Getting on with the job: three wharf upgrades and a new wharf for Rhodes
The NSW Government is getting on with the job of delivering its election commitments by inviting interested members of the community to provide feedback on three local ferry wharves and a new wharf at Rhodes.
Abbotsford, Cabarita and Chiswick wharves have been earmarked as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program to improve Sydney’s ferry services for customers and make ferry travel to and from Western Sydney more accessible than ever before.
There is also a proposal to construct a new ferry wharf at Rhodes.
“In order to help us make improvements that will make a difference, we need to hear from our customers who use these busy wharves as well as our future customers at Rhodes,” Mr Sidoti said.
Interested members of the community are invited to attend feedback sessions being held as follows:
- Cabarita Wharf – at the pool room of the Cabarita swimming centre in Cabarita Park on Tuesday, 28 April between 5pm and 7pm.
- Proposed new Rhodes Wharf – at the Kokoda Education Centre, Kokoda track memorial walkway in Rhodes on Wednesday 29 April between 5pm and 7pm.
- Chiswick Wharf – at the Chiswick Community Centre on Thursday, 30 April between 5pm and 7pm.
- Abbotsford Wharf – at the Abbotsford Sea Scouts Hall in Werrell Reserve, Abbotsford on Tuesday 5 May between 5pm and 7pm.
“We would like to know more about how you travel to the ferry, when you use the service, your views about the current facilities and priorities for improvement.
“We want to provide customers and the community with the best possible outcome in delivering these key wharf upgrade projects.” Mr Sidoti said.
Customers who cannot attend the sessions can also provide feedback online, by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au/wharfupgrades
The closing date for this initial round of general feedback for each wharf is two weeks after the respective community feedback session.
Further consultation on the preferred design for each wharf interchange upgrade will be held later in the year.
Mr Sidoti said the wharf upgrade program aimed to provide easier access to wharves, better weather protection, more safety features as well as quicker and more efficient boarding and disembarking.
“The Transport Access Program has already delivered new facilities at Milsons Point, Neutral Bay, Rose Bay, Balmain (Thames Street), Huntleys Point, Cremorne Point, Mosman Bay and Drummoyne,” Mr Sidoti said.
“Wharf upgrades are in progress at Balmain East, Sydney Olympic Park, McMahons Point and Pyrmont.”
For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/wharfupgrades or call 1800 770 973.