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25 October 2021 Posted by 

MAJOR PROJECT OPENED

Woy Woy Wharf the Coast's biggest
DEVELOPMENT | DALLAS SHERRINGHAM
The Central Coast’s biggest ever wharf has been officially opened at Woy Woy  and it could be the catalyst for a surge in water traffic, ferries and tourist cruises in years to come.
The flagship wharf  provides direct access to the town centre and railway station and features easy access for buses and vehicles.
 
Known officially as the Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf it is the largest wharf project ever completed for the Coast and is designed to rise and fall with Brisbane Water’s varying tide conditions to ensure access in most weather conditions.
 
Central Coast Council Director Infrastructure Services Boris Bolgoff said the new wharf would improve the daily commute for many community members and would also be popular with locals across the region as well as visitors.
 
“The original wharf would become submerged during King Tide’s and severe weather conditions, but the new wharf is designed to ensure this no longer occur,” Mr Bolgoff said.
 
Using a floating pontoon allows the wharf to rise and fall with the tide conditions served up by Brisbane Water and this ensures access to ferry services, even during challenging weather conditions.
 
“We have also future-proofed this important amenity by ensuring it can dock vessels up to 35m and 250 tonnes.
 
“Additional features of the wharf include mounting points for wheelchair lifting devices on the pontoon, covered pontoon gangway and passenger shelter, complete with solar lighting.
 
“We have also made a number of improvements to the immediate surrounds including a boardwalk made from recycled plastic decking, dedicated fishing area, widened pathway, smart benches with mobile phone charging added that this project has been delivered under challenging circumstances given the current COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions at times halting construction.
 
“Within the last week, Council has been able to have contractors on site to finalise the wharf project and is pleased to open this long-awaited wharf upgrade to the public.”
 
The Town Centre Wharf was funded through $3.99m from the NSW Government’s Regional Communities Development Fund and $1.61M from Council.
 
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf was exactly the type of project that the Regional Communities Development Fund was designed to deliver.
 
“The NSW Government’s investment in regional towns has helped communities with hundreds of projects just like this – ensuring they continue to be great places to live, work and play,” Mr Toole said.
 
“The new wharf and improvements to the surrounding area will boost liveability and go a long way in enhancing the Central Coast for locals and visitors alike, which is why I am continuing to back projects like this right across regional NSW.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch said the NSW Government was proud to contribute $3.99m.
 
“This is Central Coast Council’s largest wharf project ever undertaken and I want to congratulate the project team for getting the job done,” Mr Crouch said.
 
“It will also accommodate large vessels, making it a significant asset to the Central Coast Ferries service and the wider Woy Woy community.
 
“Investing in public infrastructure helps to improve the surrounding area, support local businesses and boosts liveability for local residents, which is why I am committed to supporting projects like this right across the Central Coast.”
 
Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf is one of serval recent wharf upgrades completed by Council with funding from the NSW Government including Davistown, Empire Bay, Spencer and South Tacoma.
 
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf was a facility “the Coast can be proud of”.
 
“The opening of this flagship wharf for the Coast will be welcome news for commuters who will use the amenity daily but it
is also great news for the Coast more broadly,” Mr Hart said.
 
“It is a highly functional resource but also has aesthetic appeal and will draw more locals and visitors to Woy Woy and its many culinary and retail delights.”
 
Key features of the Wharf
 
Floating pontoon to ensure community members and visitors can access ferry services and facilities in most tide and weather conditions
Mounting points for wheelchair lifting devices on the pontoon
Covered pontoon gangway and passenger shelter
Dedicated fishing area located on the boardwalk at the corner of The Boulevarde and Brisbane Water Dve
Widened pathway with new footpath and boardwalk along part of The Boulevarde and Brisbane Water Drive
Boardwalk constructed with decking made from recycled plastic
Solar lighting along the pontoon and covered gangway and in the covered passenger shelter
Smart benches with mobile phone charging capability
Standard benches
Banner poles
Landscaping including salt water tolerant trees


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