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19 Nov 2018
Boat registration

Need to be seen: vessel registration sticker and number

As the number of recreational vessels sharing WA waterways increases, skippers are being reminded to properly display their vessel registration sticker and number.

As the number of recreational vessels sharing WA waterways increases, skippers are being reminded to properly display their vessel registration sticker and number.

To assist, the Department of Transport (DoT) has produced a new Vessel Registration brochure, providing information about the type of vessels that need to be registered and details on the type, size, colour and placement of the registration number and sticker.

DoT Safety Education Manager Laurie Adams said a concerning number of recreational vessels on the water don't comply with requirements for the positioning of the registration number and sticker, so they can be clearly viewed.

"This makes it difficult for authorities and others to identify a vessel, which in an emergency could impact a timely response and inhibit a successful outcome," Mr Adams said.

Mr Adams said it was the responsibility of the skipper to check the vessel's registration was current before going boating.

"Current registration of a vessel provides authorities with up-to-date information about the vessel and the associated fees contribute to boating infrastructure improvements and other services to assist skippers including navigation aids, safety education and compliance patrols," Mr Adams said.

There's currently 98,649 registered recreational vessels in WA, 811 more than in 2013/14 representing an increase of just under one per cent growth in the past five years. Skippers who go boating without current registration face a $160 fine.

Get more information about vessel registration and view the new brochure Vessel registration: Safety guidelines - Marine Safety on the Boat registration page.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

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18 Nov 2018
Plane

Upgraded resort creates new tourism opportunities for Monkey Mia

Premier Mark McGowan has officially opened the newly upgraded RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin resort after it received a $20 million makeover.

Premier Mark McGowan has officially opened the newly upgraded RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin resort after it received a $20 million makeover.

The redevelopment has expanded the property from four hectares to nine, added 12 new family beach villas, 117 more powered campsites, an additional 14 powered sites with ensuites and 80 unpowered camping sites.

To continue reading the media statement please visit the link below.

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07 Nov 2018
Jetty Road causeway redevelopment at Casuarina Boat Harbour.

Work starts on $10.8 million Jetty Rd causeway redevelopment

Work has commenced on the first phase of the $10.8 million Jetty Road causeway redevelopment at Casuarina Boat Harbour.

Work has commenced on the first phase of the $10.8 million Jetty Road causeway redevelopment at Casuarina Boat Harbour.

Department of Transport Director of Project Delivery Cameron Smith said in the next few weeks contractors would start trucking the 24,000 tonnes of locally sourced rocks to site for placement along the causeway to strengthen the structure.

"Every effort is being made to limit the impact of the work on the surrounding community and harbour users with restrictions on truck movements and continued access to boat pens on the causeway," Mr Smith said.

"Trucks working on the project are only allowed to operate from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and will finish at 5pm on Saturday. DoT's on-site supervisor will work closely with the contractor to minimise noise and dust and the truck speed has been capped at 40 kilometres per hour for increased community safety.

"While there's no access to the causeway beyond the jetties for the duration of the project, penholders will have dedicated parking close to the jetties and will be updated on the progress of works."

The project is a key part of Stage 2 of the Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project.

Mr Smith said the causeway rock refurbishment was expected to be complete by mid-2019, triggering Phase 2 of the project which will see the roadway reconstructed, 164 parking bays created, landscaping and construction of public toilets and other facilities if the budget allows.

Visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/jettyroadcauseway for more information about the project.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

Alerts
17 Jan 2018
Temporary Notices to Mariners

Temporary Notices to Mariners (TNTM)

Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.

Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.

Cancelled, withdrawn and expired TNTM are removed without notice.

Please also see navigational warnings.

29 Dec 2017
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Cyclone - Community information sheets

The Department of Transport is responsible for the provision of cyclone community information sheet for its maritime facilities located in cyclone prone areas.

The Department of Transport is responsible for the provision of cyclone community information sheet for its maritime facilities located in cyclone prone areas.

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19 Jul 2017
Scam watch

Payment receipt scam

Please be advised there is a scam currently active that alleges to be part of the DoT payment and receipt system.

Please be advised there is a scam currently active that alleges to be part of the DoT payment and receipt system.

Customers are advised that DoT payment receipts are issued instantly following an online payment and are only ever in PDF format, not Word. Customers are therefore advised to NOT OPEN any Word based attachments claiming to be from DoT.

If you have received such an email, please report it to Scam Watch.

 

 

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