South Mosman wharf

South Mosman Wharf Upgrade

The NSW Government is planning to improve South Mosman Wharf as part of the Transport Access Program.

Project information

We invited the community and stakeholders to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors in December 2020 and January 2021. We are preparing a submissions report that summarises the issues raised and our responses. The report will be available on our website. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their feedback.

The proposal includes a floating pontoon with a covered waiting area, customer seating, weather protection and a covered gangway and jetty. A new lift and stairs would be installed providing an accessible route from street-level to the wharf.

New bicycle hoops would also be provided.

In response to community feedback the proposal now provides cover to the gangway, stairs and upper and lower platforms of the lift.

Since our community consultation in May 2020, we have changed the proposal so that the wharf structure is located further south improving safety in the Musgrave Street cul-de-sac.

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

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).

Construction of the proposal 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 would notify the community before starting work.

South Mosman Wharf would be closed for up to six months during construction.

Alternative transport options for customers include the 236 bus service operating between Musgrave Street and Military Road/Spit Road, where they can connect with city and other services. Other public transport options include ferries at Mosman Bay Wharf.

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.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)


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