Navigation Restriction - Chaffey Dam - Water ski marathon

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Chaffey Dam
Water ski marathon
12 noon to 6:00pm - Friday 9 March 2018
6:00am to 6:00pm - Saturday 10 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 Chaffey Dam in the vicinity of the upstream 8 knot zone and from 12 noon to 6:00pm on Friday 9 March, and from 6:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday 10 March 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Aquatic Licence to the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd to conduct the event which will be on the navigable waters of Chaffey Dam in the vicinity of the upstream 8 knot zone between the above times on the above dates.

Signs advising of the event and the Aquatic Licence will be displayed at the Chaffey Dam boat ramp.

Non-competing vessels using this area of Chaffey Dam must comply with the existing 8 knot speed restriction.


Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Zone:

  1. 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).
  2. No unauthorised vessels 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 – Map 15

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads & Maritime Services on phone: 131256


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