Botany Bay could be new cruise ship port

Bay bound?: Tourists could be greeted by the cranes and cargo containers of Port Botany instead of the arches of the Opera House. Picture: Jessica Hromas
Bay bound?: Tourists could be greeted by the cranes and cargo containers of Port Botany instead of the arches of the Opera House. Picture: Jessica Hromas

Re the article ‘‘Bound for the bay: PM vetoes cruise ships at Garden Island’’ (Leader, August 1).

A port is a port wherever it may be. We travelled half a day by train from the port to see Berlin.

Just need to get creative with logistics Destination NSW.

Christine Mae 

Most ports in big cities are located well out of the city, we are very lucky to have what we have in the city.

Transport for passengers needs to be looked at, but we have sailed into many ports with cranes and no opera house and we still cruise, you just get used to it and jump on buses or rail to get to the city.

We have done lots of ports and the train to Berlin was one of the best. Dover in the UK, Civitavecchia outside of Rome as well. 

The Navy aren't going to move to go with what we have so we still get the ships.

Christine Burgess 

Move the Navy there, not the cruise ships. Stupid decision if they go through with it.

Ian Gray 

The navy needs Garden Island otherwise they would have had to go to Newcastle and a lot of people would lose their jobs.

Carol Swensen

People come to Sydney for the Harbour and sailing into it, not a container port.

Russell Stuart 

Just think of the jobs it creates .. .a whole new industry to tour people around from Botany and through the Harbour . . .four hour lunch tour all inclusive. The cruisers will pay.

Jacob Alexander van Zanen

Great more traffic congestion in Mascot and Botany. Perhaps Botany cemetery will become a tourist attraction! I can’t understand how this could entice overseas visitors to our beautiful Sydney.

Michelle Nadge 

What a joke , it’s too shallow in that area anyway a lot of money would be wasted for zero benefit.

Ahmed Balaghe 

So they are saying possibly Yarra Bay, fully exposed to a large southerly swell, more dredging ... disaster.

David Dews 

This decision should have been made at least five years ago!

Margaret Culbert