Cabarita Wharf and interchange

The NSW Government is upgrading Cabarita Wharf and interchange as part of the Transport Access Program. Planning for the new wharf is currently underway and a Review of Environmental Factors is open for community feedback until 4 December 2017.

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

Updates and announcements

We have prepared a Review of Environmental Factors for the proposal, and it’s open for community feedback until Monday 4 December 2017.

The Review of Environmental Factors outlines details of the proposed upgrade and potential project impact and how we will manage this. The Review of Environmental Factors considers and assesses potential environmental factors. We’ve also considered customer experience, operational requirements and feedback from previous consultations in our planning.

Please view or download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 13.7Mb) and Appendices (PDF, 41.2Mb).

You can also view the Review of Environmental Factors at:

  • Five Dock Library, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock
  • Roads and Maritime Services Head Office, 20-44 Ennis Road, Milsons Point

Feedback must be received by Monday 4 December and can be sent to:

For more information on the Cabarita Wharf Upgrade please view or download the latest Community update (PDF, 1.05Mb) or Project overview(PDF, 573Kb).

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

The upgrade would reuse the existing jetty and covered area. A new jetty would be built and connected to a new floating pontoon by a new gangway. There would be cover on all new sections of the wharf.

The pontoon would have two berthing areas allowing two ferries to access the wharf at the same time.

What to expect during the upgrade

Construction is expected to start in early 2018, after we consider all feedback and approve the final plans. Work will take about six months to complete, weather and maritime conditions permitting.

It is expected that:

  • modifications would be made to the existing wharf to allow ferries to operate during construction
  • there would be changes to how customers access the wharf at different stages of of construction
  • bus services will continue to operate during construction
  • some night and early morning work would be required when the water is at its calmest
  • a temporary construction compound would be established on land
  • some truck movements may be required for landside upgrade work.

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 this year.

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 and Cockatoo Island. Work started in April 2017 to expand the upgraded Milsons Point Wharf to dual berthing.

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