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Barangaroo Hub Project to transform Sydney Ferry Services

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5 May 2014 – Sydney, NSW, Australia – Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced construction of a new ferry hub at Barangaroo, with tenders now open to start planning, and the wharf to be ready for customers in 2016Residents, visitors and workers are expected to start moving into Barangaroo from the middle of next year and many are expected to travel to and from the area by ferry.

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“The NSW Government committed to building a new ferry wharf and interchange hub at Barangaroo as part of Sydney’s Ferry Future – a blueprint to expand the ferry network over the next 20 years,” Ms Berejiklian said. “We are committed to getting on with the job of delivering the transport infrastructure needed to support growth in the CBD

“I am pleased to announce a tender has been released for the preparation of an environmental assessment for the new ferry hub at Barangaroo,” she stated. “Preliminary site investigations for the project will also begin in the coming months and community consultation will be carried out later this year.”

The southern end of the Barangaroo development is expected to cater for 11,000 workers by the end of next year, increasing to around19,000 by late 2016. Full occupation of Barangaroo south will be by August 2019 with 23,000 workers

Ms Berejiklian said not only will the new ferry hub serve Sydney’s newest commercial district, it will relieve future capacity constraints at Circular Quay. “A new ferry hub at Barangaroo will provide room for additional ferry services from the Parramatta River to Darling Harbour and Barangaroo, as well as direct access to and from the Eastern Suburbs and lower North Shore,” she said.

The Barangaroo ferry hub will connect ferry customers to the city centre via Wynyard Walk, a high quality pedestrian link between Barangaroo and Wynyard Station, which is scheduled for completion in late 2015. During construction of Barangaroo Ferry Hub, ferry customers will travel to Barangaroo via the existing King Street Wharf, which is a short walk away.

On the western edge of Sydney’s CBD, the $6 billion Bangaroo development is a 22 hectare former container port that is being transformed into a vital extension of the city, a new global financial hub and a spectacular Headland Park. Barangaroo will become a proud addition to Sydney, with innovative and inspiring architectural and public domain design, inviting public spaces and exciting cultural attractions.

Barangaroo will be a dynamic and connected world class CBD precinct, giving the western waterfront back to Sydneysiders to work, live and play. Barangaroo will showcase Sydney as a world leader in sustainability with our goal to operate as a climate positive community. It will be one of the first climate positive precincts of its size in the world and certainly the first CBD precinct in Australia. Over time, 23,000 people will live and work in the precinct, with 33,000 people expected to visit Barangaroo each day – 12 million a year. With a fully-integrated public transport system, 96% of people coming to Barangaroo will use public transport, walk or cycle.

The site is divided into three project areas: the Headland Park, Central Barangaroo and Barangaroo South. Major construction commenced on Barangaroo South in 2011 and the Headland Park in 2012. This 22 hectare site is owned by the NSW Government and managed by the BarangarooDelivery Authority.  For more information and news about the massive Bangaroo development in Sydney, go to http://www.barangaroo.com/