Macleay River: Exclusive Use this weekend

17 November 2011

NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a barefoot ski racing event on the Macleay River this weekend.

NSW Maritime North Coast Regional Manager James Green said boaters should avoid the area of the Macleay River at Kempsey 350m downstream of the Kempsey Traffic Bridge on both Saturday and Sunday.

“This area will be exclusively for the safe staging of the ski event from 9am to 5pm,” Mr Green said.

“For safety reasons, skippers should avoid these areas as they will be restricted for the event and patrolled by control vessels.”

“The exclusion zone will be clearly marked with red and orange buoys.”

Mr Green said unauthorised vessels would not be permitted to enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by event organisers, a NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.

NSW Maritime is a part of Roads and Maritime Services.

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