Navigation Restriction - Nepean River, Penrith
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Nepean River, Penrith
PENRITH RIVER FESTIVAL
7:30am to 4:30pm – Saturday 5 November 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads & Maritime Services (Roads and Maritime) has declared that the above event, which is to be held on the Nepean River, adjacent to the banks of Tench Reserve, between the M4 Road Bridge and Victoria Bridge, at Penrith and between 7:30am and 4:30pm on Saturday 5 November 2016 is a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998.
SPECIAL EVENT & EXCLUSIVE USE AREA
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Penrith City Council to conduct the event, and a Special Event/Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Nepean River adjacent to the banks of Tench Reserve, between the M4 Road Bridge and Victoria Bridge, at Penrith between the above times. The Area will be monitored by officials and patrolled by control vessels.
Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Area;
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area 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 are permitted to enter the Area and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(6) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 9C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Boating Safety Officer, NSW Roads & Maritime Services on phone: 0427 417 033
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