28 / September / 2017

Moreton Maritime Alliance makes a splash


Posted 28 September 2017

On Monday, 25 September, regional maritime stakeholders gathered together for the second bi-monthly Maritime Industry Cluster meeting at the Moreton Bay Boat Club.

Mark Shepherdson from the Department of State Development gave insight into attracting maritime investment and opportunities for Queensland and the Moreton Bay Region, while Brad Flynn from the Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce provided business planning advice and tips to all businesses in attendance.

Nick Heynen, Co-founder of Dropaline, a startup business to connect boat owners with non-boat owners, said the Alliance is a “great platform” for collaboration with other maritime businesses.

“We have only recently started our journey and look forward to sharing this with the team at Moreton Maritime Alliance,” Mr Heynen said.

Jason Button, Business Cluster Manager for Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay, said the event was a great success.

“It was fantastic to see stakeholders from a range of industries in the maritime sector and government representatives come together to network, transfer business knowledge, as well as collaborating on initiatives such as the development of a regional maritime capability document for industry growth,” he said.

Another key item on the evening was the unveiling of the industry cluster name selected by attendees - Moreton Maritime Alliance.

This will be the banner in which maritime stakeholders can come together to create value, sustainable employment and discover new opportunities by connecting entrepreneurs, businesses and knowledge in the maritime industry.

The Moreton Maritime Alliance is an initiative of RDA Moreton Bay in partnership with the Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the Moreton Maritime Alliance, or to find out how your business can get involved, contact Jason Button from RDA Moreton Bay at jasonb@moretonbay.org.au or 0409 264 722.