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. 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.

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

Updates and announcements

We invite you to come along to a community information drop in session on Tuesday 30 August 2016. 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:

Chiswick Community Centre, Corner Blackwall Point Road and Parkview Road, Chiswick.

You can also provide feedback before and after the community information session until Tuesday 13 September 2016 by contacting the project team.

View or download the August 2016 community update (PDF, 857Kb)

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 and Meadowbank.

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 about the Review of Environmental Factors for the project, will occur in late 2016.

Project documents

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