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  • Glebe Island – Multi-User Facility

    Glebe Island has been a working port providing critical and low impact maritime supply options to the inner city for over 100 years.

    There is a crucial need for Sydney to import critical construction materials due to the depletion of local sand supplies. Glebe Island is in close proximity to CBD construction, urban renewal and a construction boom driven by $70 billion of major infrastructure projects.

    Glebe Island is uniquely placed to provide a low cost, low impact sustainable entry point for these materials needed in the CBD and Bays Precinct.

    The import of dry bulk materials by sea brings significant environmental and social benefits by minimising congestion, air pollution and road maintenance costs arising from truck movements on roads.

    Public Consultation – Review of Environmental Factors

    Port Authority of NSW is seeking community feedback on a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for a proposed multi-user facility at Glebe Island.

    The multi-user facility would involve the construction and operation of a multi-user facility for the import, storage and distribution of dry bulk materials (e.g. sand and aggregates) at Glebe 1 and 2.

    It would operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week as required.

    The proposed facility would facilitate ship off-loading and include radial electrical stackers and an enclosed storage building designed to enable feeding material from the stackers through building slot/s into the storage bays. The building slot/s would be closed when there is no ship-offloading. It would also feature internal truck receival and delivery facilities to reduce noise emissions.

    Have your say – Public Consultation

    Port Authority is now seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) between Wednesday 31 January and Wednesday 28 February 2018.

    A copy of the REF is available here:

    For more information about the facility or the REF:

    1.  Drop into one of our information sessions at the Pyrmont Community Centre (John St & Mount Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009):

    • 11am to 1pm, Wednesday 7 February 2018
    • 6pm to 8pm, Monday 12 February 2018 
    • 11am to 1pm, Wednesday 14 February 2018

    2.  Email:

    3.  Call: 1800 930 937 (during business hours).

    Submissions can be emailed or posted to Port Authority of NSW PO Box 25 Millers Point NSW 2000. All submissions will be acknowledged and a Response to Submissions report will be prepared.

    Note: Relocation of Hanson Construction concrete batching plant to Glebe Island
    The proposal to relocate Hanson’s concrete batching plant from Blackwattle Bay to Glebe Island is subject to a separate planning process. For more information visit or call 02 9354 2600