Woolwich wharf from the water

Woolwich Wharf Upgrade

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

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OCT 2019

OCT 2019

A Review of Environmental Factors has been prepared for the upgrade and is on public display until Sunday 3 November 2019.

We invite you to provide your feedback on the proposed wharf design and the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 7.58Mb).

View or download our October 2019 community update (PDF, 785Kb) for more information.

Project information

Members of the project team will be available at Garibaldi Village Square (37 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill) on Saturday 19 October.

Come and meet the team anytime between 10am and 12pm.

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.

Woolwich Wharf would be closed for about five months during the wharf upgrade. During weekday peak periods, customers would be able to catch the 505 bus service operating between Woolwich Wharf and City Town Hall in the peak direction only.

At other times, customers would be able to catch the 538 bus service (Woolwich to Gladesville) and could interchange at either Hunters Hill or Gladesville for connecting bus services, depending on time of day. The 538 bus service would have extended hours during the wharf upgrade to match the ferry times. Updated timetables would be provided prior to the start of construction.

The temporary closure of Woolwich Wharf would not affect the timetable for ferry services to other wharves.

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

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 and 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 side, transported to the site and installed. Installing piles may be noisy, however, the wharf would be intermittent.

The upgraded wharf would provide customers with an improved public transport experience. The new wharf would include a floating pontoon connected to land by an uncovered gangway and entry bridge.

The pontoon would have a curved roof, seating and glass weather protection panels. All existing wharf structures would be removed.

Some of the land surrounding the wharf would also be upgraded to improve customer facilities and meet accessibility requirements. The waiting shelter and toilet would be refurbished and accessible paths to the wharf would be provided. The footpath would be raised and three accessible parking spaces would be realigned. Two kiss and ride parking spaces and new bicycle parking hoops near the wharf entry would also be provided.

Woolwich Wharf map

Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (toll free)

Email: WharfUpgradeProgram@rms.nsw.gov.au

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