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

Following feedback from the community, the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) has been determined and dates to start work to upgrade the wharf will be announced soon.

Roads and Maritime has prepared a report responding to all of the issues raised in submissions received during the public display of the REF. We would like to thank everyone who took time to consider the proposal and provide feedback.

View or download the Submissions Report for more information.

Click here to view or download a copy of the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 3.4Mb) and appendices (PDF, 24.1Mb).

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.

Alternative transport

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 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.

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 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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