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Declaration of boating activity exemption - University of Melbourne Inter-Collegiate Regatta


Friday 20 April, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Yarra River, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010.

For the purpose of conducting the University of Melbourne Inter-Collegiate Regatta on 28 April 2018 between 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, the masters of participating vessels are exempt from:

  1. Clause 2(c) of the Notice under the Marine Act 1988 in respect to operating a vessel at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel;
  2. Clause 3(a) of the Notice under the Marine Act 1988 in respect to operating a vessel at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 50 metres of the waters’ edge;
  3. Clause 3(b) of the Notice under the Marine Act 1988 in respect to operating a vessel at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 50 metres of fixed or floating infrastructure;
  4. Clause 3.1 of Schedule 3 of the Notice under the Marine Act 1988 in respect to the 5 knot speed restriction on the waters of the Yarra River;
  5. Regulation 96(6) of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012, in respect to the requirements to carry a PFD for each person onboard; and
  6. Regulation 100(3) of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012, in respect to the requirements to wear a PFD.

EXEMPTION CONDITIONS

  • The occupants and masters of rowing vessels are exempt from items 1 to 6 in the above list when competing in the event.
  • The masters of participating powered vessels must ensure they comply with the Marine Safety Act 2010 and gazetted waterway rules in respect to minimum speed and distances requirements, and are only exempt from items 1 to 4 if undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Application and Safety Management Plan are adhered to.

BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA

Dated: 20/04/2018

Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic)

Section 208(2)

NOTICE OF ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE- MELBOURNE INTER-COLLEGIATE REGATTA

In accordance with section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic), Parks Victoria, the waterway manager for the Yarra River upstream of the port waters of the Port of Melbourne, gives notice that the waters of the Yarra River between a diagonal line from the downstream edge of the VRA Landing to the upstream edge of Federation Wharf and the upstream edge of Church Street Bridge, are prohibited to all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the University of Melbourne Inter-Collegiate Regatta. The exclusion zone takes effect between 6.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday 28 April 2018.

BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA

Date: 20 April 2018