Cockle Bay Wharf upgrades complete

The NSW Government today unveiled a $15 million upgrade to the wharves and jetties at Darling Harbour’s Cockle Bay.

Works involved the demolition of ageing marine structures, including the Harbourside jetty and Convention Wharf. These were replaced with 330 metres of a new floating boardwalk featuring a new ferry and water-taxi wharf.

The upgrades provide three new, direct entry links to ICC Sydney, Harbourside and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The upgraded wharf and floating boardwalk were designed to provide pedestrians with improved accessibility and greater leisure and water-based transport options.

CEO of Property NSW, Brett Newman, said the project is part of the Government’s commitment to reinvesting in its precincts to deliver world-class facilities for international and local guests.

“The old wharves and jetties were at the end of their working life and needed to be demolished,” Mr Newman said.

“The renewal will provide new water transport options generating over $50 million to the NSW economy and will greatly improve the public domain.

“The new marine structures will be used by thousands of people per year, and their modern design is befitting for this world-renowned precinct which continues to undergo renewal.”

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