Kamay Ferry Wharves

This project is about the reinstatement of ferry wharves at La Perouse and Kurnell.

Between 1890 and 1974 a ferry service operated in Botany Bay. The service ceased and the wharves were decommissioned following severe damage as a result of a storm.

La Perouse and the Kurnell Peninsula are located at the northern and southern sides of the ocean entrance to Botany Bay, approximately 14 km south of the centre of Sydney. These sites contain a rich array of historical, cultural and environmental value for all Australians, with Aboriginal cultural sites dating back thousands of years. Kurnell is the site of first contact between Aboriginal peoples and the crew of the Endeavour in 1770.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) completed a feasibility study into the viability of reinstating the wharves in 2016.

TfNSW has in past year been progressing the planning and design and an Environmental Impact Statement is now on exhibition.

Since July 2020 we have engaged the community and other stakeholders and have collected comments via meetings, emails, phone calls and a survey.

If you wish to make a submission in response to the Environmental Impact Statement, you can do this up to and including 11 August 2021. Submissions need to be made to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment through the website here.


Information sessions were planned at Kurnell and La Perouse. The Covid-19 situation means these will be held online at the same dates and times. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the project with the team. The sessions will involve a presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the EIS and the assessment process. Please register for your chosen session using the link next to the date and time below and we will send you the link or phone number to join us.

More information is available through the Transport for NSW website here

This project is about the reinstatement of ferry wharves at La Perouse and Kurnell.

Between 1890 and 1974 a ferry service operated in Botany Bay. The service ceased and the wharves were decommissioned following severe damage as a result of a storm.

La Perouse and the Kurnell Peninsula are located at the northern and southern sides of the ocean entrance to Botany Bay, approximately 14 km south of the centre of Sydney. These sites contain a rich array of historical, cultural and environmental value for all Australians, with Aboriginal cultural sites dating back thousands of years. Kurnell is the site of first contact between Aboriginal peoples and the crew of the Endeavour in 1770.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) completed a feasibility study into the viability of reinstating the wharves in 2016.

TfNSW has in past year been progressing the planning and design and an Environmental Impact Statement is now on exhibition.

Since July 2020 we have engaged the community and other stakeholders and have collected comments via meetings, emails, phone calls and a survey.

If you wish to make a submission in response to the Environmental Impact Statement, you can do this up to and including 11 August 2021. Submissions need to be made to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment through the website here.


Information sessions were planned at Kurnell and La Perouse. The Covid-19 situation means these will be held online at the same dates and times. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the project with the team. The sessions will involve a presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions about the content of the EIS and the assessment process. Please register for your chosen session using the link next to the date and time below and we will send you the link or phone number to join us.

More information is available through the Transport for NSW website here