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GOVERNMENT USING MANLY FAST FERRY TO FILL UP COFFERS
 New South Wales Shadow Treasurer Mike Baird
Victor P Taffa
The tender for Manly’s fast ferry service should be awarded to the company offering the best service to commuters, not the most money to the New South Wales Government, Manly MP Mike Baird said.
NSW Shadow Treasurer Mike Baird

NSW Shadow Treasurer Mike Baird

It is symbolic of the State Government that they are using Manly’s fast ferry contract to raise revenue, with total disregard for commuters. Mr. Baird said.

 

 

 

Rivercat berthed at Meadowbank

Rivercat berthed at Meadowbank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rivercat departing Meadowbank for City

Rivercat departing Meadowbank for City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tender to run the fast ferry service is about to be awarded and we have a real concern commuters are likely to get a second-rate service.

Sydney Ferry Alexander

Sydney Ferry Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By not naming a fixed price for the wharf access fee in the tender, it is clear they are treating the tender process as a grab for cash.

Sydney Ferry Borrowdale

Sydney Ferry Borrowdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wrote to the Transport Minister back in August and we reiterate our plea for the price of the wharf access fee to be fixed.

Sydney Ferry Lady Northcott

Sydney Ferry Lady Northcott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fast ferry contract should not be determined on who is offering the most money to the Government.

 

Sydney Ferry Nicole Livingstone_3

Sydney Ferry Nicole Livingstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It should be awarded to the company offering the most frequent services, the best customer service, the cheapest fare, and the most reliable and environmentally friendly vessels.

 

 

Sydney Ferry Pam Burridge

Sydney Ferry Pam Burridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State Government is throwing all principles of good public transport out the window at our expense.

 

Sydney Ferry Queenscliff

Sydney Ferry Queenscliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Manly community was left in the lurch when the Rees Government axed the JetCat a year ago.

Sydney Ferry Supply Berthed

Sydney Ferry Supply Berthed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of pressure from the community, spearheaded by the Fix Our Ferries Group, the service was put out to tender.

 

Sydney Ferry Supply

Sydney Ferry Supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we risk losing a good service because the Government is being greedy and seeing the five-year tender as an opportunity to fill their coffers.

 

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