Protect Our Environment
RPAYC is proud of our commitment to the protection and preservation of Pittwater and the pristine environment in which we reside so any risk to our environment and the Clubs Environmental Protection Licence, which enables us to operate, is taken very seriously. Regrettably, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) received community complaints recently when vessel work was undertaken on a hardstand without permission and that was not compliant with the club’s strict environmental risk and safety policies. The club is working with the EPA to investigate the incident and provide assurance that this will not be tolerated.
We ask our members for your vigilance in partnering with us to safeguard our environment. Before working on a vessel on club property, please ensure that you have read and are in compliance with the club’s By-Laws and Environmental Policy.
Only the most environmentally risk free work may be carried out on club property outside of the boatyard or designated work berths. Our members are fortunate to have access to an excellent boatyard facility where environmental risk measures are in place in order work on vessels – either by our team or as a DIY for accredited members. Please discuss any planned work with staff to ensure a risk assessment is completed before you start.
Environmental and WHS rules and regulations are an important aspect of Club and compliance is mandatory. We are proud of our Clean Marina certification, Fish Friendly accreditation and wish to continue to set the benchmark for environmental best practice. Working together, we can protect our environment so we will all continue to enjoy our pristine environment and clean waterways for generations to come.