I’m delighted that the Kamay wharves project (reinstatement of wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse) has now received final planning approval from the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW).

The replacement wharves will allow a ferry connection between Kurnell and La Perouse for the first time in over 45 years. The ferry will allow people to access Kamay Botany Bay National Park by water. The wharves could also be used by small commercial vessels and recreational boats and people wanting to fish from the wharves.

I expect construction will start later this year.

This project is part of the NSW Government’s investment of over $70 million in upgrading park facilities, including a new visitor centre (construction commencing this year), new public art (installed) and new whale watching platform (completed) (plus $25 million funding from the Commonwealth), as well as previously upgraded walking tracks.

It also complements the NSW Government’s Great Southern Walk project, with a 67km walking track from Kurnell to Sublime Point (with ferry link from Cronulla to Bundeena). 

The wharves will help recognition and enjoyment of the park as a site of enormous cultural, historical and environmental significance.