Significant upgrades underway at Sydney Harbour wharves

Taronga Zoo wharf upgrade recently completed, while construction continues at Double Bay.

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Exciting developments are underway as BESIX Watpac delivers upgraded marine infrastructure assets at Double Bay and Taronga Zoo as part of the Transport for NSW Wharf Upgrade Program – Tranche 3.

The Taronga Zoo wharf upgrade was recently completed, while construction continues at Double Bay.

Mark Baker, CEO of BESIX Watpac, said these projects highlighted BESIX Watpac's ability to modernise, improve accessibility, and enhance amenities for Transport for NSW, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for both Sydney's commuters and tourists.

"Our marine infrastructure expertise and experience in delivering similar projects for Transport for NSW will be invaluable in achieving a successful outcome," he said.

Peter Furlong, BESIX Watpac's General Manager for NSW, acknowledged the team's efforts and commitment to delivering the NSW Government’s Wharf Upgrade program.

"The start of work on Double Bay wharf, and the completion of the Taronga Zoo upgrade, are the result of hard work and collaboration with Transport for NSW and our partnering consultants during the design and planning phase for both wharfs," Mr Furlong stated.

Work at Double Bay is expected to be completed by the end of the year and includes demolishing the existing timber structures, tidal steps, and piles, as well as installing new steel piles to ensure the structure's longevity and safety.

Additionally, a new gangway and floating pontoon will be installed to enhance the overall functionality and convenience of the wharf. The wharf fit-out will involve the installation of various amenities and technology to improve the user experience.

The Taronga Zoo Wharf upgrade, which was completed in August, included a new covered accessway ramp, repairs to the existing jetty, and accessible design features to provide convenient access to the popular tourist attraction and support the zoo's conservation and education efforts.

BESIX Watpac has also partnered with Transport for NSW for the design of South Mosman, Greenwich Point, and the previously completed North Sydney Wharf.

BESIX Watpac are also the Planning and Design Partner for the marine works on the Circular Quay Renewal project and are currently delivering the Sydney Metro Barangaroo Station, demonstrating comprehensive capabilities in delivering diverse infrastructure projects for Transport for NSW.


*Image: Double Bay artist impression

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