International Clean Marina 2018 & 2021
Back in early 2018 Birkenhead Point Marina applied for the MIA Clean Marina and Fish Friendly accreditation and on the 28th July 2018 MIA Executive Officer, Colin Bransgrove presented the International Clean Marina certificate and flag to Birkenhead Head Point Marina along with the certificate for Fish Friendly Marina accreditation. Colin said, “as well as generating important economic activity within the local community the marina is a growing recreational and social hub on Sydney Harbour.” He also complemented the marina staff for their pro-active environmental management and leadership with environmental education.
The Clean Marina and Fish Friendly accreditation lasts for three years and again on the 21st October 2021, Birkenhead Point Marina was re-accredited, following the stringent audit process as outlined by the MIA.
The International Clean Marina program has been developed to support marine industries in their pursuit to protect their coastal and inland waterways. It is a voluntary accreditation system for marinas, yacht clubs, boat clubs, slipways, boatyards and associated industry operators within Australia and overseas.
Elimination of single use plastics in marinas and beyond
The marina team are continuously looking at ways to eliminate plastic waste and as at May 2019 signed the Marina Industries Association pledge to eliminate single use plastics in marinas.
Birkenhead Point Marina is committed to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of single use plastics at our marina and we understand that we need to proactively address the single use of plastics in our day to day dealings with customers and tenants. We believe if we work collectively with other marinas on Sydney Harbour on eliminating single use plastics we can make a difference.