Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Foreshore Road, Port Botany

Old truck and boat, with some of the cranes of modern Port Botany, which accounts for 70% of Sydney's total trade throughput. Port Botany is being expanded.


  1. Port Botany is being expanded? Good luck. Is beatiful!!
    Nice photos!!
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  2. Found the link to your blog on Thorn Tree. Love your photos of Sydney. I live in the US and recently spent 2 weeks in AUS, including a couple days in Sydney. Looking at your picts, I wish I had more time to explore the city. Loved The Rocks area. It's also nice to find a fellow teacher interested in travel and photography!
    Thanks for sharing your images.


  3. Wouldn't it be fun to hop on that boat for a tour around the port and then a cruise out to sea?
    --steve buser
    New Orleans Daily Photo

  4. LOve the colour contrasts, Sally, the blues and the russety-reds.

  5. Great photo - all the colours and textures!!!

    Love that truck - it isn't yours is it????

  6. A very intersting picture. Good composition too.

  7. An interesting combination of car and boat. What is it over there in the background?

  8. april: the background is the cranes of Port Botany.

    jules: no! I don;t have a truck (but it's a beauty, yes)

  9. In 1999 the proportion of all empty containers exported from the Port was 19%. This year it is up to 27% and by 2015 it will be more than 1/3rd of the total 'trade'. Effectively an additional terminal is being built for EMPTY CONTAINERS. 7.5million cubic metres of the Bay is being dredged and the equivalent of 2 Botanic Gardens reclaimed between the existing port and the third runway and $billions of taxpayers money is being spent on this project and the road and rail projects that are needed to support it - all for empty containers. Along with the Desalination Pipes, the BOtany Bay Cable, the Vopak manufacturing plant, Orica's toxic plumes, the DP World's time to say BYE BYE BOTANY BAY!


  10. Looks nice on photos but you should see the horrible polution in the water and air.