North Sydney Wharf Upgrade

North Sydney Wharf Upgrade

The NSW Government is proposing to upgrade North Sydney Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

Project information

We invited the community and stakeholders to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors in November 2020. We are preparing a submissions report that summarises the issues raised and our responses. The report will be available on our website. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their feedback.

The proposal includes a floating pontoon with a covered waiting area, customer seating, weather protection and an uncovered gangway and jetty. An accessible ramp would be installed along the foreshore to access High Street.

A new accessible parking space, a kiss and ride zone and bicycle hoops would also be provided.

Since our community consultation in February we have changed the proposal so that the existing wharf would be partially retained for recreational use and the new wharf would be slightly closer to land.

Work to upgrade the wharf would take up to six months to complete, weather and maritime conditions permitting.

It is expected that:

  • there would be temporary changes to how customers access the park and foreshore at different stages of construction
  • up to four trees along the foreshore would be replaced within Kesterton Park to allow for the new accessible ramp
  • a temporary construction compound would be established on land (subject to approval, within Kesterton Park)
  • some truck movements would be required for landside work.

We would notify the community before starting work.

North Sydney Wharf would be closed for up to six months during construction.

During weekday peak periods, customers would be able to catch the 263 bus service operating between High Street, North Sydney and City/Wynyard. Outside peak periods public transport options include local bus services and trains at North Sydney Station.

The temporary closure of North Sydney Wharf would not change the timetable for ferry services to other wharves on the F5 route.

Customers would be encouraged to plan their trip by visiting or phone Transport Info on 131 500 before starting their journey.

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 for Sundays or public holidays.

Some out of hours work may be carried out for work that requires calm water conditions. We would notify impacted residents before carrying out any out of hours work.

Wharf interchanges across Sydney are being upgraded to improve the transport experience for customers and the community. To find out more about wharf upgrades in your area visit the Wharf upgrade program.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)


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