August 10, 2014
Three marinas in Sydney’s north have today been awarded ‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation by The Hon. Rob Stokes, Member for Pittwater and NSW Minister for the Environment.
The presentation was held on FRiday, August 8th 2014 at The Quays Marina, Church Point which together with the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC), Newport and Empire Marina Bobbin Head, located in the Ku-ring-gai National Park was recognised with the accreditation.
Fish Friendly accreditation is an information campaign and accreditation system focusing on marina fish habits and developed by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in collaboration with the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the NSW Boating Industry Association (BIA).
The initiative is attached to MIA’s International Clean Marinas Program and is available to marinas across the Asia Pacific region. Additional fish friendly criteria and an audit are requirements to achieve Fish Friendly Marina accreditation. There are now 11 marinas recognised as ‘Fish Friendly’ in Australia with several more in the process of accreditation at present. The initiative has received positive support from numerous government departments and authorities across Australia.
“Marinas can provide important habitat for fish. The Fish Friendly Marinas program has been developed to inform marina managers on how to maximise benefits for fish, and recognise those operators actively working to improve fish habitat,” Mr Stokes said.
“I congratulate these three facilities today which all hold Level 3 International Clean Marina status on their significant commitment to protecting and preserving their valuable marine habitat and communicating their efforts to customers and visitors.”
MIA Vice President and Director of Empire Marina, Darren Vaux said the initiative is an important development. “It is essential marinas continue to set the highest environmental standards. Marinas are the ideal location for many community members to see and learn about native fish and the aquatic environment. Clean Marinas and the Fish Friendly accreditation add-on demonstrate that industry, with support from government, is best able to set the standards that meet and exceed community and government expectations.”
Suzanne Davies, RPAYC General Manager and MIA Director commented, "The RPAYC will continue to support the MIA in these very important programs which demonstrate the industry's commitment to sustainable practices. The MIA leads the industry in developing consistent best practice management of the waterways in which marinas operate and the RPAYC is very proud to uphold such practices."
Stephen Hosking, Marina Manager at The Quays Marina said, “We are proud to be accredited with this exciting new environmental initiative at The Quays and along with RPAYC and Empire Marina, are committed to ensuring our marinas are of the highest environmental standard through participation in programs such as Clean Marinas. We have all fully embraced the opportunity to meet the Fish Friendly criteria.” Mr Hosking said.
Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson said it's great to see marinas getting involved in the program.
"This is great news for fish, fish habitat and for those that have a passion for our marine environment," Ms Hodgkinson said. "It's great to see many marinas understanding the importance of protecting the NSW fish habitat for future generations.
"I congratulate the Marina Industry Association on the roll out of the Fish Friendly Marina accreditation, as part of the Clean Marina Program."
“Fish Friendly Marinas has been developed to inform marina managers on how to maximise the benefits for native fish and recognise those operators actively working to improve fish habitats,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
July 1, 2013
After 14 years of A Midko Marine, Jeremy has taken the decision to move on. Jeremy has had a long association with The Quays, going back to 1987 where he started as an Apprentice Shipwright. In 2009 he opened A Midko Marine. He has now decided to close the business and follow his other interests.
July 1, 2013
As of the 1st of July, The Quays Marina has launched ‘Q Service’ which adds a new dimension to the word ‘service’ within the marine and boating world. Q Service will be a true ‘One Stop Shop’ for the marine game. Here’s how it works; everything you can wish to do, for your boat, we can do and everything you need for your boat, we will get. Just try us!
July 20, 2012
It is a time of growth and excitement for the team at R Marine LDM, formerly R Marine Pittwater, as they celebrate the dealership's expansion to a newer and larger office and facilities at The Quays Marina in Church Point, on the south western side of Pittwater.
They also welcome the appointment of Lee Dillon as managing director. Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the dealership including 28 years with Riviera and his involvement in the development of the new Belize Motor Yacht range.
Dealer principal Bruce Mitchell and sales executive Kane Whitehead will join Lee in the ownership and leading the R Marine LDM team.
Riviera CEO Wes Moxey said between them Lee, Bruce and Kane had more than 60 years combined Riviera experience.
"Their combined strength and integrity of this team will create a formidable dealership in terms of skill, knowledge and after sales care," Wes said.
"Lee is proud to return to the business and the move to the new dealership location also highlights the positive moves that Riviera has recently undertaken in exiting Receivership and becoming independent and back in private ownership."
Dealer principal Bruce Mitchell said Lee was a real asset to the team.
"His extensive experience with Riviera over many years, as dealer principal and board member and his involvement with the development of Belize Motor Yachts, which will now be offered through R Marine LDM will further add dimension to our dealership," Bruce said.
"The move to The Quays Marina means we are now able to offer enhanced services and customer care facilities with the additional work berths, slipway and associated trades now under the one roof.
"We are also fortunate to have The Quays Marina Café on our doorstep and with its highly regarded chef and exciting menu, we look forward to enjoying a coffee or breakfast, lunch or dinner with our boat owners and friends."
R Marine LDM also has a strong team of dedicated shipwrights to take care of the full spectrum of boat maintenance, repair and service requirements. With direct access to Riviera's spare parts and the factory, R Marine LDM can source and install anything from the smallest of parts to major components such as gensets and flybridge hardtops.
Contact the service department directly on +61 2 9979 7000.
July 17, 2012
The Marina Café opened on the 16th January and focuses on good food with fresh market produce, great coffee and friendly service.
You can call to book on 9997 3847