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Mooring regulation streamline review

In 2014 the Department of Transport (DoT) commenced the Mooring Regulation Streamline Review to improve the way moorings are managed in WA.


The Department of Transport (DoT) is continuing to progress the implementation of recommendations from the Mooring Regulation Streamline Review. The comprehensive two year review process, involving extensive key stakeholder consultation and two rounds of public consultation, saw the Minister for Transport approve key changes to the Mooring Regulations 1998.

The changes will allow for significant improvements in the management of moorings in WA including the introduction of an opt-in short term casual use system to enhance the availability of moorings and boost usage, changes allowing DoT to provide moorings for rent and short term storage for vessel owners and a new wait list for Mooring Control Areas (MCA) that have reached capacity such as in the Swan Canning Riverpark that will see a fairer and more equitable allocation of licensed moorings.

Unfortunately, there has been a delay in amending the Mooring Regulations 1998 to align to the outcomes of the Mooring Regulation Streamline Review. Parliamentary staff are currently working to redraft the regulations that will underpin the planned improvements to the mooring system in WA and DoT continues to be committed to implementing the changes as soon as possible.

The Mooring Regulation Streamline Review 2014-16 provides an overview of the review process, the outcomes and information on the implementation process.

MAC_P_Mooring_Regulation_Streamline_Review_2014_16.pdf icon Mooring Regulation Streamline Review 2014 - 2016 Kb
MAC_P_FAQ_MooringsMgmtReview.pdf icon Changes to moorings in WA (Frequently Asked Questions) Kb

  Background documents

The key documents used as part of the review and consultation process are provided for reference.

MAC_P_MooringMgmtDiscPaper_Feb_2015.pdf icon Mooring Management discussion paper February 2015 Kb
MAC-P_MooringsMgmtPosPaper.pdf icon Moorings management position paper October 2015 Kb

  More information

If you would like further information about the review and implementation please telephone us on the number below between the hours of am and pm, Monday to Friday.

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    (08) 9431 1000    

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