Tenders and notices
Declaration of Safety Exemptions and Notice of Exclusion Zone
Thursday 21 December, 2017
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
I, Daniel McLaughlin, District Manager Northern Rivers, as delegate of Parks Victoria, the waterway manager for Lake Moodemere, declare under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that persons and vessels participating in the events proposed by the Murray Rowing Association Annual Rowing Regatta from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm on 13 and 14 January 2018 are exempt from:
1. Five (5) knots within 50 metres of the waters’ edge, as detailed in clause 3(a).
2. Five (5) knots within 50 metres of another vessel, as detailed in clause 2(c).
3. The waterway rules as detailed in Schedule 129 of the Notice under Section 15 of the Marine Act 1988.
A condition of the exemptions is that occupants of all powered boats involved in the event (including rescue boats and umpire boats) are wearing a PFD at all times.
The masters of vessels providing rescue services must ensure they comply with the Marine Safety Act 2010 and gazetted waterway rules in respect to minimum speed and distances requirements, unless otherwise 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 and includes any on-water activities that may be preliminary or incidental to that operation.
This event is operating under the auspices of Rowing Victoria, including the Rowing Victoria Safety Management Plan, which meets the criteria of Clause 3 of Exemption Notice 1 of the Notice made under the Marine Regulations 1999 in respect of the exemption for Rowing Vessels to not carry or wear a personal flotation device.
The exemptions apply to persons and vessels participating in the Murray Rowing Association event at Lake Moodemere on 13 and 14 January 2018 provided that the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Application for Boating Activity Exemptions and Exclusion Zones and associated documentation, are adhered to.
By the order of Parks Victoria
NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE
Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for Lake Moodemere, hereby gives notice under section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that the waters of Lake Moodemere are prohibited to all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Murray Rowing Association Annual Regatta. The exclusion zone takes effect between 6.00 AM to 7.00 PM on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2018.
BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA