Cabarita Wharf and interchange

View of existing Cabarita Wharf, looking from the water back to the wharf

The NSW Government is upgrading Cabarita Wharf and interchange as part of the Transport Access Program. Planning for the new wharf is currently underway.

Updates and announcements

Consultation on the proposed concept design has closed.

We would like to thank everyone who took time to provide feedback.

All feedback will be considered and included in the Review of Environmental Factors. This document will be publicly displayed for comment before start of work is finalised.

Construction timing will be confirmed as the project progresses.

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, in April 2017 to expand the upgraded Milsons Point Wharf to dual berthing and in May 2017 to upgrade the Cockatoo Island Wharf.

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 access for mobility impaired customers and customers with prams
  • more efficient ferry boarding and disembarking
  • effective wayfinding signage and lighting
  • car park improvements including additional parking spaces.

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:

  • Cabarita Wharf will remain open 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 transport to and from the site by water
  • some truck movements will be required for work to upgrade the car park.

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.

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

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