Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River, Macquarie Park Windsor to Sackville Ferry
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hawkesbury River, Macquarie Park Windsor to Sackville Ferry
HAWKESBURY CANOE CLASSIC 2016
3:00pm to Midnight - Saturday 29 October 2016
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services has declared that the above event, which is to be held on the Hawkesbury River from Macquarie Park, Windsor to the Sackville Ferry and between 3:00pm and midnight on Saturday 29 October 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 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic Association Inc. to conduct the event, and a Special Event Exclusive Use Area (‘the Area’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from Macquarie Park, Windsor to The Sackville Ferry between the above times. The Area will be monitored patrolled by control vessels at each end of the Area, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.
Roads and Maritime advises:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area 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).
- 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 Roads and Maritime Services on:
- Info Line 131 256 (8.30am – 4.30pm 7 days per week); or
- the Boating Safety Officer on 0407 107 487.
MARINE NOTICE SY1629