Declaration of boating activity exemption and exclusion zone - 2019 Presidents Cup Live Site

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

 

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Yarra River upstream of the port waters of the Port of Melbourne, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

 

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Peter Jones Special Events, persons and vessels involved in the 2019 Presidents Cup Live Site are exempt from the following requirements:

 

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel;
  2. Clause 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge;
  3. Clause 3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure.

     

    Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

  4. Clause 3.1 of Schedule 3 – 5 knot speed restriction on the Yarra River.

 

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of LSV vessels are only exempt from 1-4 in the above list while 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 and must adhere to speed and distance rules at all other times.
  • All occupants of LSV vessels involved in the event must wear a Personal Floatation Device at all times.
  • The LSV vessel must remain in close proximity to the ‘Floating Green’ pontoon if there is a person or persons on the pontoon.
  • The exemptions apply within the exclusion zone waters for the times and dates specified in the table below to operators of the LSV vessel associated with the event provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
     

 

Monday 9 December 2019

5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Tuesday 10 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Wednesday 11 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Thursday 12 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Friday 13 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Saturday 14 December 2019

6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Sunday 15 December 2019

4.00 pm to 7.00 pm

 

Parks Victoria

Dated:


Marine Safety Act 2010

Section 208(2)

NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE

 

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Yarra River upstream of the port waters of the Port of Melbourne 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 2019 Presidents Cup Live Site are prohibited from entering and remaining in the following waters.

 

Waters of Yarra River – between the Spencer Street Bridge and the Queens Bridge.

 

The exclusion zone will be in effect from the times and dates in the following table.

 

 

Wednesday 4 December 2019

9.00 am to 12.00 pm

Monday 9 December 2019

5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Tuesday 10 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Wednesday 11 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Thursday 12 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Friday 13 December 2019

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Saturday 14 December 2019

6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Sunday 15 December 2019

4.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Tuesday 17 December 2019

7.00 am to 1.00 pm

 

 

On the dates 10,11,12,13, 14 & 15 December 2019, there will be a transit lane available for Licensed Tour Operators who may pass through the exclusion zone only when directed by Parks Victoria. Parks Victoria will coordinate waterway traffic by liaising with Commercial Operators on VHF Channel 74 and event personnel on UHF.

 

Parks Victoria

Dated:

 

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