Navigation Restriction - Shaws Bay, East Ballina - Triathlon swim leg

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Shaws Bay, East Ballina
Triathlon swim leg
7:00am to 1:00pm –
 Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 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 Shaws Bay, adjacent to Pop Denison Park at East Ballina, from 7:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the NX Sports Community Foundation Limited to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of Shaws Bay adjacent to Pop Denison Park. The course will extend West a short distance then South/West approximately 350 metres from the Northern end of Pop Denison Park Shaws Bay between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked with a series of high visibility buoys with safety and monitoring craft in attendance.


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)

Access to Shaws Bay is unrestricted and via normal informal locations. Users must navigate and swim outside of the buoyed course area so as not to interfere with the Zone. Users operating in this area must do so at a speed not exceeding 4 knots, must produce no wash, and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.


Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 2A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Boating Safety Officer Darren Watson, Roads & Maritime Services on phone: 0418 660 769


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