Infrastructure NSW has announced that the $12.7 million funding for a cruise terminal project at Port of Newcastle is no longer available.
Port of Newcastle has been working on this project on behalf of the NSW Government with the aim of providing a facility that meets the cruise industry’s needs while remaining within the funding provided.
The Port said that while it is disappointed that construction of the terminal facility cannot proceed at this time, it respects that funding is no longer available.
Port of Newcastle said that consultations with the cruise industry have been beneficial in better understanding its needs and ensuring that the design of any future infrastructure will be well-informed by industry.
$800,000 worth of upgrades to mooring bollards, jointly funded by the NSW and Federal Governments, have enabled larger ships of up to 3,900 passengers to berth in Newcastle.
Port of Newcastle will continue supporting the Hunter’s tourism sector by berthing cruise ships in port and coordinating the many wonderful volunteers dedicated to welcoming visitors to our city.