Draft fares released for Brooklyn Ferry Service

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is calling for public submissions on its draft fare determination for Brooklyn Ferry Service operating between Brooklyn and Dangar Island. The current maximum fare on this route is $7.30.

Under the draft decision, which would apply from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021, Brooklyn Ferry Service’s maximum fares would be:

  • $7.60 from January 2018
  • $8.00 from January 2019
  • $8.40 from January 2020, and
  • $8.80 from January 2021.

IPART Chair Dr Peter Boxall said that IPART has assessed Brooklyn Ferry Service’s fare proposal and made a draft decision to accept it.

“Our view is that passengers should pay the prices that reflect the efficient cost of providing the services while enabling private ferry operators to sustain their business over the long term,” Dr Boxall said.

“Brooklyn Ferry Service’s fare proposal reflects the efficient cost of providing the ferry service.”

The review of ferry fares on the Hawkesbury River is part of a broader review of fares for regular private ferry services across NSW.

IPART determines fares for Sydney and Stockton Ferry services as part of Opal fares review.

Submissions to the Draft Report close on 27 October, with an opportunity for further comments at a public hearing to be held on 23 October. All stakeholder comments will be taken into consideration before making the final determination in December.

The Draft Report is available on IPART’s website.