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Boating Activity Exemption and Set Aside- Beachside Sand Classic

Event name:

Beachside Sand Classic

Date/time of event:

17th March 2024 11:00am-5:30pm


Mordialloc Foreshore


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 Parkdale Gift, persons and vessels involved in the Beachside Sand Classic 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 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the water’s edge
Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
3.    Clause 1.2.7 of Schedule 1 - 5 knot speed restriction of East Port Phillip
4.    Clause 1.2.9(b) of Schedule 1 – Area prohibited to vessels at Mordialloc.
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
·      Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from item 1 to 3 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 shore and item 4 for the duration of the event.
·      All participants on rescue and official vessels used in conjunction with the event must wear a lifejacket at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
·      The exemptions apply from 10.30am to 5.30pm on 17 March 2024 within the event Set Aside waters of Port Phillip, adjacent to Mordialloc Life Saving Club.
·      The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

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 Beachside Sand Classic facilitated by Parkdale Gift Inc at the times and locations listed in Table A. 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.
Table A:
A triangle set aside area for the swim classic extends out 150 metres from shore and extends 200 metres in length at the Mordialloc Foreshore with coordinates approximately 38°0.4633' S 145°4.9505’ E
Event: 17th March 2024 between 10:30am-12:30pm
By order of Parks Victoria 8th February 2024

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 08/02/24


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