Published: Monday, 29 February 2016

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) welcomes a number of new sponsorships and a program partnership, which will assist the association in delivering its program of training and accreditation to members and industry over the next two years.

Mia Welcomes New Sponsorships And Program Partnership

Marine Technologies (M-Tech) has become a Silver Sponsor having previously supported the MIA at a Bronze level since 2008. M-Tech manufactures a full range of service products ranging from, marina and caravan park service pedestals, emergency service equipment, sanitation pump-out systems, energy saving lighting systems, and to accompany all of the above sectors we offer a full range of spare parts and accessories. All products are supplied from their Coomera facility in southeast Queensland and are supplied within Australia and exported all over the world.

Butchart Marine Services and BMT WBM have both taken up Bronze Sponsorships to further enhance the active membership and consultant roles they have fostered with the Association.

Butchart Marine Services, based in Sydney, offers high quality and innovative solutions to boat hoisting, transportation, storage and marina facilities across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, representing quality internationally recognised brands including Ace Marina Floats (Marina Floats and accessories), Brownell Boat Stands (boat storage solutions), Seijsener Marina Services (Marina pedestals, sewerage pump out stations) and Roodberg (straddle carriers and hydraulic trailers). 

The company has been a sponsor of the MIA’s Straddle Carrier Courses for two years. 

Leading edge water and environmental consultancy, BMT WBM focuses on application of innovation and technology in the fields of marine engineering and the environment, accredited to ISO9001 (Quality), ISO14001 (Environment) and OHSAS18001 and AS/NZS 4801 (Safety).

The consultancy offers specialist coastal and marine environmental services and has been providing regulatory, planning and scientific advice to the marina industry since 1969. As certified auditors, BMT WBM has been assisting the Association with audits for the International Clean Marina Program.

Business Development Manager Greg Fisk says: "BMT WBM is proud to support the MIA and further develop the relationship to assist members in the areas of environmental best practice. We believe we can offer added value for MIA's members in Australia and further afield and welcome contact from members at any time.”

The MIA’s International Clean Marina Program welcomes new partner Oleology, a leading provider of Oily Water Separation and Removal products, which are used by many public and private marinas, yacht clubs, boatyards, and marine maintenance facilities across Australia. The company also provides products and solutions for a large number of non-marine clients, ranging from mining, energy, industrial, local, State and Federal government.  

“Our objective is to be an active partner with MIA in promoting the clean marina program through shared outcomes of environmental compliance and best work practices,” says Oleology Director Paul Callaghan. “We aim to increase awareness in the sector of cost effective and proven solutions for dealing with contaminated water streams either for total recycling or discharge back to the ocean.”

“In doing so, we will be assisting those marinas seeking clean marina accreditation as well as reducing their water usage and costs, discharge compliance and contingent environmental liability.”

MIA President Andrew Chapman CMM said: “The agreements with our new sponsors and Clean Marina Partner reflect the significant commitments the companies have made to support the on-going development of the marina industries sector. The Association is extremely grateful for this support and we look forward to developing a mutually beneficial relationship with all the companies."