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Declaration of Boating Activity Exemption - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017

Monday 27 March, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Yarra River upstream of port waters of the Port of Melbourne under the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Act) makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Act. For the purposes of boating activity by the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017, all vessels and persons involved in the installation of the Melbourne Water Floating Produce Bowl are exempt from:

  1. The requirements of Clause 3.3(c)(i) - area of the Yarra River upstream of port waters of the Port of Melbourne to Dight’s Falls where berthing and mooring is prohibited.

Subject to the conditions detailed below.

EXEMPTION CONDITIONS

  1. Occupants of all powered vessels, including rescue vessels used in conjunction with this event must at all times wear a Personal Flotation Device of the required type.
  2. Vessels used in conjunction with this event, including rescue vessels, must be equipped with the type and number of safety equipment prescribed by the Regulations.

The exemption applies from 7.00am Thursday 30 March 2017 to 5.00pm Monday 3 April, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Applications, Sub Risk Assessments and associated documentation are adhered to.

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 27/3/2017

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