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.
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.
Move the Navy there, not the cruise ships. Stupid decision if they go through with it.
The navy needs Garden Island otherwise they would have had to go to Newcastle and a lot of people would lose their jobs.
People come to Sydney for the Harbour and sailing into it, not a container port.
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.
What a joke , it’s too shallow in that area anyway a lot of money would be wasted for zero benefit.
So they are saying possibly Yarra Bay, fully exposed to a large southerly swell, more dredging ... disaster.
This decision should have been made at least five years ago!