Navigation Restriction - Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, McCarrs Creek, Scotland Island, Church Point, Pittwater

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, McCarrs Creek, Scotland Island, Church Point, Pittwater
August to October 2020


Vessel operators are advised that essential construction works associated with the installation of NBN submarine cables will be conducted in a number of the Western bays of Pittwater, including Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay, McCarrs Creek, and from Carols Wharf Scotland Island to the Cargo Wharf at Church Point. These works will be conducted from August to October 2020. 


During this time a barge will be temporarily anchored in various locations throughout this area while works is conducted.

Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and any associated vessels. The location of the barge and works area will be marked by 4 yellow marker buoys that are positioned 40 metres apart in a rectangle with flashing beacons. These markers will surround and move with the barge and associated vessels for the duration on the construction works.

During this period there will be other construction works carried out within the area and vessel operators are reminded to operate at a safe speed, maintain a proper  lookout and minimise wash around barges while work is conducted.


TfNSW 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 – 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).


TfNSW Maritime Boating Map – 9A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the TfNSW Senior Boating Safety Officer, Hawkesbury/Broken Bay on phone: 0409 655 867


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