The New South Wales Government has outlined a new plan that will deliver brand new ferries, wharves and extra services starting later this year as part of a program aimed at modernising the city’s iconic mode of transportation.

The Sydney’s Ferry Future plan outlines the short and long term initiatives aimed at getting the most out of the state’s ferry network.

State Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, said that the State Government was committed to preserving and growing Sydney’s iconic ferry system.

“Catching a ferry in Sydney is a unique experience and the NSW Government is committed to ensuring our ferry network grows with the increase in commuters and tourists,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We’ll deliver more than 50 new ferry services per week from October this year and invest in new vessels to replace older ferries and expand the fleet.”

The plan will see the delivery of six new vessels by the end of 2016, with work already beginning on procuring the new vessels.

Ms Berejiklian also announced that wharves will be upgraded at Sydney Olympic Park, Drummoyne, Balmain East, Pyrmont Bay, Cremorne Point, McMahons Point and Mosman Bay.