Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

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  Notice 2018-07: 2018 Swim Thru Perth, Matilda Bay, Swan River

Matilda Bay, Swan River

Mariners are hereby advised that between the hours of 5:00 am and 1:00 pm on Sunday 21 January 2018, approximately 300 swimmers will be competing in the approved "2018 Swim Thru Perth" event taking place in Matilda Bay, Swan River.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting in the area while the event is taking place.

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

  • Start date: 21/01/2018.
  • End date: 22/01/2018.
  • Issued: 10/01/2018.

  Notice 2018-02: Temporary closure of waters to boating, Perth Waters, Swan River

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982 I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels excluding bona fide vessels associated with the City of Perth, Australia Day Skyworks 2018 and vessels approved by Department of Transport, Marine Safety, for the below times and dates:

Perth Waters, Swan River

All the waters between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway Bridges on Friday 26 January 2018 between the hours of 4:45 pm to 9:45 pm excluding the waters within the designated spectator vessel areas providing however only vessels with a registered length greater than 15 metres shall be permitted within the waters of the designated spectator vessel area located to the West of Elizabeth Quay and as depicted in the Department of Transport Australia Day Skyworks: River closure and restriction map (2018). (Please see below)

Heirisson Island, Swan River

All the waters within a 75 metre radius of the pontoon holding area located at approximately 3157.774'S, 11553.117'E at Heirisson Island Cove from 8:00 am Wednesday 17th January 2018, until Midnight Sunday 28th January 2018.

Elizabeth Quay, Swan River

All the waters within Elizabeth Quay from 12:00 noon Friday 26th January 2018 until 6:00 am on Saturday 27th January 2018.

Pyrotechnics pontoons

All the waters within a 300 metre radius from all firework pontoons and barges positioned approximately in the middle of Perth Waters from 6:00 pm on Thursday 25th January 2018 to 8:00 am on Saturday 27th January 2018.

All vessels are to keep clear of, give way to and not impede any barge/pontoon or bona fide vessel involved in the event and to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

In addition the following on water restrictions apply:

  • An 8 Knot speed limit shall apply to all waters between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway Bridges from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday 26 January 2018 excluding gazetted 5 knot speed restricted areas.
  • Swimming shall be prohibited between the Narrows Bridge and Causeway Bridges, including all of Perth Waters, from 3:00 pm on Friday 26th January 2018 until sunrise Saturday 27th January 2018.
  • The Belmont Water Ski Area will be closed to Water Skiing from 3:00 pm on Friday 26th January 2018 until 8:00 am on Saturday 27th January 2018.

Mariners are advised that unlit marker flags to designate the spectator vessel areas will be deployed within Perth Waters from Thursday 25th January 2018 until Saturday 27th January 2018.

For further information of all on water restrictions please visit: Australia Day restrictions and closures

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

  • Start date: 17/01/2018.
  • End date: 28/01/2018.
  • Issued: 03/01/2018.
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  Notice 2017-88: Changes to compulsory pilotage, Port of Perth

Port of Perth

Mariners are advised that as of 16 September 2017 the threshold for compulsory pilotage within the Port of Perth will change from 500GT to 35 metres Length Overall (LOA).

From this date onwards all vessels 35 metres LOA or greater wishing to transit or operate within the port limits will be 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.

Reference:

  • Shipping and Pilotage (Ports and Harbours) regulations 1966 - Schedule 1A - Declared Ports.

Authorised by: Capt. Steven Wenban Harbour Master, Port of Perth, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date: 16/09/2017
  • End date:
  • Issued: 11/08/2017.

  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 2015-164: Bridge and jetty construction works, Perth Stadium, Swan River, pedestrian bridge and Burswood Public Jetty

Swan River East Perth to Burswood

Mariners are advised that Perth Stadium construction works for the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge and the Burswood Public Jetty in the Swan River, from East Perth (vicinity of Nile St) to Burswood, will commence on Friday 18 December 2015 until further notice.

Two temporary causeways and works areas into the Swan River from the east and west banks will be established, encompassed by silt curtains and lit marker buoys.

The central navigational channel will be temporarily reduced to a width of approximately 60 metres, and marked with temporary lit port and starboard navigational buoys.

A 100m long permanent reclamation area on the east bank of the river will also extend approximately 15m into the Swan River north of the current Pedestrian Bridge works, encompassed by silt curtains and lit marker buoys, to install the public jetty structure.

In accordance with Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby close the following navigable waters to all vessels (excluding work vessels), from Friday 18 December 2015 until further notice:

All the waters surrounding the two (2) temporary causeways and works areas associated with the Perth Stadium Swan River Pedestrian Bridge as delineated by temporary lit lateral and special mark navigational buoys, and;

All waters surrounding the Burswood Public Jetty reclamation area delineated by temporary lit lateral and special mark navigational buoys.

During construction a speed restriction of 5 knots will apply between the Causeway bridge and the Windan Bridge. The temporary causeways and works areas will be removed after the completion of the pedestrian bridge construction.

For further information on these works please refer to the links below.

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

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

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

  • Start date: 18/12/2015.
  • End date: Until further notice
  • Issued: 16/12/2015.
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  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 2015-95: Bombora wave power device, Como Jetty (Preston St), South Perth

Como Jetty (Preston Street), South Perth

Mariners and swimmers are advised that subsurface wave power infrastructure will be installed in the Swan River, immediately south of the Como jetty, around the 3rd June 2015. All equipment and components will be floated from the shore, over a period of approximately 2 days, as required.

This device will be located about half way along the jetty (approx. 130 metres from the shore) and at a stand-off distance of 6 metres from the southern jetty edge. It will then continue southwards to its outer limit by another 10 metres (approx.16 metres in total from the jetty). It will extend to a height of 600 mm from the riverbed. Service ducting to a height of 250 mm will be located on the river bed between the jetty and the device.

  • Device location: 31 59.635'S, 115 51.200'E (approx.130 metres form the shore landing).

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers. This infrastructure will normally be full submerged and not visible from the surface, but will protrude from the water surface at low tide.

The apex of the above infrastructure will be marked by a beacon equipped with flashing yellow light, situated approx. 10 metres south of the jetty. The device extends 6 metres either side of the above beacon in a north south direction. Flash rate: Fl Y 3s 1M. Mariners and swimmers are advised to keep well clear of the above infrastructure.

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

  • Start date: 03/06/2015.
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 25/05/2015.

  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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