Chiswick Wharf and interchange

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

Artist's impression of the new Chiswick Wharf viewed from the river
Artist's impression of the new Chiswick Wharf viewed from the river

Updates and announcements

Following feedback from the community, the Review of Environmental Factors for the project has been finalised and will be displayed for community feedback until Monday 21 November 2016.

The Review of Environmental Factors outlines details of the proposed upgrade, potential project impacts and how these will be managed. The document also incorporates feedback from the community heard during previous consultation periods in 2015 and recently in August and September 2016.

Click here to view or download a copy of the Review of Environmental Factors and appendices.

View or download the October 2016 community update.

You can also view the Review of Environmental Factors at the following locations:

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

Feedback must be received by Monday 21 November 2016 and can be sent to:

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 Milsons Point, 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.

What to expect during the upgrade

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

Chiswick Wharf will be closed during the upgrade. A temporary construction compound will be established in Blackwall Point Reserve.

Standard work hours will be 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturday. Some of this work will be noisy.

Early morning or night work, including installation of piles, will be required when the water is at its calmest. This will generate noise. We will notify nearby residents prior to any early morning or night work taking place.

Equipment for the construction of the wharf will include barges, cranes and service boats. Construction workers and equipment will usually be transported to and from the site by water. Landside work will include some truck movements. A traffic and pedestrian management plan will be in place during construction.

Alternative transport during construction

Chiswick Wharf will be closed during construction for about five months.

Customers will be able to catch a temporary shuttle bus 437, operating between Chiswick shopping centre and Abbotsford Wharf, to connect with Parramatta River ferry services. Customers travelling to the city can also catch existing bus services 504/X04 to Town Hall and 436 to Central Station.

The temporary closure of Chiswick Wharf will not affect the timetable for ferry services to other wharves.

Click here to view the alternative transport information.

Community engagement

Initial consultation for the Chiswick 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 on the concept design for the upgrade wharf was carried out in August and September 2016. Following consultation and feedback received, the concept design has been revised to remove the existing roof structure and install a new canopy over the existing seating area.

Project documents

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