Navigation Restriction - Macleay River, Kempsey - Fireworks display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Macleay River, Kempsey
Fireworks display
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 the Macleay River adjacent to Kempsey RSL, Kempsey, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Sunday 31 December 2017.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Michael Moir to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Macleay River adjacent to Kempsey RSL between the above times. The Zone will include the immediate waters surrounding a firing barge extending to a radius of 30m from its position and will be monitored by pyrotechnic event support vessels for its duration. Notification to vessel operators will be provided prior to the event at the Riverside Park boat ramp.


Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by any 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 or persons 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)


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For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services on 13 12 36


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