Darling Point Wharf Upgrade.

Darling Point Wharf Upgrade

The NSW Government is proposing to upgrade Darling Point Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

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MAY 2021

MAY 2021Have your say on proposed wharf upgrade

We invite you to provide feedback on the proposed concept design for the wharf. Feedback will be considered until 5pm Sunday 27 June 2021.

Check out the interactive portal to see images of the proposed design, take our quick survey to have your say, or register to attend a community drop-in session.

Project information

You can ask questions and share your feedback by:

Community drop-in sessions

We invite you to come along to a community drop-in session in Darling Point, 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.

Please register your interest to attend. This will help us to put in place COVID safe measures and contact you if the situation changes.

  • Where: Entrance to McKell Park, Darling Point Road, Darling Point
  • When: Thursday 3 June 2021, between 7.30am and 10.30am
    Saturday 19 June 2021, between 1pm and 4pm.

We encourage you to ask questions and give your feedback by 5pm Sunday 27 June 2021.

All feedback will be considered by the project team and used to inform the design.

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

View or download our May 2021 Community Update (PDF, 3.56Mb) 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 Darling Point Road from Darling Point Wharf. The existing wharf at Darling Point is a simple wooden jetty with tidal steps.

The proposed wharf design includes a new hydraulically operated platform. The platform can automatically adjust in height to improve the efficiency of berthing vessels. A hydraulic system is generally used at wharf locations where wave conditions are stronger allowing for the safe pickup and drop-off of passengers.

Upgrades would also include:

  • a waiting area with a curved roof, seating and glass weather protection panels for passenger comfort
  • a covered gangway
  • an uncovered boardwalk and viewing platform connecting the waiting area to the lift
  • a new lift and stairs on the foreshore
  • bicycle parking hoops
  • kiss-and-ride zone.

An accessible parking spot is currently being investigated near the wharf interchange. More information would be provided during the Review of Environmental Factors consultation process.

We are also investigating design ideas for the lift walls – see images on the interactive portal. Based on community feedback and feasibility, a preferred option will be selected as part of the detailed design process.

The new wharf would provide Darling Point with facilities that all members of the community can access.

The Wharf Upgrade Program has been designed to create a distinctive theme for Sydney Harbour. The design aims to unify and identify the harbour wharves and the ferry commuter transport system.

In designing the new wharves a number of areas need to be considered such as accessibility, the environment, customer safety and amenity, future demand and ferry operations. These are outlined in the Design Considerations factsheet.

The existing wharf structure would be removed as part of this upgrade.

Ferry services to Darling Point Wharf will be interrupted during the construction of the proposed wharf. Customers would be able to catch alternative public transport including bus services, the train at Edgecliff Station and the ferry at Double Bay Wharf. Every effort would be made to lessen the disruption to the community.

More information and the opportunity to provide feedback about how construction could affect you will be provided as part of the Review of Environmental Factors consultation process.

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.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact us via:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)

Email: wharfupgradeprogram@transport.nsw.gov.au

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