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Declaration of boating activity exemption and exclusion zone - Life Saving Victoria


Monday 15 October, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Parks Victoria, as the declared waterway manager for waterways as detailed in Table 1 (below), makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Life Saving Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Life Saving Victoria 2018-2019 calendar events detailed in Table 1 are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water – applies to competing vessels and rescue vessels;
  2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel – applies to competing vessels and rescue vessels;
  3. Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the waters’ edge – applies to competing vessels and rescue vessels.

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010

  1. Schedules 1 and 5 – 5 knot speed restriction zones: South Melbourne 1.1.7(b), Sandridge 1.1.7(a), Mt. Martha 1.2.7, Mordialloc 1.2.7, Mornington 1.2.7, Safety Beach 1.3.7, Rosebud 1.3.7, Sorrento 1.3.7, Altona 1.5.7, Pt. Leo 5.3(a)(i) – applies to competing vessels and rescue vessels;
  2. Schedule 1 – areas prohibited to vessels: South Melbourne 1.1.9(b), Sandridge 1.1.9(a), Mordialloc 1.2.9(b), Mt. Martha 1.2.9(n), Rosebud 1.3.9(c), Altona 1.5.9(a), Safety Beach 1.3.9(a) – applies to competing vessels and rescue vessels.

Marine Safety Regulations 2012

  1. Regulation 96(2) – master of the vessel must ensure that a personal flotation device (of type specified) is carried for each person on board – applies to competing surf boats;
  2. Regulation 100(1) – person must wear a personal floatation device (of type specified) at all times when vessel is underway – applies to competing surf boats.

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • The masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 4-5 for the duration of each event, and items 1-3 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve a person in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore.
  • Competing vessels are only exempt from items 1-5 for the duration of each event.
  • Competing surf boats (excluding those competing in the Endurance Surf boat carnival on 21 October 2018) are only exempt from items 6 and 7 for the duration of each event, provided the Surf Hazard Rating is of a value no greater than 12. If the Surf Hazard Rating is 13 or higher, the exemptions will apply subject to the following conditions:
    • (i) Competitors must wear helmets;
    • (ii) There must be two IRBs operating to follow the surf boats the entire length of the course;
    • (iii) Each IRB must be equipped with appropriate rescue tubes;
    • (iv) There must be officials on the shore to monitor the event and communicate with the IRBs via radio; and
    • (v) LSV must carry out a Surf Hazard Rating assessment for each event.
  • Competing surf boats taking part in the Endurance surf boat carnival on 21 October 2018 are not exempt from item 6, and their exemption from item 7 is subject to the same conditions outlined directly above.
  • Should vessels or persons not involved in the event enter the competition exclusion zone, the exemptions will be automatically suspended until the vessel or person has moved outside of the zone.
  • The above exemptions are active for the times, dates, locations and events specified in Table 1 below, to operators of vessels associated with the events as noted on a list maintained by LSV within the exclusion zone waters adjacent to the Surf Life Saving Clubs, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA

Dated: 15 October 2018

Table 1 – 2018/19 LSV Calendar Dates

Date

Day

Event Name

Host Location

Back-up Location (if different)

Back-up Date (if different)

Times

21-Oct-18

Sun

Surf Boats Carnival

Sorrento and Rosebud & McCrae SLSC

Safety Beach

N/A

7:30am to 4:00pm

10-Nov-18

Sat

Victorian Endurance Championships

Mornington LSC

N/A

11-Nov-18

6:30am to 4:00pm

18-Nov-18

Sun

IRB Carnival

South Melbourne SLSC

Sandridge

N/A

7:30am to 4:00pm

25-Nov-18

Sun

Junior Carnival #1

Altona SLSC

N/A

26-Nov-18

6:30am to 4:00pm

15-Dec-18

Sat

Junior Carnival #2

Mt. Martha SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

21-Dec-18

Fri

Friday Night Event

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

2:00pm to 6:00pm

21-Dec-18

Fri

VSRL

Sandridge

N/A

N/A

7:30am to 4:00pm

20-Jan-19

Sun

Beach Carnival

Altona SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

2-Feb-19

Sat

Seniors Full Carnival #3

Mordialloc SLSC

Pt. Leo

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

3-Feb-19

Sun

Junior Carnival #5

Mordialloc SLSC

Pt. Leo

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

17-Feb-19

Sun

Craft & Beach #2

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

27-Feb-19

Wed

School Surf League

Mordialloc SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

2-Mar-19

Sat

Lifesaver Events - Patrol

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

3-Mar-19

Sun

Lifesaver Events – First Aid

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

Marine Safety Act 2010

Section 208(2)

NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE

Parks Victoria, as the declared waterway manager for the waters as detailed in Table 1, hereby gives notice under section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Life Saving Victoria 2018-2019 calendar events, detailed in Table 1, are prohibited from entering and remaining in the waters that are adjacent to the Life Saving Clubs, which will be clearly marked by signs and flags on the shore, and in the water by buoys extending up to 400 metres from shore.

The exclusion zone takes effect between the times and dates specified in Table 1 below.

BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA

Dated: 15 October 2018

Table 1 – 2018/19 LSV Calendar Dates

Date

Day

Event Name

Host Location

Back-up Date (if different)

Back-up Location (if different)

Times

21-Oct-18

Sun

Surf Boats Carnival

Sorrento and Rosebud & McCrae SLSC

N/A

Safety Beach

7:30am to 4:00pm

10-Nov-18

Sat

Victorian Endurance Championships

Mornington LSC

11-Nov-18

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

18-Nov-18

Sun

IRB Carnival

South Melbourne SLSC

N/A

Sandridge

7:30am to 4:00pm

25-Nov-18

Sun

Junior Carnival #1

Altona SLSC

26-Nov-18

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

15-Dec-18

Sat

Junior Carnival #2

Mt. Martha SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

21-Dec-18

Fri

Friday Night Event

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

2:00pm to 6:00pm

21-Dec-18

Fri

VSRL

Sandridge

N/A

N/A

7:30am to 4:00pm

20-Jan-19

Sun

Beach Carnival

Altona SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

2-Feb-19

Sat

Seniors Full Carnival #3

Mordialloc SLSC

N/A

Pt. Leo

6:30am to 4:00pm

3-Feb-19

Sun

Junior Carnival #5

Mordialloc SLSC

N/A

Pt. Leo

6:30am to 4:00pm

17-Feb-19

Sun

Craft & Beach #2

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

27-Feb-19

Wed

School Surf League

Mordialloc SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

2-Mar-19

Sat

Lifesaver Events - Patrol

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm

3-Mar-19

Sun

Lifesaver Events – First Aid

Sandridge SLSC

N/A

N/A

6:30am to 4:00pm