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Set Aside Determination & Declaration of Boating Activity Exemptions - Local Port of Port Phillip

Event name:

Black Rock Yacht Club Winter Solstice Swim 2023

Date/time of event:

Sunday 25th June 2023, 5.00pm to 9.00pm


Half Moon Bay


Port Management Act 1995 (Vic.)
Port Management (Local Ports) Regulations 2015
Set Aside Determination - Regulation 11(1)
Local ports of Port Phillip, Western Port and/or Port Campbell
I, Graeme Davis, District Manager of Parks Victoria (as delegate of the Port Manager), determine under Regulation 11(1) of the Port Management (Local Ports) Regulations 2015 that the areas defined in the following table are set aside for the purposes and conditions specified.
This determination has been made in accordance with Regulation 11(2)
(b)               if the port manager reasonably believes that there is imminent risk of—
(i)                   harm or damage to—
(A)                the health or safety of any person; or
(B)                 local port facilities or other property; or
(C)                 the natural environment; or
(ii)                 significant interference with the safe, efficient and effective management of the local port.
In accordance with Regulation 11(4), this determination replaces any previous set aside determination made by the port manager in respect of that area or any part there of that area for the period specified in this temporary determination.
This determination applies from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday 25th June 2023.

Signed at Melbourne

by            Graeme Davis
                 District Manager Port Phillip Western Port
On  23 May 2023

Reasonable conditions (Regulation 14)
Determination to set aside an area in a local port in which access to that area is prohibited or restricted for not
more than 90 days.
To set aside an area for the safety of participants in the Black Rock Yacht Club Winter Solstice Swim 2023
That area at Half Moon Bay between Black Rock Jetty & Red Bluff at the below approximate locations as marked on the map attached:
1.       37°58.1497’S, 145°0.6063’E
2.       37°57.8546’S, 145°0.5836’E
3.       37°57.8599’S, 145°0.4942’E
Mariners are requested to avoid the event area during the Set Aside period and follow the direction of event marshals and safety personnel.

Port Management Act 1995 (Vic.)
Port Management (Local Ports) Regulations 2015
Set Aside Determination - Regulation 11(1)
Local port of Port Phillip
As the Port Manager of Port Phillip, Parks Victoria has set aside an area of Port Phillip to facilitate the Black Rock Yacht Club Winter Solstice Swim 2023 on Sunday 25th June 2023 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm between Black Rock Jetty & Red Bluff at the below approximate locations. The set aside prohibits all persons entering the area between times and dates as outlined. The full declaration including event information is available on Parks Victoria’s website.
1.             37°58.1497’S, 145°0.6063’E
2.             37°57.8546’S, 145°0.5836’E
3.             37°57.8599’S, 145°0.4942’E
By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 23/05/23

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 Black Rock Yacht Club, persons and vessels involved in the Winter Solstice Swim 2023 are exempt from the following requirements:
1.         Clause 1.1.9(i) of Schedule 1 – areas prohibited to vessels at Half Moon Bay
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
·      Masters of vessels involved with the event are exempt from item 1 for the duration of the event.
·      All occupants of all vessels involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
·      The exemptions apply from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday 25 June 2023 within the waters of Half Moon Bay beach.
·      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: 16/06/2023

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 16/06/23

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