Port Newcastle and the NSW state government unveiled plans today, revealing a 3000m2 (32290ft2) venue that would include vessel provisioning and coach parking.
Earmarked for Channel berth, the new terminal will allow for more and bigger cruise ships to visit the port. Cruise ships’ contribution to the economy of the city is estimated at about US$11 million per year.
Construction is expected to start early 2018 after a principal contractor is chosen. Completion is slated before 2019.
Explorer of the Seas will become the largest liner to visit the port in early 2019 will. The US$12.7 million Newcastle terminal is funded by NSW Government’s Restart NSW Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund.