Elizabeth Bay Marina

The NSW Government is upgrading the Elizabeth Bay Marina to improve its functionality, amenity and safety for water users and the local community.

Artist impression of the new Elizabeth Bay Marina
Artist impression of the new Elizabeth Bay Marina

Updates and announcements

What is happening now?

Piling work for the fixed part of the new structure is complete. The piles for the floating marina are being installed using the barges that are currently on site. The piles will be screwed into position and then hammered into the sea bed.

The on water structure is being constructed using concrete and steel material. Concrete mixture will be delivered by road to the site.

A work zone has been installed for material storage and will require temporary closure of three car spaces and one motorbike space at the end of Ithaca Road carpark for the duration of construction work. Council has installed work zone signage that will be in place until the completion of the work.

Additional car spaces will be required for the work to relocate gas and water utilities and for concrete and steel delivery. We will make every effort to reduce the number of spaces that are closed during this work, and whenever possible will reopen spaces during out of work hours.

Our work hours are between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.

There may be short term traffic impacts while work vehicles enter and exit the car park. Workers will be on site to direct traffic as necessary.

What work is coming up?

When the concrete deck is completed we will begin constructing the above deck structure. The steel frame for the structure will be delivered by trucks, and workers will be on site to safely direct traffic.

Work on the floating pontoon will commence in mid-November.

Project background

Elizabeth Bay Marina is located at the end of Ithaca Road, Elizabeth Bay, near Beare Park. The marina has existed for over 100 years and is a popular place for boaters, kayakers, residents and tourists visiting the area.

Over time the timber elements have deteriorated and Roads and Maritime is now proposing to upgrade the marina to improve safety and amenity for water users and the local community.

The marina upgrade will provide:

  • Improved marina facilities for the boating community
  • More reliable operations aimed at preventing damage to boats and the marina due to flooding at high tides
  • Improved facilities, better security, and safer water access for kayaks, paddleboards and other small vessels
  • Improved café facilities located at the end of the marina
  • Improved access to the marina, including disabled access
  • A boating destination marina to give boaters access to facilities and amenities, and to improve their Sydney Harbour boating experience.

Community engagement

Roads and Maritime will continue to engage with the community and other stakeholders to provide an update on the project as it progresses.  Notification letters will be sent to the community and key stakeholders to inform of work before the work starts.

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Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

Roads and Maritime has completed a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project to assess potential impacts and describe management strategies to address them.

View or download the REF documents:

Project stages

Where are we

The process:

  • Planning and investigations
  • Develop preliminary concepts
  • Display preliminary concepts
  • Develop a preferred concept design
  • Display Review of Environmental factors
  • Approval to proceed
  • Detailed design
  • Construction - we are here
  • Marina operation

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