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26 Jan 2015
Australia Day Skyworks

Get on board with boat safety this Australia Day

The Department of Transport (DoT) would like everyone heading out on the water to watch tonight’s City of Perth Skyworks, to have a safe and enjoyable time.

The Department of Transport (DoT) would like everyone heading out on the water to watch tonight’s City of Perth Skyworks, to have a safe and enjoyable time.

All skippers are asked to complete a full safety check of their vessel, including navigation lights, before leaving home.

DoT Marine Officers, who will be controlling all on-water activities for the event, have also recommended that life jackets and flares be carried on board all vessels.

DoT Supervising Marine Officer Simon Miller said the safety of boating public is paramount.

“Skippers are responsible for the safety of their vessel and passengers at all times. It is an offence to navigate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,”

“DoT officers will be working closely with WA Police to identify vessel masters impacting on the safety of others  and have powers under the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 (Act) to take action to direct them and their vessel from the water,”

 “Please remember that if you are in charge of a vessel with a motor of more than 4.5 kilowatts (6HP) you are required to hold a Recreational Skipper's Ticket,”

Mr. Miller said that following the event, skippers were also advised to delay their journey home to ease congestion on the river and avoid delays at boat ramps.

“Conditions can be hazardous following the Skyworks, particularly for small craft when traffic on the water is at its peak. So, we are calling on skippers to delay their trip home by up to an hour if they possibly can,”

“Skippers of larger vessels should also consider mooring overnight in one of the spectator craft areas." Mr. Miller said.

Special restrictions on Perth Waters will apply on Australia Day and include:

  • an eight knot speed limit will apply from the Narrows Bridge to Causeway Bridges including all of Perth Water between 3pm and 11pm;
  • Perth Water outside of spectator areas will be closed to all vessels from 4.45pm to 9.45pm; 
  • vessels are only to anchor or moor in the spectator vessel holding areas; and,
  • the Narrows Bridge main navigation channel (centre arch only) is to be used by all vessels.

The Belmont ski area will be closed from 3pm to accommodate an increase in river traffic from the Maylands and Goodwood Parade boat ramps.

Boat owners are also reminded that after dark the open speed limit on the Swan and Canning Rivers is restricted to 10 knots.

While it is not a requirement for all vessels to be fitted with a radio whilst on the river, boats fitted with one are asked to monitor 27.88 MHz or VHF 9 and 16 (call sign is ‘Marine Command’). These frequencies are for any on water information or instructions relating to the event. A message will be broadcast on these channels detailing closures and reopening of Perth Waters.

DoT Marine Officers and Education Officers will also be on hand to provide information to members of the boating public.

DoT's free Australia Day Skyworks River Closures and Restrictions brochure provides vital navigation information and safety advice.

For a copy of the booklet or more information go to the Australia Day page.

Media contact: Kate Phillips 0417 233 593

 

 

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19 Jan 2015
Australia Day Skyworks

Be prepared and stay safe on the water this Australia Day

Australia Day is one of the busiest times of the year on the Swan River and skippers are urged to complete a full safety check of their vessel before taking to the water.

Australia Day is one of the busiest times of the year on the Swan River and skippers are urged to complete a full safety check of their vessel before taking to the water.

DoT Supervising Marine Officer Simon Miller said it was vital that boat owners heading out on the water to watch this year’s City of Perth Skyworks checked the safety equipment on board their vessel.

“All vessels must have the correct combination of navigation lights when on the water after sunset through to sunrise. While not compulsory, it is also recommended that life jackets and flares are carried on board.”

Mr Miller said that skippers were responsible for their passengers at all times and needed to be aware of all possible dangers.

“That includes dangers associated with heavily populated mooring areas and overloaded vessels. Skippers should also note swimming from vessels is not allowed in the spectator vessel holding areas as the propellers of passing vessels pose a significant threat to the safety,”

DoT has been made aware that some commercial operators were considering facilitating raft ups in Perth Waters on the day.

“Given the high volume and density of vessel traffic and the close proximity of anchoring, this high risk activity will not be permitted. DoT strongly encourages operators to liaise with DoT Marine Officers on the day to determine appropriate areas,”

Mr Miller said securing a spot on the water ahead of the event would also help to reduce risk on the day.

“Vessel holding areas will be marked up three days before on the Friday, so we are urging skippers to get in on the weekend and not flood the area on the day.”

All skippers require a Recreational Skipper's Ticket to be in charge of a vessel with a motor of more than 4.5 kilowatts (6HP) and will be required to navigate several exclusion zones, implemented around barges, on the river in the days prior and on the day of the event.

There are also special restrictions on Perth Water on Australia Day. Restrictions include:

  • an eight knot speed limit will apply from the Narrows Bridge to Causeway Bridges including all of Perth Water between 3pm and 11pm;
  • Perth Water will be closed to all vessels from 4.45pm to 9.45pm; 
  • vessels are only to anchor or moor in the spectator vessel holding areas; and,
  • the Narrows Bridge main navigation channel (centre arch only) is to be used by all vessels.

The Belmont ski area will be closed from 3pm to accommodate an increase in river traffic from the Maylands and Goodwood Parade boat ramps.

Boat owners are also reminded that after dark the open speed limit on the Swan Canning River Park is restricted to 10 knots.

While it is not a requirement for all vessels to be fitted with a radio, boats fitted with one are asked to monitor 27.88 MHz or VHF 9 and 16 (call sign is ‘Marine Command’).These frequencies are for any on water information or instructions relating to the event. A message will be broadcast on these channels detailing closures and reopening of Perth Waters. DoT Marine Officers will also be on hand to advise uncertain members of the boating public.

DoT's free Australia Day Skyworks River Closures and Restrictions booklet provides vital navigation information and safety advice.

For a copy of the booklet or for more information visit the Australia Day page.

Media contact: Kate Phillips 0417 233 593

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12 Jan 2015
Taxis

Have your say on Margaret River’s transport services

As part of the Department of Transport’s review of Margaret River’s transport services, independent consultants Cardno Pty Ltd (Cardno) have created a survey to obtain community feedback.

As part of the Department of Transport’s review of Margaret River’s transport services, independent consultants Cardno Pty Ltd (Cardno) have created a survey to obtain community feedback.

DoT’s Acting Manager Industry Development Matthew Bullock said the survey would help the department better understand the unique transport needs in the Margaret River area.

“The idea of the survey is to get feedback from the people that are directly affected by transport services in the area,”

“DoT would like to know what the community’s experiences have been, any concerns they may have and any ideas they have to help improve transport services in and around the Margaret River area,”

The survey focuses on the following:

  • the transport needs of the local community
  • Issues affecting existing transport services (including taxi and omnibus) and their causes;
  • opportunities and constraints associated with the delivery of transport services in and around Margaret River.

“The feedback we receive through the survey will build on the information already received during consultations with the community by Cardno  representatives in November last year.” Mr Bullock said.

A report outlining the findings and subsequent recommendations will be finalised in February 2015.

To take part in the survey, please go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/MRTaxiReview

Media contact: Joanna Hynes - 0412 027 383

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Alerts
27 Jan 2015
Temporary Notices to Mariners

Temporary Notices to Mariners (TNTM)

Use the links below to view maps displaying all current TNTM in each region of Western Australia.

Use the links below to view maps displaying all current TNTM in each region of Western Australia.

Cancelled, withdrawn and expired notices are regularly removed.

 

 

 

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