Works have commenced on the $15 million renewal of the world class wharves and jetties at Cockle Bay, including a floating public wharf and 330 metre boardwalk.
The new wharves will revitalise the western side of Cockle Bay and provide local and international visitors with an impressive arrival to Darling Harbour.
The renewal will provide new ferry and water taxi options that are expected to generate over $50 million to the NSW economy over 25 years and greatly improve the public domain.
The new floating public wharf will have direct and accessible connections to the forecourts of the International Convention Centre Sydney and the Harbourside Shopping Centre, and link to the adjacent National Maritime Museum.
Darling Harbour attracts more than 26 million visitors a year, contributing $800 million a year to the NSW economy.
The works are due for completion in 2018.