New powered vessel exclusion zone for Lake Mulwala
9 April 2014
Boaters visiting Lake Mulwala are advised a new exclusion zone restricting access for powered vessels will be in place from Wednesday 16 April between Bundalong and Jacksons Island.
“Lake Mulwala is a popular boating and fishing destination on the NSW-Victorian border which welcomes many visitors for recreational activities every year,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“Roads and Maritime were alerted to reported environmental damage being caused by power boats in the narrow shallow channel by Goulburn-Murray Water earlier this year.
“A Roads and Maritime Boating Safety Officer investigated and found a restriction to prohibit access for power driven vessels would help reduce further damage under the Maritime Safety Agreement.
“The NSW Government provided funding for new signage to be installed next week to ensure boaters are ready for the change before the Easter long weekend, an especially busy time.
“Goulburn-Murray Water is expected to carry out the installation on weekdays next week between 9am and 6pm.
“There will be no change to access arrangements for smaller non-powered craft.
“Boaters are reminded Roads and Maritime vessels may carry out patrols in the area to ensure compliance with the new rules and fines may apply.
“Remember if you are the boating skipper, you are responsible so brush up on safety knowledge before heading out by visiting www.maritime.nsw.gov.au.