Sydney ferry map
Sydney ferries network map. Sydney ferry map (Australia) to print. Sydney ferry map (Australia) to download. Sydney Ferries is an agency of the New South Wales Government Department of Transport, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia as you can see in sydney ferry map. Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney. Sydney Ferries can trace its roots as far back as the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove where in 1789, the first ferry service was established from the Cove to the farming settlement of Parramatta. The first ferry, officially named the Rose Hill Packet (otherwise known as 'The Lump'), was crafted by convicts and powered by sails and oars. Trips inland from Sydney Cove to Parramatta typically took up to one week to complete. As time progressed, a series of rowboat ferrymen set up small operations to transport people from either side of Sydney Harbour. In 1861, the North Shore Ferry Company was established which operated the very first commercial ferry service across Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Ferries operates services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River as an agency of Transport for NSW as its shown in sydney ferry map. There are also a number of privately-owned ferry companies providing services throughout NSW provided under a service contract with Transport for NSW in line with the Passenger Transport Act 1990 (NSW). As with all other NSW transport agencies, amendments to the Transport Administration Act 1988 (NSW) [TA Act] established a new framework for the administration and governance of the delivery of transport services and infrastructure. The Sydney Ferries Board was abolished in line with the 2010 amendments to the TA Act and a new Audit and Risk Committee, independent from operational management or internal audit and risk management, was constituted.
Sydney Ferries entered into a seven year service contract with Transport for NSW for the operation of ferry services in Sydney commencing 1 April 2010 as its mentioned in sydney ferry map. The contract sets out the service routes and schedules for operation by Sydney Ferries with all ticket revenue managed under the MyZone system. Sydney Ferries maintains a strategic focus on three areas: safety, service and efficiency. Sydney Ferries also supports two of the priority outcomes under the NSW State Plan, being to improve the public transport system (through increased share of commute trips made by public transport), and to provide reliable public transport (by running 99.5% of ferry services on time). Sydney Ferries is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), accredited with the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB).
Sydney Ferries fleet maintenance is conducted at the Sydney Ferries Maintenance Facility at Balmain Shipyard in Mort Bay (see sydney ferry map). A major works upgrade to the shipyard was completed in February 2011 to improve operational safety, functionality and environmental compliance of the yard. Patronage is generally highest in January with 1.71 million passengers travelling on Sydney Ferries in January 2011 and 1.53 million in January 2010. Sydney Ferries record for a single day was last set on Sunday 2 January 2011, when 94,918 passenger validations were recorded across the harbour with almost half making the trip to Manly. The Executive of Sydney Ferries – formed by the Chief Executive, the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the General Manager, Engineering and the General Counsel and Company Secretary – is responsible for organisational strategy, policy and performance and meets weekly to discuss operational, and performance issues. The members of the Executive are joined by the Director, Strategy and Communications; the Director, Human Resources; the Customer Relations Manager and the Facilities Manager.