Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM

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  Notice 2020 - 08: Bridge maintenance works -The Narrows Bridge, Swan River Perth

The Narrows Bridge

Mariners are advised that bridge maintenance works of the Narrows Bridge Swan River, Perth are scheduled to commence on Monday 20 January 2020 with an expected completion date of approximately 6 March 2020. 

Operating hours:

The works will take place intermittently as required for 2-3 days or nights at a time during the following hours:

Monday-Friday: 7am – 7pm OR 7pm -7am

Saturday: 7am – 7pm OR 7pm-7am

The works will be conducted using a self-propelled crane barge ‘King George’ (18m long x 6m wide, and equipped with an Elevated Work Platform) and a pilot vessel. The barge will create a partial obstruction to vessels transiting under the bridge.

The particular span in which the works are taking place will be marked by a yellow buoy equipped with flashing yellow light placed upstream and downstream of the span.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations.

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

  • Start date: 20/01/2020.
  • End date: 06/03/2020.
  • Issued: 09/01/2020.

  Notice 2020 - 01: Australia Day Skyshow Perth Waters - Restricted Speed Closed Waters

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 Skyworks 2020 and vessels approved by Department of Transport, Marine Safety, for the below times and dates:

Perth Waters, Swan River:

Between the hours of 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM on Sunday 26 January 2020 all the waters bounded in the east by a line through 31°58.349'S, 115°52.182'E and 31°57.838'S, 115°52.412'E (in line with the western boundary of the spectator vessel area adjacent Heirisson Island) and bounded in the west by a line from 31°58.270'S, 115°51.205'E (on the South Perth Foreshore approximately 20 metres west of Mends Street Jetty) through the Lit Starboard Beacon at 31°57.770'S, 115°51.386'E to the end of the westernmost jetty at Barrack Square (approximately 31°57.612'S, 115°51.415'E) as depicted in the Department of Transport Australia Day Skyworks: River closure and restriction map (2020).

All coordinates based on GDA 94.

Following the event, an announcement will be broadcast on marine band radios 27Mhz channel 88 and VHF channels 9 and 16 to reopen Perth Water

Anchoring is only permitted in the designated spectator vessel areas, as depicted in the Department of Transport Australia Day Skyworks: River closure and restrictions map (2020).

Burswood, Swan River:

Between the hours of 8:00 AM on Thursday 16 January 2020 until midnight on Tuesday 28 January 2020 all the waters out from the eastern end of Sir James Mitchell Park adjacent to Ellam Street commencing from a point at approximately 31°58.257'S, 115°52.750'E. Thence, continuing in a northerly direction 100 metres towards Heirisson Island at approximately  31°58.204'S, 115°52.737'E, thence 225 metres west at approximately 31°58.224'S, 115°52.594'E, thence 100 metres south to the foreshore at approximately 31°58.276'S, 115°52.602'E, thence in an easterly direction along the foreshore to the point of commencement.  The exclusion zone is to facilitate the safe loading and unloading of event pyrotechnics.

Perth Waters, Pyrotechnics Pontoons:

All the waters within a 200 metre radius from all firework pontoons and barges positioned approximately in the middle of Perth Waters from 6:00 PM on Saturday 25 January 2020 until 8:00 AM on Monday 27 January 2020.

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 including all of Perth Water from 3:00 PM on Sunday 26 January 2020 until sunrise on Monday 27 January 2020 excluding gazetted 5 knot speed restricted areas.

Swimming shall be prohibited between the Narrows Bridge and Causeway Bridges, including all of Perth Water, from 3:00 PM on Sunday 26 January 2020 until sunrise Monday 27 January 2020.

The Belmont Water Ski Area will be closed to Water Skiing from 3:00 PM on Sunday 26 January 2020 until 8:00 AM on Monday 27 January 2020.

Mariners are advised that unlit marker flags to designate the spectator vessel areas will be deployed within Perth Waters from Saturday 25 January 2020 until Monday 27 January 2020.

For further information of all on water restrictions please visit the Department of Transport website.

Approved by: Mark Briant, A/ Director Waterways Safety Management, Maritime, Department of Transport

  Notice 2019-152: Jetty works - Jeff Joseph Reserve, Applecross

Mariners are advised that jetty works at Jeff Joseph Reserve, Swan River, Applecross are scheduled to commence on Monday 16 December 2019 for approximately 10 weeks.

The works will take place Monday to Friday, between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm as required.

The works will include the replacement of the concrete abutment to the Jetty and cables to the lights will be disconnected at the start of the works.

The works area will be delineated by a lit buoy at the end of the jetty. There will be no access from the jetty to the shore for the duration of the works as the access will be fenced off to prevent the public entering the work area.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above works at all times.

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

  • Start date: 16/12/2019.
  • End date: 01/03/2020.
  • Issued: 11/12/2019.

  Notice 2019-151: Bridge River wall repairs

Mariners are advised that bridge wall repair works on south western side of Canning Bridge, Mount Pleasant are scheduled to commence on Monday 2 December for approximately three months.

Works will take place Monday to Friday, between 7 am to 5 pm as required.

The works will include repairs to the existing river wall via repointing the face of the wall and strengthening the wall from behind.

The works area will be delineated by a silt curtain with a lit buoy on the eastern point of the works area.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above works at all times. 

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

  • Start date: 02/12/2019
  • End date: 01/03/2020
  • Issued: 02/12/2019

  Notice 2019-139: Installation of Wave Screen Attenuator, Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club

Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club 

Mariners are advised that works to install a wave screen attenuator at the entrance to Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club (PFSYC) are scheduled to take place from Monday 25 November to early May 2020. The attenuator will consist of several steel piles connected by a subsurface screen, extending approximately 145m across the entrance to the marina from Jetty F to Jetty A.

These works will impact vessel traffic entering and transiting within the marina.  However, fairways and access to all existing jetties and the boat ramp within the marina will be maintained at all times.

The works, including piling operations, will be conducted Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm using piling jack up barge ‘TMC1’ (12m x 7m), a pipe handling barge (12m x 2.4m), workboats and land based equipment as required.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights. Unlit piles will be located within the confines of the works area.

Please refer to diagram of the works 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.

For further information regarding these works please contact PFSYC Project Manager Joe Dassira on 9386 6437.

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting inside and at the entrance of the PFSYC during the above operations.

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

  • Start date: 10/05/2019.
  • End date: 10/05/2020.
  • Issued: 20/11/2019.

  Notice 2019 -138: Jetty Works - Swan River Point Reserve, Bassendean

Point Reserve, Swan River Bassendean

Mariners are advised that jetty works at Point Reserve, Swan River Bassendean, are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 20 November 2019 and will take place Monday to Friday, between 7am to 6pm as required, for approximately 6 months. 

The works will include commercial diving operations and the use of commercial vessels as required. The international code flag ‘A’ will be exhibited whilst diving operations are underway.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approx 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with flashing yellow lights. Unlit piles will be present into the works area

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16 and 72 during operating hours.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations at all times.

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

  • Start date: 20/11/2019.
  • End date: 20/05/2020.
  • Issued: 19/11/2019.
     

  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 30 January 2020.

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: 30/01/2020.
  • Issued: 21/10/2019.
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  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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