Parks Victoria publishes public notices where relevant, including information regarding leases and boating and waterway activity exemptions.
Declaration of Boating Activity Exemption - Surfing Victoria
2022 Australian Stand up Paddleboard Titles
Date/time of event:
04th October - 09th October 2022
Western Port Bay
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for Waters of Western Port Bay, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Surfing Victoria persons and vessels involved in the 2022 Australian Stand Up Paddleboard Titles 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 19(a) – an observer must be used when towing a person
4. Clause 5.3 (a)(iii) & (iv) of schedule 5 – 5 knot speed restriction – Coronet Bay & Ventnor Beach to Silverleaf Beach
Marine Safety Regulations 2012
5. Regulation 95 Master must not engage in towing unless an observer is on board.
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
· Masters of rescue vessels and PWC vessels are only exempt from item 1 to 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 on shore.
· All participants involved with the event must always wear a personal floatation device during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
· The exemptions apply from 7:30am – 6:00pm from 04th October – 09th October 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