Construction starts on new Sydney port facility on Glebe Island

Construction on a new multi-user facility at Glebe Island begins in July to support the development of the NSW Government’s major infrastructure projects and the construction boom taking place across the city.

With constriction starting in July and scheduled for completion in mid-2021, the new facility at Glebe Island aims to give Sydney a low-cost, low-impact and sustainable way to import dry bulk construction materials.

According to the Port Authority of New South Wales, local sand supplies are now depleted and the facility will enable vessels to bring supplies from further afield into the heart of the city, with each ship taking up to 1,500 truckloads off the roads.

At the new facility, materials such as sand and rock aggregate will be taken from ships by conveyor belts and into an enclosed storage building. The materials will then be fed from the storage bays to an internal truck loading area before being distributed to concrete batching plants in Sydney.

The facility has been designed for use by multiple operators and the port authority is currently undertaking a procurement process to select operators once it is built.

A working port for over 100 years, Glebe Island provide a vital maritime supply route into Sydney and has been used as an entry point for construction materials since the early 1990s.


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