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1 September 2013 LOGBOOK NEWSLETTER The official newsletter of the Boating Industry Association of NSW & SA SIBS Sunshine all the way Page 8 Anchoring ban overturned Page 42 Print Post Approved PP2411613/00057&8 ACN 000 618 468

2 LogBook NewsLetter September 2013 The official newsletter of the Boating Industry Association of NSW Ltd PO Box 1204 CROWS NEST NSW 1585 Australia 11 53 Hume Street CROWS NEST NSW 2065 Australia ABN: 61 000 618 468 Telephone: (02) 9438 2077 Facsimile: (02) 9439 3983 Email: [email protected] Boating Industry Association of SA Inc. PO Box 10262 Adelaide Business Centre SA 5000 300 Morphett Street ADELAIDE SA 5000 SIBS 25 Remarkable Years at Darling Harbour 10 ABN: 62 826 936 075 Telephone: (08) 8212 6000 Facsimile: (08) 8410 0688 Industry veterans gather for inaugural luncheon 13 Email: [email protected] Hall of Fame welcomes a yachting legend 14 SIBS What they said by Bob Wonders 16 Yorke Peninsula An Anglers Paradise 22 Dean Brown Special Advisor on the Drought 24 NSW General Manager Roy Privett Marketing & Events Manager Domenic Genua Financial Controller Simon Hazelbrook Manager BIa divisions Alan Barrett Event operations Manager Belinda Close Secretary Linda English Member Support & development Aaron McKenna Education & Training Coordinator Corrina McMillan Marketing & Events Support Megan Robson 14 22 Sa General Manager Glen Jones administration & Finance Manager Joy How Logbook gratefully acknowledges all that have contributed to this edition. In particular: Roy Privett Editorial Bob Wonders Media Service (07) 5562 2867 Glen Jones Editorial Worlds oldest clipper bound for South Australia 25 Trevor Gill The Lighthouse Public Relations 0418 821 948 Robin Copeland SPINS 0414 266 768 WHS Guidance for the Boating Industry 26 The Ultimate Retirement Question 30 Board of Directors NSW Please send editorial President contributions Alan Blake to Education, Training & Development 32 Domenic Genua at [email protected] Vice-President Simon Cook For advertising Treasurer rates contact LyndontheTurner BIA (02) 9438 2077 Small Business Too Big to Ignore 37 Immediate Past President Darren Vaux North Harbour saved from lock-outs 42 Board: Bill Breakspear, Paul Burgess, Matt Hundleby, Jon Hunt, Michael Jarvin, Ken Bullen, Alan Steber, Shannon Stocks, Terry Wise Front cover: The Marina at Darling Harbour. Board of Directors SA President Andrew Hayes Please send editorial contributions to Vice-President Rob Cuming Hon.Treasurer Peter Tucker Domenic Genua at [email protected] For advertising rates contact the BIA (02) 9438 2077 CoMMITTEE: David Binks, George Bolton, Craig Evans, Peter Heinrich, John Milham, Copyright 2013 BIA of NSW. The opinions, advice and information contained herein have not been sought by any member or any other person but are offered as an information service and should not be relied upon as a substitute for detailed advice or as a basis for formulating business Terry Reilly, Mark Flanagan, Neville Wilkinson decisions. BIA intends by this statement to exclude any liability for any such opinions, advice or information within this publication.

3 content General Managers Catch-Up W elcome to another edition of Logbook produced for Boating Industries Alliance BIA NSW and BIA SA members. Special news items Australia launched iFish for both States and a roundup of activities from our iBoat and iVote. This web national association the Boating Industry Alliance of Australia. based campaign to all From a NSW perspective this edition highlights the success politicians has four critical of the Sydney International Boat Show. It was a positive event Policy Pillars, namely: from start to finish for our industry and special congratulations Boating Safety and and a big thank you to all our members and exhibitors. Education. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre has been our Access and home for 25 Years and what a great 25 Years it was. Infrastructure. 25 Remarkable Years Regulatory Reform. 25 Inspirational Years Industry and Boater 25 Exceptional Years Community Support. 25 Amazing Years These Policy Pillars will not age as they are the foundation It has been a terrific journey and 25 years of achievement of a better recreational boating industry and boating lifestyle. for Sydney International Boat Show. I have travelled this journey iFish iBoat and iVote is our new vehicle to ensure our voice as BIAs GM and seen the show develop and be recognised is heard so visit the website for details and sign up for a better internationally as a leading event at one of the most ideal venues boating and fishing future. to present a boat show. For the coming months see our 2013 BIA Spring activities It is also time to dismantle every aspect of the Show and plan and come along and participate and network with your fellow for next year in presenting our land based exhibitors at the Sydney BIA members. Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island and our Marina at Cockle Bay Logbook is also available in an electronic version. You can Darling Harbour. For the BIA Team it will be business as usual elect to receive an electronic version in lieu of the traditional at two great locations. Members and exhibitors will be surveyed print format by notifying our BIA Office. and consulted on proposed changes. We hope you enjoy reading this edition of Logbook and It is interesting that while the Sydney Show is building up, would welcome your comments for publication/discussion or operational BIAs advocacy often peaks with meetings with for direct feedback to BIANSW and BIASA on any boating issue. Government Ministers and representatives of agencies and the Have your say. media. It really presents great opportunities to advocate the Roy Privett, industries policies and recreational boating credentials to the General Manager, BIANSW. general community. It was terrific news when Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay announced a huge funding boost for NSW boaters with a & further $20m for safety, access and infrastructure programs across the State. This pledge is covered in this edition of Logbook, together with Yachting legend Hugh Treharne OAM inducted into BIAs Hall of Fame and our Industry veterans gathering to swap stories of the establishment of BIA and the industries development. Lifes better Catch our story on North Harbour Saved from Lock-outs and provision being made for boaters to continue to have access with new seagrass friendly courtesy moorings. BIA thanks its members, easier the Boat Owners Association and Government Agencies for their support in delivering such a sensible outcome. During the Federal Election BIANSW has been active in with BIA supporting eight Australian Chambers of Commerce in their campaign Small Business Too Big to Ignore with four policy positions for the next Australian Government, namely: Marine Insurance Cut down red tape. Simplify the Tax System. Make it easier to employ people. Build better infrastructure. In a similar approach our national association the For further details concerning BIA Marine Insurance please call 02 8853 9100 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 11_BIAMARINE INSURANCE advert.indd 1 -3 20/4/10 3:10:37 PM

4 BIASA General Managers Report T he BIASA Board considered a wide range of issues at It has been a long and its August 2013 meeting at Marine House in Adelaide. at times controversial Among them were strategies directed at delivering process. While BIASA valuable dividends to the recreational boating industry. believes that satisfactory compromises have been 2013 Adelaide Boat Show reached, there are more Exhibitors were positive in their review of our premier concessions to be gained. public event that was presented at the Adelaide Showground, The last opportunity Wayville from 20 to 23 June. to achieve a fairer deal Restrained consumer confidence and retail spending will be delivered when continue to be challenging issues for all sectors in the BIASA presents its final marketplace. However, the show held its ground in visitor arguments to a Select numbers in comparison to the two preceding years at the Committee of the SA showground and previously for three years at the Adelaide Legislative Council in Convention Centre. late September. BIASA considers the level of visitation at this years show is acceptable in the current economic environment. Consumer State Taxes shows of all types around the world are experiencing lower BIASA will present itself before another South Australian attendance levels compared with the 1980s and 1990s. Parliamentary Committee in mid September this one Our results are not a proper measure of the efforts of BIASA, established with representation from both Houses of Parliament the substantial expenditures of exhibitors, nor the marketing to consider negative impacts on businesses by South Australian and advertising initiatives employed. The exhibitors deserve taxes and statutory charges. great praise for the professionalism of their displays and level BIASAs focus will be on burdens levied by the South of engagement with visitors. Australian Government, some of which are layered upon BIASA, along with all the BIAs of Australia and Marine Australian Government taxes and charges. Issues to be Queensland, share strategies to maximise visitor numbers addressed include: at our boat shows. We will continue to work nationally and Council rates applying to marina berths and dry stand internationally through our industry connections to develop allotments. (This is further discussed below); initiatives aimed at building attendances. land and property taxes; stamp duties; Marine Parks, Coastal South Australia power, water and sewage charges; The Last Chance payroll tax; As reported in the June 2013 edition of Logbook, public consultation on the introduction of marine parks in South Workcover Fees; Australia was finalised at the end of October 2012. taxes on fuels for boats; BIASA has continued negotiations on this issue with a number Recreational Boating Levy Fund; of State Government Ministers and other parliamentarians of registration fees imposed for craft, trailers and motor all persuasions, along with various departments and agencies. vehicles; and Thirty three Local Government areas embracing mandatory insurance arrangements. communities in nearly 100 towns and regional centres will be BIASA is striving to find concessions in all of these areas. negatively impacted by the introduction of the 19 proposed In addition, it seeks to introduce Recreational Fishing Licences parks. to deliver, via a hypothecated fund, a range of improvements for the States recreational fishing community. Inequity in Council rates levied on wet and if in doubt, dont go out dry berths along the Adelaide metropolitan check the coastline As reported in the March 2013 edition of Logbook, South weather Australian boaties who store their craft in wet or dry berthing arrangements within the metropolitan area of Adelaide face an extraordinarily expensive annual fee through Council rates. BIASA has been deeply committed to ongoing discussion on this issue with the SA Local Government Association and Always check the weather before and during boating. the majority of State politicians. Weather reports are readily available. It is clear that the Councils involved perceive the owners Log onto or call Maritime on 13 12 56 of craft stored in marinas to be silver tails and, therefore, for up-to-date reports. A marine band radio helps you keep in without any services supplied, target them to supplement touch with weather reports regularly, especially if changes are revenue budgets. predicted. BIASA is delighted to confirm that the Hon. John Darley p. 02 9438 2077 MLC (who replaced Senator Nick Xenophon in the SA For employment in the marine industry log onto the BIA Parliament) will introduce a number of proposed amendments website and click on Employment & Training For boating weather go to to the Local Government Act relating to this issue. Be part of the boating community Blind Freddie can see the injustice of hitting a marina 4 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

5 berth owner with the same level of rates that are applied which acted as the proponent of a proposal to extend to a modern home in the same Council area. breakwater systems to benefit all those who operate from In the worst case scenario, a hardstand berth owner that the basin area. has paid $2,000 for a licence to occupy a 9m x 3m patch of The North Haven facility boasts the largest man-made gravel without power or water is subjected to the same Council marina basin in Australia, and the busiest boat ramp in the rates as the home owner. There have been cases of people State. The ramp is privately owned and operated by the CYCSA walking away from their hardstand berths and from boating and made available to the public at a small daily launch fee. due to this ridiculous impost. SABFAC assessed a joint facility funding application for the We are hopeful of finding some integrity in the Parliaments breakwater extension from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield decisions regarding this matter. and the CYCSA, and recommended to the Minister that he approve the application. River Murray Infrastructure Project During negotiations between the parties, it was agreed This initiative to inject significant funding from all three that the CYCSA would ensure the boat ramp operation levels of Government is discussed elsewhere in this edition of would remain in place until the year 2023. The position was Logbook. It was also briefly outlined in the December 2012 a win for all involved. However, the Minister for Transport, edition of Logbook. on receipt of ill-informed advice from roadway engineers in Prime Minister Rudds announcement of the 7 September the Department of Transport, rejected that agreement and election date put the Government in caretaker mode, so we demanded a period of ongoing boat ramp operation to the have been left with baited breath about the outcome of this year 2070 57 years from today! funding bid. The CYCSA would never agree to such a requirement. It Recreational Boating Infrastructure will proceed with the extension of the breakwater at North The South Australian Minister for Transport has announced Haven with or without facility funding. However, the future of draconian conditions on the thousands of recreational boaties the North Haven boat ramp operation is at high risk while the who use the North Haven ramp for the launch and retrieval of CYCSA, a not-for-profit club, considers all the options available their craft, and also on the owners of more than 1,000 vessels for financing the breakwater extension project. that are moored in the North Haven marinas complex. The CYCSA, in concert with BIASA, is pursuing resolution In doing so, the Minister effectively rejected an initiative that through a number of channels, including the possibility of had been unanimously recommended by his (Ministerial) closing the ramp to enable the introduction of necessary SA Boating Facilities Advisory Committee (SABFAC). revenue raising developments. The decision will be a significant detriment to the Cruising Glen Jones, Yacht Club of SA (CYCSA) a long-term member of BIASA General Manager, BIASA. CAN YOUR CURRENT INSURANCE WITHSTAND A STORM? Wouldnt it be nice to know you only need ONE Liabiltiy Insurance AFSL: 291260 Policy to cover your business? Our Ship Repairers Liability Coverage has been designed as a competitively priced one stop shop for trades that work on vessels and will cover you for: Traditional Public + Products Liability Insurance Customers Boats in your Care Ship Repairers Liability Insurance Professional Advice OBLIGATION FREE IC Frith now includes an exclusive Error & Ommissions cover protecting you against bodily injury or property damage even if you have charged a fee for advice! QUOTATION Visit our website to receive a quote You wont get this amount of coverage anyplace else! And with our policy, you wont be left high and dry at your greatest time of need. I ITH NSUR New South Wales FR (02) 8853 9100 A YO U I C James Finucane & Achila Weerasinghe NC E HE Insurance issued by Lloyds of London - Travelers Syndicate 5000 via IC Frith Insurance Brokers. This document contains general advice only and doesnt take into account what you currently have, want and need for your personal circumstances. It is important for you to T R EC TO E consider these matters and read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and any applicable Supplementary PDS that may apply (which P R OT are all available at before you make a decision about an insurance product. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 5

6 BIAA General Managers Report A new Government much of the knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to tackle national projects and new optimism originates in Crows Nest, all of which is well received. for the future To u p d a t e o n a few national projects T he longest-running Federal Election campaign is now currently underway finally over, and with the Coalition forming a strong, The Australian majority Government, we can hope for a return to Boater Sur vey was stability in policy making for the next few years. This stability launched at Marine13 at will boost confidence and deliver a new sense of optimism to the end of April. Since the domestic consumer, which, after the last several years then recruitment of the of uncertainty, has to be good news for the boating industry. panel of boaters who will take part in the regular, monthly During the election campaign, BIAA partnered with the online survey has been the focus of the project. With Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation to run a profile- complications regarding state government budget freezes raising campaign under the tagline I fish, I boat and I vote. and an unfortunate low level of engagement in others With a launch at the Sydney International Boat Show Industry the promotion of the ABS has been slow, and subsequently Breakfast, fishboatvote set out to direct attention to the fact panelist numbers are not yet sufficient to conduct a reliable, that over five million Australians fish and boat. One in five of national survey. It is hoped that a freeing up of budgets during the population. With a range of supporting collateral to drive the latter part of August and early September will produce the campaign, including bumper stickers, handbills, posters an influx of registrations with a target of starting the survey and online/social media presence, the campaign aimed to proper by end September still on the cards. reach not only a good percentage of the boating and fishing Members wishing to promote the ABS should contact community, but also politicians in Canberra, reminding all of BIAA at [email protected] or on 08 8212 6207 for supplies the influence of five million voters. of point-of-sale flyers and further information. Your support The key messages of the campaign are contained in the for the ABS is important it will provide vital data on the BIAA Policy I Boat and I Vote and the ARFF Recreational economic impact of boating, further strengthening the numbers Fishing Charter. These documents outlive even the longest we use to represent the sector, over and above the count of running election campaigns and are a platform for government five million Australians boating each year. support for the boating and fishing community. There are Myboatinglife continues to be the principal national no extravagant demands, there are no political threats, program for promotion of boating to both new and existing there are only solutions: solutions on how to partner with boaters. The website was launched just the boating and fishing sector by investing in education over a year ago and has now grown to an audience of over programs, infrastructure, waterways access and the ability of 3500 connected boaters. This may seem a small number and the Australian industry to compete in a global market place. indeed with five million boaters out there we plan to engage The new Government has already scored a win with with many more, but it is very much in line with the experience the recreational fishing and boating sector by committing of other boating industry associations around the world. It to the suspension of Commonwealth Marine Protected seems there are a lot of other activities, events and lifestyles Areas, pending a review of the science that would underpin to catch peoples attention and we need to work harder to the development of management plans to support MPA. draw them into boating. Additionally, the Coalition published a six-point manifesto At the recent ICOMIA Congress at end June, which saw 27 policy on recreational fishing which addresses many of the countries join to discuss a wide range of industry issues, there policies BIAA and ARFF put forward under fishboatvote. An was agreement that the boating industry globally needs to be excellent outcome for the campaign and we will work with collectively promoting the lifestyle. A number of programs the new Government to ensure supporting measures are in the US, NZ, UK and Sweden are underway and all have delivered in a timely fashion. committed to providing material to other ICOMIA members National projects for a national industry to develop and enhance their own promotional programs. The boating industry in Australia is well represented in every This level of cooperative working is welcomed and will be state. Its true that much of the industry and boating community important to the success of myboatinglife. activity happens in and around the major population centres, But of more immediate importance is the promotion and but the role of the BIAA is to ensure the national membership, support of the portal by industry. BIAA wherever they may be based, are supported with national has confirmed the project will be funded into the future, but projects, in addition to advocacy and advice. BIANSW is to ensure it reaches an expanded audience and is kept fresh of course a leading partner in the national Alliance and and up to date, industry needs to be involved. We need you to 6 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

7 provide content, to review existing material, suggest updates, new information and correct us where we are not quite on the right tack. Please visit, make sure youre registered and have a look. See whats missing about your location, your favourite boating spots, news and events and drop a line to [email protected] Vocational Education and Training has surfaced as a national project with recent meetings of general managers of all state BIAs confirming the need to review provision of industry-specific training in all states. Major changes to federal and state education and training programs, particularly in Five million Aussies Fish, way of apprenticeships, has focused attention on the viability of several qualifications, including those associated with the Boat & Vote boating industry. Low take-up/completion rates and escalating T costs of provision of the more technical apprenticeships has he Sydney International Boat Show Industry Breakfast led to several institutions closing enrollments and indeed in was the host for the launch of the recreational boating some states there are no TAFE-provided apprenticeships and fishing sectors combined campaign I Fish, I Boat covering the boating industry at all. and I Vote. Work is underway to engage the sector skills councils to ensure Focused on raising awareness of the impact and our qualifications are up to date and relevant; to seek ways of importance of the boating and fishing industries and better reflecting the career pathway of a modern apprentice; and community, the campaign came just weeks ahead of the to ensure we are able to deliver sufficient demand into the system much-anticipated Australian Federal election. that government funding and other support will be available to the sector. As ever, a real understanding of the data associated Launching the campaign incorporating the boating with the topic of VET will help define industrys needs into the industrys new policy platform, Boating Industries Alliance future. BIAA will be commissioning a VET survey of national Australia Chairman Darren Vaux said, There are over five members early in Spring and will use data returned to influence million Australians who fish and boat every year. discussions with training providers and funding agencies. Not Fishing and boating is Australias favourite an easy topic to explain in two short paragraphs, but a vitally recreational pastime, its part of our way of life. important one: the outcome of reducing or no provision of VET We must ensure that our politicians really understand for the industry is not good news the important economic, social and environmental benefits Marine15 is now in the initial stages of planning with that fishing and boating brings to Australia. a location and date to be confirmed in early Spring. Front Speaking after the launch, Australian Recreational runners for location at the time of Logbook going to press Fishing Foundation Managing Director Allan Hansard are Gold Coast and Brisbane with strong interest also shown said, All Australians and all of Australia benefit from a in Perth. A date in late April early May 2015 is proposed, to successful fishing and boating sector. I Fish, I Boat and steer clear of other industry events, particularly boat shows. I Vote sets out a policy platform which will provide for a Following the success of Marine13 in Sydney, Marine15 secure future for us all. is looking to attract up to 600 participants for the three-day Were talking to politicians in Canberra and in every conference and business exhibition, scheduled to run over a electorate around the country, encouraging them to weekend and conclude early afternoon on the Tuesday. This consider what support and commitment they can provide is based on delegate feedback from Marine13 that showed to the five million Australians who take to the water each while the event was considered excellent, accommodating year. businesses who are unable to take several days out of the office/ yard during the week would be a great boost to attendance. Representing the interests of the 2,500 boating industry Similar feedback on the topics covered at Marine13, businesses and wider boating community, the Boating particularly on the boating business stream, has also helped Industries Alliance Australia policy platform I Boat and shape the event for 2015, with the stream likely to split into I Vote sets out four core pillars of boating safety and two to focus on retail and manufacturing separately. There will education; access and infrastructure; regulatory reform; of course be plenty of cross-industry discussion and indeed and industry and community support. we will continue to look outside the sector for inspiration, Vaux went on to say, The policy was welcomed and knowing that we can always learn something new, or, as the endorsed at the recent International Council of Marine boating industry does well, adapt and shape to our own needs. Industry Associations Congress in London, at which As with all in this report, members engagement with commitment of the global industry to join the campaign Marine15 is important to the event itself and the longer term was secured. success of the sector. Your ideas and wishes on subjects that In closing, Vaux called on all fishers and boaters to should be covered at Marine15 are welcomed and while this join the campaign. will be the subject of forthcoming BIA member meetings, any Now is your opportunity to make your powerful input you may have will be well received at [email protected] collective voice heard in Canberra. Join the campaign, Finally, Spring is either around the corner or, perhaps as have your say and secure your future. I Fish, I Boat and you read this, well and truly sailed into port. I hope the season I Vote. Do you? he said. is good for business and that whatever the future planned by Further information about the campaign can be found the new people running the show in Canberra, the future of at boating is always bright. Nik Parker, General Manager, BIAA BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 7

8 Sunshine all the way for SIBS by Bob Wonders T but for now it is important that we continue to fulfil the needs he 2013 Sydney International Boat Show (August 1-5) of boating enthusiasts, he added. has closed after enjoying an uninterrupted spell of the Of course, there is another reason for the 2013 show to finest spring-like weather the harbour city can deliver be remembered; it marked the 25th and final exhibition at in winter. the Darling Harbour weve come to know so well for the past Furthermore, extensive feedback from exhibitor and visitor 25-years; in December demolition teams move in to begin alike has failed to reveal any negativity regarding the exhibition. work on a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the exhibition Although attendance was down, its worth pointing out and convention centre. that this has applied worldwide, not only to boat shows, but BIA staff are already sighted in on Glebe Island in with home shows, car shows, computer shows and similar preparation for the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, all showing a drop in visitor turnout. where the displays usually on show at Darling Harbour will Importantly, in my experience, this is a show to remember be housed in a purpose-built facility. simply because every exhibitor I spoke with had only positive However, the always-spectacular floating marina on comment and all the feedback received by show organiser/ Cockle Bay remains as is during the construction work, with owner, the Boating Industry Association (BIA) of NSW was the two sites linked by a combination of shuttle buses and similarly of a positive nature. ferry services. As for the 2013 attendance figures, official gate count The BIA believes the move to Glebe Island will create from the Darling Harbour management showed that this years numerous opportunities for exhibitors and show visitors. attendance fell by just 7.8 percent against 2012. Planning will commence immediately with a confirmed That represented a drop of 4,986 visitors, fairly minimal view of maintaining the fine tradition and market leadership all things considered. the show has delivered since its inception in 1968. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that Sunday, traditionally The Sydney International Boat Show is firmly cemented as the busiest show day, recorded the largest drop in crowd one of the citys major events, delivering a strong economic numbers, down 10.8 percent or 2115 visitors compared to boost to hotels, airlines, restaurants and theatres every year. the same day in 2012. Being sited at Glebe Island for three-years will not change BIA Marketing and Event Manager, Domenic Genua, said that. the show produced many positive indicators despite decreasing boat registrations. I feel the talk heard across the exhibition floors suggested the lower visitor attendance was not an indicator of the level of product sales, with many visitors choosing to reward themselves having kept their hands in their pockets for some time, he said. The BIA firmly believes the 2013 Sydney International Boat Show has laid the foundation for a positive summer period. Roy Privett, General Manager for the BIA, said that while visitor numbers did appear to be a performance indicator, it is really a more qualified audience that organisers seek to attract. The reality is that under tough economic conditions, exhibitions marketing what may be termed luxury goods must rely on that qualified audience, he explained. Show attendance will improve as the economy improves, 8 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

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10 25 Remarkable Years This year was the last show at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre after 25 years at the venue. At the Friday breakfast of Sydney International Boat Show, Roy Privett paid tribute to the venue and some special people during that time. This is what Roy had to say: A recent 25 years Celebration of the SCEC proclaimed: access to water. This was less than ideal with a commercial 25 Remarkable Years wharf and small recreational boats, power blackouts, leaking 25 Inspirational Years roofs, poor communications and resident pigeons. Pyrmont 25 Exceptional Years was a 3-year interim venue preparing for a move to Darling Harbour where the show would remain from 1989 to today, 25 Amazing Years our 25th and final show at this exceptional venue. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre has been our The Sydney International Boat Show arrived at this home for 25 years and today we wish to celebrate our time here. location and to what would be the start of an inspirational It has been a traffic journey and 25 years of achievement for time, helping this industry present itself and the lifestyle we SIBS. I have travelled this journey and seen the show develop are all so passionate about, in a way we never believed could and be recognised internationally as a leading event at one be possible. of the most ideal venues to present a boat show. Location, Location, Location. Being a pioneer in Australia of on-water boat shows was not without its challenges and costs. 1989 to 1997 we preserved Change is the only constant according to an ancient with a rag tag fleet of construction pontoons and barges. Greek proverb and this has been our history. There is a rich history of events, stories and characters in the evolution of 1998 our 10th at Darling Harbour a new marina facility the SIBS. was installed to lift the level of display to 130 boats. Our next major initiative occurred in 2002. Records show that recreational boating has been presented to the public in the State of NSW since the early 1930s. In It was our 35th Show and the marina leaped to a new level of 1932 the first and only Sydney Aquatic Show was held in presentation with the introduction of a modern Walcon Marina the Grace Building in King Street followed by the first boat, system and creation of hospitality areas and displays. Capacity a Halvorsen Timber Cruiser, exhibited in 1933 at the Royal Easter Show. This aroused promotional instincts and boats were to become a regular part of the Easter Show and in 1958 it was proclaimed the Sydney Motor Show featured Boats. Sometime after that an event called the Motor, Caravan and Boat Show was born. In 1967 our industry leaders determined that each of the three segments of cars, caravans and boats were big enough to stand on their own two feet. In 1968 a standalone show for cars, caravans and boats was born. That year the Sydney International Boat Show ran for the first time at the RAS, where it would continue to remain for the next 18 years. In pioneering the display of boats on the water in 1971 and 1978, the Cabarita Boating Spectacular changed the industrys vision for holding future events. In 1986 the show moved from RAS to Pyrmont, to an interim facility, with Ton van Amerongen Chief Executive of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. 10 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

11 And success is no stranger to those that have embraced our show over the years. To tell a story of their vision, to recount the story of their success to simply share their amazing lives with us and our guests at the show. (Jessica Watson, Justin & James, Pete Goss, Don McIntyre to name a few). This is not a farewell, but more so a celebration. As an Ton van Amerongen, Helen Mantellato & Damian Jeacle receive a industry we will move forward and we as an industry will show thank you gift for their contribution and support of the show. the tenacity we have in the past to embrace the future. This is a time to celebrate our 25 years at this venue. on this system peaked at 310 boats. This marina footprint As the venue has seen much success and fanfare, so grew to being three times the size of the exhibition halls. has the recreational boating industry through the Sydney At various stages over the past 25 years we have regularly International Boat Show. It will be the positive results and the occupied all available exhibition space and pushed the industry successes that have been possible here at the Sydney boundaries occupying the majority of Cockle Bay with our Convention and Exhibition Centre that will be remembered. floating marina. I have mentioned that the people of this venue, the Sydney By the end of last years show, we had over 1.8 million Convention and Exhibition Centre have been true friends to boat show visitors to this site. At the conclusion of this event us. This is also true of our other landlord, our friends at the we would be nudging close to 1.9 million boat show guests. Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. This venue and its people have been true friends to our 2013 will be remembered as our 25th show in Darling industry. They have embraced our show & our vision and Harbour. Over the years the team here and from SHFA have have been instrumental in our success. For this we thank you. become more than just our landlords, they have become our Over the last 25 years, the show has allowed for some friends, they have become our industries supporters and they very special relationships to be formed. Relationships amongst have entered our world to be part of our family to ensure our businesses, between exhibitors, with people, and with our every success. industry partners, our suppliers, many who have served the For this we thank you. It would be impossible to name the show for the entire time we have been at this venue. thousands of people that proudly say I have been part of and The show and this venue have provided our industry with worked on the Sydney International Boat Show. the opportunity to prosper and grow; it has allowed us to ensure Today we do wish to recognise three people who have that our lifestyle is understood and to assist our industry get truly embraced us, the boating spirit and have gone beyond its share of the consumer recreational dollar. the call of duty to stand by our industries side. While we have always maintained the premise that it is To receive a small token of our appreciation, I ask to join the best place to see boats and the best way to buy boats me on stage, Damian Jeacle Executive Director, Place we have never lost the notion that it is imperative that the Management for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority; event must educate and entertain our audience. A fact that no Helen Mantellato Director of Sales & Exhibitions Sydney doubt has ensured our dominance in the local market place, Convention & Exhibition Centre and Chief Executive of this delivering an outstanding revisitation rate with both exhibitors marvellous venue, The Sydney Convention and Exhibition and consumers. Simply put, the Sydney International Boat Centre Mr Ton van Amerongen. Show works. The show has been a conduit for education. Be it informally at the many kids activities we run, formally through the many colleges and college education programs we are involved with, as well as the enormous education ride we deliver to our visiting audience, be it about boating related sports, the boating lifestyle, new technology or simply and importantly the lesson of safe boating. The 25 years at this venue has allowed our show, our industry and our people to come of age. The presentation of our event has gone from good to excellent. We have introduced new innovations that have made the presentation of our lifestyle more comfortable for our visitors and provided an improved foundation for which our exhibitors can better present their products. The Sydney International Boat Show has always been surrounded by passion. Passion from people who love what Alan Blake presents Roy Privett with a small gift for his they do or who have embraced the opportunity for success. contribution to 25 boat shows. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 11

12 Sydney International Boat Show continues to deliver the results on all fronts Transport for NSW Office of Boating Safety During the running of the Sydney International launch of the biggest Boat Show, President Alan Blake addressed almost water safety campaign 500 industry members and guests at the annual in the States history industry breakfast. This is what he had to say. and related educational programs. M inister Duncan Gay, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Development of a Gentlemen as the President of the Boating Industry Sydney Harbour Boat Association of NSW I am proud to stand here to Storage Strategy welcome you, not only to this function, but also for your Draft Sydney Harbour Boating Safety Plan participation at this our last event at this facility, the Sydney Boating Safety Plans for other waterways in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Metropolitan and state waterways The Sydney International Boat Show first ran as an Better Boating Program expenditure on infrastructure independent event in 1968 and whilst this will be our 46th show, increasing with new and modernised facilities being approved. and our 25th at this venue, it by no means will be our last. We Long term advocacy on marina lease policy and Sydney will utilise the purpose built interim facility at Glebe Island for Harbour rentals has made great progress in a Destinations the next three years in preparation for our return in 2017 to Plan that promises a sustainable future for marinas with greatly celebrate our 50th show. During the mornings proceeding we improved access and facilities delivering public benefit. will be pleased to announce further details about the plans We are seeing a resurgence of development activity and we have for the next three years. proposals for Rozelle Bay, Berrys Bay and Wentworth Point Today we have many guests from our sponsors, show Urban Activation Precinct incorporating marine infrastructure partners, exhibitors, their international representatives, and access together with improvements in other parts of the suppliers, the media and many of the industries stakeholders. State. It is important to acknowledge all of you as being instrumental Many of the issues and Industry advocacies requires to the success of this event. Whilst the BIA team are the people regular contact with many State and Commonwealth that put the event together, it is your support, input and efforts Government Ministers and Departments ranging from Marine that make this show a world class event. Parks, Occupational Health and Safety, Environment, 2013 We thank all of our Promotional Partners for their efforts, National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety, and but I would like to make a special mention of our Principal importantly this year the creation of an entirely new Planning supporter and partner in Safety, Transport for NSW whose team System for NSW. It is crucial the future Planning System have worked alongside ours to bring many elements of the administered by State and Local Government recognises the show together, proudly taking the opportunity to educate this economic, employment, and public amenity and recreational highly qualified audience that Safe Boating is Good Boating. value of recreational boating. It is critical that our planning Boating Safety has always been at the top of the agenda for system provides for boating to be accessible and affordable Government and the Boating Industry. into the future; provides the space and opportunity for the Indeed the key objectives of the BIA and other marine industry which supports boating. industries associations are: Education has been and will remain one of our essential Promotion of safe boating and education objectives and focus. This year with a State Government Grant Protection of the Environment and Sustainability and working in collaboration with Transport for NSW and the Retention of access to waterways for recreational boaters Marine Teachers Association we have established a Boat Smart network to deliver boats, motors, and safety equipment and Promotion of the development of and maintenance of teacher relief time to High Schools that act as a hub for other boating infrastructure schools. This program has now been established at Ballina, Reduction of red tape and regulation affecting recreational Port Macquarie, Central Coast, Menai and Illawarra. The boating next exciting phase is a project to develop the Watsons Bay Increasing government support for the marine industry Pilot Station into a Safe Boating Education Centre with the and recreational boaters. support of the Office of Boating Safety and Maritime Affairs These key objectives will be the foundations of a National at Transport for NSW. Policy Platform to be launched by Darren Vaux President of Let me close by saying: the Boating Industries Alliance of Australia at this Industry The Sydney International Boat Show is a huge undertaking Breakfast. and continues to deliver the results on all fronts with the To Minister Duncan Gay we very much appreciate the tremendous support and contributions from Members, NSW Governments renewed interest and drive for recreational Exhibitors, supported by NSW Transport and promotional boating in NSW. Last year you released a Maritime Policy partners. Agenda with 16 action initiatives. In the last 12 months the Finally and foremost I would like to thank all of you for wheels have stopped spinning and real progress is being joining us this morning for our Industry Breakfast and we hope achieved on many fronts. our 46th Boat Show will create the dream and the need for Among many initiatives and programs BIA have been able you and our visitors to get on board with recreational boating. to give input and support are: Thank You. 12 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

13 Industry veterans gather for inaugural luncheon Bob Basham a veteran of the industry and Association Life Member. by Bob Wonders I can only assume I must look a lot older than I actually am. After all, why else would a young lad such as I be invited along to a luncheon at which a selected number of industry veterans had gathered as guests of the BIA of NSW? Ok. Ok, all in attendance had each delivered in excess of 30-years to the industry and on reflection I am forced to admit to being in the same class and perhaps not looking as young as I hoped. Roy Privett with Ian McAndrew, Past President and Life Member. Seriously, the most enjoyable luncheon is a concerted effort by BIA of NSW General Manager Roy Privett to prepare will go a long way to painting a picture of recreational something of a history of the association. boating in NSW. After all, in the wider scheme of things we are pretty much The BIA would certainly appreciate hearing from anyone Johnny-come-lately. else that could assist with tales from long ago. The Boating Industry Association is a virtual youngster, In closing, I should point out that several other industry and has only been in existence for 53 years. identities were invited to this inaugural luncheon, which Roy As I said, this informal meeting drew some of the best- Privett hopes to make an annual event. known names in the industry, people who have made significant Unable to attend and posting apologies were Cedric input to our boating lifestyle. Williams, Doug Fenwick, Doug Olding (Life Member), Hugh The gathering comprised four Life Members, Peter Hunt, Shanks, Jeff dAlbora, John Gibling, Mike Daley, Mike Gaffikin, Bob Basham, Ian McAndrew and Richard Pym, boat building Peter Padmos, Richard Chapman and Steven Vincent. heavyweights Bill Barry-Cotter, Alan Steber and the legendary Bruce Steber, accompanied by his lovely wife Beryl. Old timers may remember a past BIA General Manager, go boating Phillip Morgan, along with several directors or former directors of the association. They included Peter Jenkins, Matthew Robinson, Bill Breakspear, Paul Burgess, Michael Jarvin, Bruce Davis, Graham Henniker, Geoff Hurt, Ken Evans and reigning BIA these holidays of NSW President Alan Blake. All are industry identities with stories to tell and I keenly look forward to transcribing their thoughts and memories to With high levels of boating activity expected over the a worthwhile history of the association. school holidays be prepared. During the luncheon, Peter Hunt (Hunts Marine) was Ensurealltherequiredsafetygearisonboard,accessibleandingoodcondition. involved at the coal face when aluminium boats emerged. Alifejacketisperhapsthemostimportantsafetyitemonaboat.Theremustbe No one wanted them, he recalled, the people said boats oneforeachpersononboard,readyforuseatanytime. are supposed to built of wood, not tin. Checktheengines,sailsandriggingareallingoodworkingorder. Checktheweather.Tellsomeonewhereyouaregoingandexpecttoreturn. Bob Basham recalled the days of W Kopsen, when it was the primary source for sailboat equipment, everything from p. 02 9438 2077 deck hardware on. For employment in the marine industry log onto the BIA Others have agreed to delve into their company records website and click on Employment & Training For boating weather go to and provide the necessary information to assist on establishing Be part of the boating community a reasonably comprehensive history of the association, which BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 13

14 Hall of Fame welcomes a legend of yachting Hugh Treharne thanks the industry for being by Bob Wonders recognised into the M Hall of Fame. illions of Australians can remember where they were, what they were doing on that magic day back in 1983 when Australia II came from behind to break the worlds longest sporting reign and win the Americas Cup. Then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, watching the drama unfold at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, summed it all up when he said any boss who sacks a worker today for not turning up is a bum! Right in the thick of the action that day off Rhode Island, was the latest inductee to the BIA Hall of Fame and the Robert When I looked back at the previous winners of this award, Greaves Award, Sydneys Hugh Treharne. many of them close mates of mine, I felt very proud, he added. Hughie, as hes widely known, was not only on the front While the Americas Cup, Hughie, skipper John Bertrand line, he played an absolutely vital role as tactician and rules and the entire crew of Australia II have all become part of expert aboard Australia II. Australias sporting folklore, the unassuming tactician has Not only that, but Hughie designed and produced the left an indelible mark on many other aspects of competitive kite, the spinnaker, which enabled Australia II to come from yachting. behind on the final leg of the final race and claim the worlds He is widely recognised as the nations first successful most elusive prize. match racing skipper, claiming victories in such prestigious No one was more deserving than Hugh Treharne, OAM, events as the UKs Lymington Cup and the USAs Liberty Cup. when BIA of NSW General Manager Roy Privett invited the National championships in Quarter Ton, Half Ton and legendary yachtsman to come forward and accept his elevation Three Quarter Ton and One Ton events led to victories in both into the industrys most exclusive enclave. the World One Ton Cup and World Half Ton Cup in Chicago. The presentation was made at the well-attended industry Hugh has seen ocean racing when it was less than friendly, breakfast staged during the 2013 Sydney International Boat too, having crewed aboard Ragamuffin and Impetuous during Show. the gale-swept and tragic Fastnet races 1971 and 1979. I was able to have a chat with Hughie after the presentation Like many youngsters, Hughie learnt the ropes in 12ft, and to put it bluntly he was somewhat stunned at receiving 16ft and 18ft skiffs, winning numerous state and national the honour. titles and a world 18-footer championship just to add to his I felt very humbled and honoured, he declared. collection. Believe it or not, Hughie also found time to contest 28 The BIA of NSW Hall of Fame, Sydney-Hobart classics. Under the terms of the Hall of Fame/Robert Greaves incorporating the Robert Greaves Award, the recipients receive a cheque for $5,000 of which Award, previous winners: they may keep half and donate half to their favourite boating- related charity. 1990: Derek and Jeannie Barnard (Penta Comstat It came as no surprise that Hugh Treharne, OAM, donated Safety Communication) the entire $5,000 $2,500 to Judy Cole-Sailability Manly 1991: Peter Hunt, BIA Life Member (Hunts Marine) and $2,500 to Paralympics gold and silver medallist Dan 1992: Norman Hudson, Build a Boat Fitzgibbon. 1993: Ted Dunne, GME Standard Communications According to Roy Privett, the donation of the entire $5,000 1994: Bruce Steber, Stebercraft. was a reflection of Hughs honourable character and his continued support and passion for all things sailing. 1995: Don McIntyre, McIntyre Marine. 1996: Bob Ross, journalist and magazine editor. 2001: Keith Lambert, TAFE Shipwright and boat building. 2002: Trevor Gowland, Halvorsen and a lifetime involvement with the industry. 2005: Bill Breakspear, TAFE Marine Mechanic apprenticeship training. 2008: Bob Basham, BIA Life Member, for commitment to the sailing industry. 2010: Bill Barry-Cotter (Maritimo) and Steve Vincent (Austral Propellers) for their major contributions to the industry. 2013: Hugh Treharne, OAM, for services to yachting and the industry at large. Roy Privett (L) BIA GM & Alan Blake (R) BIA President with Hugh Treharne. 14 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

15 Boat builders of the future show their skills by Bob Wonders A n appreciative audience flocked to the Cockle Bay waterside during the 2013 Sydney International Boat Show to view the annual Boat Building Competition staged by the Shipwrights and Boat Builders Association (SBA), a sub group of show organisers the Boating Industry Association of NSW. The event has become one of the most popular attractions at the show, often featuring side-splitting humour and a share of drama as crews raced to build a boat and race it around the bay. As usual, a baling bucket proved to be a highly necessary accessory! Dont be too hard on the lads, though, under the rules of the competition they are provided only with minimal materials and minimal tools to do the job. This year, 12 two-man teams took their places for the competition, including two from New Zealand, three from the Newcastle region and four representing Sydney. Importantly, for the first time the 2013 competition featured two Sydney schools, Marsden and Asquith, and the TAFE college, helping to ensure a future source of boat building talent. Both Kiwi teams represented that nations Alloy Yachts, victor in the similar NZ competition, known as the Marine Trades Challenge, staged in Auckland earlier this year. They claimed another prize at Darling Harbour, their entry being accorded Best Built. However, the team from McKenzie Marine, based at Sydneys Palm Beach, was declared Best Overall while Brad Hunter and Lucas Moffat from Mid Coast Boat Yard and Marine were the race winners. Other contestants included Banister Marine (Lake Macquarie), Superior Marine (Gladesville Bridge Marina) and Andrew Botting Traditional Shipwrights (Brooklyn). The big crowd took up every vantage point around the Cockle Bay waterside and certainly appreciated the efforts of those involved. It would seem the boat builders of 2013 do have genuine talent; this year, we are pleased to report, none of the entries ended up on the Cockle Bay seabed as has happened in previous years. The SBA is now hoping to arrange for sponsorship support to send a team of four to Auckland next April to contest the Marine Trades Challenge. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 15

16 What they said by Bob Wonders I did my usual tour of Darling Harbour, asking exhibitors and show visitors alike their thoughts and opinions on the 2013 Sydney International Boat Show. Two things stood out; not one single exhibitor had anything to say about the show that could not be termed positive and many people, exhibitors and show visitors among them, expressed surprise, on occasions complete astonishment, that the exhibition and convention centre complex was headed for the wrecking ball. ball. Ive seen plenty of buildings around Sydney that should Be that as it may, the Boating Industry be skittled before this one. But there you are, I guess it is Association of NSW will bite the bullet and headed for bigger and better times. As for the boat show, I concentrate on staging another superb exhibition at love it, seemed very busy indeed considering were facing a Glebe Island and the waters of Cockle Bay, where the federal election. popular floating marine display remains. I recall going to the boat show when it was staged at the old showgrounds, so I guess you could rate me as a show Mercury Marines view of the show was very positive. We veteran; Ive probably attended 20 of the 25 held here. Simon were inundated with consumers seeking more information on MacLean, Show visitor, Lindfield. our new MerCruiser diesel range as well as the latest Verado and Optimax outboard engines. The star attraction on our stand was the outboard joystick demonstration unit we brought in from the US especially for the show. All our retailers reported good sales results, many above expectation. Our sister brands, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner and Crestliner all reported high interest and activity with some sales recorded. The weather was kind, the crowd a little light on, but the buyers attended and we were pretty happy with the whole event. At the same time, we staged our 2013 dealer meeting, attended by 232 dealers from across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Many had not previously seen the show and all were taken in by its size and the marina exhibition. It excited all of them. John Temple, Director and General Manager, Mercury Marine Australia. The response to the Maritimo motor yacht range was amazing. Our new display worked really well, with six vessels on display along with our world championship-winning offshore race boat. We displayed the Maritimo S43, M45, M50, M58, S50 as well as a Mustang 32. The sales results exceeded our expectations with several boats sold. Our team will be hard at work over the next few weeks with a range of demonstrations we are confident will result in further sales. The race boat certainly attracted attention when crew member Ross Willaton fired up the big engines. Greg Haines, Sales Manager, Maritimo. This was my first visit to the show in 10 years, having been involved overseas. From my memory of years gone by, the show seemed much larger, however speaking with a number of exhibitors that tell me it has been gradually scaled back, as have most exhibitions worldwide due to the tough Wonderful weather at a perfect venue. The exhibitors times we are experiencing. outdid themselves displaying their goods and services better I did enjoy the show and while the attendance within than ever despite the current trying economic times. It will be the halls was pretty good I was only able to spend a couple a shame to see the show move from Darling Harbour even of hours on the Cockle Bay Marina and there appeared to though its a temporary move. be plenty of people around. Our booth in Hall 4 attracted a Its just such an ideal venue and location for a major boat considerable amount of interest in our new Seaflex range of show like Sydney. Darrell Barnett, Soldiers Point Marina. anchoring systems and this is a product range with strong Hard to believe this edifice is headed for a wrecking appeal. Phil Hudson, International Sales Manager, Superior. 16 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

17 I manage to make a visit to the show fairly regularly, but this year I must confess I really turned up after reading that the exhibition and convention halls are being demolished. Im amazed the whole set up looks in fair shape to me. My last visit, I think, was six, perhaps seven years ago, and without meaning to be too critical many of the boats on display hardly look any different. I guess its unfair to compare them with motor cars. Nevertheless, Ive had a great day. George Wearne, Show visitor, Hornsby. Our opinion of the show is best summed up by saying that while attendance may have been down on last year, there were certainly serious buyers attending and looking to make a purchase in the near future. Our sales at the show were strong and we have a considerable number of sea trials booked over the next two weeks and that should result in our sales figures improving even further. Overall we are pleased with the result. Stephen Milne, Director, Riviera Australia. and the boating industry. Although attendance numbers were Even though numbers were down, the quality of the slightly down, all indications were that a qualified audience buyers was excellent and they were there in their numbers. with a genuine interest in the products displayed and intent I think the organisers, the Boating Industry Association of to make purchases attended. NSW and its staff did an excellent job with organisation and Feedback from a number of exhibitors confirmed that promotion of the show. Its up to us now to focus on making many intentions did indeed result in sales which lay a good the most of Glebe Island for the next three years. Alan Blake, foundation in the lead up to the approaching summer. The Blakes Marine. industry continues to maintain its engagement with the boating We went into the show with a very positive attitude as we community through its and has ramped had a number of things in our favour. Prior to the show we felt up its political profile through the launch of the I Fish, I Boat there was a strong increase in both the quality and level of and I Boat campaign. Darren Vaux, Empire Bay Marina inquiries and I think recent good weather played an important and President of the Boating Industries Alliance Australia. role in that. As for the show, we did very well, smashing last I have been to the last seven or eight shows here and I years figures. The new model Quintrex boats did very well always enjoy the visit. I was surprised to learn recently of the for us but the big surprise was the sales achieved in the upper plans to demolish the convention centre; I attended a business market Australian fibreglass boats. function there about three months ago, I certainly did not feel The show was a record result for us in Whittley and Cruise that it needed to be knocked down. As for the show, I see in Craft sales. Jon Hunt, Hunts Marine. the press that crowds were down, but I did not notice that myself. I needed some brochures from a couple of exhibitors and I had to wait in line to be served. On the marina there always seemed be throng of visitors, though sadly Ill have to win Lotto to be a genuine customer there. Graeme Holloway, Show visitor, Epping. I found the Sydney International Boat Show to be quite reasonable despite an apparent downturn in attendance. However, the quality of the visitors was high and at shows close we had quite a few leads to follow up on. I liked the shows hours, too, which allowed the opportunity to spend valuable time networking with other members of the industry. Richard Chapman, Coursemaster Autopilots. Im here to meet up with a mate, have lunch and inspect the boats. My mate owns a Mariner 43, an old timer, I think its about 40-years-old, but youd never know it, he keeps it in showroom shape. We fish offshore regularly and while hell be keeping watch for any worthwhile boating accessories, I Its a very rare thing for me to miss a Sydney boat show; reckon well both be in the market for some fishing tackle. I dont think Ive been to all 25 here, but I promise you I would Were both boat show regulars and in fact I doubt weve missed not have missed too many. Ive been messing about in boats more than three or four over the 25 years it has been here at for many years, starting off in small sailing dinghies, through Darling Harbour. Bruce Purcell, Show visitor, Sans Souci. to keel boats and then powerboats. I currently own a fairly old With seven new models making their debut, from Chris- 25 Bertram, mainly used for fishing and taking the wife and Craft, Frauscher and Regal on display, I think we stole the kids out on the worlds greatest harbour. Here at the show, show in the big day boat market. The response we received Im looking for a couple of new fenders and Ive always got could not have been better and we have been absolutely flat an eye out for fishing tackle. chat with the numerous follow ups arranged. Fair dinkum, if youre into boating how you could not attend Weve seen an emerging trend where boaters seek to this exhibition. Ralph Hocking, Show visitor, Meadowbank. get out on the water for a good time rather than a long time, The 2013 Sydney International Boat Show was once consequently our sales in day boats are absolutely booming again blessed with beautiful Sydney winter weather and it and we couldnt be happier with the results to date. Steve was a spectacular event that remains a credit to its organisers Hannes, Dealer Principal, Premier Marine. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 17

18 Planning for the Sydney International Boat Show to be staged at the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island underway T he Sydney International Boat Show closed its doors with a great venue to continue showcasing the shows on the 5th August 2013 at the Sydney Convention & undercover displays. Exhibition Centre for the very last time. Our in-water display of vessels will remain in Cockle Bay Having started its life back in 1968, the show has had three throughout this period. homes since its breakaway from the previously run Motor, Access between the two sites will be easy with Caravan and Boat Show that ran prior to 1967. The first was complimentary transport between the two locations by both the RAS at Moore Park, a three year stint at a temporary road and water. facility in Pyrmont from 1986 to 1988, and 25 years at its It will be lots of fun, visitors will enjoy a new boating festival most recent home from 1989 to this year. atmosphere and we can assure you that the entire family of Whilst change at times can be worrying, we also accept our visitors will enjoy the experience. that sometimes it gives us an opportunity to refresh and The purpose built interim facility is proving to be as exciting prepare for the future. Recent announcements have forced as the new venue being built for Darling Harbour. a change and the Associations intention is to embrace that The interim venue at Glebe Island will feature dedicated change knowing that it can continue to deliver Australias parking for over 1,000 cars, mustering points to allow for easy largest and most respected recreational boating show. bump-in and bump-out, revitalised signage and directional As such, our future remains bright. boards to help our visitors understand access to the site. Next year a new chapter will open for the Sydney Once the show has opened, our visitors can choose to International Boat Show. start their boat show visit via Darling Harbour or Glebe Island. The NSW Government announced last year that Darling Non-stop transport between the two locations will allow Harbour will be redeveloped during 2014, 2015 & 2016 to our guests to travel between the sites by water on dedicated include a revitalised and modernised exhibition centre. ferries that will be equipped and prepared to deliver a festive This excellent facility will be replaced with one that is atmosphere for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. even better ensuring that Sydney and the exhibition facilities Darling Harbour will come alive with the splendour of in Darling Harbour remain up there with the best in the world our boat show marina and the surrounding restaurants and for decades to come. entertainment precincts will be active and open for business. This welcome initiative will see the Boat Show return The purpose built facility at Glebe Island will have 25,000 fully to Darling Harbour in 2017 to coincide with our planned square metres of undercover display areas and will have 1st celebrations for the running of the 50th Sydney International class services, pop up cafs and an opportunity to build a Boat Show. welcoming family atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. During the redevelopment years, we are also excited that The Sydney International Boat Show will become a festival Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island will become our home for our undercover exhibits. The purpose built interim facilities will provide the show 18 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

19 of boating and will remain the largest and most respected boat show in the southern hemisphere. The BIA thanks the representatives of Infrastructure NSW for their assistance and AEG OGDEN, who will be managing both the interim facility at Glebe Island and the new facility at Darling Harbour that will open in 2017. Both have shown tremendous support for the boat show and remain in constant contact with the BIA team during the planning process. The Boating Industry Association also looks forward to working with the marine industry, association members and show exhibitors to ensure the ongoing success of this very important show. $20 million funding boost for NSW boaters M inister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay has announced a huge funding boost for NSW boaters with a further $20 million for safety, access and infrastructure programs According to the statistics, men in small boats less than six metres long who arent wearing lifejackets are most at risk. Funding will also go toward additional Boating Safety across the State. Officers on the water this summer and improving safety Minister Gay said the extra funding for safety and access sign system for boat ramps across NSW. is available largely from savings made by the restructure of We will be assisting local councils with regional agencies, as part of the formation of Roads and Maritime infrastructure upgrades, auditing access, safety and Services. infrastructure priorities on our major waterways, funding We said that any back-office savings would be put back initiatives to help provide off-street boat trailer storage. into frontline services and heres more evidence of that, We will also be looking at the need for additional Minister Gay said. The boating sector and the 1.8 million infrastructure for access to Botany Bay and Sydney Harbour. people who go boating each year will now benefit from The entire package is about putting revenue straight programs including new safety initiatives to improve the back into infrastructure and safety programs to support wearing of lifejackets and the service of inflatable lifejackets boating, Minister Gay said. Last year, we lost 27 lives in boating incidents so its Further information and progress of the Governments important to continue our close work with key industry Maritime Policy Agenda are available at http://www.transport. stakeholders to promote safe and responsible boating. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 19

20 $12 million plan to develop infrastructure and services along the River Murray, Lower Lakes and Coorong O n 30 June 2013, BIASA submitted to the Federal Government, via SA Premier, Jay Weatherill, its bid for funding of more than $12 million to deliver essential is recommended to improve both safety and amenity. Increasing the network of houseboat-friendly mooring sites throughout the Riverland and Murrayland regions in infrastructure and services to the communities of the River South Australia has the potential to significantly increase Murray and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert in South Australia. revenues raised by houseboat hire. Measures to protect the The submission resulted from 12 months of intense natural environment from this increased visitation are included endeavour by BIASA to develop a viable plan extending within the initiative. across vast sections of South Australias inland waterways. A total of 200 new houseboat mooring sites are proposed. In support of its case, BIASA retained the services of Additionally, mooring sites are required along the river for highly regarded consulting company, EconSearch Pty Ltd, convenient access to townships. to provide detailed estimates of the economic benefits to be To enhance safety provisions, mooring poles are required at delivered from the proposal. exposed sites at nearly 20 locations. Additional mooring posts Federal funding, if and when delivered, will be supplemented are also required for larger overnight commercial cruising craft. by around 20 per cent from other South Australian sources. Improving jetties and short-term mooring facilities near The project aims to improve signage, safety and access for river townships will help to capture visitor expenditure that might users along the length of the river in South Australia, and to restore otherwise go untapped. Eleven sites are proposed. and improve confidence in the health of the riverine environment. A near derelict marina on the outskirts of Berri will be restored A further objective is to boost economic development in the region as a key element of the plan. Improving access to the river for to counter change in real agricultural output as a result of reduction people with disabilities has potential economic and social benefits. in water diversions through the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The provision of a set of disabled access facilities in each of the An urgent improvement in boating facilities is required seven Council areas forms part of the proposal. to maximise the contribution of this sector to the regional Untraceable owners have left the remnants of their craft, economy, and to encourage communities to make the most sometimes submerged, in locations along the river creating of opportunities provided by the Murray Darling Basin Plan. potential dangers. These locations must be immediately marked To enhance efficiencies and realise financial savings, construction and the remains of vessels removed. Similarly, large scale dumping components of the project would be managed one after another from of household equipment is degrading the natural environment the Murray Mouth through to the States eastern border. making it unsightly and hazardous. A clean up initiative is proposed Existing and growing use of the Goolwa Lock has created a along the length of the river in South Australia. need for increased levels of safety, convenience and amenity. A significant proportion of the proposed funding will be Under the proposal, the Goolwa Lock would be automated. allocated to improve navigation aids of international design The hand-operated Tauwitchere Lock is regularly used for and interpretive signage along the river. access to the waters of the Coorong and the Murray Mouth There will be a focus on consistency in signage design. from Lake Alexandrina. However, this structure is approaching Improving indicators for obstacles such as shallow water, snags the status of a heritage item. or difficult navigation channels will improve the confidence Safe mooring facilities on both sides of the Tauwitchere and safety of river users and enhance tourism experiences. Lock are required along with improvement to boat handling Additionally, navigational aids such as distance markers and and boat protection facilities. improved signage for towns and moorings, will encourage South Australias Lower Lakes and the Goolwa Channel, people to explore the river further. with an area of over 700 square kilometres of waterways, offer The River Murray is a unique natural resource. It is proposed outstanding boating opportunities. But in some areas, safe that efforts be made to leverage the resource in a non-exploitative mooring opportunities are extremely limited due to the nature way through improved communication strategies. of the banks, depths of water, and the need to protect the native Improving existing, hard copy river maps to the minimum environment from intrusion. Four new facilities are required. international standards for major inland waterways will Funds are sought for moorings, ramps, pontoons, jetties encourage tourism. The development of electronic maps is and wharves as part of the overall plan. This part of the project also a feature of the proposal. comprises the largest (in dollar figures) category of proposed The creation of a South Australian Murray Darling Basin/ expenditures for the overall program. Lakes and Coorong Information Interactive Website is planned. New and/or upgraded public facilities are required at over Sufficient budget has been provided to include live access to on- 20 locations. Currently, navigation by boat into and from locks line webcams. SmartPhone Applications will also be developed. at Goolwa and Tauwitchere, and at Locks 1-6, is a task that Mobile telephone communications along the Coorong, requires skill and concentration. throughout the Lower Lakes, and along some parts of the river from The presence of hazards along the entry channels to these Wellington to the border are generally poor. This compromises the structures increases the difficulty and risk involved in navigation safety of craft and their crews, particularly users of hire vessels. around locks. This will be corrected under the proposal. To provide a reasonable level of support, it is proposed Prompt emergency access on both sides of all locks is to rehabilitate parts of the now abandoned Government vital to aid the rescue of people overboard in the dangerous Radio Network (GRN) system along the waterway to support waters. Provision is made to rectify the present situation. extensions to the existing (coastal) Emergency Radio Network The River Murray provides many opportunities for safe river Marine VHF system. Telephones would also be installed at cruising, but mooring opportunities are limited in some reaches various points where there is public infrastructure. (notably those below Blanchetown) by endless kilometres of It is a bold, but achievable plan that will deliver benefits willows. The clearance of several willows in a host locations for current and future generations. Watch this space! 20 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

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22 Yorke Peninsula An Anglers Paradise I t is a popular belief that explorer and master mariner, Matthew Flinders, was the first white man to catch a fish off Yorke Peninsula. In late March 1802, Flinders took his sloop, the Investigator, high into western Gulf St. Vincent and went ashore in a long boat. Little did Flinders know, of course, that the peninsula he had named after the Right Honourable Charles Phillip Yorke would go on to become one of South Australias iconic angling locations. Today, more than two centuries after Flinders first charted its shoreline, Yorke Peninsula which can be reached within an hours drive to the north of Adelaide is well established as a fishing paradise. Not only does it attract thousands of visiting anglers from South Australia each year, but also from all parts of the country and overseas. The peninsulas coastal geography plays a major role in its popularity. It features mangroves, sand flats and tidal creeks to the north, deeper water and jetties along both who like reel action. The long jetty is legendary for its big mid-coast shorelines, and a blend of rock ledges and surf squid and thousands of mullet are caught along the beaches beaches to the south. There is something to suit most angling from Easter onwards. preferences. There are also superb offshore and small boat Seaweed worms, extracted from the decaying ribbon weed fishing opportunities from Port Wakefield all the way around on the beach, are the choice bait for these tasty little fish. to Port Broughton. Keep the tackle really light for the best results, and have a Around its vast coastline, the peninsula has excellent good supply of bread-based berley on hand. boat ramps, most of which are sealed with attendant pontoon While the jetty and beaches offer convenient access to fish, structures and secure parking the biggest thrills are found offshore. Those with large trailer Yorke Peninsula boasts a diverse range of popular boats can venture well out into Investigator Strait and beyond recreational fish species. Plump Australian herring, garfish, to fish the deep water grounds. A four-wheel drive vehicle is squid and blue swimmer crabs make up the bulk of the jetty required to launch a bigger boat at Marion Bay, and it requires catch, while boaties can expect anything from jumbo snapper caution when the swell is up from strong onshore winds. to King George whiting and practically everything in between. The offshore waters can be bountiful in snapper, nannygai, Throw in big, black-back salmon and the occasional mulloway huge whiting, sharks, squid and even Samson fish. Anglers from bottom-end beaches, and it is easy to appreciate why who are keen to fish offshore from Marion Bay can also take Yorke Peninsula appeals to such a broad cross section of advantage of a local fishing charter with several operators recreational anglers. in the area. Seasons and associated weather fluctuations significantly King George whiting well over one kilogram are regularly influence angling opportunities. During autumn and in winter caught in the waters east of Marion Bay or in Investigator months, when the winds are lightest and most predictable, most Strait. There are also plenty of snapper in the warmer months, fish species are accessible. In the warmer months, snapper, varying from just-legal ruggers up to ten kilo thumpers, as whiting, garfish and crabs are popular choices. well as silver trevally, blue groper (which must be returned if Yorke Peninsula is one of Australias most appealing, caught) and a variety of small sharks. accessible and affordable venues for angling holidays. There Southern Bluefin tuna occasionally venture close enough are few locations around the country that can match such a to Marion Bay for the big boat brigade to chase, but only when compact package of fishing choices. weather conditions are perfect. Marion Bay is one of the popular destinations for anglers Wedge Island, which is accessible by big boat from Point Turton and (right) Wedge Island. 22 - September 2013 BIA of NSW& SA LOGBOOK

23 A B C D Gulnare To Flinders Fisherman Bay Ranges & Redhill Outback Port Broughton Koolunga Yacka Mundoora Cowell 1 1 Lucky Bay Brinkworth Elbow Hill A1 Germein Point B89 Tickera Snowtown Port Gibbon Alford Bute Spencer North Beach Wallaroo Lochiel Blyth Kadina B85 Nantawarra Moonta Bay 2 Tiparra Bay Paskeville Kulpara 2 Port Hughes Moonta Gulf Cape Elizabeth Bowmans To GYNBURRA Clare NARUNGGA ABORIGINAL Port Wakefield Balaklava LAND Arthurton Port Clinton Owen PT Price Avon Pinery Balgowan A1 Maitland B86 Wild Horse Plains Long Plains Reef Point South POINT PEARCE Kilkerran 3 0 20 Windsor 3 ABORIGINAL km LAND Ardrossan Parham Dublin Mallala Port Victoria Urania W AK Wardang Island Lower Light EF Pine Point IE LD Black Point Two Wells Port Rickaby Port Julia Gulf Port Vincent Marina. B86 Curramulka Virginia St Vincent RD Minlaton Port Vincent 4 4 Marion Bay or by aeroplane from Adelaide and Warooka, Corny Hardwicke Bay B88 PORT ADELAIDE Corny Point has developed a reputation as an anglers paradise. It is part Point Stansbury Point Turton ADELAIDE of the Gambier Group and is situated in lower Spencer Gulf. Daly Head Warooka Wool Bay GLENELG Yorketown Port Giles A handful of trailer boat operators visit Wedge Island each Formby Bay Warrenben B86 B88 Coobowie Edithburgh year, but by far the safest and most convenient way to sample Conservation Park Sturt Troubridge Island Royston Bay Head 5 Point Davenport Troubridge PT NOARLUNGA 5 the action is on board a Marion Bay-based charter boat. West Cape Innes National Foul Bay Point Yorke Point McLaren Vale Park Marion Bay Most charter operators visit Wedge on an extended trip Cape Spencer SATC 2011 Althorpe Stenhouse Bay Investigator Strait Aldinga Beach basis, usually staying on or near the island for between two Carto Graphics A Islands B C D and five days. Luxurious beach house accommodation is available as part of a charter package, which really adds to Peninsula Fishing Guide covering shore, jetty and boat fishing the experience. from Port Gawler to Port Wakefield, then right around the leg Wedge Island fishes well all year with bigger snapper of the peninsula to Port Broughton. available from late spring into the summer months. Nannygai The guide features a huge amount of information including can be expected consistently, while kingfish are most reliable locations of jetties, boat ramps, fishing charters, bait and tackle during the summer and autumn. Big salmon often patrol the outlets, marine services, boat hire and most importantly, to long beach on Wedges northern end, making great sport for be caught in different locations. boaties and land-based lure casters. For more information, download a copy of the free Yorke h Visit or call 1800 654 991. When youre out on the water an accident can happen suddenly, turning a good day into a mayday. With a wide range of lifejackets available, from comfortable foam to modern inflatable styles, theres one to suit every need. So be safe and wear yours. For more information go to BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 23

24 Dean Brown Special Dean attended all of the committee meetings to report Advisor on the Drought directly to the Governments high- T he disastrous drought that crippled much of the country level task force on the from 2006 to 2010 united two South Australians of River Murray. vastly different political persuasions to champion the He was a major cause of protecting and preserving the River Murray as the influence in the lifeblood of the State. push for a national As the crisis worsened in 2007, then Labor Premier, Mike strategy involving all Rann, appointed his Liberal predecessor, Dean Brown, as his stakeholders in all Special Advisor on the Drought. The appointment recognised States to deal with the dire consequences of the drought and the capacity of both the consequences men to put State interests above party politics. of years of serious At the time, David Dreverman, head of the Murray Darling drought and decline Basin Commission, said the river systems that provide three in Australias most quarters of the water consumed nationally were already 54 impor tant inland per cent below the previous record minimum. waterway. Later, climate scientists at the University of Melbourne The result of this said the big dry in South Eastern Australia was likely to be consensus approach its worst since European settlement in this country. is the Murray Darling The impact along the South Australian section of the Basin Plan that will Murray was dire with water levels falling dramatically. Major ultimately return 3,200 gigalitres of environmental flows to restrictions were imposed on river water for irrigation and the basin system annually while providing sustainability and consumer use in major towns and cities, including Adelaide. certainty for irrigators and communities reliant on the Murray. Meanwhile, riverbanks collapsed dangerously, marinas The plan also embraces boating, tourism, social, closed, the houseboat industry virtually ground to a halt, and environmental and economic priorities that were trumpeted towns throughout the Riverland and Lower Lakes suffered a by BIASA as part of its close and committed involvement in sustained economic downturn. the consultation process with communities and businesses Dean took on the role as drought advisor with a vast store during the great drought and its aftermath. of experience and expertise. He was one of the States longest Having served as Special Advisor on the Drought over a serving politicians first elected in 1973, later holding a range five-year period, Dean continued, at his own volition, to chair of high raking portfolios and being Premier of South Australia meetings of boating and tourism representatives at Goolwa. from 1993 to 1996. In 2012, the Murray Darling Basin Authority engaged him to He also brought to the position qualifications as an consult with the banking sector on the potential impacts of agricultural scientist, extensive business acumen and the the draft Basin Plan. ability to unite communities into a powerful force to save Over the past 12 months he has also chaired the group the river. Just as importantly, he had a personal passion for BIASA put together to develop a Federal Government funding the Murray. His father grew up among the citrus orchards application for $12 million to deliver essential infrastructure and vineyards of Ramco, a short distance west of Waikerie. and services to the communities of the River Murray and Deans swift action as the drought crisis worsened brought Lakes Alexandrina and Albert in South Australia. him into close and regular contact with the Boating Industry From BIASAs perspective, Dean has been a rock Association of South Australia, which was also at the vanguard of reliability over many years in efforts to protect South to save the river. In Goolwa and the Lower Lakes and along Australias precious inland waterways. One of its most the river Murray from Wellington, Murray Bridge, Mannum, prestigious awards the BIASA Service to Industry Award Morgan and beyond, Dean formed committees bringing local was presented to him in recognition of his supreme effort experience and perspectives to the challenge. and enormous results. Industry stakeholders from agriculture to tourism His contribution over the years has also extended to the were recruited into the committee structure. Government improvement of facilities and services to boating and tourism departments and agencies came aboard and Dean formed in the marine environment. When he was Premier of South a reference group to harness all of the extensive feedback Australia, the State Government introduced the boating along with scientific and practical, on-the-ground concepts industry levy that directed funding collected at the time craft to lessen the adverse impacts of the drought on all those are registered to a hypothecated fund dedicated to improving reliant upon the river. facilities including ramps and pontoons. Glen Jones, working on behalf of BIASA, threw himself His government also allocated vital funding for the upgrade into this process and he became a member of the Goolwa of jetties around the State to improve access and safety for committee, Dean said. I asked him to chair a group at recreational angling and enhance regional tourism. Mannum which was concentrating on boating and tourism These days, Dean maintains extensive business, issues, and we later formed a special group to monitor the community and charitable interests. He is Chairman of mining collapse of river banks. company Hillgrove Resources, Chair of the Playford Trust, a With the State Government, BIASA part-sponsored a Director of Mission Australia, Scantech Ltd., Foodbank SA and major clean-up of areas around Goolwa and Clayton where the Heritage Foundation Board of the University of Adelaide. the water level had dropped exposing a wide range of rubbish In his rare time for relaxation, he enjoys nothing better ranging from engine blocks and tyres to general discarded than a houseboat holiday on the River Murray with his wife, waste. Rosslyn, and their family. 24 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

25 After a 14 year campaign, worlds oldest clipper is bound for South Australia City of Adelaide at Irvine. Photo Brian MacDonald. Below, Thomas Dutton Lithograph, August 1864, presented to owners on the occasion of the completion of the City of Adelaide. T he worlds oldest clipper and the only surviving purpose- built sailing ship to bring migrants from Europe to Australia is being readied in Scotland for its imminent - and final - voyage back to Adelaide. The City of Adelaides journey will, firstly, head to her original homeport of London for a major celebration and formal farewell in October (2013) at historic Greenwich on the River Thames. The clipper, atop a large barge, will moor for several days near her younger sister the world famous Cutty Sark, a Greenwich landmark for six decades before continuing her journey via a quarantine and preparation stop in Europe. She is scheduled to start the 22,000 km trip from Scotland to Adelaide in early September, eventually arriving in Port Adelaide between February and April next year (2014). over a number of years and as recently as this year, from the The voyage will end an extraordinary 14-year campaign by Duke of Edinburgh. Recognising the opportunity of saving the engineers, maritime historians, ship enthusiasts, descendants world-heritage ship, Scottish culture minister Fiona Hyslop of the ships migrants and supporters. took the positive decision to call a study into any options for This is such an exciting time and - aside from the ship saving the ship. The Australian teams strategy stood out, coming back we see enormous opportunities for the State and offered the additional advantage of enhancing Scottish (SA) and its brand to piggy-back off the clippers arrival and and Australian cultural ties in the process. departure from Greenwich and, of course, when it reaches But we still had to convince heritage authorities the length its final destination, said Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd. and breadth of the UK that South Australia had the expertise (CSCOAL) director and spokesperson Peter Christopher. and know-how to pull off an intricate piece of work. I can almost picture the spectacle as the clipper is Intricate is something of an understatement. Engineering transported up the River Thames to Greenwich, bringing firms from across South Australia worked together to create together the two last original 19th century clipper ships. I a prefabricated steel cradle that would allow the ship to be am sure it will create international media interest in South rolled across a temporary bridge over river mudflats and onto Australia and in Adelaides determination to save the ship. a low-draft barge. The City of Adelaide was regarded as unrecoverable from She will now embark on the first stage of a voyage half the banks of the Irvine River in western Scotland. For many way around the world back to SA for the first time in more years the ship was stranded by a heavily silted river and UK than 125 years. Weighing 100 tonnes and worth more than experts feared she could never be extracted as the adjacent $1.2million, the cradle was shipped to Scotland in five shipping delicate wetlands prevented the option of dredging the river containers, before being assembled and tested, and then to rescue her. disassembled again for installation beneath the 450 tonne Despite being listed as part of the UKs National Historic clipper piece by piece. Ships Core Collection, the Trustees of the Scottish Maritime This has been a team project from the start, and the level Museum were being forced to vacate the site where the of commitment and passion has been quite extraordinary. clipper sat. With the ship stranded, they in turn had to We are volunteers; not amateurs. The expertise and access request permission to demolish the A-Listed ship. That is to resources within the team is demonstrated by the work until CSCOAL, an Adelaide-based volunteer organisation, carried out to date, Mr Christopher said. stepped in. We have had great support from the Australian and Our group essentially identified that there was a feasible Scottish governments and local councils, but nearly a third solution to recover the ship that did not require dredging of the money required to get her back has come from public near important bird breeding-grounds. We were supported in donations and a similar amount from South Australian industry. writing by none less than former Prime Minister Bob Hawke Once she is safely in South Australia we will be establishing and a number of former Premiers and Lord Mayors, Mr her as the flagship of a non-profit Seaport Village in Port Christopher said. Adelaide, to be run along similar lines as Sovereign Hill in We even had letters of encouragement and support, Victoria. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 25

26 WHS Guidance for the Boating Industry In 2012 the BIA published the findings of a comprehensive Any task with the potential to bring about or result in the research project titled Developing Workplace Health & Safety above should be considered a Hazardous Manual Task. Guidance for the Recreational and Light Commercial Boating Potential injuries range Industry. from sprains and strains, Funded under the WorkCover (NSW) Assist Program, the to car tilage and ner ve project focused on four key areas of hazard and risk. The damage, to degenerative and objective was to identify the most effective and practicable musculovascular disorders. methods of managing these in the workplace, and to provide The injuries can be acute guidance for the wider industry to improve safety awareness, those arising from a single performance, and compliance with the law. incident or cumulative, The Guidance Material is designed to be user-friendly, developing over a period of using boating industry examples, common practices, and time in response to repeated specific operational and compliance-management challenges. exposure or strain or a To freely access this material, visit the WHS Legislation and combination of both think Guidance section on the homepage of our website: www.bia. straw that broke the camels back. Following on from a focus on Heights Safety (Logbook The intensity of MSDs in terms of impact on health March) and Moving Boats (Logbook June) in our four-part and wellbeing can injury also range extremely, as would series, this quarter we cover Hazardous Manual Tasks. the options for treatment, and recovery time. As usual, The boating industry is very hands on. Its physical, prevention is definitely better than cure so the importance of dynamic, and our work and workplaces are nothing if not consultation, risk assessment, and preventative or alleviating challenging. It will come as no surprise to many then that the action as relates to Hazardous review of WorkCovers accident and claim statistics done as Manual Tasks shouldnt be part of our Research Project showed that the largest single underestimated. type around 40% - of injury in our sector was Muscular This commonly-used Skeletal Disorder (or MSDs not to be confused with Material WHS language does Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs(These are now called SDSs tend to make things sound or Safety Data Sheets)). complicated, but when it MSDs can result from a comes to hazardous manual range of common actions, tasks its often (relatively) situations or exposures which common sense. are not uncommon in boating When looking at a job, business, including lifting, consider the loads or body pushing, pulling, gripping, positions, and how long or to repetitive movements, what extent these loads and working in cramped or positions might need to be unnatural postures and sustained. Are there intense or repeated impacts on muscles maintaining these for or joints? extended periods, as well Think could this hurt me or others? and if the considered as exposure to vibration via answer is probably or maybe, think about ways in which tools or machinery. the job can be done differently. Consult with (talk and listen to) your team on the question of could this hurt, and discuss as a group how to make the situation or job easier, or at least minimize the exposure to intense or sustained stresses. Importantly, document your journey (write it down) and make sure everyone involved in the job is aware of the risks, and strategy for managing them. Keeping with the simple Flares signal that you are in trouble A minimum of two red hand flares (for night or day use) and two orange smoke approach, monitor yourself flares (for day use) are required to be carried on all vessels operating offshore. and others involved in the You should be able to locate and ignite the correct flare in total darkness. Check job. If your body tells you that your flares have not expired most flares have a use-by date of three years something hurts, guess what and should be replaced before the expiry date. Flares for disposal can be placed in special containers at NSW Maritime centres around NSW. Log onto its probably not doing It is an offence to fire flares except in an emergency. you any favours. If you see one of your team looking p. 02 9438 2077 uncomfortable theres For employment in the marine industry log onto the BIA a fair chance that they are. You and your team should be website and click on Employment & Training For boating weather go to aware of and look out for other symptoms of musculoskeletal Be part of the boating community Be part of the boating community stress: tingling; numbness; stiffness; loss of coordination; loss of strength; different temperature in limbs or digits; skin 26 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

27 discolouration any one of which indicates a problem that of lighter softwood blocks over hardwood blocks for supporting needs to be addressed. keels in a hardstand or slipway situation, and others more So when we expect or know that theres a risk or problem complex such as the mechanical lifters or forklift attachments to be addressed, what then? In formal WHS language, the used to handle large drums of liquid goods. Guidance Material sets out the legal requirement on the With WHS and risk management an increasing focus in PCBU as follows: daily worklife, its now quite common to find that tools and gadgets have been invented to solve common problems If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk and these made commercially available especially load of a worker being affected by a musculoskeletal disorder handling and height access solutions. Accordingly, the tool then the risk must be minimised as far as is reasonably or system that solves your problem might be a Google search practicable by: away, though our case study on the custom-built monorail - changing the design of the work area and the layout load-carrier demonstrates the benefits of a perfect fit for of the workplace your particular challenge, as does the elegant wheelie-bin - changing the systems of work, considering schedules, conversion pictured! job autonomy, job control and support - changing the nature, size, weight or number of items used in the task - providing mechanical aids - changing the environment, or - using a combination of these measures. There is also a requirement to: - Provide information, instruction and training to minimise any remaining risk. - Review and revise risk control measures Within our published Guidance Material on Hazardous Manual Tasks, case studies are provided detailing a range of engineering solutions developed or utilized by boating industry PCBUs. Some are stunningly simple such as the selective use Case study 1 Workshop makes stern-drive lifter from scissor-lift trolley A large service centre and workshop in Sydney has also developed their own stern-drive lifter, and theirs is based on an existing, rated scissor lift trolley. As you can see in the following images, the trolley has been extended and has a long bracket on the top to support the stern-drive unit. A foot pedal allows the trolley to be raised or lowered to the height of the boat and also allows for an easy transfer of the unit to the workbench jig. A custom made stern drive lifter and trolley Use of an existing device that is rated and certified for specific tasks will be affected by any modifications. A competent person should assess the device to determine its lifting capacity. By properly assessing the lifting capacity this can assist in demonstrating WHS compliance. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 27

28 On the subject of tools, the Guidance Material also provides detailed insight into their selection. Many hand-tools powered or otherwise are used repeatedly, intensively, and for extended periods. As such, ergonomic design and fitness for purpose, user, and environment are critical considerations. Straight- up quality and sensible design are probably fundamental in this regard, as anyone whos spent the day on the end of a Boating Industry Association cheap and nasty rotary tool can probably appreciate, but the Guidance Material gives tips on what to look for in tools and design, as well as setting out some pros and cons that Advertise in should be factored into your decision. The movement of gear and goods around industry workplaces has also featured in our research. With long distances to cover Logbook between carpark and the outermost marina berth, and often tricky surfaces to navigate with heavy loads aboard, trolleys are now a key tool of the trade. Again, making a sensible selection can be critical and again, the Guidance Material helps out. Yet even with the right bit of gear for the job, the nature of some work and work situations means that a combination approach needs to be taken to manage risk of injury. At times, Logbook: risks are not completely mitigated by a tool or PPE, or the effectiveness of the solution might be affected depending Published four times per year with a on conditions consider the impact of rain on an otherwise safe working surface or step system. print run of over 1,000 copies, Logbook In most circumstances where hazardous manual task are is distributed to BIA members, associates, concerned its important to look at administrative options as well industry stakeholders and selected friends of as/ in compliment to hardware in managing risk. Training is a the BIA. key administrative tool within the Hierarchy of Controls ensure that staff are instructed to use tools and PPE properly, maximizing Cost: the benefits of safety or ergonomic features, and ensure that Members Non-members adequate rest breaks and task-variety are part of the mix. Whilst young workers especially are pretty gung-ho, the numbness or Full Page $650.00 $1,300.00 tingling they might feel on the job mean the same thing as when Half Page $450.00 $900.00 experienced by seasoned veteran make sure inexperienced workers are well briefed on risks and good work practices such Quarter Page $300.00 $600.00 as stretching to rest muscles and maintain blood-flow. One case study in the Guidance Material details how a marine business stopped buying 44 gallon drums in favour of Inserts also available smaller volume units because the handling and storage risks, Members $300.00 as well as holding costs and dangerous goods requirements, were simply not stacking up when considering the small cost Non-members $600.00 savings of the bulk purchase. This demonstrates how useful it can be to step back and look at a situation, rather than do Information: as has always been done things change, including the prevailing laws and regulations! All prices are for finished artwork supplied A brief but very worthwhile segment of the Guidance by the advertiser and exclude GST. Material deals simply with working in awkward postures. Weve all been there, but this segment gives some basic Advertising is subject to space availability insight into whats going on physiologically with your joints and the BIA reserves the right to reject and muscles in these situations, along with tips on how you advertising. can alieviate the stresses and trauma that result, and arrange things such that the health risks are minimized. For publication dates and specifications, The Hazardous Manual Tasks section of the Guidance please email [email protected] Material closes with a short but sharp warning in red Team Lifting Should only be used as an interim control measure, citing boating industry incident data which indicates that this message that hasnt quite cut though yet. So, please take a read through the Hazardous Manual Task section of the Guidance Material freely available behind the WHS Legislation button on the homepage at To book advertising, contact h Footnote: All Guidance Material prepared under our research the BIA on 02 9438 2077 project incorporates a simple, single-page, self-assessment tool which you can use to establish your current situation, and as a starting point in your ongoing management of WHS. Job Number One in ww w. b i a . o r g . a u making use of this research and Guidance Material is to review the Hzardous Manual Tasks Self Assessment Tool. Refer to page 10 here: BIA Logbook HPV.indd 1 3/11/10 2:53:20 PM 28 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

29 Dont let the heat managers to work together to ensure sustainable return-to-work results. For those unable to return to their stress you out pre-injury job, WorkCover has a range of vocational rehabilitation programs to help A s we head towards the end of the year and temperatures workers return to suitable employment. begin to heat up, WorkCover NSW has issued a reminder WorkCover offers rebates of up to $500 to all boating industry businesses and workers to protect to help small businesses and sole traders themselves when working in the sun to prevent fatigue. purchase and install safety improvements General Manager of WorkCovers Work Health and Safety through its Small Business Rebate Program. Division, John Watson said boating industry businesses must The Program covers a broad range of safety solutions, providing protect workers from ultra violet (UV) radiation in sunlight small businesses with the flexibility to address specific risks and reduce the hazards associated with working in hot and in their workplaces. sunny environments. Further information on fatigue management, working Australia has one ofthe highest incidences of skin cancer safely in the sun and the Small Business Rebate Program is in the world, at nearly four times the rates in Canada, the US available from or by calling 13 10 and the UK, Mr Watson said. 50. Other resources are available from the Cancer Council at In the three years to July 2011 there were 433 claims for work-related skin cancer at a cost of $6.2 million to the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme. Sydney Harbour Destinations Workers can be exposed to UV radiation when working in the sun as well as in the shade or undercover due to reflection Plan from surrounding surfaces, so it is important to wear sun protection in all outdoor conditions. Mr Watson said that during the Christmas period many A t the Sydney International Boat Show, Minister Duncan Gay flagged the launch of the Sydney Harbour Destinations Plan an innovative approach to delivering new amenity to workers will be under increased pressure to get the job done boaters on Sydney Harbour. before the end of the year. Under the Plan, boaters will be able to tieup for short These pressures, coupled with long working hours in the periods in Destination Berths at participating commercial sun can increase the likelihood of fatigue-related injuries, marinas to access facilities and amenities at the marina, as he said. well as points of interest or service in close proximity to the Fatigue and heat-stress can affect a workers health, marina. reducing their performance and productivity, and increasing In return, participating marinas will benefit from rental the chance of a workplace injury through reduced ability to discounts which effectively bring their rental obligations to concentrate, recognise risks and communicate effectively. the Lessor RMS in the case of Sydney Harbour into line In the three years to July 2011 there were 497 claims for with the sustainable range identified by Pitcher Partners in workplace fatigue and heat stroke at a cost of $4.3 million. their 2009 report. Boating industry businesses should set realistic workloads The unlocking of private infrastructure to provide a and work schedules, ensure fair distribution of work and better boating experience is a huge step forward said BIA provide regular rest breaks. General Manager Roy Privett. The BIA applauds the efforts WorkCover recommends boating industry businesses of Transport for NSW and RMS, and we urge marina operators take the following actions to reduce workers exposure to UV to get on board radiation and prevent fatigue: The Sydney Harbour Destinations Plan will be up and Provide and maintain equipment and shelter to protect running in October. workers from the sun Provide sun safety information, instruction, training and good supervision Rotate tasks to lessen exposure to the sun as well as ventilation mental and physical fatigue, and schedule work at cooler times of the day Use rest periods in addition to scheduled meal breaks Provide water and encourage workers to stay hydrated a safe practice Provide personal protective equipment such as: - clothing with UPF 50+ rating, loose shirts with long sleeves, collars and long pants A timely warning on carbon monoxide fumes during winter boating... If you are boating - broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30+) in cold and windy weather, make sure your boat is well ventilated at all times. - sunglasses which meet Australian Standards for UV Gases can be drawn into the cockpit area from a vessels exhaust. Let air circulate and be protection cleared. Victims of carbon monoxide poisoning will be unaware because it is colourless, Use plant, machinery and equipment to eliminate or odourless, tasteless and potentially fatal. With a little bit of common sense, you can still reduce the excessive physical demands of the job enjoy boating during the winter. Mr Watson added that in the event of an injury, businesses p. 02 9438 2077 must have adequate return to work plans for injured workers. For employment in the marine industry log onto the BIA Getting back to work quickly is the best outcome for an website and click on Employment & Training injured worker, Mr Watson said. For boating weather go to It is important for injured workers, employers and case Be part of the boating community BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 29

30 The Ultimate including an occasional economy-class international holiday, an occasional renovation of a kitchen or bathroom, the ability to entertain family and friends at home etc, requires $41,169 Retirement Question annually for an individual or $56,317 for a couple. Importantly, both the modest and comfortable budgets How much money do you need to fund your retirement? assume the outright ownership of a home and the relative good health of the individual/couple. In the past this has been a difficult question to answer but as analysts, academics and superannuation/investment Lump sums required at retirement to achieve these goals specialists have put their heads together to crunch the numbers, are relatively low for the modest lifestyle, coming in at $50,000 things have become a little clearer. Its no surprise that it all for an individual and $35,000 for a couple, as most of the funds depends on your life expectancy, work plans, investment will come from the Age Pension as long as the individuals returns and desired lifestyle basic, modest or comfortable. qualify. But as the population ages it is worth asking whether you want to rely on the Age Pension. The Association of Super Funds of Australia (ASFA) has released an updated ASFA Retirement Standard that is The lump sum required for a comfortable lifestyle, assuming considered the gold standard for the planning of retirement 7% return and receipt of part of the Age Pension, is $510,000 dollar amounts. It is updated quarterly to take into account for a couple and $430,000 for an individual. The figures matters such as inflation, changes in living standards and assume a retirement age of 65, with payment projected to evolving spending patterns. Costs considered include run out when the person or couple are in their early 90s and communications, energy, food, clothing, household goods living on the Age Pension only after this date. and services, health, transport and leisure. Of course, final income relies on investment returns, life Basic could be defined as living on the Age Pension. span and whether the investor would like to leave any money Without including supplements, the basic Age Pension behind in a will. Discuss your specific needs with your financial payments currently top out at $19,076.20 annually for an planner in order to help ensure that your retirement lifestyle individual or $28,761.20 for a couple. Thats just $367 per is everything you hoped for. week for an individual or $553 per week for a couple. Speak to us for more information A modest lifestyle, it says, requires a budget of $22,641 Speak to a Commonwealth Financial Planner if you would annually for an individual or $32,603 for a couple, which is not like to understand more about how this information might far above the Age Pension. This enables only basic activities impact your financial situation. and does not allow private health insurance, regular travel, Contact the BIA NSW today on ph (02) 9438 2077 who purchase of a reasonable car, good clothes or a range of can arrange for a Commonwealth Financial Planner to give electronic equipment. you a call to further discuss and answer any questions you A comfortable lifestyle which does include the above, may have. BIA Member Offer and quality making for an excellent home base for your stay in Port Stephens. 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32 Education, Training & Development Students inspired at SIBS Careers Day few brochures and have since used them for our Careers night here at the school which the students and parents have found useful. Ian Bulgin, another Marine Teacher added, The holistic approach to the industry is impressive. Most students found areas to engage in. Greg McNeill, President of the Marine Teachers Association NSW couldnt agree more: This years careers day was once again an outstanding effort by BIA to assist the students of NSW with direction in marine career pathways... our member schools have come from all over the state to attend this day at SIBS. The MTA offers congratulations for providing a most essential event for our budding mariners of the future. Macquarie University shares courses with a prospective student. Students from Marsden High School who also had a team in the Boat Building Competition on the Saturday certainly O ver 450 High School students from years 9 to 12, enjoyed themselves: it was a fun and engaging day, there and their teachers, descended on Darling Harbour on was lots to do and it was very good and interactive were 2 August, keen to find out options and career paths just two of the comments received. available to them in boating and what better way to wrap up Even those manning a stand and braving the onslaught a marine careers expo than by getting up close and personal enjoyed the day. to the excitement and glamour of the industry, at the Sydney It was an absolute blast and a pleasure to take part. It was International Boat Show. very refreshing to see so many students involved in the event There is no doubt that the Boat Show is a big draw card and actively interested in Science! said Matthew Altaie from when it comes to students and teachers signing up to University of Technology Sydney, who was there promoting the careers day, but the two combined makes it a powerful further education in Marine Science. and inspirational kick-start for those who have an interest in All agreed that it was a great way to expose the students boating and are looking for ideas for a lifelong career. to careers in the industry, to showcase the opportunities Twenty two organisations gave their time and energy available, and to help engender an interest in a career from in helping the students open their minds to the possibilities an early age. available to them; in further education, trades, apprenticeships The room was packed and the stands busy an encouraging and traineeships; and in everything to do with boatbuilding sign for the future of young people in the industry. And and repair, mechanics, diving, tourism, science and research, everyone agreed on one thing they were all looking forward conservation, crewing a superyacht even the Navy came to coming back in 2014! to the party after numerous requests following last years Many thanks to everyone involved in making it such a careers day. successful event. h Feedback, as always, has been extremely positive from the school teachers. It was a great day and the kids had a lot of fun, said Neill Dorrington from Lisarow High School. I stole quite a Education shines at SIBS F or the third year in a row, BIA, TAFE NSW and the Marine Teachers Association (MTA) joined forces to present the Marine Education Centre at the Sydney International Boat Show. Located in the Marine Precinct, the stand once again proved popular with young and old alike, keen to find out more about education and training in the Industry. Some were looking for a career change, some to go to the next level with their professional development, and some just wanted to boost their skills for a DIY project. Whatever they were looking for, the teachers were on hand to find a solution. Marine Teachers chatted to youngsters and parents on how to get started on marine studies in school, and provided an interesting display of model boats built by students. What everybody wanted to know was: do they work and do they Plunge Diving and Ocean Recreation Careers Australasia float! (The answer, by the way, is yes to both). (background) promote diving and marine tourism. Also on display in the foyer was the latest addition to the 32 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

33 MTAs Boat Smart Boating Safety in Schools fleet a brand new Quintrex 450 Escape. The boat will be used to teach young people safe boat handling and assist them in getting their licence. Joining MTA on the stand was TAFE NSW. Five Institutes from across the state were involved in the Marine Education Centre, and also at the Careers Day on the Friday. Sarah Hardy (Business Capability Specialist, Northern Sydney Institute) was instrumental in organising the TAFE representation and was keen to get involved right from the start. We value our ongoing involvement in the stand at the Show and our relationship with the BIA (NSW) Sarah said. Sharing the stand with both the Marine Teachers Association and the BIA provides an all-round educational information centre for those attending the show and who are interested in a career in the industry covering high school safety programs, TAFE NSW programs and the BIA post enjoyed being involved with the Show, and found it very trade/continuing development Programs. beneficial theyre already planning for 2014! It also provides an opportunity for us to share information Our sincere thanks to Sarah Hardy and Greg McNeill with each other and strengthen relationships. (President, Marine Teachers Association) for their hard work All agreed the stand was a success and that they thoroughly and assistance in making it happen. Second New Boat Smart Hub Launched XLCR the Colleges training vessel. Students with their new boats and lifejackets. A beautiful day in Port Macquarie welcomed the official Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs), Stephen Pares (Principal of launch of the second new Boat Smart Hub, one of four the College), Warren Bridges (Marine Teacher at the College), new hubs being established in NSW. John McQueen (Education Officer), students of the College, The Boat Smart program has long been successfully Greg McNeill (President of Marine Teachers Association running in Menai since 2009, and provides the teaching of NSW), and Corrina McMillan (BIA). on-water safety activities to schools in the surrounding area, Also along to watch the brand new training vessel touch including assisting students in gaining their boat licence. water was John and Pam Cocker of Hastings Marine, suppliers The model employed by the Marine Teachers at Menai High of the 4.8m Trailcraft for the hub. School has been replicated in four new areas to deliver the Following the speeches and photo opportunities came a same outstanding teaching; Ballina, Port Macquarie, Central tour of the outstanding teaching facilities at the College, and a Coast and Illawarra. tranquil putter up the river in the colleges training vessel XLCR. The expansion of the Boat Smart Program, and the supply XLCR was built in 1903, first used in the Port Macquarie of equipment and support for resources, was made possible community, then later as a commercial fishing vessel. Retired through funding received from NSW Government through its in mid 1990s, she sat idle until rescued, restored and used as Water Safety Black Spots Fund (WSBSF), which provides a training vessel from 2004 by the College. You can read more funding for water safety initiatives that focus on high risk about the history of XLCR at groups, activities and geographical locations. The first new hub was officially launched in Ballina in Our launch took place in wonderful winter sunshine on December 2012 at Ballina High School the core school the banks on the Hastings River in July, organised by Marine managing the hub for this region as reported in our March Teachers at the Newman Senior Technical College the core Logbook. school managing the hub for Port Macquarie. Watch this space for news on the official launches of the The relaxed and informal launch was well supported with remaining two new Hubs in NSW and to keep up to date with attendance by Howard Glenn (General Manager, Office of further exciting developments in the Boat Smart Program. BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 33

34 Training Calendar 2013 Just a Reminder ... Book your space on the last scheduled courses for the With some of the training you do, you are required to year call 9438 2077 today or visit refresh your skills to keep them sharp this is true for Fire Extinguisher, Fire Warden and First Aid training. Date & time Course Location Australian Standards recommend you refresh these 17 October 12noon to 4pm Marine Card Gladesville skills every 12 months, and with your First Aid certificate you are required to recertify every 3 years as it expires. 12 November 8am to 12noon Marine Card Crows Nest If you have previously done your Fire Extinguisher Training with BIA, it will only cost you $99 per person Other training available on demand inc GST. Please ask about on-demand training we can come For details about either of these courses, please call to you (minimum numbers required). Call 9438 2077 to Corrina on 9438 2077 or email [email protected] find out more. If you need your First Aid certificate as yours is due Fire Extinguisher Training to expire, call Corrina to arrange a session. Refresher Fire Warden Training training is only $125 (inc GST), but you must make sure Apply First Aid you undertake the training before your certificate expires. Boat for ife L s: Our Safety Ambassador ha us en Andrew ET Ettings & Pete Goss Visit Safety Partners 34 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

35 Paddle safety initiatives ramp up W ith an increasing amount of canoers and kayakers hitting the water each year, Transport for NSWs Office of Boating Safety and Maritime Affairs (OBSMA) is ramping up its efforts to promote a nationwide paddle safety campaign. OBSMA teamed up with the Boating Industry Association and Paddle NSW to produce an eye catching Paddle Safe education display at this years Sydney International Boat Show. General Manager, Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs Howard Glenn said that safe, responsible and enjoyable paddling will be a major focus for boating in 2013/14. keeping to the shorelines where possible Paddle NSW estimates there are 70,000 canoers and keeping to the right side of the waterway kayakers in NSW and that numbers are on the rise, Mr not crossing in front of larger vessels Glenn said. being seen by others, show high viz colours by day Mr Glenn said that Paddle Safe was supported by a range showing an appropriate light if paddling between sunset of boating stakeholders and designed to promote safe and and sunrise responsible paddling by encouraging awareness of safety issues such as: keeping a proper lookout at all times wearing a lifejacket Paddle Safe is part of a safety promotion adopted by government authorities across Australia and New Zealand. ensuring the craft is suitable for the conditions More information on Paddle Safe is available at boatforlife. telling someonewhere you are going and time of return Lifejacket requirements eased for paddlers under supervision T ransport for NSW has announced changes to marine safety laws will ease requirements for some paddlers to wear lifejackets while under the supervision of experienced which is why its compulsory to wear a lifejacket in more circumstances when in a boat of less than 4.8 metres long. Lifejacket design has also come a long way over recent and accredited coaches. times and the modern styles can be worn in relative comfort for Under recent changes to the Marine Safety (General) the entire day out on the water, which is especially important Regulation 2009, accredited coaches can now exempt paddlers in the typical tinnie. from wearing a lifejacket when more than 100 metres from A lifejacket never ruined a day on the water but it could shore on enclosed waters, subject to two conditions: easily save your life. the accredited coach has determined the person not wearing a lifejacket has enough swimming ability, skill and fitness; and the person not wearing the lifejacket remains close to, and is directly supervised by, the accredited coach at all times. An accredited coach is a person who has achieved NEW MEMBERS accreditation under the National Coaching Accreditation BIA Board of Directors and Staff warmly Scheme, recognised by the Australian Sport Commission as welcomes the following businesses into our a Flatwater Coach Level 1 or Level 2. association and look forward to your participation Office of Boating Safety and Maritime Affairs General in association activities:- Manager Howard Glenn said the changes would ease restrictions on paddlers training under appropriate supervision on enclosed waters. Neil Solomons Boating Connexions Pty Ltd There is no exemption for paddlers on open waters, such David Bray Just Boat Insure as the ocean, where lifejackets are still required to be worn Mark & Kirsty Hunter Vacuwash Australia Pty Ltd at all times, Mr Glenn said. Philip McGrath Cockatoo Island Marine Centre There is a significant difference between boating on Gary Johnston Road Tech Marine Pty Ltd protected waters and boating offshore. There is also a big difference between paddle training Ming-Yin Wang & Grady Fan Sakana Marine with the right supervision and general boating which typically Michael Chapman BA LLB Maritime Consultant involves the use of open runabouts. & Lawyer Around 1.8 million people go boating each year in NSW, Yibing Jia M & X Pty Ltd and the most common type of boat is the open runabout. These craft are more susceptible to capsizing and swamping BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 35

36 Asset Protection Mitigating Your Losses and Exposure in the Face of a Business Failure Business Failure Its a common issue A business was recently placed in receivership after the 1. A client could go under (No-one foresaw Ansett owner had failed to maintain his mortgage repayments on going under, but what do you think happened to the the premises. The consequence for the owner was that his suppliers of Ansett, big and small, when these contracts company was frozen and the assets seized. Without income disappeared); he subsequently was unable to maintain repayments on his 2. The Australian Taxation Office could change the rules personal debt and was forced into bankruptcy. (Are you aware that Directors are personally liable as Unfortunately this is an all too common occurrence as of 1 July last year for all unpaid superannuation and many small business owners do not prepare themselves for PAYG tax?); failure. Even if the actual failure does not occur within your 3. A government could make a $12Billion mistake and company, it could easily happen to your customers, your have to adjust its budget to fix the problem. suppliers or your partners and this in turn can be the cause of your problems. Each year, thousands of Australian businesses go broke. There are things you can do Last year alone, there were approximately 24,000 bankruptcies Consolidated Lawyers is a broad based legal advisory firm and 8,000 corporate administrations Australia-wide. (Source: that provides multiple restructuring solutions to companies Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia). and individuals that are experiencing financial difficulty. The You work hard to make your money, and we believe basis of our strategy is to attempt to avoid formal insolvency that you should devote at least some of the money making options by negotiating with creditors informally to achieve a effort towards protecting the assets you have created, before settlement outcome. trouble arises. We can help protect you from possible future financial While properly protecting your personal assets will not crisis by: ensure that your business will succeed, it will ensure that should Arranging the restructure, refinance (debt and equity your business fail, your losses and exposure to threatening available), negotiations and mediations necessary to situations are mitigated. achieve a positive commercial outcome. Removing Black marks from your name. Have you thought about the Removing receivers by offering short and longer term financing options which are not readily available through risks? normal banking channels. If you have purchased insurance for your business, why Advise you on effective asset protection from a practical havent you engaged personal asset protection techniques perspective. Many asset protection structures simply as well? dont work as bank borrowings have been underpinned The truth of the matter is that many business owners do with personal guarantees and mortgages over personal not take the most fundamental precautions required to protect property. their assets. In most cases, people are simply unaware of the In the event of financial failure, we can provide a full range options open to them, and professionals assisting in the setting of services including, liquidation and administration options up of a business are either not aware or not focused on this for corporates. For individuals, we can assist with credit card issue. Finally, it may be that it is simply cost prohibitive to debts, asset protection and formal insolvency options. both have access to and implement these safeguards. Many people believe this wont happen to me, it cant A happy, secure ending happen to my business, my family is safe, because we havent There is a happy ending to the story. done anything wrong. Ordinary people can experience Our small business proprietor had fortunately had some extraordinary problems. good structures set up. We were able to position the client In many cases these problems were simply matters of where the equity from the sale of the premises was sufficient circumstance. Current economic conditions and the continued to repay the bank and raise sufficient excess funds to be strength of the Australian dollar has put pressure on may able to offer a dividend to other creditors, in return for the local industries. Many political and economic commentators annulment of his bankruptcy. are predicting that tougher times may lay ahead as future For further information, please contact one of our specialist governments seek to reduce the budget deficit. advisors on 02 9283 2566. You may have been required to sign personal guarantees h This Fact Sheet is produced by Consolidated Lawyers Pty Ltd. or to provide personal assets as security for your business borrowings. Therefore it is important that you have structured It is intended to provide general information in summary form on yourself well to best protect these assets in the event of financial legal topics, current at the time of first publication. The contents do impairment. This event may well have nothing to do with how not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. well your business is currently trading: Formal legal advice should be sought in particular matters. 36 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

37 Small Business Too Big to Ignore S even million Australians are employed by small 1. Cut down on the red tape; businesses across this country that is 60% of our 2. Simplify the tax system; national workforce. Yet our political leaders continue to ignore this fact, and continue to ignore the hard working 3. Make it easier to employ people; and small business owners who put their familys assets on the 4. Build better infrastructure. line every day to create jobs for other Australians. Through August and September, we are taking the Thats why it was an easy decision for Australias eight campaign on the road, travelling across the State with the Chambers of Commerce to unite under the banner of the Southern Hemispheres largest mobile billboard, the Skyboard. Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to conduct a We will be driving the message, literally, up to election day that united, national campaign in the lead up to the Federal Election. small business has to be a priority for the next government. This is the first time that the Chambers have united for a It doesnt matter where you travel across NSW it is national election campaign. In the past, State interests have obvious that the health and well-being of the local town or tended to take precedence over national issues but thats in region is directly linked to the health of the local business the past, because the challenges currently facing the Australian community a vibrant business community means a vibrant business community, and therefore the wider community, town. Sadly, the opposite is also true. must be confronted by the next government of this nation. Local business owners are local heroes and we need Small Business Too Big to Ignore is the name of our everybody to understand that. They employ locals, contribute campaign, and the slogan accurately reflects the frustration to the local economy, and are always the first to lend a helping felt by business owners across the country, and particularly hand. But where will people get jobs if business owners suddenly in NSW which is the engine room of the national economy, decide that its all become too hard because of government contributing around one third of Australias GDP. burdens and interference? Since launching the campaign in front of 700 small Remember, governments dont create jobs, business businesses people in Western Sydney in April, it has people do. resonated with the Australian community with over 80,000 Trying to change mindsets, particularly those of politicians, voices of support registered on the campaign website www. is not an easy job. But as the representative of the business community, the NSW Business Chamber is definitely up for Too Big to Ignore is a message that cant be stopped and the fight, and enthusiastic about the challenge ahead, because we have four simple policy positions, The Big 4 You Cant small business is too big (and way too important) to be ignored! Ignore, for the next Australian Government to adopt: Please show your support for small business at www. New kayak launch ramp on Barrington River completed Access to H unter Valley kayakers and canoeists now have safer, more convenient access to the Barrington River with a new launching ramp for passive craft completed at workplace advice Relfs Road. George Souris MP, Member for Upper Hunter said the for Boating Industry NSW Government provided $35,000 toward the building of the new ramp under the Better Boating Program (BBP). Association members The new facility will improve safe access for the growing number of kayakers and canoeists on the Barrington River. The project also involved improving vehicle access Call 13 29 59 to connect to a team of and providing additional car and trailer parking at the dedicated and experienced workplace site, MrSouris said. professionals who can answer your BBP provides grant funding for new and improved recreational boating facilities across NSW. questions on workplace matters such In the 2012-13 financial year, more than $4.93 million as pay and conditions, superannuation in BBP grants were awarded by RMS to local councils and boating groups state-wide for new and improved boating and leave. facility projects. In the past five years, RMS has awarded $267,684 in Invigorating business MEM 1153 BBP grants in the Upper Hunter electorate, MrSouris said. For more information on BBP visit MEM1153 Call 13 26 96 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 37

38 Advanced Marina Management Scholarship winner announced T he Marina Industries Association (MIA) is pleased to announce the winner of the keenly contested Bellingham Marine Australia Advanced Marina Management (AMM) Scholarship is James Thompson, Marina Manager at Sydney Boathouse. MIA Education Officer Ian Winestock said it was a competitive field of scholarship applicants from around Australia. The scholarship is offered as an incentive for those in the marina industries to further their education and advance their career. The scholarship covers the cost of the AMM course which is being held in Sydney from 22-27 September, 2013. The five day course is a profit-management course for industry professionals that have already completed the Intermediate Marina Management Course. Both courses are endorsed by the Global Marina Institute (GMI). The AMM School offers its graduates both a national and international business perspective on management issues. MIA carefully Colin Bransgrove (MIA), Gary Charlwood (Bellingham Marine), screens the applicants from around the Asia Pacific region James Thompson and Michael Fountain (Sydney Boathouse). to ensure there is a well-balanced peer group that will share at the Superyacht Marina project in Sydney Harbour. In 2008 knowledge and experience equally. The course is a pre requisite he was promoted to the position of Marina Manager in addition on the career path leading to globally recognised certification. to managing five external NSW Maritime owned sites. James Bellingham Marine NSW State Manager, Gary Charlwood has also worked extensively with the Sydney International and MIA Executive Officer Colin Bransgrove presented Boat Show and has been Marina Manager for that event for James with his scholarship certificate, together with Sydney the past seven years. He took up his current position with Boathouse Director of Operations, Michael Fountain at the Sydney Boathouse in May this year and will be an integral part marina on Tuesday 20 August. of the exciting new developments taking place at that facility. James commenced his career in the industry in 1999 as a I am pleased to be able to offer the scholarship to Marina Attendant at Birkenhead Point Marina in Sydney, then James, said John Spragg, General Manager of Bellingham with NSW Waterways Authority, responsible for all operations Marine Australia. He shows a dedicated and professional approach to his work, has a considerable depth of experience and a thorough understanding of the industrys challenges. List a Job Vacant He possesses skills and determination highly valued in the marina industry. List a Job Wanted Ethan Collett scores for free Ethan Collett 4th year Marine Mechanical apprentice at Callaghans Marine Services, Brooklyn has received a Statewide TAFE Award for 2012. Ethan was the only Marine Mechanical student to receive the award, and one of only The BIA website has an active Jobs Vacant or Jobs nine recipients chosen from Wanted notice board. 64,000 TAFE students from Listing a Job Vacant or Job Wanted is simple and across NSW. can be done online. Callaghans Marine principal Steve Callaghan said, Ethan Go to the BIA home page operates at the highest level and enjoys serious technical or challenges. We are ver y Ethan Collett one in 64,000. Listings are usually loaded onto the website fortunate and proud to have within 24 hours. Ethan as part of our team. For assistance, please contact His achievement adds to the list of awards our apprentices Justine Merrony [email protected] or have received over the years which include Industry national Linda English [email protected] and TAFE awards. It is a pleasure for me work with these fine Phone: (02) 9438 2077 young talents. Congratulations to Ethan. Keep up the good work! 38 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

39 Sandman launches Bar crossing web NEWS2GO for marine industry cameras upgraded for safer boating A ustralias premier marine PR/media specialist Sandman B Public Relations has launched a cost-effective news/ oaters now have better access to web cameras which content creation service, NEWS2GO. provide real time footage of conditions on a selection Designed for marine businesses that require occasional of the States coastal bars. assistance to promote individual products and services, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting Director fixed fee, pay-as-you-go service brings professional content Maritime Michael Wright said RMS introduced coastal bar creation within reach of the entire industry. crossing safety cameras in 2008 to help skippers decide Sandman PR director Ben Sandman said NEWS2GO also whether conditions are appropriate for a boat trip. provided access to the Asia Pacifics most comprehensive Boaters who log on to the RMS website now have marine media database. access to a more user friendly presentation of these live Its been a core focus over the years [via Sandmans images with an upgraded system and presentation of vision information seminars, marketing advice columns and business from 14 coastal bars, Mr Wright said. development publications] to provide marine industry players The footage is also now compatible with iPhones. with advice to shape their businesses, Sandman said. There are 47 coastal bars in NSW. Coastal bars are the Time, expertise and budgets to allocate to a monthly point where rivers, creeks, lakes or harbours meet the sea retainer for professional services have restricted many and are often described as black spots on our waterways. businesses in rolling-out some of these initiatives, which puts Crossing a coastal bar requires local knowledge and them at a disadvantage and thats not something I like to see, experience as well as preparation and planning. given my lifelong passion for the fishing and boating industry! Even in apparently calm conditions vessels can NEWS2GO is a one-off media release and content capsize, be damaged or wrecked on bars and lives have creation service that provides direct access to a qualified and been lost. Skippers are advised to avoid crossing a bar experienced journalist/editor and PR professional, at a very when the tide is changing as this is when dangerous waves affordable price with no regular commitment. are most likely to occur. The material can be used in boat show promotions, on All people in a recreational vessel must wear an blogs, distributed directly by the company or via Sandmans appropriate lifejacket when crossing coastal bars, Mr deep and diverse network of targeted media contacts. Wright said. Direct access to Europe and the United States is also For more information on bar crossing safety or to available (for an additional fee) via Sandmans international view coastal bar crossing footage, go to www.maritime. alliance with UK-based marine marketing agency Saltwater Communications. Visit BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 39

40 Record early entries head to Jervis Bay for Hobie 16 World Championships A n immediate record breaking response to the opening of worldwide registrations for the Hobie 16 World Championships, to be held on Jervis Bay, surprised the championship organisers. The competitor registration rate tripled the initial response to the previous world championships in Weihai, China. The early, unprecedented entries, is believed to have been driven by the desire of sailors to travel and compete in the New South Wales, Shoalhaven region and the limited number of places available. The perfect sailing conditions and pristine waters of Jervis Bay, as well as, the spectacular environment of the surrounding hinterland has been the focus of the event management committees promotions leading up to the opening of registration. We have tried to get across to sailors from around the world that the Shoalhaven region of NSW is a very special place, said Steve Fields Managing Director of Hobie Cat Australasia. After landing in Sydney, truly one of the worlds most magnificent destinations, sailors will travel to the regatta venue of Huskisson on Jervis Bay. I believe the consistent winds make Jervis Bay one of the worlds top 5 sailing locations. Throw in kangaroos and the whole Aussie small town experience Belgium, Brazil, USA, New Caledonia and New Zealand had and who wouldnt want to come to Australia for the event? completed their entries and were searching for accommodation The first team to register was former Hobie 16 Grand around Huskisson, the NSW south coast town hosting the Masters World Champions Kerli and Ali Corlett from Sydney iconic world championships. followed by some of the best Hobie Cat sailors from every It is expected that competitors, families and friends from state in Australia. As the day broke in different time zones more than 20 countries will head to New South Wales for the throughout the world, competitors from Hong Kong, France, world championships. Fishing fee increase This is the first increase to the recreational fishing fee in eight years. from September 1 Fishers are required by law to pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee and carry a receipt showing the payment of the fee. This applies when line fishing, spear fishing, hand The cost of dropping a line in will increase from September gathering, trapping, bait collecting and prawn netting or when 1, with the price of a fishing licence going up, Department in possession of fishing gear in, on or adjacent to waters. of Primary Industries (DPI). Fishers can be assured that their contributions have The recreational fishing fee structure has not been been put to best use for the recreational fishing sector, Mr revised since 2005, and this small increase is in line with Turnell said. the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Director Recreational and Indigenous Fisheries, Peter Turnell, said. We have worked to a five year Recreational Fishing Trust Investment Plan, surveying over 70,000 recreational Recreational fishing in NSW has been greatly improved fishers on priorities for expenditure, and involving recreational through the programs that have been rolled out as a result fishers in assessing applications for funding. of the contribution made by anglers through the recreational fishing fee. Detail on the programs and projects funded through the recreational fishing fee can be found on the Departments The recreational fishing fee Trusts have funded numerous website. Fishers can pay the recreational fishing fee on-line, additional projects and ongoing programs that have seen over the phone, or by visiting one of the many sales agents both the inland and saltwater recreational fishing experience around the State. enhanced. The newly established Service NSW which is part of The projects increase in cost is in line with CPI, and it the governments commitment to provide easier access is now time to make the necessary adjustment to the fee to a variety of transactions adds to the available payment so we can continue improving recreational fishing in NSW. arrangements. You can find out more about Service NSW The changes to the fees include: on line at or by calling 13 77 3 day fee increase from $6 to $7; 88 at any time day or night seven days a week. 1 month from $12 to $14; The money raised from the sale of the recreational 1 year from $30 to $35; and the fishing fee helps us keep our precious fisheries resources 3 year fee increase from $75 to $85. in top condition for future generations. 40 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

41 2013 BIA Spring Series Events T he mercurys rising and the election is behind us. The scene is set for a strong summer for boating business. But, before the season gets started the BIA invites you to touch base with us, and your fellow members. Hosted by BIA and with thanks to events sponsors IC Frith and Associates, our Spring Series events will mix quality business updates, trade specific technical information, key networking and strategic alliance partnership opportunities with a social, fun and relaxed environment. All members are invited, together with their staff to get CBA Chief Economist Craig James provides market insight. involved in the following program. Save these dates in your calendar specific event details will be published on in due course and official invites sent to all members directly closer to the dates. Marinas Date: 17th and 18th September Location: Nelson Bay Venue: Salamander Shores Industrial Services MIMRA & SBA Date: 9th October Location: Sydney Venue: Sydney City Marine Middle Harbour Yacht Club Brokers Lunch. Manufacturers Lifejacket Facts O Date: 22nd and 23rd October f the 27 boating fatalities recorded in 2012-13, 20 Location: Sydney were related to person(s) being forced into the water Venue: Woolwich Dock / Cockatoo Island generally as a result of vessel capsize or falling overboard. These 20 victims (74.1% of the total) are presumed to have drowned. However, only four of these presumed drowned persons Newcastle General Meeting (20.0%) were wearing a lifejacket at the time of the incident Date: 7th November even though 18 of the 20 drowned should have been Location: Newcastle wearing a lifejacket under current regulations. Of the 16 drowning victims who were not wearing a lifejacket, 14 should have been wearing one under current rules meaning that as many as 14 lives could have possibly been saved had all these people been wearing a lifejacket. This means that 16 out of the 20 drowning victims overall were not wearing a lifejacket; i.e. 80% or 8 out of 10. & Lifes better easier with BIA Marine Insurance For further details concerning BIA Marine Insurance please call 02 8853 9100 7_BIA MARINE INSURANCE ADVERT 1 20/4/10 3:08:35 PM BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK September 2013 - 41

42 North Harbour saved from lock-outs A s Logbook regulars will recall, the delights of sitting on the pick at some of Sydney Harbours best anchorages were recently under fire when it was proposed that anchoring be banned at Quarantine Beach & Manly West owing to concerns about environmental impacts mainly on seagrasses in the area. While boaters have been visiting these spots for literally hundreds of years, NSW Fisheries (prompted we understand SF5 by local dive and conservation groups) sought to have ! ( SF4 ! ( no anchoring zones established at both spots, as well as SF3 ! ( SF2 restrictions imposed on the landing of small craft on the ! ( SF1 beaches. ! ( The justifying arguments put by Fisheries in an Issues Paper Potential Changes to boating practices in Quarantine Beach and Manly Cove West, North Harbour were many and varied but included: the reduction of risk of harm to little penguins; the potential for boaters to inadvertently facilitate the expanded distribution of the marine pest algae Caulerpa taxiflora; and the mitigation of confrontation between boaters and beach-goers the less said about these the better. Boaters will continue to enjoy access to all that is good in the north harbour this summer. Aerial image supplied by AAM (flown Apr-Jun 2011) ! ( Mooring RMS (Maritime) title boundary SYDNEY HARBOUR Plan compiled from information held in the Survey and Spatial Information Units. Proposed Courtesy Moorings Species (DPI Fisheries dataset of Jan 2013) INFORMATION ON THIS PLAN Manly Cove West Dense Posidonia/Zostera IS SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT. N Fortunately, interested parties were able to make a number Manly Halophila W E North Posidonia Sydney S Homebush Date Produced: 5 July 2013 of robust and informed submissions to the consultation process Sparse Posidonia/Zostera Scale at A3 sheet 1:1,000 m 0 Zostera Sydney 0 10 20 30 40 PLAN N : which brought to light serious flaws in key data and analysis, criticised unsubstantiated viewpoints, and questioned the credibility of this exercise. Over a period of around 18 months BIA engaged with the Boat Owners Association, RMS, Transport for NSW, and of course Fisheries on the matter and as a result, a plan to install seagrass friendly moorings in prime anchoring spots was established. Courtesy 3 ! ( Word on the water is that the moorings will be installed before the October long weekend. ! ( Courtesy 2 To be sited in 3-5 metres of water where seagrasses are most prolific, these eight moorings will be the first choice CH4 for boaters looking to moor for a leisurely spell, or indeed ! ( for those caught out in a honking sea-breeze or nasty blow. Word on the water is that the moorings will be installed before the October long weekend. ! ( Courtesy 1 No additional restriction of anchoring is currently proposed, though anchoring remains prohibited in buoyed penguin habitat zones. No restrictions on beach landings are now proposed, ! ( CH3 and we understand Transport for NSW to be considering options to make the Quarantine Jetty more user-friendly for CH1 ! ( CH2 ! ( small craft users wanting to go ashore. Boaters will continue to enjoy access to all that is good in the north harbour this summer. The new courtesy moorings will improve the amenity of the anchorages, and the safety of these popular bolt-holes. Fewer anchors will be dropped in the shallows suitable for seagrass, and the penguins and beach- goers will continue to go about their business unmolested. Aerial image supplied by AAM (flown Apr-Jun 2011) The BIA thanks its members, the BOA, and relevant ! ( Mooring RMS (Maritime) title boundary SYDNEY HARBOUR Plan compiled from information held in the Survey and Spatial Information Units. Proposed Courtesy Moorings Species (DPI Fisheries dataset of Jan 2013) INFORMATION ON THIS PLAN Quarantine Bay Government agencies for their support in delivering this Dense Posidonia/Zostera Manly IS SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT. N Halophila W E North Posidonia Sydney excellent outcome. S Homebush Date Produced: 5 July 2013 Sparse Posidonia/Zostera Scale at A3 sheet 1:1,000 m 0 Zostera Sydney 0 10 20 30 40 PLAN N : 42 - September 2013 BIA of NSW & SA LOGBOOK

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