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  • 12/11/2019 11:11 AM

    Sydney cruise capacity information sessions

    Port Authority of New South Wales announces dates for community information sessions about a potential third cruise terminal for Sydney.

    Community information sessions for a potential third cruise terminal in Sydney have been announced by Port Authority of New South Wales

    The ‘drop-in’ sessions, to be held later this month, will allow the community to meet the project team, ask questions and learn how their feedback is being used to help inform the project.

    The sessions follow an announcement in September that a Detailed Business Case is being progressed to investigate cruise capacity, industry demand and assess potential sites for a third cruise terminal between Yarra Bay and Molineux Point.

    Community members can register to attend one of the following information sessions at Prince Henry Centre, Little Bay:

    • Friday 29 November, 11am-2pm

    • Saturday 30 November, 10am-1pm

    • Wednesday 4 December, 4pm-7pm

    The first round of ‘drop-in’ sessions will include information about:

    • what we have heard from the community and how this information will be used to minimise potential impacts, if the project were to proceed

    • how cruise terminals operate

    • project timeline and next steps.

    For further information about the project or to register for an information session go to www.yoursaycruisecapacity.com.au or call 1800 717 530.

     

    A second round of information sessions will be held by mid-2020. At this time Port Authority is committed to providing an Early Consultation Outcomes Report that explains how community feedback has been used to inform the project.

    To date, project updates and briefings have been held with a number of local stakeholders including community representatives, councils and adjacent land owners.

    Since the launch of the Cruise Capacity Project’s engagement website on 1 October, community members have dropped more than 1,000 pins on an interactive map, providing crucial details about how people use the area, their questions and concerns.

    Detailed Business Cases are a tool used by the NSW Government to guide evidence-based investment decisions. The Cruise Capacity Detailed Business Case will recommend site options within the study area, provide high-level terminal concepts and commercial models for procuring, funding and operating a potential terminal. The business case will be informed by inputs including technical studies.

    Port Authority and NSW Treasury will submit the Detailed Business Case to the NSW Government for consideration in 2020. If the project is endorsed by the NSW Government to progress to the next stage, further consultation would take place as part of the statutory planning pathway and project approvals – including the public exhibition of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

    Register for an information session at www.yoursaycruisecapacity.com.au

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