Navigation Restriction - Windsor Reach, Hawkesbury River
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Windsor Reach, Hawkesbury River
POWER BOAT CIRCUIT RACING
9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 6 November 2016
9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 11 December 2016
9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 5 February 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 5 March 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 9 April 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 9 July 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 6 August 2017
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 Windsor Reach, Hawkesbury River from the Windsor Bridge to 800 metres down-stream of South Creek, in the vicinity of Governor Phillip Park, Windsor and between 9:00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 6 November 2016, Sunday 11 December 2016, Sunday 5 February 2017, 5 March 2017, 9 April 2017, Sunday 9 July 2017, Sunday 6 August 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club Inc to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from the Windsor Bridge to 800 metres down-stream of South Creek, in the vicinity of Governor Phillip Park, Windsor between the above times. The Zone boundaries will be will be patrolled by control vessels, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.
Roads and Maritime advise 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 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 & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 9C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact:
- Info Line 131 236 (8:30am – 4:30pm, 7 days per week); or
- the Boating Safety Officer on 0407 107 487
MARINE NOTICE SY1633