Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

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  2018-94: Bridge Works, Stirling Bridge - Swan River, East Fremantle

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Stirling Bridge are scheduled to commence on Monday 11 June 2018 and are expected to be completed within approximately four weeks.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.

These works will take place using a workboat and commercial pontoon barge which will be used to erect temporary scaffolding on two of the four water bound piers at any time. The temporary scaffolding will overhang the bridge piers by approximately 300 mm and will remain in place after dark.

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

Mariners are advised to reduce wake and wash when under the Stirling Bridge during the above works and navigate with caution when transiting the area.

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

  2018-93: Bridge Maintenance Works, Garratt Road Bridge - Swan River Maylands

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Garratt Road Bridge, are scheduled to occur on Monday 11 June 2018 for approximately two weeks.

The works will take place from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 4pm.

The works involve the deployment of a commercial barge work platform to the provide access to the bridge substructure members to be removed and replaced.

These works will be conducted in spans 9, 10 and 11 of the Garratt Road Bridge with a requirement to temporarily restrict span 10 (the navigational channel span) to vessels to complete the required repairs.

During these works spotter vessels will be employed upstream and downstream of the bridge to manage vessel access while the works barge is in place.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and stay well clear of the above works at all times.

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

  2018-92: Jetty Demolition Works, Gould Park - Swan River, Epsom Ave Ascot

Gould Park - Swan River, Epsom Ave Ascot

Mariners are advised that works to demolish the Gould Park jetty, situated at the river end of Epsom Avenue Ascot, are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 11 June 2018 for approximately three weeks.

These works will take place Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm.

The works will be conducted using a commercial pontoon barge which will remain on location after operating hours. The works area will be delineated by yellow marker buoys, approximately one metre in height, equipped with flashing yellow lights. Unlit piles will be in the water inside the works area.

The barge will exhibit 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.

Mariners are advised to reduce wake and wash and navigate with caution when transiting the area during the works period.

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

  Notice 2018-60: Bridge Works - Stirling Bridge - Swan River East Fremantle

Stirling Bridge, East Fremantle

Mariners are advised that maintenance works on the Stirling Bridge are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 5 June 2018 and are expected to be completed by 30 June 2018.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.

These works will take place using a workboat and commercial pontoon barge which will be used to erect temporary scaffolding on two of the four water bound piers at any time. The temporary scaffolding will overhang the bridge piers by approximately 300mm and will remain in place after dark.

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

Mariners are advised to reduce wake and wash when under the Stirling Bridge during the above works and navigate with caution when transiting the area.

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

  • Start date: 05/06/2018.
  • End date: 30/06/2018.
  • Issued: 17/05/2018.

  Notice 2018-53: Closure of Waters Bridge Span Construction - Swan River Pedestrian Bridge (Matagarup Bridge)

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge (Matagarup Bridge), Burswood to East Perth

Mariners are advised that until further notice, the Swan River navigation channel between Burswood and East Perth will be closed to all vessels to allow for construction of Matagarup Bridge.

The navigation channel will close to all vessels including all on-water craft such as pleasure craft, small boats, kayaks and canoes with no access 190 metres upstream and 300 metres to downstream of the Matagarup bridge piers, between Burswood and East Perth. Please note that the Burswood Jetty is not encompassed within the delineation markers so as to allow for public access.

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 commencing from Monday 11 June 2018 until further notice.

Closure area

All the waters of the Swan River within 300 metres downstream of the Matagarup Bridge as delineated by lit and unlit yellow special marker buoys

And;

All the waters of the Swan River within 190 metres upstream of the Matagarup Bridge except for those waters within 50 metres of the Burswood Jetty as delineated by lit and unlit yellow special marker buoys.

Providing however this closure will not apply to bonafide vessels associated with the Matagarup Bridge and vessels approved by the Department of Transport.

Spotter vessels will be onsite to monitor the closure area and will monitor VHF channel 16.

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 at all times.

Authorised by: Christopher J Mather Director, Waterways Safety Management, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 04/04/2018.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 28/03/2018.
  • Amended:11/06/2018

  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 m 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: Capt. 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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