Chiswick Wharf and interchange

The NSW Government is upgrading Chiswick Wharf and interchange as part of the Transport Access Program. Following feedback from the community the Review of Environmental Factors for the project has been finalised and work to upgrade the wharf will start on Wednesday 1 February 2017

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

Chiswick Wharf will be closed for upgrade from Wednesday 1 February 2017 for about five months, weather and maritime conditions permitting. All efforts will be made to reopen the wharf as soon as possible.

View or download the December community update (PDF, 806Kb).

Review of Environmental Factors and submissions report

The final Review of Environmental Factors (REF) went on display in October and November 2016.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to consider the proposal and provide feedback. We received four submissions in response to the REF. Points raised included the design configuration, the need for the proposal and the location of the site compound during construction.

Roads and Maritime has prepared a Submissions Report which summarises the feedback and our responses.

After considering the feedback received through the submissions process, Roads and Maritime will proceed with the project.

View or download the Review of Environmental Factors and the appendices.

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.

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.

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.

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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