedback can be made until Monday 26 March 2018.

For more information on the car park upgrade and how you can have your say view or download the latest community update (PDF. 256Kb).

The new Cabarita Wharf and interchange

The upgraded wharf and interchange is designed to provide customers with an improved public transport experience. The new wharf would provide:

  • capacity for additional ferry services
  • 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
  • new lighting
  • improved pedestrian, bus and vehicle access and movement around the interchange.

What to expect during the upgrade

Construction will start on Wednesday 14 February 2018. Construction will take about six months to complete, weather and maritime conditions permitting. A temporary construction site compound will be established near the wharf for the duration of the project. The location of the compound will be determined in discussion with City of Canada Bay Council. The area will be fenced off and restricted to authorised personnel and visitors.

Construction activities will include:

  • establishing the site compound, installing fencing, site hoarding and site sheds
  • modifying the existing wharf allowing ferries to operate during construction
  • removing existing wharf structures that aren’t being kept
  • installing steel piles
  • installing the new covered jetty, gangway and pontoon
  • installing new seating and glass weather screening on the pontoon
  • building a new kiss and ride zone
  • regrading the existing path between the car park and the wharf.

Community engagement

Initial consultation for the Cabarita 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. We carried out community consultation on the concept design for the new wharf in May and June 2017.

The Review of Environmental Factors was on display for public feedback in November and December 2017. Roads and Maritime has prepared a report responding to all of the issues raised in submissions received.

View or download the Submissions Report.

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, McMahons Point, Chiswick, Cockatoo Island and Milsons Point.

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