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International Clean Marina Accreditation

Mar 11, 2017   //   by webadmin   //   General, News  //  Comments Off on International Clean Marina Accreditation

Oyster Cove Marina has been presented with International Clean Marina Level 3 Accreditation – the first marina in Tasmania to achieve this status.

The presentation was held amidst the iconic MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival that took place on and around Hobart’s historic waterfront from 10-13th February 2017.

The International Clean Marinas environmental program is administered by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and a Level 3 accreditation requires a solid commitment from participating marinas to environmental best practice. The rigorous process includes a site inspection assessed against a 103-point checklist. The site audit of key operational areas includes inspections of mechanical activities, boat maintenance and storage, fuelling, facility management, workshop, mechanical, shipwright and boat repair, emergency planning and equipment and boater education. A written report with detailed feedback is provided to the marina. Hobart-based Environmental Consultancy, Elgin Associates, was the auditor in the Oyster Cove Marina accreditation.

Oyster Cove Marina’s owner, Phil Boustead said “the achievement of Clean Marina accreditation was another important step in demonstrating Oyster Cove Marina’s commitment to environmental best practice. “As a multi-faceted marina facility it is essential all components are operating both individually and collectively at the highest level of performance. The Clean Marinas program provides us with specific criteria to assess the environmental performance of our marina operations and complements our environmental policies, plans and operations. We see an environmentally pristine Channel as the key to our future success and are committed to implementing business practices that ensure the long-term viability of the marine environment. We sincerely hope that other businesses that operate in the region, and the government, take a similar view.”

John Brand, Marina Manager said, “Oyster Cove is proud to be recognised as the first Clean Marina in Tasmania under the MIA program. Being able to fly the Clean Marina flag is an important signal that we are committed to high environmental standards and will further encourage us to continually improve our operations and environmental performance.”

MIA Director for Tasmania, James Burbury presented the marina with its flag and certificate and said, “This significant achievement is important for the marina industry as Oyster Cove now demonstrates environmental leadership to the wider marina community, not just in Tasmania. We now have 70 marinas across Australia and internationally committed to environmental best practice under this program. The challenge for industry remains to continually increase the number of marinas committed to achieving Clean Marinas status.”

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Oyster Cove Marina – The Movie

Dec 18, 2013   //   by webadmin   //   General, News  //  No Comments

We’ve had a video-camera-equipped drone helicopter flying over the marina and have put together a short video.

New interpretive signage installed

Oct 18, 2012   //   by webadmin   //   General, News  //  No Comments

A series of interpretative signs have been installed along the pedestrian walkway at the western end of the marina. (Click images below for enlargement)