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  • 24/06/2020 01:53 PM

    Glebe Island: construction starts on new Sydney port facility

    Construction on the new multi-user facility at Glebe Island begins in July and Port Authority is inviting the community to contribute ideas for its exterior design.

    Sydney Harbour is set for a new port facility that will support the development of the NSW Government’s major infrastructure projects and the construction boom taking place across the city.

    With constriction starting in July and scheduled for completion in mid-2021, the new multi-user facility at Glebe Island will give Sydney a low-cost, low-impact and sustainable way to import dry bulk construction materials.

    Helping to build Sydney's future

    Local sand supplies are now depleted and the multi-user facility will enable vessels to bring supplies from further afield into the heart of the city — with each ship taking up to 1,500 truckloads off the roads.

    Image: Glebe Island in Sydney Habour, a working port for over 100 years

    At the new facility, materials such as sand and rock aggregate will be taken from ships by conveyor belts and into an enclosed storage building. The materials will then be fed from the storage bays to an internal truck loading area before being distributed to concrete batching plants in Sydney.

    The facility has been designed for use by multiple operators and Port Authority is currently undertaking a procurement process to select operators once it is built.

    More information: Multi-user facility project update, June 2020


    Consulting with the community 

    The final look of the facility’s exterior finish has yet to be decided, and Port Authority wants to hear from local residents on how they think it should look.  

    Residents in the area can share their ideas by registering to join a consultative committee or sending their feedback to before 14 July.

    Image: concept design for the new multi-user facility at Glebe Island

    Port Authority is also developing a new policy to manage noise from commercial vessels using port facilities at Glebe Island and nearby White Bay.

    Community members, port users and other stakeholders are invited to review the draft of the Port Noise Policy and provide feedback by 10 August 2020.

    A working port for over 100 years, Glebe Island provide a vital maritime supply route into Sydney and has been used as an entry point for construction materials since the early 1990s. The development of the multi-user facility follows the NSW Government’s recognition of Glebe Island as a strategic port that serves a wide variety of cargo, trading and industrial maritime needs.

    Find out more about Glebe Island’s multi-user facility

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