Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



4 August 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Bruny Island Ferry Terminal upgrades to improve travel times

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering on our plan to improve travel times to and from Bruny Island, and reduce ferry queues and congestion on Ferry Road and the Channel Highway.

The multi-million dollar upgrade to the ferry terminals will provide much better traffic management for vehicles and the ferries, and more orderly and safer boarding.

Final designs have now been released for construction of a second ferry berth, with dual-lane loading ramps at both the Kettering and Roberts Point ferry terminals. This will take the number of berths on the crossing from two to four.

The duplicated berths will allow for increased ferry crossing capacity and will be serviced by two new ferries recently procured by SeaLink.

The existing road will be extended to the new berth and directional line marking will be added to both terminals to reduce queuing and improve pedestrian safety.

The addition of Berth 2 will allow routine maintenance to be carried out on either berth without interruption to the ferry service.

Construction is expected to start in spring 2020, and be completed by March 2021.

The designs can be viewed at Kingborough Council until Friday, 14 August 2020, or online at https://www.transport.tas.gov.au/projectsplanning/road_projects/south_road_projects/bruny_island_ferry_terminal_upgrade



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