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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JUN 2021

JUN 2021Submissions report

The Review of Environmental Factors submissions report (PDF, 83Kb) has been released. It outlines the feedback we 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 project 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 will also be provided.

The new wharf will 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).

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.

Initial consultation for the South Mosman Wharf upgrade was carried out in May 2020.

In December 2020 and January 2021, the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed upgrade was on display for comment. We received 34 submissions. We thank the community for the feedback we received during our community consultation.

The key feedback topics raised included:

  • proposal design
  • justification for the project
  • noise and vibration
  • landscape character and visual impacts
  • alternative public transport during construction
  • construction traffic management
  • wharf closure
  • privacy
  • recreational fishing.

Following stakeholder and community feedback we will investigate:

  • reducing the size of the lift and using a living wall with plants
  • reducing impacts to trees and vegetation
  • moving the pontoon further away from residential properties.

Information about the other ways we are looking to refine the wharf upgrade is available in the submissions report (PDF, 83Kb).

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.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 770 973 (during business hours)


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