Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

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

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  Notice 2019-107: Pile remediation works - Claisebrook Cove

Claisebrook Cove, Swan River, East Perth

Mariners are advised that pile remediation works are scheduled to be carried out at Claisebrook Cove, East Perth from Monday 9 September 2019 until Friday 11 October 2019, Monday to Friday, between 7 am to 6 pm as required.

Works will involve diving operations and pile remediation services on the Plain Street (western end) and Mardalup Park (entrance) boardwalks, finger jetties and mooring piles. It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present within the area to facilitate the work throughout its duration.

The international code flag 'A' will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 Swan and Canning Rivers

Access to the public berthing system will be maintained throughout the duration of works.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting through Claisebrook Cove and keep clear of the above operations.

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

  • Start date: 09/09/2019.
  • End date: 11/10/2019.
  • Issued: 03/09/2019.

  Notice 2019-105: Temporary closure of waters to boating and swimming, 2019 Club Marine Perth International Boat Show, Swan River

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 and regulation 10 A(b) of the Navigable Waters Regulations 1958, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels and prohibit swimming, excluding government vessels and bona fide vessels associated with the approved 2019 Club Marine Perth International Boat Show, for the below times and dates:

  • 10.00 am to 9.00 pm on Friday 20 September 2019
  • 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on Saturday 21 September 2019
  • 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on Sunday 22 September 2019

Elizabeth Quay, Swan River

Area of closure: All waters within Elizabeth Quay will be closed to all vessels excluding government vessels and bona fide vessels associated with the 2019 Club Marine Perth International Boat Show.

Perth waters, Swan River

Area of closure: All the waters between the Narrows Bridge and Elizabeth Quay, north of the marked navigational channel bounded by a line commencing at navigation marker located at 3157.734S, 11550.955E, thence to navigational marker located at 3157.650S, 11551.159E (approximately 355 metres north east), thence to navigational marker located at 3157.624S, 11551.290E (approximately 215 metres east) thence to navigational marker located at 3157.599S, 11551.310E (approximately 55 metres north east), thence to the south western corner of Elizabeth Quay, (approximately 90 metres due north) thence in a westerly direction along the foreshore to the intersection of the shoreline adjacent to the point of commencement.

This area is set aside for the running of aquatic activities associated with the 2019 Club Marine Perth International Boat Show.

Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management, Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 20/09/2019.
  • End date: 22/09/2019.
  • Issued: 30/08/2019.

  Notice 2019-98: Fender repair works - Northern span, Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge

Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Queen Victoria Street), northern navigable span

Mariners are advised that fender repair works of the northern navigable span of the Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Queen Victoria Street) are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 11 September 2019 between 5.00 am and 3.00 pm. 

A temporary pontoon walkway and scaffold will be installed on the north side of the northern navigable span during these works, reducing the width of the span by approximately 1.2 m.

A self-propelled works barge C1492 (7.9 m in length) will also be moored offside of the northern span during the works.

Special marker buoys and onsite signage will be installed on the upstream side of the bridge to delineate the works area.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16.

The works are expected to be completed on Wednesday 11 September, with provision to be completed on Thursday 12 September if required.

Mariners are advised to reduce speed and navigate with caution when transiting through the northern navigable span of the Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge during the above operations, taking into consideration the reduced width of the span.

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

  • Start date: 11/09/2019
  • End date: 12/09/2019
  • Issued: 27/08/2019

  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.

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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