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Environmental Initiatives

Clean Marina Level 4 & ISO 14001 Certified

Soldiers Point Marina has after a long accreditation process been recognised for achieving the world standard for environmental management systems. Called Level 4 ISO 14001 Clean Marinas, Clean Marinas build on levels 1 – 3 within the Clean Marinas program. The program was established in 2002 by the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) with the objective of protecting the nation's coastal and in-land waterways.

Learn more about Soldiers Point Marina and the Clean Marina Program.

Soldiers Point Marina adopts Moby - a 5m Whale Shark

Believing that it is the responsibility of all of us to protect and preserve our environment, Soldiers Point Marina is proud and privileged to announce our adoption of Moby - a 5m young male whale shark (Rhincodon typus) from Cendrawasih Bay located in West Papua New Guinea, fast becoming known as the whale shark capital of the world.

The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea and listed as “vulnerable”, so to give scientists a better understanding of their behaviour and movements a recent tagging program in October/November 2015 was conducted to allow scientists better management of them.

For more information please click here.

Soldiers Point Marina is a Fish Friendly Marina

Clean waterways with healthy fish populations are good news for marinas and the boating industry. Around 70% of boats are used for recreational fishing, so ensuring we have clean water and plenty of fish will contribute to the ongoing appeal of boating and fishing.

As a fish friendly marina, we provide a range of services to our boating and fishing customers in ways that minimise impacts on fish and fish habitat.

For more information please click here.

Keep your boat and fishing gear clean to help stop the spread of marine pests

Keeping your boat & gear clean will save money on fuel, increase your boats performance and stop the spread of marine pests. NSW’s marine life is under threat from introduced marine plants and animals. Marine pests can also have severe impacts on recreational boating and fishing and marine industries.

Check and clean your boat regularly using the simple steps in this booklet (PDF)

Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Marina

In 2008 Soldiers Point Marina became the world's first marina to become NoCO2 Certified as part of the Low Carbon Marina Initiative, a national, voluntary certification program for marinas, yacht clubs, boat clubs, slipways and other associated industry operators across Australia. The initiative was designed to support the marine industry's endeavours in protecting our coastal and inland waterways with an action plan against global warming.

For more information please click here.

Energy Saving Tips

Whether you are plugged into the mains at a marina or running your engine to charge the boat battery at sea, your boat will be using energy, costing you money and producing emissions, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), that effect the environment. There are a number of things you can do to reduce this impact without having to change much at all, click here to find out how.

Our Environmental Policy

Clean business practices protect the environment

Soldiers Point Marina is committed to the creation and ongoing maintenance of a clean and safe work environment. We will be diligent in best practice management of our operations and our legislative requirements to protect our waters, marina life, fish, and waterfowl from possible boat and marina pollutants and impacts. We will continually assess and improve the management of our operations to limit our impacts on the surrounding environment.

Soldiers Point Marina is a Fish Friendly Marina and you agree to abide by the fish friendly requirements imposed on us. Under hull scraping is not allowed under any circumstances. Some environmentally friendly cleaning agents are permitted – if in doubt ask the marina management.

Dirty water harms the environment, spoils boating enjoyment & hurts marina business.

It is the responsibility of every Soldiers Point customer and EVERY employee to work together to keep our Marina and boating environment clean. It is the policy of Soldiers Point Marina to do everything possible to discourage anyone from polluting while encouraging and helping customers do the right thing. All Employees are part of our Marina team dedicated to cleaning up, eliminating contaminants before they enter the environment, clearing up anything which spoils our Soldiers Point environment.

Soldiers Point Marina sets objectives and targets in an attempt to achieve a better experience for our guests and environment. The environmental improvements change frequently therefore amendments to this policy will occur.

Pollution Control

Pollution is Everybody's Business

Whether we like it or not, people pollute in everything we do and everywhere we go. Sometimes the amount of pollution is so small that it is never recognised; just a small drop in a big ocean. At other times those small drops can add up to a much larger volume which can harm the environment.

WARNING: Any Employee, Customer, or Outside Contractor Violating Soldiers Point Marina's Pollution Control Regulations, can be Disciplined, asked to Pay For Cleanup, and/or have Marina Use Privileges Terminated.

Soldiers Point Marina is proud of our Environmental policy and wants to ensure the public and our guests are aware of it. This policy is reviewed annually and provided in guest services directory on arrival, it is also displayed in the main office and throughout the marina for the public to view.

Updated: 2017

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Testimonial

No matter how far we venture or sail on “Eliza” our Halvorsen 42 Coastal Cruiser, it is always good to get back to our Berth at Soldiers Point Marina, where the facilities are second to none and, it is truly a home-away-from-home. We have a choice of two top Restaurants who are always welcoming, the Marina Centre is always on-hand to help with any problems with a hull or engine room and, we now have our very own grocery Boat Shed. The way in which the Marina telephone is answered; “How can I help you?” simply sums up the attitude of ALL THE STAFF. Is it any wonder then, that our Marina now proudly fly’s the Flag with 5 Golden Anchors. Congratulations on your well deserved award, well done and many thanks for providing an International Standard Marina right here in Port Stephens, our little piece of Paradise just got even better!

Captain Chris Coy and Roslyn Coy