The new ferry wharf and interchange hub is part of Sydney’s Ferry Future – a blueprint to expand Sydney’s ferry network over the next 20 years.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian revealed that tenders are now open to start the planning process, which will be followed by an environmental assessment, preliminary site investigations and a community consultation to commence later this year.
“We are committed to getting on with the job of delivering the transport infrastructure needed to support growth in the CBD”, Ms Berejiklian said.
The Barangaroo ferry hub will also form a key component of the Southern Barangaroo development, which is expected to cater for 11,000 workers by the end of next year, increasing to around 19,000 by late 2016.
Ms Berejiklian said the project will not only serve Sydney’s newest commercial district, but also will relieve future capacity constraints at Circular Quay and connect ferry customers to the city centre via the Wynyard Walk development.
“A new ferry hub at Barangaroo will provide room for additional ferry services from the Parramatta River to Darling Harbour and Barangaroo, as well as direct access to and from the Eastern Suburbs and lower North Shore,” she said.