Navigation Restriction - Murwillumbah, Tweed River

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Murwillumbah, Tweed River
Rowing Regatta Races
7:00am to 4:00pm – Sunday 15 October 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 Tweed River between Condong and Murwillumbah Road Bridges, and between 7:00am and 4:00pm, on Sunday 15 October 2017.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Murwillumbah Rowing Club Inc to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Tweed River from Condong to Murwillumbah Road Bridges between the above times. The Zone will be marked by buoys and patrolled by control vessels.


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)

Provision has been made for a ‘transit zone’ along the southern side of the river, within which a control vessel operator will, at times during the event, authorise local vessel traffic to transit the Zone. Vessels navigating the transit zone must do so at a safe speed and distance, must not produce excessive wash, and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 1A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services phone: 13 12 56.


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