Community update on cruise terminal proposal

At the next meeting of Randwick City Council’s Bays and Beaches Precinct, Maria Poulos Convenor of Save The Bay Coalition, will provide an update on the NSW Government’s plans for a cruise ship terminal at Yarra Bay. Residents will be hoping Maria can answer their many questions, such as:

  • What is the attitude of the new Premier to the Yarra Bay proposal?
  • With Transport Minister and Planning Minister Rob Stokes clearly not in favour of a Yarra Bay terminal, is there any prospect of his preferred alternative – Garden Island – being approved?
  • Port Authority of NSW representatives are stating publicly that the Yarra Bay cruise terminal proposal is “on hold”. What does that mean? And is the proposal currently being progressed in any way?
  • Is a Port Botany cruise terminal using existing port infrastructure a possibility?
  • Despite the Ruby Princess debacle and the personal tragedies of lives lost, is the NSW Government committed to a resumption of the mass market cruise industry, with ever bigger ships starting and finishing cruises at Sydney terminals?

At the meeting, Maria will also provide an update on the Kamay Ferry proposal, which involves a large, general purpose wharf at the La Perouse “Loop”, a ferry service to Kurnell and many potential and undefined further uses.

Proposed Kamay Ferry / multipurpose wharf at La Perouse shown in white outline
Proposed Kamay Ferry / multipurpose wharf at La Perouse shown in white outline

Bays and Beaches Precinct is a community meeting sponsored by Randwick City Council and open to residents of South Chifley, Little Bay, Prince Henry, Philip Bay and La Perouse. The precinct meets online via Zoom and the next meeting is 29 November at 7-9 PM. If you live in the catchment area for the precinct and would like to be notified of future meetings, email

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