Sydney Harbour proves the destination with exclusive marina access for boaters
11 November 2015
Boaters are benefitting from complimentary access to some of Sydney Harbour’s most exclusive private marina facilities as part of the expanding Sydney Harbour Destinations Plan, now in its third year.
Nineteen commercial marinas have opened doors to the boating public since the NSW Government launched the Sydney Harbour Boating Destinations Plan in 2013 to improve access for boaters through casual, short term berthing or mooring and access to key facilities.
“Our iconic harbour is the jewel in Sydney’s crown and some of Sydney’s finest marinas offer boaters free access all year around to allow them to hop off, take a break, or grab something to eat or drink,” Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said.
“Nineteen popular locations including Rose Bay, Gladesville and Mosman are offering this service for anyone having a day out on the water in return for small lease concessions to cover costs.
“Boaters just need to look out for bright green ‘Boating Destination Marina’ banners on display at prominent locations at participating marinas. Blue banners marked ‘Destination Berth’ show boaters where to tie boats up.
“We are continuing to work with other marinas to expand the number of destinations and identify new areas where we can improve the boating experience.
“Handy new maps are now available highlighting the location, GPS coordinates and contact details of marinas and available facilities including wifi, water and fuel, slipway and marine services, public toilets, food, recreational areas, water wash down, power and pump out area.
“This is about making a great boating experience on the harbour even better and we welcome boaters to get out and safely explore the harbour as these facilities are for everyone,” Mr Mitchell said.
An interactive map of participating marinas is available at: http://tinyurl.com/shdestinations
Boaters are welcome to visit participating marinas flying blue and green flags at:
- Balmain Marina
- Balmoral Boatshed
- Cameron’s Marina at Balmain
- Cammeray Marina
- Clontarf Marina
- Cruising Yacht Club of Australia at Darling Point
- D’Alboras Marinas at Cabarita Point and the Spit
- Double Bay Marina
- Fergusons Marina at The Spit
- Gladesville Bridge Marina
- Kirribilli Marina
- Manly Boat Shed
- Middle Harbour Yacht Club
- Point Piper Marina
- Rose Bay Marina
- Roseville Bridge Marina
- Smiths Boatshed Marina
- Sydney Superyacht marina
Roads and Maritime will continue to work with eligible marinas to expand the program.
For more information on the program visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/using-waterways/boating-destinations-plan/index.html
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