Stage one opens at Trinity
AUSTRALIA: Johnson Property Group has opened the first phase of Trinity Point Marina on Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, NSW. The marina is part of a $388 million master-planned community.
The first stage, 88 berths and associated infrastructure, will form part of a five-pier facility for boats up to 20m (66ft) in length. Two vessels of 30m (98ft) could also be accommodated as an option. Visitor berthing, a fuel dock, pump-out, a marina lounge, high quality en suite showers, Wi-Fi and CCTV are incorporated.
“It was critical we did the marina right,” said Johnson Property Group managing director Keith Johnson. “It was a major key to what we aimed to achieve. It had to be a success.” To that end, the group hired Bellingham Marine to help with detail design and construction.
Sweeping lines, placid waters, terracotta coloured Unifloat concrete docks, stunning lighting and architectural details are highlights of the marina but, as John Spragg, Bellingham Marine president of Australia and Middle East points out, “to be a high performing marina, you need more than aesthetics.”
“Marina layout, ease of access from the entrance to individual berths, ample power, and amenities on the docks are the things that will put Trinity Point Marina on top,” he believes, adding that “from an operational standpoint, boater experience is paramount.”
“Give boaters a stress-free, enjoyable experience and your berths will quickly fill. Trinity’s purpose-designed wave attenuator is a big piece of that. It ensures a safe tranquil harbour in all weather.”
A further 100 berths are planned for stage two.
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