Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)
Perth Water Precinct Plan
The Department of Transport is currently working with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to develop the Perth Waters Precinct Plan.
The Precinct Plan is intended to set a framework to determine acceptable developments/uses for the area based on defining landscape characteristics, community aspirations and environmental and cultural values. Such developments/uses include recreation, commercial nodes, public access, facilities and services infrastructure, foreshore protection, and environmental enhancement and management.
For more information on the Perth Precinct Plan please visit the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions website.
Photo credit: Matt Kleczkowski.
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About Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)
The Department of Transport undertakes regular Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR) throughout the state to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of the State's waterways. Minor localised reviews may also be undertaken outside of a full AUR to cater for new types of activities in an area or to address site specific conflicts that arise between users from time to time.
The Department follows a standard process in completing all AURs to ensure that all views and options are considered and to ensure the broader community has the opportunity to provide feedback on any proposed changes.
If you wish to find out more about an AUR currently underway or see if an AUR is being considered in your area, please contact our Navigational Safety team.
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Completed Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)
North Metropolitan Aquatic Use Review
The Department of Transport (DoT) has completed the review of aquatic use of the waters of the north metropolitan area from North Fremantle to Two Rocks ensuring the ongoing safe, equitable and sustainable use of this important waterway.
The review looked at the current management arrangements in place along the coastline and explored changes to maximise the amenity and future use.
Key stakeholders were consulted including local government authorities, the aquatic use organisations, fishing industry and interagency partners who have a consideration in this AUR.
The DoT also received responses to an online survey targeting the boating community as part of the review process.
The review confirmed that most of the current management arrangements in place are working well. The main outcomes of the review will see the implementation of:
- Creation of a new closed water motorised vessel area at Marmion Beach to provide greater safety for users of a soon to be established dive trail.
- Reducing the speed limit within Hillary's Marina to five knots to improve overall navigational safety.
The introduction of these changes will be postponed until the Marmion Beach Dive Trail has been constructed.