Preferred Sites Announced for Long Term Future Ferry Planning

After an extensive study into 27 potential sites for future terminals around Darwin Harbour the Northern Territory Government has released the preferred sites for possible future development over a 50 year horizon.

The preferred sites are a combination of existing and new locations and were selected after a comprehensive planning study which included consultation with key industry stakeholders and the general public.

Maritime specialists Mott MacDonald led the planning study and assessed each site against a range of criteria from environmental impact to population trigger points for future demand for ferry infrastructure and services.

The four priority sites are:

  • Mandorah Jetty – existing site;
  • Cullen Bay – existing site;
  • Elizabeth River – new site;
  • Darwin Waterfront – Fort Hill Wharf – new site.

Timing for development of the new sites will be dependent on demand generated by tourism, economic and population growth and integration with land use and transport networks.

We would like to thank everyone that provided their feedback as it have been a valuable input into the outcomes.

For further information please view the Fact Sheet (629.0 kb) or call Stakeholder Engagement Manager Casey Lovelock on 8924 7118.

ferry in the water at a dock