The 12 wharves to be upgraded as part of the Sydney Commuter Wharf Upgrade program have been designed to create a distinctive theme for Sydney Harbour. The design aims to unify and identify the harbour wharves and ferry commuter transport system.
The Milsons Point Wharf upgrade, which was completed in December 2010, is of similar design to the rest of the wharves that will be upgraded as part of the program. Photos of the upgraded Milsons Point Wharf can be seen on the Milsons Point Wharf web page.
Commuter comfort is a key aspect of the design of the new wharves. Each wharf will feature improved waiting areas with increased size and provision of seating. A roof structure and glass panels will protect passengers from the sun and rain.
Improvements across all of the wharves include:
- Safer facilities for people using mobility aids.
- Undercover seating for passengers.
- Improved weather protection.
Providing wheelchair access at the ferry wharves is a key feature of the upgrades. There are currently 18 wharves serviced by Sydney Ferries that are now accessible for wheelchair users. This will increase as the rest of the wharves in this program are upgraded, providing more options to move around Sydney on public transport.
For further information on the Sydney Commuter Wharf Upgrade Program, email WharfUpgradeProgram@rms.nsw.gov.au