Melbourne’s Newest Marina Gains Accreditation

Photo: Andrew Chapman presenting certification to Darren Finkelstein.

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) Chairman Andrew Chapman CMM has presented Clean Marina and Gold Anchor Accreditations to Melbourne’s newest marina Wyndham Harbour on Port Phillip Bay.

Wyndham Harbour boating facilities include 150 wet berths (10-20m and multihull), 24/7 fuel dock, waste pump-out, security patrols and CCTV, sailing school, members lounge, dining options and boat sales and a chandlery. Long term plans are for up to 1,000 boat storage spaces to be provided.

MIA Chairman Andrew Chapman said the marina and the associated bayside community development is a credit to its investors. “Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay is now a more complete destination for boaters with Wyndham Harbour filling in the missing part of the jigsaw providing vital marina infrastructure at the northern end of the Bay. Clean Marina and Gold Anchor accreditations were used as part of the development criteria during the marina build. Across the Asia Pacific region we are seeing more marina developments using industry driven accreditation guidelines to inform the planning and development of marinas; to meet the market needs and to keep ahead of regulatory requirements.”

The marina manager at Wyndham Harbour Darren Finkelstein said the Clean Marina and Gold Anchor programs have added value both during the marina design and construction phase and going forward with operations and marketing. “Upholding the values of the accreditations is motivating for staff and promotion of the marina as globally accredited gives us an on-going marketing edge” he said.

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