NSW Ports Minister Duncan Gay today welcomed the addition of two new sewage pump-out units, part of the new integrated marine fuel, service and supply facility at White Bay, Balmain.
Mr Gay said the project had its beginnings in March 2010 when NSW Maritime awarded full funding of $337,000 to Bailey’s Marine Fuels Australia for the pump-out units.
'The NSW Maritime Better Boating Program (BBP) under the Sharing Sydney Harbour Access Program provided $84,250 of the funding, with the balance of $252,750 from a NSW Maritime special grant,' Mr Gay said.
'The two pump outs are now fully operational.'
'One pump-out is for commercial boating use and is located on the main wharf, while the unit for recreational boaters is located on a new pontoon facility which provides access for smaller vessels.
'This White Bay facility aims to provide modern, environmentally acceptable marine fuelling and waste removal services to both commercial/charter and recreational vessels.
'It is pleasing to see this valuable project reach completion stage and deliver ongoing benefits to the boating community.'
Mr Gay said this was part of NSW Maritime’s commitment to provide ongoing services and support to the boating community.
It is an offence to pollute State waters. Vessels fitted with holding tanks can discharge at pump-out stations such as this new facility at White Bay.
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