South Mosman wharf

South Mosman Wharf Upgrade

The NSW Government is upgrading South Mosman Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

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OCT 2021

OCT 2021Investigation work

The NSW Government is upgrading South Mosman Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program – an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure across the state.

Following the release of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) Submissions Report in June 2021, Transport for NSW is proceeding with plans to upgrade South Mosman Wharf.

Thank you to everyone who provided a submission on this project during the REF public display period. As a result of community feedback, we are investigating opportunities to refine the design while maintaining accessibility requirements, including:

  • repositioning the wharf structure further to the south and east and away from residential properties
  • repositioning the stairwell and lift
  • investigating the use of different materials on the pontoon, lift and stair structures
  • incorporating a green/living wall on the side of the lift
  • reducing the height of the lift
  • providing additional weather protection.

To inform and advance the design, Transport for NSW needs to carry out further investigation work.

View the October 2021 project notification (PDF, 1.24Mb) for more information.

Project information

Transport for NSW is upgrading South Mosman Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program (TAP). The upgraded wharf will provide access for customers with mobility needs, meeting the standards of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT).

The new wharf will provide South Mosman with facilities that all members of the community can access.

Key benefits of the project include:

  • a new floating pontoon with a covered waiting area
  • a new lift providing accessible access
  • customer seating
  • new covered stairs
  • a new covered waiting area on street level
  • a new covered gangway and jetty providing better weather protection
  • installation of three bicycle parking hoops.

Artist’s impression of South Mosman Wharf Upgrade as displayed during the REF. Indicative only and subject to detailed design.

Artist’s impression of South Mosman Wharf Upgrade as displayed during the REF. Indicative only and subject to detailed design.

The project team will start the detailed design process in mid-2021. Construction work to upgrade the wharf is expected to begin in the first half of 2022 and take about six months to complete (weather permitting). We will notify the community before starting work.

Construction of the project would take up to six months to complete, weather and maritime conditions permitting.

It is expected that:

  • temporary changes to pedestrian movements would be put in place during construction
  • a number of trees along the lower foreshore would be replaced to allow for the new stairs and lift
  • a small temporary construction compound would be established on land near the wharf
  • some work to connect to local power supply including footpath excavation
  • some truck movements would be required for landside work
  • the Musgrave Street cul-de-sac would be temporarily closed to buses only
  • there would be some truck movements on Musgrave Street.

We will notify the community of any impacts before starting work.

South Mosman Wharf would be closed for up to six months to allow for the safe construction of the new wharf.

Alternative public transport options that would be available during the wharf closure include using ferry services at Mosman Bay Wharf, local bus services including bus route 111 and train services at North Sydney and Milsons Point stations.

Transport will speak with the State Transit Authority to determine if bus services need to be increased and operating hours extended to cater for the potential increase in demand during the construction period.The temporary closure of South Mosman Wharf would not change the timetable for ferry services to other wharves on the F6 route.

Customers would be encouraged to plan their trip by visiting or call 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 page.

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 (PDF, 335Kb).

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)


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