Sydney's third cruise ship terminal delayed by 18 months

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11Apr2020
By: 
Matt Hochberg

Plans for a new cruise ship terminal are delayed for 18 months due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the impact the cruise industry has felt as a result of the worldwide shutdown has created cause for concern about the project.

The plan was to build a new cruise terminal at Yarra Bay, but that has been "put on hold with all industry and community engagement suspended".

"[The terminal is] not a priority for government or industry at this time. We're still in the middle of a COVID crisis," he said.

Maroubra MP and former state Labor leader Michael Daley indicated Royal Caribbean believes the cruise industry in Australia needs a cruise terminal east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in order to grow.

Daley added Royal Caribbean was willing to work with the government on such a project, but did not mention in what capacity or with any funding.