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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Australian Junior Triathlon Series and Australia Mixed Relay Championships

Event name:

Australian Junior Triathlon Series and Australia Mixed Relay Championships

Date/time of event:

6 am to 5 pm on Saturday 30 April 2022 and 6 am to 2 pm on Sunday 1 May 2022

Location:

Werribee South Beach

Details:

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for Local Port of Port Phillip (at Werribee Beach) makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Triathlon Victoria in association with Triathlon Australia, persons and vessels involved in the Australian Junior Triathlon Series and Australia Mixed Relay Championships at Werribee South Beach 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 meters of person in the water.
2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel.
3. Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 meters of waters’ edge.

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 
4. Clause 1.5.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knots speed restriction within 200 metres of the water’s edge - North West Port Phillip. 

Subject to the conditions detailed below:
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from 1 - 4 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.
  • Masters of rescue vessels involved with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
  • The exemptions apply from 6:00am to 17:00 on Saturday 30th April 2022 and 6:00am to 14:00 on Sunday 1st May 2022. 
  • 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: 26/04/22