Skipped to content
  • Harbour Master's Directions
  • Port charges
  • Wave, wind and tide
  • Cruise schedule
  • Notices to mariners
  • ShIPs login
  • cPORTS login: Newcastle
  • cPORTS login: Port Kembla
  • 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.

    View map of Glebe Island/White Bay (4MB)

    There is a crucial need for Sydney to import critical construction materials due to the depletion of local sand supplies. Glebe Island, located in proximity to CBD, is uniquely placed to provide a low cost, low impact and sustainable entry point for these materials needed in the CBD and Bays Precinct to support the NSW Government’s $89.7 billion infrastructure program.

    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 has sought 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.

    Next steps

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

    A Response to Submissions report is being prepared and will be published on this site when available. Community members that made a submission will be notified when the report becomes available.

    Port Authority will continue to work with community following the release of the Response to Submissions.

    For more information about the facility or the REF email

    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.