DECLARATION OF BOATING
Parks Victoria as the declared waterway
manager for Maribyrnong River upstream of Shepherd Bridge on Footscray Road,
makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety
Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity
conducted by Strathcona Girls Grammar, persons and vessels involved in the 2022
Strathcona Rowing Regatta “The Strathy Regatta” are exempt from the following
Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge
3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating
Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
of Schedule 4 – 5 knot speed restriction on waters of the Maribyrnong River
to the conditions detailed below:
Masters of event official and rescue vessels are only exempt from 1 to 4 above
when 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 on
Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from 1 to 4 above when competing
in the events.
Occupants of powered vessels involved with the event must wear a personal
flotation device at all times during the event.
The 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 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 from 8:30am to 2:30pm on Sunday 10 December 2022 within
the event waters of the Maribyrnong River between Holmes Road and Maribyrnong
The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings
detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA