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SNC-Lavalin has completed its role for the construction of the Barangaroo Ferry Hub project in Sydney, Australia

SNC-Lavalin has successfully completed its role as independent environmental representative for the construction of the Barangaroo Ferry Hub project in Sydney, Australia.

Richard Peterson, SNC-Lavalin's Director for Environment and Geosciences in Australia, said: "I'm very pleased to see the Barangaroo Ferry Hub become operational to provide residents and visitors alike with more public transport options, whilst having enabled construction through an environmental conscious approach that protects the world-famous Sydney Harbour."

Appointed by Transport for NSW in 2016, SNC-Lavalin acted as the independent environmental representative to ensure that the construction contractor complied with project conditions of approval and environmental requirements, whilst ensuring that sensitive environmental practices were followed.

The project involves the construction of two new ferry wharves at Barangaroo South, and ancillary landside facilities on Sydney Harbour. Situated adjacent to a range of restaurants and residents, the risk of environmental incidents was high. Our approach to mitigate these impacts was to focus on high-risk environmental and community issues while engaging collaboratively with the contractor and client to ensure zero major environmental incident occurred. This approach was successful, and the project was delivered with minimal impact to the environment and adjacent stakeholders.

The Barangaroo Ferry Hub, a new AUD59m infrastructure on the western edge of the central city, is now open to serve the public. It increases Sydney's ferry capacity, serving thousands of residents, visitors and workers travelling to the Barangaroo commercial and residential precinct.

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