AUTUMN | 2011
Improved Boating Facilities for Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour boat owners now have access to two new sewage pump-out units, part of the new integrated marine fuel, service and supply facility at White Bay, Balmain.
NSW Maritime awarded full funding grants of $337,000 to Bailey’s Marine Fuels Australia for the pump-out units back in March 2010.
The NSW Maritime Better Boating Program (BBP) under the Sharing Sydney Harbour Access Program provided $84,250 of the funding, with the balance of $252,750 from a NSW Maritime special grant.
One pump-out is for commercial boating use and is located on the main wharf, while the unit for recreational boaters is located on a new pontoon facility which provides access for smaller vessels.
This White Bay facility aims to provide modern, environmentally acceptable marine fuelling and waste removal services to both commercial/charter and recreational vessels.
It is an offence to pollute State waters. Vessels fitted with holding tanks can discharge at pump-out stations such as this new facility at White Bay.
For more details on environmental issues relating to vessel waste and locations of pump-out facilities, go to http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/rec_boating/sewage.html