Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

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  Notice 2019-130: Jetty works - Swan Yacht Club - Swan River, East Fremantle

Swan Yacht Club, Swan River East Fremantle

Mariners are advised that jetty works are scheduled to take place between Jetties 1 and 7 at the Swan Yacht Club (SYC), Swan River East Fremantle from Monday 11 November to Friday 13 December 2019.

Operations will be conducted Monday to Friday during daylight hours using a works barge and land based trucking equipment.

The works barge will remain on location after operating within the SYC water lease area.

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Access to Jetties 1 and 7 will be maintained at all times during these works.

For further information regarding these works please contact SYC General Manager Damien Gaspar on 9339 3520.

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

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

  • Start date: 11/11/2019.
  • End date: 13/12/2019.
  • Issued: 07/11/2019.

  Notice 2019-129: Closure of waters to boating and swimming for pyrotechnics display - Swan River, Crawley

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 between 6.00 pm and 11.00 pm on Saturday 23 November 2019.

Swan River

Area of closure

All the waters within a 100 m radius of the firing point located at approximately 31° 59.071'S, 115° 49.746'E (adjacent to Royal Perth Yacht Club).

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: 23/11/2019.
  • End date: 23/11/2019.
  • Issued: 07/11/2019.

  Notice 2019-124: In-water pylon inspection works - Mount Henry Bridge, Canning River

Mariners are advised that in-water inspection works of the pylons of the Mount Henry Bridge in the Canning River, Mount Pleasant are scheduled from Monday 28 October to around Friday 22 November 2019. These works will include diving operations and will take place Monday to Friday from 6.00 am to 4.00 pm.

The works will be conducted in a staged approach using dive vessel ‘DSV Trojan III’ (8.5 m x 3 m). ‘DSV Trojan III’ will be secured to the pylon where works are being conducted. The international code flag “A” will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

Access to the navigation span will be maintained throughout the duration of works. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area, reduce speed, keep a safe lookout and keep well clear of the above operations.

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

  • Start date: 28/10/2019.
  • End date: 22/11/2019.
  • Issued: 21/10/2019.

  Notice 2019-123: Dredging works - Swan Yacht Club, Swan River East Fremantle

Mariners are advised that dredging operations are scheduled to take place between Jetties 3 and 5 at the Swan Yacht Club (SYC), Swan River East Fremantle from 11 November until 6 December 2019.

Operations will be conducted Monday to Friday during daylight hours from the dredge vessel ‘Indi Punt’.

‘Indi Punt’ will remain on location after operating within the SYC water lease area.

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel16 during operating hours.

Access to Jetties 3 and 5 will be maintained at all times during these works.

For further information regarding these works please contact SYC General Manager Damien Gaspar on (08) 9339 3520.

Please refer to the following link for a diagram of the works area:

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

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

  • Start date: 11/11/2019.
  • End date: 06/12/2019.
  • Issued: 21/10/2019.
MAC_P_Not2019-123_SYCdredging.pdf icon Swan River Yacht Club dredging works: Site location, layout and proposed dredging area Kb

  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.

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 or email enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

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 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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