Navigation Restriction - The Jetty, Coffs Harbour - New Years Eve fireworks display

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

The Jetty, Coffs Harbour
New Years Eve fireworks display
8:30pm to 10:00pm – 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 Coffs Harbour, in the vicinity of The Jetty, between 8:30pm and 10:00pm 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 Robert Stevenson to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Coffs Harbour, adjacent to ‘The Jetty’ structure between the above times. The Zone will extend along the length of ‘The Historic Jetty’ and include waters to 75 metres either side of the structure, and will be monitored by control vessels.

The two public ‘courtesy’ moorings adjacent to ‘The Jetty’ will be unavailable for use during the Event due to their proximity to the firing area.


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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