Lake Talbot and Lake Mulwala: Exclusive Use Australia Day

24 January 2012

NSW Maritime will have two exclusive use aquatic licences active for Murray/ Inland waterways active on Australia Day.

NSW Maritime Regional Manager Murray/ Inland Scott Kidd said boaters should avoid the whole of the navigable waters of Lake Talbot between 12pm and 5pm where Australia Day raft races are scheduled to take place.

“This area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of raft races as part of Australia Day celebrations,” Mr Kidd said.

Also on Australia Day, as well as Friday and Saturday, (27 and 28 January) an aquatic licence will be in place for the safe staging of water-ski display and demonstrations on Lake Mulwala, Mr Kidd said.

“Boaters should avoid the area established on Ski Club Lagoon on Lake Mulwala on each day between 5pm and 9pm as the area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of ski club display and demonstrations,” Mr Kidd said.

“For safety reasons, skippers should avoid both exclusive use aquatic licence areas as they will be restricted for the events and patrolled by control vessels.”

Mr Kidd said unauthorised vessels would not be permitted to enter the exclusive use areas unless authorised by event organisers, a NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.

NSW Maritime is part of Roads and Maritime Services.

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