Tenders and notices
Declaration of Safety Exemptions – Footscray City Rowing Club Regatta - 24 March 2018
Monday 19 March, 2018
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Maribyrnong River upstream of Shepherd Bridge on Footscray Road, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010.
For the purpose of conducting the Footscray City Rowing Club Regatta on the Maribrynong River on Saturday 24 March 2018 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, 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 a fixed or floating structure.
4. Clause 4.1 of Schedule 4 of the Notice under the Marine Act 1988 in respect to the 5 knot speed restriction on the waters of the Maribyrnong River.
This event is operating under the Rowing Victoria Safety Management Plan, which meets the criteria of Clause 3 of Exemption Notice 1. Therefore, rowers participating in the event will not be required to wear lifejackets and their vessels will not be required to carry lifejackets.
The masters of participating support vessels must ensure they comply with the gazetted waterway rules and Marine Safety Act 2010 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.
The exemptions apply from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 24 March 2018 for a one kilometre length of the water of the Maribyrnong River directly adjacent to Flemington Racecourse, provided that the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Application and associated documentation are adhered to.
BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA