Maritime Heritage Precinct - Marina

The NSW Government is proposing to construct a marina consisting of two new wharves, pontoons and a small vessel facility next to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Pyrmont Bay.

Artist’s impression of the proposed Maritime Heritage Precinct Marina
Artist’s impression of the proposed Maritime Heritage Precinct Marina

Updates and announcements

We are inviting feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors for the Maritime Heritage Precinct Marina.

Submissions are to be provided to the project team by 1 March 2019.

A copy of the REF and specialist studies can be viewed or downloaded at the bottom of this page, and will be available at:

  • Australian National Maritime Museum (foyer) 2 Murray Street Darling Harbour
  • City of Sydney Council Town Hall House, Level 2, 456 Kent Street, Sydney
  • Roads and Maritime Office (reception) 33 James Craig Road, Rozelle
  • Customs House Library 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay

Two community information sessions are being held at Australian National Maritime Museum, Wharf 7 Foyer, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour on:

  • Thursday - 7 February 6pm to 9pm
  • Saturday - 9 February 10am to 2pm.

Project information will be displayed and project staff will be available to answer questions and provide more information.

Submissions on the proposed marina can be made at the information sessions or via:

  • Phone: 1800 370 857
  • Email:
  • Mail: Attn: CSE Maritime: 33 James Craig Road Rozelle NSW 2039

Project background

The Maritime Heritage Precinct Marina would consolidate NSW and national collections of maritime heritage vessels to showcase one of the largest centralised operational heritage fleets in the world.

The new marina would be a high capacity facility able to accommodate important historical vessels such as the Sydney Heritage Fleet (SHF) as well as other visiting vessels in Darling Harbour.

This proposal, together with Australian National Maritime Museums’ vision to feature the operational vessels of the Sydney Heritage Fleet, would enable on-water access and interaction with these and other visiting vessels in the collection for visitors, residents and students

Key features of the proposal

  • Construction of two wharves including:
    • North Wharf – about 135 metres long by 10 metres wide with a 2,000 tonne capacity
    • South Wharf – about 149 metres long by 10 metres wide with a 6,000 tonne capacity
    • Construction of a pontoon next to Wharf 7
  • Construction of a small vessel facility between the North Wharf and the South Wharf for smaller vessels
  • Construction of a new and improved Pyrmont Bay Ferry Pontoon located at the end of the new North Wharf to ensure continuity of services for commuters
  • Decommissioning of the existing Pyrmont Bay Ferry
  • Installation of wharf furniture including lighting, gates, seating, shade structure, bins and signage
  • Connection of electrical and other services from land to the marina including water, fire, communications, compressed air, security and sewer

Community engagement

Consultation with key stakeholders and the community started in 2015 and continued throughout the REF process to identify key issues and understand community values. The feedback received was important in developing designs that are being assessed in the REF.

All comments received during the various engagement activities, including meetings, phone and email communications, information sessions and submissions will be considered. Issues raised will be collated and a response will be provided in a submissions report following the REF display stage.

Input from the community and other stakeholders is important in informing key approval and final design decisions.

Project documents


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