Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)

The Department of Transport conducts regular aquatic reviews to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of our important waterways.

  About Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)

The Department of Transport undertakes regular Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR) throughout the state to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of the State's waterways. Minor localised reviews may also be undertaken outside of a full AUR to cater for new types of activities in an area or to address site specific conflicts that arise between users from time to time.

The Department follows a standard process in completing all AURs to ensure that all views and options are considered and to ensure the broader community has the opportunity to provide feedback on any proposed changes.

If you wish to find out more about an AUR currently underway or see if an AUR is being considered in your area, please contact our Navigational Safety team.

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Current Aquatic Use Reviews

Following community consultation, the Department of Transport (DoT) is currently considering feedback on proposed changes to aquatic use at Wellington Dam.

Wellington Dam

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External Link Have your say - Wellington Dam (MySay Transport website)

  Completed Aquatic Use Reviews (AUR)

Swan River (Upper Reaches)  Aquatic Use Review

The Department of Transport (DoT) has completed the review of aquatic use of the waters of the Swan River upstream of the Windan Bridge ensuring the ongoing safe, equitable and sustainable use of this important waterway.

The review looked at the current management arrangements in place including the boundary of the water ski area at Belmont and following repeated requests for change to the current rules, DoT included a proposed two-year trial for personal water craft (PWC) to operate upstream of the Windan Bridge, under strict conditions.

The review attracted a high level of interest and comment from a diverse range of riverpark users with more than half identifying as paddle craft users and around one quarter being recreational boat owners.

Following consideration of feedback no changes will be made to the current arrangements.

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