Port Coogee Marina earns international accreditation

Jonathan McKay and Samantha Standish from Port Coogee Marina, Colin Bransgrove and Adelaide Bevilaqua from environmental consultant group BMT Western Australia.
Jonathan McKay and Samantha Standish from Port Coogee Marina, Colin Bransgrove and Adelaide Bevilaqua from environmental consultant group BMT Western Australia.

THE Port Coogee Marina has received an international accreditation for its environmentally friendly practices.

The Marina Industries Association’s (MIA) International Clean Marina Accreditation Level 3 was awarded to the Port Coogee Marina for its efforts in the Clean Marina program.

City of Cockburn marina manager Samantha Standish said the Level 3 accreditation recognised practices such as safety emergency management plans, chemical registers, staff emergency response training and education to marina users.

“The Clean Marina program offered by MIA was a fantastic opportunity to review and implement our safety and environmental practices to ensure Port Coogee Marina is operating at or above the industry standard.” She said.

“The environmental accreditation promotes accountability for our waterways by staff, boat owners and members of the community.

“We are proud to fly the Clean Marina flag.”

She said they were also working on the Marina Industry Association’s Fish Friendly accreditation, which focuses on providing fish friendly structures within the marina, educating marina users on local species and promoting sustainable fishing and boating practices.