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.

In 2016, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) completed a feasibility study into the viability of reinstating the wharves. The study concluded that reinstating the wharves would provide numerous indirect social, economic, cultural and tourism benefits for La Perouse, Kurnell and the wider Sydney area.

TfNSW has established a project team to undertake the planning, design, environmental impact assessment, procurement and delivery of the La Perouse and Kurnell wharves and associated infrastructure.

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.

In 2016, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) completed a feasibility study into the viability of reinstating the wharves. The study concluded that reinstating the wharves would provide numerous indirect social, economic, cultural and tourism benefits for La Perouse, Kurnell and the wider Sydney area.

TfNSW has established a project team to undertake the planning, design, environmental impact assessment, procurement and delivery of the La Perouse and Kurnell wharves and associated infrastructure.

  • La Perouse and the Kurnell Peninsula are located at the northern and southern sides of the ocean entrance to Botany Bay. They are places of historical and cultural importance for all Australians, with Aboriginal cultural sites dating back thousands of years. Kurnell is the site of contact between Aboriginal peoples and the crew of the HMB Endeavour in 1770.

    A passenger ferry service operated between La Perouse and Kurnell from 1890 to 1974. Services ceased following severe damage to both wharves after a major storm event.  This project is about the potential reinstatement of these wharves.

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