Work will start next week to improve berthing and mooring facilities on the western side of Campbells Cove, between Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, in Sydney Harbour.
NSW Transport Roads and Maritime services
Roads and Maritime Services Director Maritime Michael Wright said the NSW Government had allocated $385,000 to improve safety and capacity at Campbells Cove for superyachts and tall ships.
'Currently Campbells Cove is available to be booked for berthing by visiting commercial vessels such as superyachts and tall ships. The improvements will improve the structural capacity of the existing fixed jetty,' Mr Wright said.
'The project will be carried out in three stages, with work on stages one and two involving the installation of steel piles alongside the existing jetty to be completed later this month, weather permitting.
'Roads and Maritime Services will carry out this work to improve safety at the facility and allow for the safe berthing and mooring of superyachts up to 800 tonne displacement on the southern side of the jetty.
'This work will also see improvements to the northern berth to allow for use by tall ships up to 400 tonnes.
'Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7:00am to 5:00pm. While there will be some noise associated with work, piling will be low impact.
'Stage three work is scheduled to be tendered and carried out during the winter of 2014 and to provide safe berthing by superyachts on the northern side and by tall ships on the southern side of the jetty,' Mr Wright said.