Navigation Restriction - Main Beach, Byron Bay
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Main Beach, Byron Bay
11:00am to 3:00pm – Saturday 12 May 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 coastal waters of Main Beach at Byron Bay between the above times on Saturday 12 May 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to NX Sports Community Foundation Limited to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Main Beach Byron Bay directly in front of the surf lifesaving club between 11:00am and 3:00pm on Saturday 12 May 2018.
The Zone will be marked by a series of high visibility rounding buoys and patrolled by a high number of passive and power driven surf lifesaving rescue and monitoring vessels.
Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the Zone;
- 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).
- 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)
MAPS and CHARTS AFFECTED
RMS Boating Map – 1, Aus Chart 813
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Roads and Maritime Services on 0418 660 769
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