With the final stages having been already completed at the beginning of 2023, the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal in Australia has officially been opened. The project offers passengers safer car and passenger ferry service between Queenscliff in Melbounre’s Port Philip Bay and Sorrento.
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Under the Geelong City Deal, the project’s redevelopment was a result of joint funding. Thus, the Federal Government contributed a total of $10 million. On the other side, Searoad Ferries contributed to the balance of project costs. Its design was by F2 Architecture, while Kane Construction was responsible for its development.
Overview of the new terminal
As a whole, the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal in Australia places great priority on safer access, retail space, and improved car parking. Moreover, the terminal building and site feature modern facilities as well as bathrooms, and function rooms. Quite impressively, the project includes indoor and outdoor dining that offers spectacular views.
More especially of Port Phillip Heads as well as of Port Phillip Bay. Quite impressively, the project supported a total of 71 new jobs during construction. Additionally, it led to the creation of 22 new ongoing jobs within the ferry operations.
Significance of the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal in Australia
The project’s completion brought about a brand new public boardwalk and gantry, providing a safer route. Furthermore, it delivered an upper level of the terminal building and other outdoor elements.
While commenting on the project during its formal opening, Federal Member of Corio said the project’s completion marks a great win for Greater Geelong. Richard Marles further added that the terminal will open up another gateway into the beautiful city of Geelong as well as its surrounding.
In attendance was also Libby Coker, joined Federal Member for Corangamite. Alongside, Alison Marchant, Member for Bellarine, representing the Victorian Minister for Regional Development, Harriet Shing. Conclusively, Mr. Marles noted that the brand-new, modern terminal will double up as a great addition to local tourism and business. As a result of the thousands of passengers that Searoad Ferries will bring.