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New Melbourne Ferry Terminal onboard to help re-ignite our return to city life

As work begins on the new Melbourne Ferry Terminal, the buzz is building around a vision led by this vibrant new facility in the Victoria Harbour Docklands Precinct, set to attract a fresh injection of commuters to invigorate Docklands and the CBD.

Melbourne has never been more ready to embrace a new dawn of connection, and with construction underway, Port Phillip Ferries is keen to deliver a timely new transport hub in the heart of Melbourne, designed to literally bring life to our beloved city.

“Port Phillip Ferries has the vision to change the way Victorians travel by utilising our magnificent waterways. The new Melbourne Ferry Terminal takes us another step closer to achieving our vision while providing a vibrant community hub within the Docklands precinct for locals and visitors. It is perfectly positioned to connect more communities to the bay, potentially open up new routes and bring Victorians together like never before” says Murray Rance, CEO of Port Phillip Ferries.

Site preparation began last month on the Harbour Esplanade foreshore and construction of the new Melbourne Ferry Terminal is expected to be completed this April.

Designed to blend within Docklands’ existing infrastructure, large waterside facing windows will showcase spectacular views of Victoria Harbour from this state-of-the-art, ergonomically designed facility which includes a welcome foyer and reception area, visitor information services, an onsite café and accessible amenities.

Located on the north side of the existing Glass House structure, the new Melbourne Ferry Terminal is positioned adjacent to the ‘Cow Up a Tree’ sculpture, giving the culturally significant landmark by John Kelly greater presence.

During business hours, Port Phillip Ferries staff will be on hand to share their knowledge on local tourism and travel options, including tours, transport, events and accommodation – catering to visitors heading to Geelong, the Bellarine or beyond – in addition to those seeking information on the Docklands Precinct or wider city area.

Seamlessly connecting to key collaborative services such as the CDB’s Free Tram Zone and Southern Cross Station, the new Melbourne Ferry Terminal is well placed in time and space to inspire and facilitate an exciting and highly practical new way to travel.

As Victoria emerges from COVID-19, united by a strong desire for connection and freedom, the new terminal extends a sensational invitation to trade car exhaust fumes, congested roads and parking hassles for fresh air, relaxation and swift passage across a glistening bay.

Melbourne has previously enjoyed the title of ‘world’s most liveable city’. Now Port Phillip Ferries, in partnership with Development Victoria and City of Melbourne have their hearts set on re-establishing our love for living, working and playing in the CBD as well as around the bay.

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