Navigation Restriction - Hunter River, Stockton - New Years Eve fireworks display
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hunter River, Stockton
New Years Eve fireworks display
8:55pm to 9:20pm – 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 Hunter River between Stockton Ferry Wharf and Punt Rd at Stockton, between 8:55pm and 9:20pm on Sunday 31 December 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic License to The Firework Factory Pty Ltd to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hunter River between Stockton Ferry Wharf and Punt Rd at Stockton extending 140 metres out from the shoreline between the above times. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Zone:
- 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).
- 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)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Services Boating Map – 7C
For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime info line on 13 12 56.
MARINE NOTICE NH17132