Estuary Partners is focussed on driving and enabling better outcomes on our waterways

Our scope and capability includes Strategy and Advocacy, Technology and Innovation, and Environment Health and Safety.

Strategy and Advocacy

The regulatory and management frameworks that sit across waterways and adjacent land are complex, and the interests of stakeholders are often conflicting. Good things don’t come easy in this space.

Estuary Partners engage to understand objectives, opportunities, and constraints. We build a draft game-plan with clients and key partners, then calibrate our approach with insight gained from decades of combined yet varied experience.

When it comes to delivery, we are experienced in stakeholder and government engagement and our network empowers us to form sharp and effective teams

We can partner for the whole journey, or consult on specific parts.

Talk to us about:

  • infrastructure design, consent, and delivery
  • waterway management and related policy
  • waterway access and boat storage
  • land management and planning
  • regulatory affairs and government relations
  • out-of-the-box ideas

Technology and Innovation

Our niche area of focus is ripe for new thinking, new tools and systems, and a new approach.

Estuary Partners is always on the lookout for new and different ways to operate efficiently, maximise safety and environmental outcomes, and drive collaboration between industry, regulators, and waterway users.

In 2021 David Gore and Alan Barrett acquired Marina Focus from MSL Solutions.

Building on more than a decade observing and advising on the evolving needs of yacht clubs, marinas, and harbour managers in the region, the pair have formed InFocus Software in Sydney to refresh, renew, and reinvigorate the famous Marina Management System (MMS) and deliver new features and functionality.


Environment Health & Safety

Estuary Partners now incorporates Environmental Dynamics – the boating industry-specialist environmental consultancy established by Tony Griffin in 2005.

Tony was instrumental in the development of Environment Health and Safety (EHS) best practice for the boating industry and authored the definitive guidance document for boat storage and servicing facilities “Environmental Action for Marinas Boatsheds and Slipways”

After many years collaborating within the Boating Industry Association, Tony and Alan have formed a partnership to deliver relevant and practical EHS support to boating industry stakeholders and authorities alike.

Key capabilities include:

  • Environmental Audits
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) compliance
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Facilitation of engagement between industry and authorities

We’re experienced professional and here to help

Please contact Estuary Partners for a confidential discussion


0402 113 885