Navigation Restriction - Back Creek, South West Rocks - Fireworks display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Back Creek, South West Rocks
8:30pm to 9:30pm – Sunday 31 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 Back Creek, adjacent to Ingenia Holiday Park, at South West Rocks between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Sunday 31 December 2017.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads & Maritime Services has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Mr. Christopher David Pearson to conduct the Event and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Back Creek adjacent to Ingenia Holiday Park, South West Rocks between the above times. The Zone will extend for a radius of 60 metres around the firing barge moored near the inter-tidal sand flats adjacent to the Ingenia Holiday Park and will be monitored by event staff from the foreshore. Notification to vessel operators will be provided at Back Creek boat ramp prior to the event.


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 – 4B

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


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