Navigation Restriction - Clarence River, Grafton - Rowing regatta

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Clarence River, Grafton
Rowing Regatta
7:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 4 March 2018


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 Clarence River, from adjacent to Memorial Park at Grafton upstream for approximately 2.5 km, between 7:00am and 5:00pm on Sunday 4 March 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Iluka Rowing and Aquatic Club Inc. to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Clarence River, Grafton from Memorial Park upstream approximately 2.5 km (North of Susan Island) between the above times. The Zone will be marked by buoys and monitored 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)


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 2C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice please contact Luke Tucker - Boating Safety Officer, Yamba on phone: 0428 243 100


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