North Sydney Wharf Upgrade

North Sydney Wharf Upgrade

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

Latest news

MAR 2021

MAR 2021Submissions report

The Review of Environmental Factors submissions report (PDF, 680Kb) has been released. It outlines the feedback received and our responses.

Project information

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 wharves are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.

The proposal includes a floating pontoon with a covered waiting area, customer seating, weather protection and an uncovered gangway and jetty. An accessible ramp would be installed along the foreshore to access High Street.

A new accessible parking space, a kiss and ride zone and bicycle hoops would also be provided.

Next steps

Work to upgrade the wharf is expected to commence in mid-2021 and take about six months to complete (weather permitting). We will notify the community before starting work.

Initial consultation for the North Sydney Wharf upgrade was carried out in February 2020.

In October and November 2020 the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed upgrade was on display for comment. We received 25 written submissions. You can read a summary of the submissions and our responses in the submissions report (PDF, 680Kb).

We thank the community for the feedback we received during our community consultation.

We listened to what you had to say and this is what we learnt:

  • You wanted more weather protection on the wharf
  • You wanted the accessible parking space to be located closer to the pedestrian path
  • You wanted to keep all the trees

Following your feedback we will:

  • Add more glazing to the wharf to improve weather protection
  • Swap the position of the accessible parking space so it is located to the left of the Kiss and Ride space which is closer to the pedestrian path
  • Look into ways we can change the accessible ramp to reduce impacts to the trees

Work to upgrade the wharf would take up to six months to complete, weather and maritime conditions permitting.

It is expected that:

  • there would be temporary changes to how customers access the park and foreshore at different stages of construction
  • up to four trees along the foreshore would be replaced within Kesterton Park to allow for the new accessible ramp
  • a temporary construction compound would be established on land (subject to approval, within Kesterton Park)
  • some truck movements would be required for landside work.

We would notify the community before starting work.

North Sydney Wharf would be closed for up to six months during construction.

During weekday peak periods, customers would be able to catch the 263 bus service operating between High Street, North Sydney and City/Wynyard. Outside peak periods public transport options include local bus services and trains at North Sydney Station.

The temporary closure of North Sydney Wharf would not change the timetable for ferry services to other wharves on the F5 route.

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

Our 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 for Sundays or public holidays.

Some out of hours work may be carried out for work that requires calm water conditions. We would notify impacted residents before carrying out any out of hours work.

Wharf interchanges across Sydney are being upgraded to improve the transport experience for customers and the community. To find out more about wharf upgrades in your area visit the Wharf upgrade program.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)


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