Botany Road, in the vicinity of the Berejiklian government’s proposed mega cruise ship terminal, is already extremely busy in daylight hours.
If a mega cruise ship terminal is jammed into this already overcrowded precinct, expect extreme traffic congestion, frustration, accidents, delayed starts to bus excursions and bus excursions reaching the dock after ships have departed.
Queues build rapidly at peak times and when there is a delay within a terminal.
We predict that the mega cruise ship terminal will be at the end of Bumborah Point Road. Coinciding with morning and evening peaks, two mega cruise ships at a Yarra Bay terminal would require around 100 coaches to enter and leave Bumborah Point Road each morning and evening.
Right hand turns into an out of Bumborah Point Road are already very busy with container and bulk liquids truck movements – and STA buses from the Port Botany bus depot trying to keep to timetable. Coaches, taxis, Ubers, private vehicles and delivery vans and trucks will all have to join the queues.