Navigation restriction - Tweed River, Murwillumbah - Rowing regatta races

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Tweed River, Murwillumbah
8:30am to 4pm - Sunday 13 September 2020,
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 March 2021,
Sunday 11 April 2021


Vessel operators are advised that a special event pursuant to section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on the Tweed River between Condong and Murwillumbah bridges at Murwillumbah between from 8:30am to 4:00pm on Sunday 13 September 2020, and then on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March, and Sunday 11 April 2021.


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Transport for NSW has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Murwillumbah Rowing Club to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone ('the Zone') will be established on the navigable waters of the Tweed River within a designated course between Condong and Murwillumbah bridges at Murwillumbah between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels.


Transport for NSW advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer, Police Officer, or control vessel operator in relation to the Special Event 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).
  2. No unauthorised vessels are permitted to enter the Zone during this event, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(5) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)

Provision has been made for a 'transit zone' along the southern foreshore, within which a control vessel operator will, at times during the event, authorise local vessel traffic to transit alongside the Zone. Vessels navigating alongside the transit zone must do so at a speed not exceeding 4 knots, must produce no wash, and must comply with any direction given pursuant to (a) above.


Transport for NSW Boating Map - 1A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact Transport for NSW on phone 13 12 36.


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