Have your say on the Balmain East Transport Interchange Upgrade
Transport for NSW today invited customers to provide feedback on the proposed transport interchange upgrade at Balmain East Wharf, as planning documents were placed on public display.
Customers using Balmain East Wharf will benefit from a new accessible ramp and stairs to the newly upgraded ferry wharf, a widened turning circle for better bus circulation, improved bus shelter, and upgrades to lighting and CCTV.
“These improvements will make a real difference for Balmain East customers, particularly elderly residents, those with limited mobility, families with prams and travellers with luggage,” a spokesperson from Transport for NSW said.
“This is a great opportunity to have your say on an upgrade in your local area.
“Transport for NSW held an information session at the wharf with residents and commuters last month. This session provided beneficial feedback on what the community think of the proposal and what’s important to them.”
The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) outlines details of the proposed upgrade, potential project impacts and how these will be managed.
The REF is on public display at the following locations:
Leichhardt Municipal Council, 7-15 Wetherill Street Leichhardt
Leichhardt Library, Piazza Level Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street Leichhardt
Balmain Library, 370 Darling Street Balmain
Transport for NSW Community Information Centre, 388 George Street, Sydney (access via King Street)
Transport for NSW website at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects-tap
Feedback must be received by 5pm Friday 30 October 2015 and can be sent to:
Transport Access Program – Balmain East
Principal Manager Planning and Assessments
Transport for NSW
Locked Bag 6501
St Leonards NSW 2065
“Construction is proposed to start once planning approval has been obtained and the design finalised,” the spokesperson said.
The wharf pontoon at Balmain East was upgraded earlier this year to improve safety and provide a better transport experience for customers.
“We are committed to improving access and amenity of transport interchanges, which will make a big difference to the daily commute for all customers,” the spokesperson said.
“Travelling by ferry on Sydney Harbour is not only a commuter journey to and from work, but also a great tourist attraction. Upgrades such as those at Balmain East are important in ensuring this mode of transport remains safe, modern and easy for people to access.”
The upgrades are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, providing modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure.
Since the Transport Access Program began in April 2012, more than 400 projects are underway or have been completed.