OPT Upgrade


Sydney, NSW


Quantity Surveying

Client name

Sydney Ports



Project Lead

Gary Tayfield

The Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) was fast reaching its capacity to efficiently service the growing number of larger cruise ships visiting and, increasingly, “home porting” there.

The terminal must have the capacity to turn around, in less than a day, ships carrying more than 4,000 passengers (getting 4,000 people off and another 4,000 on) while accommodating the taxis, buses and trucks needed to pick up or drop off passengers and resupply the ship’s stores.To this end, the NSW Government established the Passenger Cruise Terminal Steering Committee to assess the ongoing needs of the cruise industry in Sydney.

Among its findings, the committee recommended that the then Sydney Ports Corporation (now Port Authority of New South Wales ) developed ways to improve both the efficiency of cruise ship turnarounds and the passenger experience at the OPT. MBM provided with quantity surverying services to this project.