Milsons Point Wharf expansion
The NSW Government has announced an expansion of Milsons Point Wharf to increase capacity and improve service levels for ferry customers. This additional upgrade will increase the capacity of Milsons Point Wharf, providing a second platform to enable two ferries to berth at the same time.
Updates and announcements
Roads and Maritime Services has prepared a Review of Environmental Factors for the proposal, which will be displayed for community feedback until Tuesday 7 February 2017. The Review of Environmental Factors outlines details of the proposed upgrade, potential project impact and how this will be managed. The document incorporates feedback from the community during previous consultation. For the latest information please view or download the:
Roads and Maritime Services has prepared a Review of Environmental Factors for the proposal, which will be displayed for community feedback until Tuesday 7 February 2017.
The Review of Environmental Factors outlines details of the proposed upgrade, potential project impact and how this will be managed. The document incorporates feedback from the community during previous consultation.
For the latest information please view or download the:
You can also view the Review of Environmental Factors at the following locations:
- Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney
- Roads and Maritime Services, 20-44 Ennis Road, Milsons Point
Community Information Session
If you would like further information about the Milsons Point Wharf expansion and interchange upgrade or would like to provide feedback you can come along to a community information session on Tuesday 31 January 2017 any time between 5pm and 7pm to take the opportunity to ask questions and speak to members of the project team:
- Venue: Bradfield Park Community Centre, 41 Alfred Street, Milsons Point
- Date: Tuesday 31 January 2017 between 5pm and 7pm
All feedback must be received by Tuesday 7 February 2017 and can be sent to:
Wharf Upgrade Program – Milsons Point
Locked Bag 928
North Sydney NSW 2059
The expanded Milsons Point Wharf and upgraded interchange
The proposed design would increase the capacity of Milsons Point wharf by enabling two ferries to berth at the same time, meaning more frequent, reliable services for ferry customers and improved boarding and disembarking time during peak periods.
The proposed design would provide two berthing faces by retaining the existing wharf and duplicating the gangway and hydraulic platform. To provide efficient access for customers, the existing waiting area would be expanded to create one waiting area between the two platforms. The existing roof would shift to the centre of the expanded waiting area.
The expanded wharf will provide:
- Capacity for additional ferry services
- Protection from the wind, rain and sun
- Seating and waiting areas
- Quick and efficient ferry boarding and disembarking
- Improved access for mobility impaired customers and customers with prams
- Improved pedestrian access
- Upgraded interchange infrastructure
- Effective way finding signage and lighting.
Key features of the proposed new wharf:
- Dual berthing
- Two hydraulic boarding platforms
- Two covered gangways.
- Access between waiting area and foreshore
- Existing ramp leading to Luna Park
- New access ramp leading to Alfred Street from the wharf
- New stairs providing access to the forecourt from the wharf.
The existing wharf is expected to be closed during construction. At times when ferries are not operating to Milsons Point, services will operate from Jeffrey Street Wharf, a six minute walk from Milsons Point Wharf.
Customers will also be able to connect to existing train services at Milsons Point Station and existing bus services operating from Alfred Street.
Transport for NSW would provide up to date information about any temporary changes to the timetable during work to expand Milsons Point Wharf. You would be able to plan your trip using the trip planner at transportnsw.info or call Transport Info on 131 500.
View or download the alternative transport details
What to expect during the upgrade
Standard work hours would be from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Some of the work during these times would be noisy. No work would be carried out on Sundays or public holidays. Early morning or night work would be required when the water is at its calmest as some work requires very still water for safety and accuracy.
This includes the installation of piles and lifting and securing sections of the wharf in place. Installation of piles would be noisy, however this work is intermittent.
We would notify nearby residents before any work is carried out outside of standard hours.
A temporary construction site compound would be established for the duration of the project. The location would be identified and agreed with Council before construction starts. The area would be fenced off and restricted to authorised personnel and visitors.
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 most recently delivered upgraded facilities at Cremorne Point, Mosman Bay, Drummoyne, Balmain East, Pyrmont and Meadowbank with work at McMahons Point nearing completion.
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