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PUBLIC NOTICE DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Event name:

Kieser Great Australia Day Swim

Date/time of event:

9:00am to 1:00pm - 26th January 2023

Location:

Local Port of Port Phillip

Details:

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
 
Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Local Port of Port Phillip, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
 
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Rotary Club of Brighton, persons and vessels involved in the Great Australia Day Swim at Middle Brighton Pier 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
2.         Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
3.         Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the water’s edge
4.         Clause 4(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a wharf, jetty, slipway, diving platform or boat ramp
 
Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
5.         Clauses 1.1.7(e) & (f) of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restrictions within Brighton Harbour and within 100 metres of the western side of Brighton Harbour breakwater.
 
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
 
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from 1-5 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.
  • Personnel operating rescue vessels involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event, and rescue vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
  • The exemptions apply from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday 26 January 2023 to the persons and vessels participating in the Great Australia Day Swim.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

By Order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 23/01/23

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 23/01/23

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