Wharf upgrade completed

Kendall Road Wharf, Empire Bay.

Boaters and local ferry operators now have safer and easier access to Brisbane Water with upgrades now completed at Central Wharf and Eulalia Wharf at Davistown, and Kendall Road Wharf at Empire Bay.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the $1.4M upgrades would make the shoreline more accessible in a range of tide and weather conditions.

“The three wharf upgrades are jointly funded by the NSW Government and Central Coast Council,” Crouch said.

“The previous wharves were fixed structure and did not have sufficient disability access for boaters and ferry passengers.

“This work means access is improved from both the waterway and land side.

“Boaters can now tie up vessels and visit surrounding shops or foreshore areas more safely and easily.”

Central Coast Council’s Director Roads Transport Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff, said the significant upgrades to the three wharves would deliver far reaching benefits for community members and visitors to the region.

“The new wharves all feature a floating pontoon which ensures accessibility in a variety of tides and weather conditions,” Bolgoff said.

Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said the new wharf infrastructure will benefit locals and visitors now and into the future.

Boating Now is the NSW Government’s $98 million program to support initiatives which improve the boating experience in NSW, including the delivery of recreational boating infrastructure across our waterways.

Completion of the wharves is timely, with the NSW Government announcing recently that restrictions on recreational boating in view of COVID-19 have now been lifted.

Source:
Media release, May 26
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch
Transport for NSW website, May 26