Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

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  Notice 2017-75: Marine construction works, underwater rock mound, Fremantle Port

Fremantle Port, Inner Harbour

Construction of underwater rock mound to protect Fremantle Rail Bridge

An underwater rock mound will be constructed in the north-eastern corner of the Fremantle Inner Harbour to provide the Fremantle Rail Bridge with additional protection from the risk of ship impacts.

Once completed, the rock mound will be about 45 metres long and 5 metres wide at the crest, and will partially submerge during high tides. Permanent cardinal markers shall be arranged around the structure upon completion.

Marine construction will commence on Monday 10th July 2017 and be completed in early August. Temporary special markers shall delineate a construction vessel work zone as per the below figure, Mariners are advised to stay well clear of this area at all times.

The contractor, TAMS Group, shall utilise a combination of a spudded backhoe dredge, materials barges, tugs, and assisting vessels to conduct the works. The vessels will regularly transit between Berth J and the underwater rock mound construction vessel work zone.

Please contact the TAMS spotter vessel on VHF channel 12, or 27 MHz 90 prior to transiting under the traffic bridge for notification of daily temporary restrictions on channel usage due to construction barge movements.

Refer to Figure 1 below for a general overview of the construction area and vessel transit route.

The special marker buoys shall be equipped with an orange flashing light, set to a sequence of 'on' for 0.5 seconds, 'off' for 1.0 seconds.

Refer to the following page for position information of the special markers, Figure 2.

MAC_P_TNTM_2017_75_Figs_1_2.pdf icon Notice 2017-75: Figures 1 and 2 - Marine construction works, underwater rock mound Kb

Position information for the special marker buoys is as follows:

Special marked ID Easting Northing Latitude Longitude
Number 1 382226.323 6454399.965 32° 2.4273" S 115° 45.1574"
Number 2 382221.177 6454315.127 32° 2.4732" S 115° 45.1535"
Number 3 382337.213 6454352.174 32° 2.4539" S 115° 45.2275"
Number 4 382315.264 6454326.250 32° 2.4678" S 115° 45.2134"

For further information regarding these construction works, please contact the below:

Or alternatively:

  • Jason Mayen, Project Manager, TAMS Group.
  • Phone: (08) 9430 5889.
  • Mobile: 0427 303 866.
  • Email: jasonm@totalams.com.au

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather A/Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 10/07/2017.
  • End date: Early August 2017.
  • Issued: 3/07/2017.

  Notice 2017-74: Piling works, 'Ku De Ta' restaurant boardwalk, Swan River, East Perth

'Ku De Ta' restaurant boardwalk, Swan River, East Perth

Mariners are advised that piling works on the southern and eastern sides of the 'Ku De Ta' restaurant boardwalk (located in the Swan River, East Perth, downstream of The Causeway, opposite Heirisson Island). are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 28 June 2017 and are expected to take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

These works will be take place during daylight hours from a works barge and support vessels as required.

The works area will be encompassed by a silt curtain and delineated by lit yellow buoys, approx one metre in height, and equipped with yellow rhythmic lighting systems. The barge and associated equipment will remain in the works area outside of operating hours.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather A/ Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 28/06/2017.
  • End date: 19/08/2017.
  • Issued: 28/06/2017.

  Notice 2017-18: Bridge works and diving operations, Garratt Road Bridge, Swan River Maylands

Garratt Road Bridge, Swan River Maylands

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Garratt Road Bridge, Swan River Maylands are scheduled to commence on Monday 23 January 2017. These works will take place Monday to Saturday during daylight hours (Saturdays only to midday) and are expected to be completed by 31 July 2017.

Hanging work platforms with scaffolding will be installed on the bridge structure in stages as the works proceed. The bridge scaffolds will be encompassed by a silt curtain and a lit yellow buoy, equipped with flashing yellow light, on both the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge.

Works are also scheduled to take place in the navigation spans from 06/06/2017 until the end of July 2017.

A scaffold will be erected in the navigation span of the upstream (eastern) bridge from 06/06/2017 for approximately 3-4 weeks, reducing the width of the upstream span by approximately 2 metres during this time. The scaffold will then be removed and erected in the navigation span of the downstream (western) bridge reducing the width of the downstream span by approximately 2 metres until the works are completed around 31/07/2017. Bridge height will not be affected during these works.

Diving operations will also take place as required. The international code flag "A" will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.
  • Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and stay well clear of the above works at all times.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 23/01/2017.
  • End date: 31/07/2017.
  • Issued: 17/01/2017.
  • Amended: 30/05/2017.

  Notice 2016-83: Boatshed works, Keane's Point Reserve, Freshwater Bay, Peppermint Grove

Keane's Point Reserve Freshwater Bay Peppermint Grove

Mariners are advised that marine construction works including demolition, piling operations and reinstatement are scheduled at the Burt Boatshed, Keane's Point Reserve, Freshwater Bay, Peppermint Grove from 8 August 2016 and expected to be complete by 31 August 2017.

These works will take place during daylight hours by piling barge (17 m x 9.6 m) and work boats (12 m x 5 m) in attendance as required.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height, and equipped with flashing yellow lighting systems.

There will be times when the barges will remain in the vicinity after operating hours. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 9 during operating hours.

All vessels involved in these works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations at all times.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 08/08/2016.
  • End date: 31/08/2017.
  • Issued: 10/08/2016.

  Notice 2016-80: Pier protection works, Fremantle Traffic Bridge, centre channel closure

Fremantle Traffic Bridge centre channel closure

Mariners are advised that works on the Fremantle Traffic Bridge are scheduled to recommence from December 2016 and are anticipated to take approximately 6 months to complete.

These works will be undertaken using a works barge and support vessels as required.

In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby advise that the centre channel of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge will be closed from Monday to Saturday from 12 December 2016 until 30 July 2017 to conduct works on the centre channel.

Further closures of the Northern and Southern spans may be required during the works and updates to the Temporary Notice to Mariners will be issued advising of closures

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.

Authorised by: Christopher J Mather, Director, Waterways Safety Management, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: December 2016.
  • End date: 30 July 2017.
  • Issued: 27/07/2016.

  Notice 2016-56: Wave and current monitoring device installation, Kwinana freeway foreshore

Kwinana Freeway Foreshore

Mariners are advised a wave and current monitoring device has been deployed at the Kwinana Freeway Foreshore Como at the following locations:

  • Latitude: 31 59.490'S, Longitude: 115 51.086'E (Until 3 September 2018).
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.

The equipment sits in a frame (1.5 m base, approx. 0.6 m height) on the river bed.

Mariners are advised to not interfere with the above device and to keep clear when anchoring in the above location.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 02/06/2016.
  • End date: 03/09/2018.
  • Issued: 03/06/2016.

  Notice 2015-164: Bridge and jetty construction works, Perth Stadium, Swan River, pedestrian bridge and Burswood Public Jetty

Swan River East Perth to Burswood

Mariners are advised that Perth Stadium construction works for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge and the Burswood Public Jetty in the Swan River, from East Perth (vicinity of Nile St) to Burswood, will commence on Friday 18 December 2015 until further notice.

Two temporary causeways and works areas into the Swan River from the east and west banks will be established, encompassed by silt curtains and lit marker buoys.

The central navigational channel will be temporarily reduced to a width of approximately 60 metres, and marked with temporary lit port and starboard navigational buoys.

A 100m long permanent reclamation area on the east bank of the river will also extend approximately 15m into the Swan River north of the current Pedestrian Bridge works, encompassed by silt curtains and lit marker buoys, to install the public jetty structure.

In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby close the following navigable waters to all vessels (excluding work vessels), from Friday 18 December 2015 until further notice:

All the waters surrounding the two (2) temporary causeways and works areas associated with the Perth Stadium Swan River Pedestrian Bridge as delineated by temporary lit lateral and special mark navigational buoys, and;

All waters surrounding the Burswood Public Jetty reclamation area delineated by temporary lit lateral and special mark navigational buoys.

During construction a speed restriction of 5 knots will apply between the Causeway bridge and the Windan Bridge. The temporary causeways and works areas will be removed after the completion of the pedestrian bridge construction.

For further information on these works please refer to the links below.

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and reduce wash when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above works areas at all times.

Authorised by: Christopher J Mather, Director, Waterways Safety Management, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 18/12/2015.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 16/12/2015.
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  Notice 2015-138: Sea plane operations, Perth Water

Perth Water, Swan River

Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.

The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.

Chart Reference: DoT Chart WA -898 'Swan and Canning River'.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather, A/Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 23/09/2015.

  Notice 2015-95: Bombora wave power device, Como Jetty (Preston St), South Perth

Como Jetty (Preston Street), South Perth

Mariners and swimmers are advised that subsurface wave power infrastructure will be installed in the Swan River, immediately south of the Como jetty, around the 3rd June 2015. All equipment and components will be floated from the shore, over a period of approximately 2 days, as required.

This device will be located about half way along the jetty (approx. 130 metres from the shore) and at a stand-off distance of 6 metres from the southern jetty edge. It will then continue southwards to its outer limit by another 10 metres (approx.16 metres in total from the jetty). It will extend to a height of 600 mm from the riverbed. Service ducting to a height of 250 mm will be located on the river bed between the jetty and the device.

  • Device location: 31 59.635'S, 115 51.200'E (approx.130 metres form the shore landing).

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers. This infrastructure will normally be full submerged and not visible from the surface, but will protrude from the water surface at low tide.

The apex of the above infrastructure will be marked by a beacon equipped with flashing yellow light, situated approx. 10 metres south of the jetty. The device extends 6 metres either side of the above beacon in a north south direction. Flash rate: Fl Y 3s 1M. Mariners and swimmers are advised to keep well clear of the above infrastructure.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 03/06/2015.
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 25/05/2015.

  Notice 2014-157: Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge

Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge

Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.

Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Issued: 22/08/2014.

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