Stage two of the Garden Island Recovery Program

Overview

Garden Island is located between Woolloomooloo Bay and Elizabeth Bay, approximately 2 kilometres north-east of Sydney’s central business district.

The works under Stage Two of the Garden Island (East) Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program are located on Defence-owned land and land leased from the NSW Government.

The project aims to improve the condition of engineering services and wharf structures across the Garden Island Defence Precinct. This involves upgrade works to West Dock Wharf, East Dock Wharf and Fleet Base East, including:

  • electrical 
  • fuel 
  • sewer 
  • potable water 
  • compressed air services
  • remediation works.

Additionally, the project involves a portion of offsite works to upgrade the base electrical supply and sewer rising main connection.

Garden Island sitemap (PDF, 625.83 KB)

Community information

Defence consulted with local residents, statutory authorities and other interested stakeholders as part of obtaining Parliamentary expediency for the works to proceed under the provisions of the Public Works Act 1969.

Activities.

  • June 2021: Updated local residents on status and progress of offsite sewerage works.
  • April 2021: Informed local residents of impending offsite high voltage works.
  • April 2021: Informed local residents of impending offsite sewerage works.
  • December 2020: Community information session at the Holiday Inn in Potts Point.
  • December 2020: Community information session at the Holiday Inn in Potts Point.
  • November 2020: Informed local residents of impending impactful works to Fleet Base East.
  • November 2020: Program update newsletter to the Parliamentary Works Committee mailing list.
  • August 2020: Informed local residents of impending offsite high voltage works.
  • April 2018: Community information session at the Juanita Neilson Community Centre in Woolloomooloo.

Project details

The project's standard working hours are Monday to Friday - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Upcoming works is available in the project program:

Garden Island Stage Two - 4 weekly program (PDF, 8.4 KB)

Project works are broken up into 11 distinct work elements across 4 phases.

Phase Elements Description
Electrical
  • Electrical and engineering services

Upgrade of:

  • base-wide high voltage electrical reticulation
  • central emergency power supply

Installation of:

  • feeder cables (offsite)
  • wharf-side power distribution
Wharf remediation
  • Wharf subsidence - Fleet Base East
  • Fleet Base East 1 N/S
  • West Dock wharf
  • Fleet Base East 1 - northern dolphin
  • East Dock wharf

Repair of:

  • seawall on Fleet Base East wharves 2 - 5
  • damaged wharf deck structure, edge and bollards
  • wharf structure - West Dock wharf
  • wharf structure - northern dolphin

Installation of:

  • scour protection
  • impressed current cathodic protection
Fuel services
  • Fuel services

Demolition of existing bulk storage tank.

Upgrade of existing pipe work reticulation.

Installation of:

  • bulk storage tank
  • new pipe work reticulation

Construction of:

  • new bunded fuel storage area
  • upgraded pump house and control room
Hydraulic services
  • Sewerage
  • Potable water
  • Sea water
  • Compressed air

Removal of existing dilapidated pipework.

Replacement of:

  • sewer COPE points
  • potable water COPE points
  • compressed air COPE points
  • fuel system connections

Upgrades to:

  • sewer pipework
  • sewer plan and equipment
  • potable water pipework

Installation of:

  • offsite sewer rising main
  • pipework
  • isolation valves
  • new compressor equipment