Port Botany


NSW government rules out Botany Bay for cruise terminal – putting navy base back on the agenda

The new NSW Labor government has ruled out Botany Bay as a way of boosting Sydney’s cruise ship capacity, sparking fresh hopes that the Navy base at Garden Island may be brought back into play. […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 27 2023

Sydney’s third cruise terminal a step closer

Sydney’s bid for a third cruise terminal moved a tentative step closer today with a NSW government announcement of a “market engagement process” starting on two sites at Port Botany. The announcement maintained the process […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 17 2019

Another blow to Sydney’s second cruise terminal

The cruise industry’s attempts to persuade the state government to start the long journey towards a second terminal at Botany Bay received another set back this week when Bayside Council passed a motion restating its […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 19 2019

Let’s get it done, Gladys!

This week saw the cruise industry present the annual figures for how many Australians took holidays on the water last year. It’s a great story, with one in 17 Australians taking a cruise – the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 3 2019

Sydney’s new cruise port now a priority project

A new report released by Infrastructure Australia, a Federal Government body, has highlighted the need for an increase in berthing capacity for cruise ships sailing into Sydney. The lack of capacity at the Overseas Passenger […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 15 2019

Labor pledges to ‘kill’ Port Botany cruise development

Opposition leader and Maroubra MP Michael Daley vowed this week he would kill the Port Botany cruise terminal plan ‘stone dead’. Given the polls are predicting the Liberal government in NSW could be on the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 22 2018

Why Berejiklian Government may be forced to abandon Botany cruise plan

Australian cruise ship operators are braced for a bruising debate in the NSW Parliament after a 10,000-signature petition was presented opposing the expansion of Port Botany to accommodate large liners. Protesters are determined to turn […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 15 2018

Botany struggles to stay afloat as locals torpedo terminal plan

The cruise industry and state government’s attempts to expand Sydney’s capacity to handle large cruise ships has taken another hit with a second council opposing a cruise terminal at Botany Bay. Bayside Council has joined […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 27 2018

Botany still in question as other Aussie ports boom

Australia’s regional ports are booming as state governments partner with cruise lines to create new destinations where ships can dock and land their passengers, said the president of our biggest operator, Carnival Australia and chair […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 21 2018

Council hopes heritage plan halts Port Botany’s cruise terminals

A plan to save Botany Bay from the state government building Sydney second terminal, has been put forward by a Randwick councillor. Labor councillor Danny Said will present a motion to council later this month, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 17 2018

Botany Bay to be Sydney’s new cruise base as PM rules out Garden Island

The NSW government has today ruled out Garden Island as an option to ease the pressure on Sydney Harbour as the cruise industry continues to grow. Instead, Port Botany’s Molineaux Point or Yarra Bay will […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 29 2018