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News
17 May 2019
Old4New lifejackets

Carnarvon skippers need to update unsafe lifejackets and out-of-date flares

Too many Carnarvon skippers are being turned away from the boat ramp for failing to meet safety equipment requirements.

Too many Carnarvon skippers are being turned away from the boat ramp for failing to meet safety equipment requirements.

Department of Transport (DoT) Regional Director Bradley Mitchell said while the majority of those stopped from launching failed to have in-date flares there was also concern about the number of skippers with old and unsafe lifejackets.

“In the Gascoyne in 2018 DoT undertook 858 safety checks and in eight and a half per cent of cases the skipper was found not to be carrying serviceable flares (in-date or not on board),” Mr Mitchell said.

“In-date flares are required safety equipment for boating in open waters and skippers who fail to carry them are risking their lives.”

Mr Mitchell said skippers were responsible for maintaining all their safety equipment and lifejackets should be regularly checked for signs of wear and tear.

“To assist skippers DoT will bring the successful Old4New lifejacket upgrade to the area next week,” Mr Mitchell said.

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.

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 

People can participate in Old4New at the Courtyard Craft Markets at the Civic Centre, Robinson Street, Carnarvon on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 8am until noon.

To get the latest information like MarineSafetyWA on Facebook or visit our website

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

10 May 2019
Taxi

Further transition assistance available to country taxi operators

Country taxi operators can now apply for further assistance as part of a new $3.4 million Regional Taxi Transition Support Package.

Country taxi operators can now apply for further assistance as part of a new $3.4 million Regional Taxi Transition Support Package.

Unfortunately, country taxis exist under separate legislation and operate on an annual licence system and are ineligible for the taxi-plate buyback for privately owned plates. Those who lease plates from the State Government, approximately half of the taxi fleet in the metropolitan area, are similarly ineligible.

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

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10 May 2019
Cycling

McGowan Government takes cycling investment up a gear in State Budget

The McGowan Government's 2019-20 State Budget has allocated more than $146 million to expand Western Australia's cycling network by at least 150 kilometres.

The McGowan Government's 2019-20 State Budget has allocated more than $146 million to expand Western Australia's cycling network by at least 150 kilometres.

With several major cycle projects nearing completion, the McGowan Government has continued its commitment to plan and build a safe, integrated and accessible cycling and walking network.

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

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Alerts
26 Feb 2019
Scam watch

Fake parking infringement notices

Please be advised there is an active scam alleging to be from Department of Transport and Parking.

Please be advised there is an active scam alleging to be from Department of Transport and Parking.

The email is sent from ‘Parking Infringement Office’ with subject line: [URGENT] Parking Infringement Notice.

There is no Department of Transport and Parking - if you have received this email, please report it to Scam Watch.   

22 Feb 2019
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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