Grants to ramp up WA boating facilitiesKey recreational boating facilities such as ramps and jetties will be upgraded or built following the release of $1.5 million worth of State Government grants.
Key recreational boating facilities such as ramps and jetties will be upgraded or built following the release of $1.5 million worth of State Government grants.
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Dredging to start at Bandy CreekMaintenance dredging will commence at Bandy Creek Boat Harbour on Sunday 23 April.
Maintenance dredging will commence at Bandy Creek Boat Harbour on Sunday 23 April.
The Bandy Creek boat ramp will be temporarily unavailable between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm for the launch of the dredge vessel Cooper II. There may also be restricted access to the car park area at this time.
Boat users are advised to use the Esperance Beach town boat ramp as an alternative launch during this period. The Bandy Creek boat ramp is expected to be available again after 12.00 pm.
Maintenance dredging will remove some 60,000 cubic metres of sand from the harbour entrance over a three month period. Dredging activity is undertaken every two years to ensure all commercial fishing, charter industry and recreational vessels have safe access to Bandy Creek Boat Harbour.
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Boating safety reinforced as Old4New visits GeraldtonThe importance of safety on the water will be in the spotlight next week as the Department of Transport's (DoT) very successful Old4New lifejacket upgrade program visits Geraldton.
The importance of safety on the water will be in the spotlight next week as the Department of Transport's (DoT) very successful Old4New lifejacket upgrade program visits Geraldton.
The Old4New opportunity which is part of a visit to the region by DoT's Marine Safety Education Trailer, gives skippers a chance to exchange old, damaged, obsolete or foam filled lifejackets for a voucher to be used when purchasing a new one.
DoT Safety Education Manager Laurie Adams said the popularity of boating in Geraldton had seen it targeted to boost the number of regional skippers benefiting from the Old4New program, delivered in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia.
"People visiting the safety trailer will also be able to get the latest safe boating advice from education officers and view proposed changes to aquatic use areas off the Geraldton coast as part of the review announced by DoT last month and available for comment until May 26, 2017 (www.transport.wa.gov.au/geraldtonreview)," Mr Adams said.
Skippers can visit the trailer at the following locations:
- Batavia Coast Marina Boat Ramp
Friday April 28, 2017.
Old4New opportunity between 9.00 am and 10.00 am only.
- Geraldton Show
Saturday April 29 - Sunday April 30, 2017.
The Old4New initiative spearheads a State-wide education campaign promoting the benefits of wearing lifejackets at all times while boating.
"The aim is to change people's behaviour and improve the safety of people who enjoy boating in WA," Mr Adams said.
"Voucher limits and restrictions are in place to ensure the benefits of the program apply to as many vessels as possible. To avoid disappointment it's important that people wanting to participate in the program read the Old4New guidelines at www.transport.wa.gov.au/lifejackets to check if their jackets qualify for an upgrade and to find out more information."
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Temporary Notices to Mariners (TNTM)Use the links below to view maps displaying all current TNTM in each region of Western Australia.
Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.
- Great Southern.
- Mid West.
- South West.
- Swan and Canning Rivers.
Cancelled, withdrawn and expired TNTM are removed without notice.
Please also see navigational warnings.
Traffic Infringement Notice scamThere is currently a WA Police Traffic Infringement Notice scam email being circulated.
There is currently a WA Police Traffic Infringement Notice scam email being circulated.
- The email contains current WA Police logos and may seem legitimate, but it is not!
- Please do not click on any of the links in the email.
WA Police currently only issues traffic infringements by either handing an on the spot infringement to a person or posting a traffic infringement (either handwritten or camera) to the offender in the mail.
WA Police do not currently issue traffic infringements by email or SMS.
If you are unsure whether an infringement is real, you can visit WA Police website and click on the Infringements tab or call IMO call centre on (08) 9374 4555.
Telephone scam warningThe Department of Transport (DoT) would like to alert its customers to a potential telecommunications scam.
The Department of Transport (DoT) would like to alert its customers to a potential telecommunications scam where a caller, claiming to be from DoT, asks for insurance/personal details over the phone and may also involve automated calls asking customers to respond to a survey.
Further information relating to identity checks may be found on the DoT website under Verification of proof of identity.
If you think you have received a fraudulent phone call, please alert the Department of Commerce.