Rydalmere Wharf

The NSW Government is upgrading Rydalmere Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

Artist's impression of the proposed new Rydalmere Wharf viewed from the water
Artist's impression of the proposed new Rydalmere Wharf viewed from the water

Updates and announcements

A Review of Environmental Factors has been prepared and is on display for feedback until Monday 21 May.

The Review of Environmental Factors outlines details of the proposed upgrade, potential impacts, and how these will be managed. The document also incorporates feedback from the community received during consultation.

For more information view or download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 58Mb).

We are holding a community information drop-in session at Rydalmere Wharf on Wednesday 9 May 2018. You are welcome to come along any time between 5pm and 7pm.

For more information about the proposal please view or download the most recent community update (PDF, 718Kb).

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, and comfortable public transport infrastructure. New and upgraded wharves are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.

The proposed new Rydalmere Wharf

The upgraded wharf is designed to provide customers with an improved public transport experience. The wharf would include a new floating pontoon connected to land by a new aluminium gangway. The new pontoon would have a curved roof, seating and glass weather protection panels. All existing wharf structure would be removed and the existing waiting shelter on the foreshore would remain.

Wider accessible paths with textured surfaces would be provided to slow down cyclists close to the wharf entry and exit.

The turning circle area would be upgraded to provide designated zones for shuttle buses and kiss and ride parking. Existing bike lockers would remain and new bike racks would be installed.

The upgrade would provide:

  • protection from the wind, rain and sun
  • improved seating and waiting areas
  • improved access for mobility impaired customers and customers with prams
  • improved access around the interchange
  • more efficient ferry boarding and disembarking
  • effective wayfinding signage and lighting.

Alternative transport during construction

Rydalmere Wharf would be closed during construction and alternative transport would be provided. Customers would be able to catch a temporary bus service, route 535, to Sydney Olympic Park Wharf, which would connect with F3 Parramatta River ferry services. The temporary bus service would operate between Parramatta Wharf and Sydney Olympic Park via South Street, Rydalmere.

Customers travelling to or from the city would also catch existing train services on the T1 Western Line or existing bus services on route M52 from Parramatta to Circular Quay via Victoria Road.

Customers would be encouraged to play their trip by visiting transportnsw.info or calling 131500 before starting their journey.

Proposed alternative bus transport during construction
Proposed alternative bus transport during construction

Parramatta Wharf upgrade

It is proposed that Parramatta Wharf would be closed and upgraded at the same time as Rydalmere Wharf, as work to upgrade Rydalmere would restrict ferry operations to Parramatta. 

The Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed upgrade of Parramatta Wharf is also currently on display.

See further information about the Parramatta Wharf upgrade.

Community engagement

Initial consultation for the Rydalmere Wharf upgrade was carried out in 2016. The feedback received has helped us to understand our customers’ views about the current facilities and priorities for improvement.



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