Navigation Restriction - Back Channel, Hastings River, Port Macquarie - Wharf construction Koolonbung Creek Entrance
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Back Channel, Hastings River, Port Macquarie
WHARF CONSTRUCTION KOOLONBUNG CREEK ENTRANCE
September 2019 to June 2020
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) advises that GPM Marine on behalf of the NSW Department of Industry – Crown Lands will be constructing a new public wharf facility in the vicinity of the ex-Fishermen’s Co-Op site near the entrance to Koolonbung Creek, Back Channel, Hastings River, Port Macquarie between September 2019 and June 2020.
Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and to pay particular attention to work vessels and buoyed off areas. The works area will be marked by yellow hazard markers with yellow flashing lights. This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.
Roads and Maritime advises that in relation to the works;
- Persons within the vicinity of the Area 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).
- Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed (no more than 4 knots) from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety (General) Regulation – clause 9) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)
MAPS AND CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Services Boating Map – 5A
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice please contact the Roads and Maritime Services Info Line on 131236.
MARINE NOTICE NH1999