Making Manly Cove more Accessible

Planning is progressing on major accessibility projects at the Manly waterfront, including an upgrade of Manly Wharf 3 and enhancing the former Sea Life Sanctuary site at Manly Cove.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW is working on the two projects simultaneously, as part of the NSW Government’s $205 million maritime stimulus spend on infrastructure and safety upgrades.

“This funding will be used to upgrade and improve accessibility at Manly Wharf 3 and enhance the area of the former Manly Sea Life site, owned by Transport for NSW,” Mr Constance said.


“The Manly Cove waterfront is a beautiful Sydney location that should be easy to access for the whole community, which is why we are committed to improving accessibility and safety for all customers using Manly Wharf 3.”

Member for Manly James Griffin said crews will be out on the water, and in and around these two locations from October, to carry out investigative works which will inform the plans for the two projects.

“The next stage for the Manly Wharf 3 Upgrade will be seeking feedback from the community on the concept design, with public consultation from mid-October,” Mr Griffin said.

“The enhancement of the former Manly Sea Life site will involve reviewing ideas in line with permitted land uses and considering feedback on a concept for a reactivated public space.

“Transport for NSW will be talking to stakeholders about the former Manly Sea Life site, and will be engaging with the community for feedback in early December.”

Manly Wharf 3 is also being upgraded as part of Transport for NSW’s Transport Access Program (TAP) to ensure people with mobility needs, prams or suitcases can safely access ferry or other commercial services from the wharf.

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