In December 2020 Captain Cook Cruises, the operator of the Lane Cove River ferry service, announced that it would terminate the service on the 18th December 2020, due to the economic unviability of the service. In the same month, Transport for NSW confirmed the subsidy to operate the service would be extended into 2021. Transport for NSW has announced it will explore options for long term ferry operations of the Lane Cove service in 2021.
The population in Lane Cove West around Burns Bay has increased substantially in the last decade. The extension of the Lane Cove River ferry service into Burns Bay may:
- Help make the service accessible to additional passengers to use the service.
- Help the economic viability of continuing the Lane Cove River ferry service.
- Provide residents of Burns Bay and surrounds another option for public transport to travel to North Sydney and the Sydney CBD.
I would like to know your thoughts on this idea?
Below is my Motion of Notice for the Lane Cove Council Ordinary Meeting on 15th February 2021:
This report requests that Council seek support from Transport for NSW for the extension of the Lane Cove River Ferry Service to Burns Bay wharf to provide more transport options to the expanding number of residents in Lane Cove West.
Here is my Notice of Motion that I have lodged for the Ordinary Council Meeting on 15th June 2020:
In October 2019 Lane Cove Council adopted the revised Lane Cove Bike Plan. The Bike Plan is a comprehensive strategic action plan which allows Council to prioritise its improvements to the cycling network. The aim of the Bike Plan is to accommodate investment into enhancing safety, convenience and mobility for cyclists. The updated Bike Plan that Council adopted in October 2019 will be utilised to assist in planning for cyclist infrastructure, programs, implementation and maintenance.Read more