Taronga Zoo Warf

Taronga Zoo Wharf Upgrade

The NSW Government is proposing to improve Taronga Zoo Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

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MAR 2021

MAR 2021Have your say on Review of Environmental Factors

We invite you to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 56.4Mb) for the proposed Taronga Zoo Wharf upgrade. Feedback will be considered until 5pm Friday 7 May 2021.

You can share your thoughts via a quick survey or contact our team on the details below.

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You can ask questions and share your feedback by:

You can view or download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 56.4Mb) and its appendices. If you would like a copy sent to you please contact us on the details above.

Community drop-in sessions

We invite you to come along to a community drop-in session, where members of the project team will be available to answer questions and provide information about the concept design.

There will be no formal presentation so drop in at any time.

Social distancing measures will be in place to protect the safety of our staff and the community, we ask you to respect these measures when you visit our team.

  • Where: Athol Wharf Road at the entrance to Taronga Zoo Wharf
  • When: Sunday 11 April 2021 between 2pm and 4pm; Wednesday 21 April 2021 between 7am and 9am

Due to school holidays we have extended consultation to six weeks so that everyone has a chance to have their say.

We encourage you to ask questions and give your feedback by 5pm Friday 7 May 2021.

We will consider all feedback received during the public display and prepare a submissions report that summarises the issues raised and our responses.

We will continue to keep customers and the community updated as the project progresses.

View or download our March 2021 community update (PDF, 334Kb) for more information.

Transport for NSW is improving Sydney's ferry services for customers. New and upgraded wharves are being delivered as part of the NSW Government's Transport Access Program.

Customers with mobility needs are currently unable to access Athol Wharf Road and Taronga Zoo from Taronga Zoo Wharf.

The existing jetty and pontoon would be changed so that the two existing gangways could be replaced with two new longer accessible gangways.

The existing wharf cafe and ferry staff office would be removed and replaced in a similar location on the jetty.

The footpath between the bus stop and wharf entrance would be extended and made accessible.

There would also be upgrades to the location of the Opal readers, information boards, security cameras and lighting at the wharf.

The upgraded wharf would provide facilities that all members of the community can access.

Existing wharf

Current warf 1

Current warf 2

Artist's impressions of wharf upgrade

Artist's impression 1

Artist's impression 2

Construction of the proposal would take up to six months to complete, weather and maritime conditions permitting.

It is expected that:

  • while the wharf would remain operational, some sections of the wharf would be temporarily closed to pedestrians for safety reasons
  • vegetation along the foreshore would be removed to allow for the new ramp
  • a small temporary construction compound would be established on land and a floating construction barge would be located adjacent to the wharf
  • the position of the bus stop may need to be temporarily moved for a short period while the path is regraded
  • there may be temporary traffic changes to allow truck access.

We would work closely with Taronga Zoo to minimise impacts to their operations and connecting bus services.

We will notify the community before starting work.

Taronga Zoo Wharf would remain open during the construction phase with ferry services continuing as normal.

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. Find out more about wharf upgrades in your area.

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)

Email: wharfupgradeprogram@transport.nsw.gov.au

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