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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

02 Nov 2018
Motorcycle

Novice motorcyclist safety a focus of new licence process

The State Government has made changes to improve the motorcycle graduated licensing system (GLS), which will come into effect on November 5, 2018.

The State Government has made changes to improve the motorcycle graduated licensing system (GLS), which will come into effect on November 5, 2018.

The Department of Transport has changed the process to attain a motorcycle licence to better prepare R class licence holders, and bring Western Australia in line with other Australian jurisdictions.

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

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31 Oct 2018
Old4New lifejackets

Warning to skippers: wear lifejackets beyond Bald Head

There's concern complacent skippers are risking their safety and that of their passengers by not insisting on the wearing of lifejackets while boating in the fast-changing conditions of the Southern Ocean.

There's concern complacent skippers are risking their safety and that of their passengers by not insisting on the wearing of lifejackets while boating in the fast-changing conditions of the Southern Ocean.

Department of Transport (DoT) Operations Manager Noel Chambers said there could be vastly different conditions experienced in the relatively protected waters of King George Sound compared with the open waters of the Southern Ocean.

"It is recommended lifejackets are worn at all the times, particularly when navigating beyond Bald Head where vessels move from protected waters to the open sea and the change in conditions mean skippers can experience rough and hazardous seas," Mr Chambers said.

"In an emergency there is often not time to put on a lifejacket and in the cold, rough Southern Ocean a lifejacket can keep a person afloat and alive."

The warning from authorities coincides with an opportunity for skippers in the region to participate in the Old4New lifejacket upgrade.

The Old4New program, delivered in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia, is an upgrade opportunity where old, damaged, obsolete or foam filled lifejackets can be exchanged for a voucher for use at a local retail outlet when purchasing a new lifejacket.

The program has seen more than 2,500 unsafe lifejackets taken off boats in WA. Voucher limits and restrictions are in place to ensure the benefits of the program apply to as many vessels as possible so people who want to participate should check the guidelines on the Lifejackets page.

Old4New will be at the Albany Show on Friday 9 and Saturday 10, November 2018. To get the latest information like MarineSafetyWA on Facebook or visit the Marine information section.

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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