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  Advice: Construction Works - Mandurah Estuary Pool Seawalls

Mariners are advised that construction works to install the Mandurah Estuary pool seawalls are scheduled to take place from Monday 2 November 2020 until Wednesday 5 May 2021. The works will be carried out by land-based equipment with works taking place Monday to Friday, during daylight hours.

Works area: The works area will be located on the Mandurah Foreshore, immediately to the north of Mandurah Town Bridge (Pinjarra Road).

For a map of the works area please see image or pdf below.

Construction Works – Mandurah Estuary Pool Seawalls map

The works area will be encompassed within a silt curtain and marked by yellow buoys, approximately 1.3m in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights.

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.

Location: 32° 31.977'S, 115° 43.108'E

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848 – Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

  • Start date: 02/11/2020 
  • End date: 05/05/2021
  • Issued: 28/10/2020
  • Number: 2020-95
MAR_I_Mandurah_Estuary_Pool_Seawall.pdf icon Mandurah Estuary Pool Seawalls map Kb

  Warning: Algal accumulation, entrance to Serpentine & Murray Rivers - Peel Inlet.

Description: Large amounts of algae have accumulated and caused shallowing at the entrance to the Serpentine & Murray River navigational channels. Charted depths are reduced. The algae may restrict water flow to engines causing blockages, loss of power, steering and the likelihood overheating.

Mariners are advised to consider tides prior to transiting the area and to navigate with caution using the lowest possible speed.

Location: Extending from the estuary side at the entrances to the Murray And Serpentine Rivers into the navigation channel of the river mouths.

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 848 – Peel Inlet & Harvey Estuary

  • Start Date: 21/09/2020
  • End Date: Until further notice

  Warning: Shallowing Fairbridge bank, Northern Entrance to Port Mandurah Canals

Mariners are advised that shallowing has occurred on Fairbridge bank, adjacent to the northern entrance to the Port Mandurah canals, reducing depths and restricting navigation in the vicinity.

A lit isolated danger mark has been put in place to mark the southern extremity of the shallowing.

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area in times of low tide.

Location: Fairbridge bank, adjacent to the northern entrance of the Port Mandurah canals

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA848 – Peel and Harvey

  • Issued: 15/09/2020

  Advice: Pipe bridge works - Serpentine River Parklands, Greenfields

Mariners are advised of installation works to water and sewer main pipes over the Serpentine River at Lakes Road. 

Works will be conducted from 07 September 2020 until further notice, Monday to Saturday 0700hrs - 1900 hrs. The works entail the lifting of pipes over the navigable channel.  During these works, spotters will be based on both banks of the river to notify crane operators to cease works during times of recreational vessel movement. 

The Navigation Channel will remain open to the public during these works however mariners are advised to not transit directly under the works area unless contact has been made with the land-based spotters on marine VHF channel 16 prior to passing under the bridge.  

For further information regarding these works, please contact Wormall Civil Project Manager Catherine Cunningham on 08 9526 1400.

Location: 32° 30.535’ S, 115° 47.071’ E

  • Issue date: 31/08/2020
  • Start date: approximately 07/09/2020
  • End Date: until further notice. 

  Warning: Sunken vessel ‘Sea Mist’- Harvey Estuary, Dawesville

Description: Vessel ‘Sea Mist’, being a 9m plywood cabin cruiser is sunk at Dawesville in the northern part of the Harvey Estuary, approx. 200m from the shore

Location: 32° 36.889'S, 115° 38.540'E

Chart reference: DoT WA 848 – Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Issued: 24/07/2020

  Warning: Shallowing around Port Marker adjacent to Novara Boat Ramp

Description: It has been reported that shallowing has occurred around the port marker adjacent to the Novara boat ramp.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area

Location:  32° 34.394'S, 115° 40.485'E.

Chart:   Department of Transport Chart WA848 –  Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

Issued: 05/03/2020

  Warning: Submerged Hazard – Entrance to Serpentine River

Description: A submerged hazard has been reported at the entrance to the Serpentine River, adjacent to the Serpentine River, port marker 1
Location: In the vicinity of 32° 34.514'S, 115° 45.505'E
Chart:  Department of Transport Chart WA848 – Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary

  Warning: Submerged rocks, Waroona Dam

Southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, east of the camp ground

Mariners are advised that submerged rocks have been reported near the shore in the southeast sector of Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino, to the east of the camp ground in the vicinity of the following coordinate:

  • Location: 32° 51.042'S, 115° 59.990'E

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the vicinity of the above submerged rocks.

Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

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  • End date:
  • Issued: 25/06/2019

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