CLIA welcomes infrastructure progress

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) welcomes progress towards achieving a solution to Sydney’s current berthing capacity constraints, which are limiting growth in Australia’s cruise industry.

The NSW Government’s announcement that it is beginning the market planning phase for the development of a third Sydney cruise ship terminal is a positive development that recognises the vital need for new infrastructure to support the cruise industry and the approximately 17,000 jobs it sustains across Australia.

“Additional berthing capacity is urgently needed in Sydney to ensure Australia’s cruise industry can continue to prosper into the future,” said CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz. “Limits on available berthing space in Australia’s gateway port threaten cruise tourism growth not only in Sydney, but in destinations around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.”

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