Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River

NAVIGATION RESTRICTION

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Hawkesbury River
WATER SKI RACES
9:00am to 5:00pm - Sunday 4 September 2016
9:00am to 5:00pm - Sunday 16 October 2016
9:00am to 5:00pm - Sunday 13 November 2016
9:00am to 5:00pm - Sunday 19 March 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm - Sunday 14 May 2017

THE EVENTS

Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above events, which are to be held on the Hawkesbury River, from 900 metres upstream of Cliftonville Lodge Resort (on Upper Half Moon Bend) to the Leetsvale Caravan & Recreational Park (on Lower Half Moon Bend) and from 9:00am and 5:00pm on Sundays 4 September, 16 October, 12 November 2016 and Sundays 19 March and 14 May 2017, are Special Events pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998.

SPECIAL EVENT & EXCLUSIVE USE AREA

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Cliftonville Ski Club Inc. and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from 900 metres upstream of Cliftonville Lodge Resort (on Upper Half Moon Bend) to the Leetsvale Caravan & Recreational Park (on Lower Half Moon Bend) on the above times and dates.

The Area will be marked with buoys and patrolled by control vessels, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Area must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the Special Event or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
  2. No unauthorised vessels are permitted to enter the Area and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(6) — Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)

MAPS AND CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Services Boating Map – 9C

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Roads and Maritime on:

  • Info Line 131 256 (8.30am – 4.30pm 7 days per week); or
  • the Boating Safety Officer on 0407 107 487.

MARINE NOTICE SY1619

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