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Facilities Improvement

Facilities Improvement

at Gladesville Bridge Marina

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Our marina shares a proud 100-year history as part of Sydney’s ‘working harbour’, and we continue to provide employment and commercial activities as part of the broader network of marinas in NSW.

Improving Gladesville Bridge Marina

We are proposing improvements to create a contemporary and sustainable marina to meet the growing needs of Sydney's boating community. Following initial feedback, we revised the preliminary layout, and we have replaced a 25 metre boat that was closer to the foreshore near the Gladesville Bridge, with two smaller boats. We have also reduced the size of another boat from 12 to 8 metres. More details and images can be found at Feedback Summary May 2019.

We currently have permission for 99 boats. The proposed changes would result in an increase to a total of 130 boat, storage spaces. With the changes to the preliminary layout the proposal would:

  • Increase storage from 50 to 115 boats as marina floating berths
  • Maintain 15 commercial mooring spaces
  • Increase overall storage spaces by 31

Some of the key features of the proposed improvements include:

  • Realigning the structure to reflect earlier sight lines of the marina, and maximise view corridors
  • Increasing the total capacity and berth spaces at the marina to meet demand for differing boat sizes
  • Removing the slipway and cradles
  • Improving amenity

Download a copy of the Berth schedule (PDF)

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Latest News

We are in the final stages of drafting specialist reports for the Environmental Impact Statement required for the proposed improvements to the Gladesville Bridge Marina.

A letter has been distributed to the local community 23 August 2019, advising of our project status and inviting the community to attend a Community Information (drop-in) Session at Gladesville Bridge Marina on 6 September 2019 from 5.00 to 7.00pm. It is an opportunity for the community to meet with several of the specialist consultants to discuss the current design, and to provide further comments before lodgement with the City of Canada Bay Council.

This information session is a part of our commitment to almost 12 months of non-statutory consultation. At lodgement, the statutory consultation will commence, and the community will have the opportunity to provide formal submissions as part of the statutory consultation process.

We will provide details on how you can lodge a submission on this website.

Thank you to those who have provided feedback on the project to date. We look forward to seeing you at our community information session.

Our consultation with the local community, started in early October 2018 and we took feedback on the preliminary design until 10 December 2018. This non-statutory consultation provided an opportunity for the team to hear from stakeholders. We have continued talking with the community since December 2018.

During our early engagement phase, 72 stakeholders provided feedback on the proposed marina development. In late May 2019, we distributed a Feedback Summary to the local community for this non-statutory consultation.

A Community Update was distributed in late February 2019 and we also restated our offer to marina neighbours who overlook the bay, with an opportunity for the visual assessment consultant to take some photos from vantage points to the Harbour and marina within their property. A number of our neighbours accepted the offer and the photo montage from participating properties will assist those neighbours to visualise the proposal, and to assist us in appreciating any potential for impact arising from the development from any outlook they have to the Harbour. We are currently developing these photomontages.

We received the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) from the Department of Planning in late 2018, outlining the matters for assessment as part of this proposal. The Community Update lists the various assessments we will be completing as part of the report for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS).

Roads and Maritime Services as Land Owner provided written confirmation that our Permission to Lodge a development application was approved in early February 2019. Roads and Maritime Services stated that "in granting this consent, RMS is not endorsing the proposal nor approving the development itself. We are simply giving permission for you to lodge an application. As such, the application could still be refused".

If you have any enquiries or would like to get in touch with a member of the team please fill out the form below:

What do we know and what are we proposing?

We know from previous consultation with the community that there are areas of potential impact that concern you. The preliminary design considers the potential impacts from the proposed improvements to our marina.

Visual

During the preliminary design and visualisations we considered potential impacts, and:

  • Realigned the structure to reflect earlier sight lines.
  • Stored smaller boats closer to foreshore and larger boats more distant.

Noise

  • Ceasing slipway operations, meaning a reduction in industrial noise.
  • Ongoing repair and maintenance work only on boats on pontoons.
  • Ongoing noise compliance management plan to meet regulations.

Parking

We know that parking has previously been a concern for local residents and for our marina. We will be:

  • Doubling existing parking capacity at the marina.

Amenity

  • Enhancing mobility access by relocating swing moorings to floating pontoons.
  • Reducing the spread of the moorings to free up parts of the bay.
  • Beautifying the waste storage area adjacent to the driveway.

Navigational corridors

  • Changing the navigational corridor so that larger boats are less prominent at the marina.
  • Freeing up space currently used by some of the swing moorings.

Please check back often as information will be updated regularly.

Our engagement with the community

As highlighted in our Latest News section, our aim is to provide genuine opportunity for community and stakeholder input. The marina is keen to meet with the local residents and boaters at the the next community information session. Alternatively we encourage local residents and boaters to contact us at communityinput@gbmarina.com.au or by phoning 1800 810 680 (free call).

As part of our non-statutory consultation, in late May 2019 we distributed a Feedback Summary, and in late August 2019 we distributed a letter, updating the community on our project status and inviting them to attend our next Community Information Session.

Community Information Session

The marina will host another community information session on 6 September 2019. We would like to invite you to meet with some of the specialist consultants to discuss the current design and provide further comments prior to lodgement with the City of Canada Bay Council.

The details of our community (drop-in) information session are below.

  • Friday 6th September
  • 5pm – 7pm
  • Location: Gladesville Bridge Marina, 380 Victoria Pl, Drummoyne NSW 2047
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Abbreviations

GBM – Gladesville Bridge Marina
EIS – Environmental Impact Statement
SEARs – Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements
PTL – Permission to Lodge development application
DA – Development application