Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM
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Notice 2019-85: Closure of waters to boating and swimming - pyrotechnics display - South Perth, Swan River
Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 and Regulation 10A(b) of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels and prohibit swimming from 7.15 pm to 7.50 pm on Thursday 1 August 2019.
Area of closure
All the waters within a 100 metre radius of the firing point located approximately 116 metres northwest of Mends Street Jetty at approximately 31į 58.194íS, 115į 51.185íE.
Conditions of closure
- No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;
- Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from the closure;
This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics.
Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management, Department of Transport.
- Start date: 01/08/2019
- End date: 01/08/2019
- Issued: 17/07/2019
Notice 2019-84: Avon Descent 2019 - vessels operating at high speed on the Avon and Swan Rivers
Mariners and aquatic users are hereby advised that between the following dates times and locations Northamís Avon Descent Association (Inc.) racing power vessels will be competing in the following approved Avon Descent 2019 events. Vessels will be operating at high speed in the following areas on the Avon and Swan Rivers:-
Avon Descent Time Trials
Sunday 21 July 2019 between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm all waters downstream of Bellís Rapids to Middle Swan Bridge, Swan River.
Walyunga to Middle Swan Training Day
Friday 26 July 2019 between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm all waters downstream of Walyunga National Park to Middle Swan Bridge, Swan River.
Avon Descent Practice Weekend
Saturday 27 July 2019 between 12.00 pm and 6.00 pm all waters downstream of Northam Weir to Posseltís Ford, Avon River and Brigadoon to Middle Swan Bridge, Swan River.
Sunday 28 July 2019 between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm all waters downstream of Northam Weir to Posseltís Ford, Avon River and Brigadoon to Middle Swan Bridge, Swan River.
Avon Descent 2019 Race Weekend
Saturday 3 August 2019 between 07.00 am and 6.00 pm all waters downstream of Northam Weir to Cobblers Pool, Avon River.
Sunday 4 August 2019 between 07.00 am and 6.00 pm all waters downstream of Cobblers Pool to Bayswater, Swan River.
In addition to high speed powered water craft using the waters for the above times, numerous paddle craft can also be expected in various locations of the Swan and Avon Rivers.
Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.
- Start date: 21/07/2019
- End date: 04/08/2019
- Issued: 17/07/2019
Notice 2019-81: Bridge inspection works - Stirling Bridge - Swan River, East Fremantle
Stirling Bridge, East Fremantle
Mariners are advised that bridge inspection works of the Stirling Bridge in the Swan River are scheduled from Monday 15 July to Monday 29 July 2019. These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm.
The works will be conducted using a self-propelled barge (18m long x 6m wide) with a deck mounted elevated work platform (EWP). The EWP barge will be moored to piers of the bridge during operating hours.
These works will take place in a staged approach and the EWP barge is scheduled to be in the navigational span for two days, from Wednesday 17 July to Thursday 18 July 2019, creating a partial obstruction.
Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.
Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety and Moorings, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.
- Start date: 15/07/2019
- End date: 29/07/2019
- Issued: 09/07/2019
Notice 2019-78: Logs and debris in inland waters
Due to recent weather conditions, strong winds and heavy rainfall has caused fallen trees and debris to accumulate in various locations in the inland waters of the Swan and Canning, and Murray and Serpentine Rivers.
The logs and debris may present a hazard to navigate.
River users are advised to navigate with care and keep a lookout for semi submerged logs and debris.
Mark Beal, Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.
- Issued: 28/06/2019.
Notice 2018-53: Closure of waters to boating and swimming, Matagarup Bridge Swan River
Swan River Pedestrian Bridge (Matagarup Bridge), Burswood to East Perth
Mariners are advised that from 30 July 2018 the existing river closures will be varied to allow unrestricted vessel traffic upstream and downstream under the Matagarup Bridge, Swan River through a marked lit temporary navigational channel.
For safety of continued operations, closures will still apply outside of the temporary navigational channel whilst works to remove the rock revetments are underway.
In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 and Regulation 10A of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958 I hereby vary the previous order and close the following area of navigable waters to all vessels and swimming from 30 July 2018 until further notice.
All the waters of the Swan River within 50 metres upstream and within 50 metres downstream of the Matagarup Bridge, excluding;
- Waters within the temporary marked and lit navigational channel for vessel access upstream and downstream of the Matagarup Bridge, and;
- Bonafide vessels associated with the Matagarup Bridge works and any other vessels approved by the Department of Transport to enter the closure area.
All vessels using the temporary navigational channel to navigate through the Matagarup Bridge must not enter the closure area above and must exit the channel directly after transiting.
Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the above operations and reduce wash when transiting past the works area at all times.
Authorised by: Christopher J Mather Director, Waterways Safety Management, Marine Safety Department of Transport
- Start date: 30/07/2018.
- End date: Until further notice.
- Issued: 28/03/2018.
- Amended: 30/07/2018.
Notice 2018-20: Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Perth
Port of Perth
Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:
- Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
- Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.
Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Perth Pilot Exemption Certificate.
Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.
Authorised by: Captain Steven Wenban, Harbour Master, Port of Perth, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Start date: 08/02/2018
- End date:
- Issued: 08/02/2018
Notice 2015-138: Sea plane operations, Perth Water
Perth Water, Swan River
Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.
The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.
Chart reference: DoT Chart WA - 898 'Swan and Canning River'.
Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.
Authorised by: Christopher R Mather, A/Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Start date:
- End date:
- Issued: 23/09/2015.
Notice 2014-157: Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge
Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge
Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.
Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.
Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Issued: 22/08/2014.