Navigation Restriction - Hastings River, Port Macquarie - Fireworks display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Hastings River, Port Macquarie
Fireworks display
8:30pm to 9:30pm – Sunday 10 December 2017


Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on the Hastings River approximately 100m East of the Southern end of Pelican Island at Port Macquarie between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Sunday 10 December 2017.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads & Maritime Services has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to All Occasions Pyrotechnics Pty Ltd to conduct the Event and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hastings River adjacent to the Eastern end of Pelican Island at Port Macquarie, between the above times. The Zone will extend for a radius of 100 metres around the firing barge which will be moored near the inter-tidal sand flats to the east of Pelican Island and will be patrolled by control vessels who will advise vessel operators not to enter.


Roads & Maritime Services advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone 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 Zone and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(5) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)


Roads & Maritime Services Boating Map – 5A

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Roads and Maritime Services on 13 12 36.  


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