Licence applications open for NSW Alpine Waters Mooring Scheme
Friday, 12 August 2016
Boaters are being encouraged to apply for new mooring licences at Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene as part of a joint initiative between the NSW Government and Snowy Hydro, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.
The initiative is part of a broader program to improve boating infrastructure and access on Alpine Waters. The program also includes upgrading aids to navigation, improving safety signage at boat launching areas and funding to boat ramp infrastructure such as parking areas and access tracks.
Mr Barilaro said boaters were invited to apply for a mooring licence to ensure they could secure their site under the new arrangements.
“The new scheme delivers on the NSW Government’s commitment to maintaining safety and protection of the environment on Alpine Waters by encouraging better boating practices for all waterway users.
“The number of Alpine moorings available is strictly limited and licences will be allocated on a priority basis in accordance with the date each application is received.” If all available sites are allocated, additional applicants will be placed on a priority list and will be offered the next available site.
The NSW Government will also consider applications for club/commercial mooring licences for the use of club members. These applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
“All vessels currently moored on Alpine Waters will need to secure a mooring licence under these new arrangements to ensure their vessel can remain moored on these waterways,” Mr Barilaro said. For additional information and an application form visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/moorings.
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