Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

View the Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Swan and Canning Rivers.

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  Notice 2018-116: Deep Water Point, boat ramp works

Deepwater Point boat ramp, Canning River

Mariners are advised that the demolition and replacement of the Deepwater Point Boat Ramp, Canning River are scheduled to commence on Thursday 30 August 2018 until 30 November 2018. These works will be carried out Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and will include pile driving activities, using a works barge and support vessels which will remain onsite overnight.

  • Location: Deep Water Point - Canning River.
  • Chart reference: DoT Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.
  • Exclusion zone: The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with yellow flashing lights.

Access to the Deepwater Point boat ramp will be closed during the above works.

All vessels will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 and display lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983.

Authorised by: Christopher R Mather A/ Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 30/08/2018.
  • End date: 30/11/2018.
  • Issued: 22/08/2018.

  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.

Closure area

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.

For further information please contact Main Roads Customer Information Centre on 138 138, email enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au or visit the Main Roads website.

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:

  1. Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
  2. 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 port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au 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 2016-56: Wave and current monitoring device installation, Kwinana freeway foreshore

Kwinana Freeway Foreshore

Mariners are advised a wave and current monitoring device has been deployed at the Kwinana Freeway Foreshore Como at the following locations:

  • Latitude: 31 59.490'S, Longitude: 115 51.086'E (Until 3 September 2018).
  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.

The equipment sits in a frame (1.5 metres base, approx. 0.6 metres height) on the river bed.

Mariners are advised to not interfere with the above device and to keep clear when anchoring in the above location.

Authorised by: Mark Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 02/06/2016.
  • End date: 03/09/2018.
  • Issued: 03/06/2016.

  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.

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