Navigation Restriction - Nepean River, Penrith

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Nepean River, Penrith
PARTIAL CLOSURE OF THE NEPEAN RIVER & INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY BRIDGE PIERS
Mondays to Saturdays - 13 March 2017 to mid 2018

THE WORKS

The NSW Government is building a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Nepean River to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.

As part of this project, Roads and Maritime Services will be installing temporary piers in the Nepean River at Penrith to assist in the construction of the bridge from Monday 13 March 2017. The works will be carried out between 7:00am and 6:00pm Mondays to Fridays and from 8:00am to 1:00pm Saturdays, weather dependent.

NAVIGATION WARNING

In order to maintain safe navigation and to ensure a safe work zone, Roads and Maritime will establish exclusion zones and close two sections of the Nepean River for the construction of the temporary piers, commencing on the above date.

River traffic will still be able to pass through the work area with warning markers placed to assist safe navigation.

Map of the exclusion zones and the path of travel for river users.

The temporary piers and changes to the waterway will be in place until mid-2018

DIRECTIONS

Roads and Maritime advises: 

  1. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation – clause 11(2)) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)
  2. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works 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).

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 9C

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local  Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0427 417 033

MARINE NOTICE SY1710

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