Without Bayside, Botany Bay service will be a "ferry to nowhere"

Planned designs for the ferry wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse.(Supplied: NSW Government)
Planned designs for the ferry wharves at Kurnell and La Perouse.(Supplied: NSW Government)

Bayside Council is launching a major campaign to extend the NSW Government's proposed La Perouse to Kurnell ferry service for wharves at Brighton-Le-Sands and Sans Souci.

The proposal to relaunch the ferry service would see wharves built at La Perouse and Kurnell to accommodate a catamaran-style ferry capable of carrying up to 400 passengers.

"The NSW Government needs to understand that without the inclusion of Brighton-Le-Sands and Sans Souci, their planned ferry route is a boat to nowhere," Bayside mayor Joe Awada states in a Mayoral Minute to be presented at tonight's meeting of the council.

The council will write to major business operators along the Lady Robinsons Beach foreshore to gain further support for the proposed extension of the ferry route.

And it will consider a feasibility study and business plan to extend the planned ferry route between La Perouse and Kurnell to Brighton-Le-Sands and Sans Souci.

This will look at the costs for the construction of the ferry wharves and the economic benefits to the local community.

"This study will ensure we are not left behind while the planned ferry service between La Perouse and Kurnell fires ahead," Cr Awada said.

"The NSW Government needs to understand that without the inclusion of Brighton-Le-Sands and Sans Souci, their planned ferry route is a boat to nowhere.

"Major business operators such as the Novotel Brighton-Le-Sands and The Grand Roxy would be major beneficiaries of the reintroduction of a ferry service.

"I have received positive feedback from local chambers of commerce and members of the community supporting Council's proposal."

Councillor Awada will ask that the council also writes directly to smaller businesses along the foreshore to gain further support for the proposal.

He will also write to the NSW Minister for Transport and Roads and the Minister for Tourism seeking meetings to progress the council's proposal.

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