Navigation warning - North Arm, Clarence River, Maclean - McFarlane Bridge maintenance works

North Arm, Clarence River, Maclean
Monday 30 October to Sunday 31 December 2017


Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services will be conducting general maintenance work on the McFarlane Bridge, South Arm of the Clarence River, at Maclean, commencing on Monday 30 October until Sunday 31 December 2017. During this time the main span will remain open, however all other navigable spans under the McFarlane Bridge will have temporary scaffolding affixed reducing the clearance heights and will be closed to navigation, at all times.

“Channel blocked” lights and shapes will be displayed accordingly.  Work barges will remain onsite for the duration of maintenance works.


Vessel operators are advised to exercise caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works, and to pay particular attention to construction works vessels, lighting, information signage and reduced clearance heights. Observance of “Distance Off” 6 knot requirements will be enforced. 

This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.


Roads and Maritime advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works 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. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation – clause 11(2))- Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 2B

For further information concerning this Navigation Warning, please contact the Yamba Boating Safety Officer, Luke Tucker on 0428 243 100.


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