Navigation Warning - Windsor Reach, Hawkesbury River - Maritime Archaelogical Works

Windsor Reach, Hawkesbury River
Maritime Archaelogical works
6:00am to 6:00pm - Monday 2 July to Monday 7 September 2018


Vessel operators are advised that maritime archaeological works will be conducted on the Hawkesbury River, on the navigable channel at Windsor Reach from 6:00am to 6:00pm from Monday 2 July until Monday 7 September 2018.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted Exclusive Use to Cosmos Archaeology Pty Ltd to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from Windsor Wharf to Windsor Road Bridge between the above times on the above date. The Zone will be marked by yellow buoys with flashing yellow lights displayed between dusk and dawn extending 30m out from the southern shoreline.


Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of these works and to pay particular attention to vessel speed (4 knots) and minimise vessel wash near all working platforms. This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.


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 2016 – 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).
  3. 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)


Roads & Maritime Services Boating Map – 9C

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime Info line on 13 12 36.


Location map of maritime investigations and exclusion zones
Location map of maritime investigations and exclusion zones
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