Swan and Canning Rivers TNTM
Please subscribe to our MarineSafetyWA Twitter feed to receive regular updates on temporary notices to mariners (TNTM).
Notice 2018-160: Closure of Applecross Jetty
Mariners are advised that the Applecross Jetty (adjacent to Fraser Road, Applecross) has been closed due to damage.
Access to Applecross Jetty will remain closed until February 2019.
Power to the jetty has been switched off and the jetty structure and end of jetty light will remain unlit during the above period.
Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the Applecross Jetty when transiting the area during the above period.
Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.
- Start date:
- End date: 01/02/2018.
- Issued: 15/11/2018.
Notice 2018-155: Closure of waters to boating and swimming, pyrotechnics display, East Perth, Swan River
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 8:45 pm and 9:15 pm on Saturday 17th November 2018.
Area of closure: All the waters within a 150 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 31° 57.125'S, 115° 53.048'E (adjacent to Optus Stadium).
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: 17/11/2018.
- End date: 17/11/2018.
- Issued: 05/11/2018.
Notice 2018-129: Navigational aids alteration works, Success Harbour and Swan River beacons replacement
Success Harbour, Swan and Canning River
Mariners are advised that works to replace twelve (12) navigational beacons in Success Harbour and the Swan River are scheduled to commence in October 2018 and are expected to be completed by 20 November 2018. The existing wooden and steel structures will be removed and replaced with new lit steel beacons.
- Department of Transport chart WA 898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.
- Department of Transport chart WA 001 - Ocean Reef to Cape Peron.
The above works, including pile driving activities, will take place from a works barge and support vessel as required, with works taking place Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00.
All vessels taking part in these works will display 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 navigate with caution when transiting in the in the vicinity of the above operations and reduce wash that may impact the works barge.
Mark Beal, Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.
- Start date: October 2018.
- End date: 20/11/2018.
- Issued: 27/09/2018.
Notice 2018-116: Deep Water Point, boat ramp works
Deepwater Point boat ramp, Canning River
Mariners are advised that the demolition and replacement of the Deepwater Point Boat Ramp, Canning River are scheduled to commence on Thursday 30 August 2018 until 30 November 2018. These works will be carried out Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and will include pile driving activities, using a works barge and support vessels which will remain onsite overnight.
- Location: Deep Water Point - Canning River.
- Chart reference: DoT Chart WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers.
- Exclusion zone: The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately 1.3 metres in height, and equipped with yellow flashing lights.
Access to the Deepwater Point boat ramp will be closed during the above works.
All vessels will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 and display lights and shapes in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983.
Authorised by: Christopher R Mather A/ Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.
- Start date: 30/08/2018.
- End date: 30/11/2018.
- Issued: 22/08/2018.
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.
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.
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:
- Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
- 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 email@example.com 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.