Major construction works on the Balmain East Wharf has begun today to improve safety requirements.
Transport NSW spokesperson said the upgrade would assist in creating a more accepting environment for those with disabilities.
“This upgrade will make a real difference for Balmain East public transport customers, particularly elderly residents, those with limited mobility, families with prams and travellers with luggage,” Transport NSW spokesperson said.
“Transport for NSW is committed to improving access and amenity of transport interchanges, which make a big difference to the daily commute for all customers.”
A new accessibility ramp will be built into the ferry wharf, including an improved bus shelter and upgrades to lighting and CCTV at the facility.
The bus turning area at Balmain East Wharf will be temporarily closed during construction, with some bus services terminating and turning around at Gladstone Park.
“Commuters and tourists alike commute by ferry in Sydney Harbour and these upgrades aim to ensure this mode of transport remains safe, modern and accessible,” Spokesperson said.
The work is being delivered as part of the NSW government’s Transport Access Program. The Balmain East wharf was upgraded last year to improve safety for customers.
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