Navigation Restriction - Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga
(Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl.22)
Lake Mulwala, Yarrawong
AQUATIC FUN PARK
Daily from Wednesday 2 November 2016
Vessel operators are advised that due to the activity associated with an Aquatic Fun Park on Lake Mulwala, which may affect navigation, a Direction Notice (‘the Notice’) pursuant to Clause 22(1) of the Marine Safety Regulation 2016 (the ‘Regulation’) establishing an Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) has been issued pursuant to Clause 22(2) of the Regulation daily from Wednesday 2 November 2016.
In addition to local signage and buoyage, the Notice advises members of the public of the location of the Area and prohibits entry into the area.
The Notice serves to warn the general public of the risk of collision with the floating amusements, rides and other apparatus, to protect users of the facility from outside vessels and establishes the boundaries within which the activity carried on by the regulated facility is to be restricted.
EXCLUSIVE USE AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, an Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) has been established between the above times and is defined:
- From the shoreline of Lake Mulwala at Hunt Street Yarrawonga and adjacent to the upstream side of the Mulwala Bridge, to
- A distance of 100 metres into Lake Mulwala in a northerly direction parallel to the upstream side of the Mulwala Bridge, and marked by a lit yellow buoy, to
- A distance of 100 metres parallel to the Yarrawonga foreshore in an easterly direction, and marked by a lit yellow buoy, to
- At distance of 100 metres in a southerly direction back to the Yarrawonga Foreshore adjacent to waterside land at Hunt Street Yarrawonga.
Navigation is not available between the foreshore and the Aquatic Fun Park.
Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Area:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or NSW Police Officer in relation to the Area 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).
- No unauthorised vessels or persons are permitted to enter the Area, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl 22(4) – Maximum Penalty $11,000.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 19
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services seven days a week 8:30am to 4:30pm on 131 236.
MARINE NOTICE SO1687