Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)

The Department of Transport conducts regular aquatic reviews to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of our important waterways.

  Perth Water Precinct Plan

Photo credit: Matt Kleczkowski
Photo credit: Matt Kleczkowski

The draft Perth Water Precinct Plan has now been developed by State and local government and is available for public comment.

The Plan sets a vision and will guide planning within and around Perth Water between the Narrows and Windan bridges. The Plan focuses on respecting the cultural and environmental value of Perth Water, and addresses key development considerations such as tourism and recreation opportunities, commercial use and transport improvements around and across the river.

For more information on the Perth Water Precinct Plan please visit the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

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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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  Broome Aquatic Use Review

The Department of Transport (DoT) has commenced the Broome Aquatic Use Review (AUR) which aims to maximise safety, community benefit and amenity of the coastline from Cable Beach to Roebuck Bay.

DoT is seeking comment from the community in relation to six proposed changes to the aquatic management of the area drafted in consultation with key stakeholders in October 2019.

Your comments are an important part of the AUR process and will be carefully considered by DoT prior to any changes being made and formally gazetted.

As part of DoTís AUR process, feedback will be  collected from Monday 9 December 2019 to 5 pm Friday 31 January 2020 via My Say Transport

External Link My Say Transport: Broome Aquatic Use Review
MAC_P_Broome_Aquatic_Use_Review_Current.pdf icon Broome Aquatic Use Review - Current Regulations Kb
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MAC_P_Broome_AUR_FAQs.pdf icon Broome Aquatic Use Review - FAQs Kb

  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 waters motorised vessel area at Marmion Beach to provide greater safety for users of the newly installed dive trail.
  • Reducing the speed limit within Hillary's Marina to five knots to improve overall navigational safety.

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Page last updated: Fri Dec 13 2019 10:10:40 AM