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Declaration of Boating Activity Exemption - Victorian Jetski Boating Association event

Monday 18 September, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Parks Victoria, as the declared waterway manager for the Patterson River – National Water Sports Centre makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010:

For the purpose of conducting the proposed events by the Victorian Jetski Boating Association on 24 September 2017, 22 October 2017, 26 November 2017 (1,000m to 2,000m area only), 11 February 2018, 25 March 2018 and 22 April 2018, competing and rescue vessels are exempt from:

Competitors vessels during the event only:

  1. Clause 3(a), to operate a vessel at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 50m of the water’s edge; and
  2. Regulation 96(5), vessel must not operate unless vessel equipped with waterproof buoyant torch.

Rescue vessels when undertaking rescue activities only:

  1. Clause 3(a), to operate a vessel at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 50m of the water’s edge.

EXEMPTION CONDITIONS

  • The masters of competing vessels are exempt from number 1 in the above list when competing in the event provided they operate at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 20m of the water’s edge.
  • These exemptions apply between the hours of 8.30am to 4.00pm on the day of the event and only to persons and vessels registered to take part in the Victorian Jetski Boating Association event on the waters of the Patterson River – National Water Sports Centre provided that the risk controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Application and associated documentation are adhered to.

BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA

Dated: 18/09/2017

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