Residents’ fury at White Bay terminal plans

October 15, 2010 DAILY TELEGRAPH
Plans for a giant harbourside carpark and road as part of the White Bay cruise ship terminal have angered Leichhardt Council and residents.

Details of the plans for the former cargo wharves, lodged by Sydney Ports with the State Planning Department, reveal the new terminal will have parking for 180 cars and room for coaches.

Leichhardt mayor Jamie Parker described the plans as an "incredible waste of space".

A new road will be built around the western end of White Bay linking James Craig Rd, diverting traffic away from Roberts St and Victoria Rd.

The warehouse at terminal five will be demolished to make way for a wave-roofed passenger terminal, with the wharves capable of berthing up to four cruise ships at once.

Sydney Ports is requesting to operate the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and use the terminal as a function centre when not being used by cruise ships.

But Leichhardt mayor Jamie Parker described the plans as an "incredible waste of space".

"I'm stunned. It turns an amazing waterfront area into a carpark and building a road around the foreshore is an incredible waste of harbourside space," Mr Parker said.

"It will be the most expensive carpark in Sydney."

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