The NSW Government is upgrading Kissing Point Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.
JAN 2020Review of Environmental Factors
A review of Environmental Factors has been prepared for the upgrade and is on public display until Monday 17 February 2020.More information
We invite you to provide feedback on the proposed wharf design and the Review of Environmental Factors. View or download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 24.5Mb).
A community drop in session will be held at Kissing Point Wharf on Thursday 6 February between 7am and 9am. Members of the project team will be available here to provide information about the project. There will be no formal presentation.
For more information on the proposal view or download our January 2020 community update (PDF, 674Kb).
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 wharfs are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.
The upgraded wharf would provide customers with an improved public transport experience including:
- Improved seating and waiting areas
- Improved safety for customers
- Improved access for mobility impaired customers and customers with prams
- Quicker and more efficient ferry boarding and disembarking
- Improved pedestrian access and movement within the interchange.
The existing gangway and pontoon would be replaced by a new floating pontoon and uncovered gangway connecting to the existing jetty. The existing jetty would be strengthened and refurbished with two new rest areas providing seating.
The pontoon would have a cured roof, seating, glass weather protecting panels and safety and security features such as lightly and closed circuit television. It would be held in place by four steel piles.
Some land surrounding the wharf would be upgraded to improve customer experience and meet accessibility requirements including:
- Repositioning the waiting shelter to align with a new accessible pedestrian crossing
- Providing a new kiss and ride space combined with a taxi rank
- Upgrading the footpath between Waterview Street and the wharf and providing new rest areas
- Providing two new accessible car parking spaces
- Providing five new bicycle racks near the wharf entry
- Installing new wayfinding signage.
Our standard work hours would be between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Some of the work during these times would be noisy. No work is planned on Sundays or public holidays.
Early morning or night work would be required when the water is at its calmest as some work needs very still water for safety and accuracy. This would include installing piles and lifting sections of the wharf in place. Most of the new sections of the wharf would be built off site, transported to site and installed. Installing piles may be noisy, however, this work would be intermittent. We would notify nearby residents before any work occurs outside of our standard hours.
Kissing Point Wharf would be closed for about five months during the wharf upgrade. Customers would be able to catch the existing 507 bus service from Waterview Street to and from the City, or to Meadowbank Station to connect to train services.
In the evenings during the wharf upgrade, 507 bus services will be extended to operate between Gladesville and Kissing Point to connect with the M52 bus service operating between the City and Parramatta. The extra services will operate after 9.30pm on weekdays and 6.40pm on weekends at the same frequency as the ferry service. Timetables would be available at Transport Info and bus stops.
Customers wanting to connect to ferry services would be able to catch the 507 bus service to Meadowbank Station and walk for about nine minutes to Meadowbank Wharf.
The temporary closure of Kissing Point Wharf would not affect the timetable for ferry services to other wharves.
Customers would be encouraged to plan their trip by visiting transportnsw.info or calling Transport Info on 131 500 before starting their journey.
If you would like to speak to the project team or provide your feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors you can:
Phone: 1800 770 973
Mail: Wharf Upgrade Program – Kissing Point Locked Bag 928 North Sydney NSW 2059