About the Cruise Capacity Project

In September 2019, the NSW Government announced a Detailed Business Case is being developed to investigate cruise capacity, industry demand and assess two potential sites at Yarra Bay and Molineux Point near Port Botany. The project is being led by Port Authority of NSW in collaboration with NSW Treasury.


With the onset of COVID-19, the long-term impacts of this global health pandemic on the cruise industry are yet to be determined. The Detailed Business Case includes estimates of forecast passenger growth. These estimates can only be updated once the impacts of COVID-19 on the cruise industry, and the tourism industry more broadly, are determined.


The NSW Government’s focus is towards projects that provide economic stimulus to help NSW recover from one-in-one hundred-year droughts and bushfires, as well as from the impacts of COVID-19.


The NSW Government has therefore made the decision to place the Cruise Capacity Detailed Business Case on hold for a period of up to 18 months.


About Port Authority of NSW

Port Authority manages the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial shipping in Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Newcastle Harbour, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba.


With over 6,000 visits from trade and cruise vessels each year, the ports of New South Wales contribute billions of dollars to our economy; create thousands of jobs and support countless businesses.


Port Authority works 24/7 to ensure the safety of these ships, the security of our working ports and the protection of our marine environment.


In September 2019, the NSW Government announced a Detailed Business Case is being developed to investigate cruise capacity, industry demand and assess two potential sites at Yarra Bay and Molineux Point near Port Botany. The project is being led by Port Authority of NSW in collaboration with NSW Treasury.


With the onset of COVID-19, the long-term impacts of this global health pandemic on the cruise industry are yet to be determined. The Detailed Business Case includes estimates of forecast passenger growth. These estimates can only be updated once the impacts of COVID-19 on the cruise industry, and the tourism industry more broadly, are determined.


The NSW Government’s focus is towards projects that provide economic stimulus to help NSW recover from one-in-one hundred-year droughts and bushfires, as well as from the impacts of COVID-19.


The NSW Government has therefore made the decision to place the Cruise Capacity Detailed Business Case on hold for a period of up to 18 months.


About Port Authority of NSW

Port Authority manages the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial shipping in Sydney Harbour, Port Botany, Newcastle Harbour, Port Kembla, Eden and Yamba.


With over 6,000 visits from trade and cruise vessels each year, the ports of New South Wales contribute billions of dollars to our economy; create thousands of jobs and support countless businesses.


Port Authority works 24/7 to ensure the safety of these ships, the security of our working ports and the protection of our marine environment.