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Burials at sea
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A new landing pontoon has been installed at Sydney Fish
Market (SFM) to restore public access to the market for private
vessels. But there’s a catch ... it’s drop off and pick up only. The
old marina has been removed and there’s no longer any way
boaters can leave their craft while dining or shopping ashore.
The pontoon will only accommodate vessels up to six metres
in length and will only provide a drop off/pick up facility for visitors
wishing to access the market by water. To ensure accessibility
for all visitors when required, there will be no mooring available.
It is possible to anchor inshore of the special Aqua Buoys in
Blackwattle and adjoining Rozelle bays, but there’s nowhere to
leave your tender at the SFM.
SFM closed its old public jetty in 2015 after concerns for public
safety, it says. The jetty was apparently deemed irreparable and
has since been dismantled and removed. But SFM has decided
not to rebuild a marina for boaties.
Bryan Skepper, General Manager of Sydney Fish Market
says: “Sydney Fish Market recognises the role it plays as one of
Sydney’s most popular attractions and is committed to continual
improvement of our site facilities.
“ Sydney Fish Market is working closely with UrbanGrowth
NSW on the redevelopment of Sydney Fish Market as part of the
Bays Precinct Transformation Plan and a longer-term solution
for public boat access will be considered as part of the future
planning for Blackwattle Bay.
“Until then, we are pleased to be able to offer a viable
solution,” Skepper said.
SFM says it thanks those who used the old facility for their
patience and looks forward to welcoming its boating customers
back to the market.
There will be no charges for use of the drop off/pick up
Fuel Doctors core business of fuel tank cleaning, ensures
daily hands-on experience to facilitate ongoing research and
development of the Fuel Doctor formula in the face of ever-
changing fuel quality, and the necessity to maintain cleanliness
and optimum lubricity in modern common rail diesel and
In 1985, the dispute between Queensland’s Premier, Bjelke
Peterson and the Electrical Trade Union resulted in Brisbane’s
CBD having the majority of emergency power generators in
Australia, giving Fuel Doctors its first client ... the Qld State
Government buildings have dozens of underground
emergency fuel tanks with thousands of litres of diesel,
stored year after year, oxidising and degrading to the point of
compromising the very infrastructure they support.
While 90% of refined fuel is consumed within 90 days of
manufacture, 90% of fuel in emergency power generators is
rarely consumed within 900 days.
With CBD underground diesel tanks having a life expectancy
of 25-35 years and high-rise buildings being 75-100 years,
preventative maintenance is of paramount importance to
maintain these assets.
Emergency generator tanks are installed within the
foundations of the host buildings and are designed with access
for regular internal cleaning. While service stations, truck stops
and marina storage tanks are not.
To remove accumulated debris from these tanks Fuel Doctors
developed a chemical formulation that would release and safely
disperse the tank bottom debris into the fuel for removal via
centrifuge and filtration.
In 2002, SuperCheap Auto commenced retail sales of Fuel
Doctor, thereby facilitating a cost effective industrial strength
formulation of a single product for all fuel types and applications,
in a single bottle. h
Sydney Fish Market welcomes back
boaties with new pontoon access ...
but there’s a catch
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