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Advice: Subsurface Oceanographic Instruments – North Coogee Dog Beach

Mariners are advised that 8 subsurface oceanographic instruments have been installed on 18/01/22 nearshore on the seabed adjacent to North Coogee Dog Beach at the following locations:

Locations:

  • 32° 4.919' S, 115° 45.054' E 
  • 32° 4.920' S, 115° 44.970' E 
  • 32° 4.719' S, 115° 44.513' E 
  • 32° 4.917' S, 115° 45.029' E 
  • 32° 4.999' S, 115° 45.059' E 
  • 32° 4.749' S, 115° 45.046' E 
  • 32° 4.809' S, 115° 45.049' E 
  • 32° 4.917' S, 115° 45.000' E

The above instruments protrude approximately 0.2 metres above seabed. 

Recovery date: 17/04/2022

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA001 – Ocean Reef to Cape Peron

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. 

  • Start date: 18/01/2022
  • End date: 17/04/2022
  • Issued: 19/01/2022
  • Number: 2022 -13

Event - Closure of waters to boating and swimming for fireworks display - Val Street Jetty, Rockingham

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Peter Beattie, Acting Director Waterways Safety Management and delegate of the Chief Executive Officer hereby close the following area of water to all vessels from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Val Street Jetty, Rockingham

Area of closure: All the waters within a 75 metre radius of the firing point located near the end of Val Street Jetty at approximately 32°16.499’S, 115°43.567’E. 

Conditions of closure:

  • No vessel shall transit through, anchor or moor within the closed waters area;
  • Bonafide vessels associated with the fireworks display are exempt from the closure;
  • Swimming is also not permitted in the above area of closure.

This area is set aside for safety measures during the set up and display of pyrotechnics.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 913 – Cape Peron to Dawesville

  • Start date: 26/01/2022.
  • End date: 26/01/2022.
  • Issued: 11/01/2022
  • Number: Not2022 - 07

Event: Australia Day 2022 Skyworks closure of waters to boating - Swan River

Acting pursuant to Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I Peter Beattie, Acting Director Waterways Safety Management and delegate of the Chief Executive Officer hereby close the following area of water to all vessels excluding bona fide vessels associated with the Perth Skyworks 2022 and vessels approved by Department of Transport, Maritime, for the below times and dates:

Perth Waters, Swan River

Between the hours of:

3:00 pm to 9:45 pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022

all the waters bounded in the west by a line from 31° 58.270'S, 115° 51.205'E (on the South Perth Foreshore approximately 20 metres west of Mends Street Jetty) through the Lit Starboard Beacon at 31° 57.770'S, 115° 51.386'E to the end of the westernmost jetty at Barrack Square and bounded in the east from 31° 57.896'S, 115° 52.603'E (western side of Point Fraser) through the Lit Starboard Beacon to a point on Heirisson Island at approximately 31° 58.008'S, 115° 52.609'E), thence along the western side of Heirisson Island to approximately 31° 58.045' S, 115° 52.543'E, thence northwest to 31° 57.998'S, 115° 52.353'E (approximately 125 metres southwest of the Lit Starboard Beacon at 31° 57.933'S, 115° 52.384'E) thence southwest in line with the western boundary of the spectator vessel area adjacent to Heirisson Island to south Perth foreshore at approximately 31° 58.349'S, 115° 52.182'E. All coordinates based on GDA 94.

Download the map below to view restrictions and closure areas.

Following the fireworks display, an announcement will be broadcast on marine band radios 27Mhz channel 88 and VHF channels 9 and 16 to reopen Perth Water.

Anchoring is only permitted in the designated spectator vessel areas, as depicted in the map below.

Burswood, Swan River

Between the hours of:

6:00 am on Thursday 13 January 2022 until 6:00 pm on Monday 31 January 2022

all the waters out from the eastern end of Sir James Mitchell Park adjacent to Ellam Street commencing from a point at approximately 31°58.258'S, 115°52.751'E. Thence, continuing in a northerly direction 100 metres towards Heirisson Island at approximately 31°58.204'S, 115°52.738'E, thence 240 metres west at approximately 31°58.221'S, 115°52.576'E, thence 100 metres south to the foreshore at approximately 31°58.276'S, 115°52.586'E, thence in an easterly direction along the foreshore to the point of commencement.

The exclusion zone is to facilitate the safe loading and unloading of event pyrotechnics.

Perth Waters, Pyrotechnics Pontoons

Between the hours of:

6:00 am on Tuesday 25 January 2022 until 8:00 am on Thursday 27 January 2022

all the waters bounded by a line commencing from approximately 31° 58.349'S,  115° 52.182'E positioned on south Perth foreshore (southwestern corner of the spectator vessel area adjacent to Heirisson Island), thence west, northwest to Lit Port Beacon at 31° 58.071'S, 115° 51.310'E (approximately 340 metres northeast of Mends Street Jetty), thence in a North- Northeastern direction to Lit Port Beacon at 31° 57.719'S, 115° 51.435'E (approximately 207 metres southwest of Barrack Street Jetty), thence northeast to Lit Starboard Beacon at 31° 57.659'S, 115° 51.557'E (approximately 84 metres southeast of Barrack Street Jetty), thence in a line adjacent to Riverside Drive to Lit Starboard Beacon at 31° 57.933'S, 115° 52.384'E (approximately 197 metres south of Plain Street), thence South-southwest along the boundary of the spectator vessel area adjacent to Heirisson Island to the point of commencement at approximately 31° 58.349'S, 115° 52.182'E.

All vessels are to keep clear of, give way to and not impede any barge/pontoon or bona fide vessel involved in the event and to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

In addition the following on water restrictions apply:

  • An 8 Knot speed limit applies to all waters between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway Bridges including all of Perth Water from 3:00 pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022 until sunrise on Thursday 27 January 2022 excluding gazetted 5 knot speed restricted areas.
  • Swimming shall be prohibited between the Narrows Bridge and Causeway Bridges, including all of Perth Water, from 3:00 pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022 until sunrise Thursday 27 January 2022.
  • The Belmont Water Ski Area will be closed to Water Skiing from 3:00 pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022 until 8:00 am on Thursday 27 January 2022.
  • Mariners are advised that unlit marker flags to designate the spectator vessel areas will be deployed within Perth Waters from Tuesday 25 January 2022 until Thursday 27 January 2022.

Visit the fireworks display page for further information of on Australia Day closures and restrictions.

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 898 – Swan and Canning Rivers

  • Start date: 13/01/2022
  • End date: 31/01/2022
  • Issued: 10/01/2022
  • Number: Not2022-03

Advice: Excavation Works, Ocean Reef Boat Harbour - Entrance Channel

Mariners are advised that excavation works in the Ocean Reef Boat Harbour entrance channel will commence from Monday 22 November 2021.

Excavation will occur Monday to Friday with provision to undertake operations during predawn hours if required.

The works are being carried out by a land-based excavator operating off the existing breakwater.  The excavated material will be loaded into a dump truck which will be transported to an area near the contractor’s compound for subsequent disposal. The dump truck haulage operations will occur within the confines of contractors work site where there is fencing and signage in place to prevent public access. 

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and to remain well clear of the above operations.

The excavator will track back to the contractor’s compound after each work shift leaving the channel clear for navigation. 

  • Start Date: 22 November 2021
  • End Date: 15 March 2022

  Warning: Shallowing, entrance to Ocean Reef Marina


Mariners are advised that a build-up of sand has developed inside the entrance to the Ocean Reef Marina, reducing depths and the width of the navigational channel.

  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA957 – Trigg

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area

  Advice: High level bridge repairs, The Navy Causeway – Mangles Bay Rockingham

Mariners are advised that maintenance works are scheduled to commence on the High-Level Bridge at the Navy Causeway, off Point Peron Road, Mangles Bay Rockingham, in late September 2021.

These works will take place Monday to Saturday during daylight hours and are expected to be completed around 31 March 2022.

A floating work platform (6m x 12m) and scaffolding will be used in stages for all works and will be lit by yellow flashing lights. The floating platform will be lifted to perform works to the underside of the bridge. Where the platform is lifted this will reduce clearance to the bridge deck by approximately 3.5m and will also reduce the width of the span by approximately 6m in the location of the work platform. Scaffolding will also be installed on the piers and this will reduce the width of the span by approximately 2m near the bridge deck level to provide access to the scaffold. 

Access to the navigation channel will be maintained at all times during these works.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and stay well clear of the above works at all times. 

Location: 32° 15.467’S, 115° 42.158’E

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA001– Ocean Reef to Cape Peron.

  • Start date: Late September 2021
  • End date: 31/03/2022
  • Issued: 15/09/2021
  • Number: 2021-127

  Advice: Marina Expansion Works – Port Coogee Marina

Mariners are advised that marina expansion works at Port Coogee Marina are scheduled to take place from Monday 6 September to Monday 31 January 2022. The works will include construction of a boardwalk, gatehouses, and loading berth, as well as construction of a 70 berth floating marina jetty system.

These works will impact vessel traffic entering and transiting within the marina. However, fairways and access to all existing jetties will be maintained at all times.

The works, including piling operations, will be conducted Monday to Saturday between 7am and 7pm using piling jack up barge ‘TMC1’ (12m x 7.1m), a supply barge ‘SMC 9’ (25m x 11.2m), workboats and land based equipment as required.

The works area will be delineated by yellow buoys, approximately one metre in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights. Unlit piles will be located within the confines of the works area.

Please refer below for a diagram of the works area:

Port Coogee Marina  - diagram of works area

All vessels taking part in these works will display day shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channels16 during operating hours.

For further information regarding these works please contact SMC Supervisor Jeff Offer on 0423 117 023.

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting inside and at the entrance of Port Coogee during the above operations.

Location: 32° 6.087’ S, 115° 45.544’ E

Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA001 – Ocean Reef to Cape Peron.

  • Start date: 06/09/2021.
  • End date: 31/01/2022.
  • Issued: 18/08/2021.
  • Number: 2021-110

  Advice: Breakwater construction works, Ocean Reef Marina

Mariners are advised that works to construct two new breakwater groynes at Ocean Reef Marina are due to commence in mid-April 2021 and are expected to be completed around February 2023.

Works will take place Monday to Saturday, between 7am to 6pm as required, using land based heavy machinery, including long reach excavators (approximately 30m reach) positioned on the breakwaters.

The two construction work areas at the end of each breakwater will be marked by yellow special marker buoys, equipped with flashing yellow lights. 
These marker buoys will be relocated regularly to allow for construction progress.

Access to the marina’s boat ramp and jetties will be maintained at all times. 

Land based operators will monitor Marine Radio VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Section 66 of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, I hereby close the following area of water to all vessels during the above works period:

All the waters within 20m of the Ocean Reef Marina Breakwater Northern and Southern groyne construction works. 

Christopher J Mather, Director Waterways Safety Management, Department of Transport, Maritime

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA001 – Ocean Reef to Cape Peron.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above operations at all times.

  • Start date: April 2021
  • End Date: February 2023
  • Issued: 26/03/2021
  • Number: 2021-44

  Advice: Installation of submerged Light Logger Moorings, Offshore Ocean Reef

Mariners are advised that six (6) submerged light logger moorings have been deployed in the offshore Ocean Reef in mid-March 2021 at the following locations:

  • Location 1: 31° 45.705’S , 115° 43.337’E
  • Location 2: 31° 45.498’S , 115° 43.252’E
  • Location 3: 31° 45.071’S , 115° 43.477’E
  • Location 4: 31° 43.981’S , 115° 43.072’E
  • Location 5: 31° 44.184’S , 115° 43.042’E
  • Location 6: 31° 44.600’S , 115° 43.169’E

The above moorings will be submerged (1m at LAT) and are equipped with subsurface buoys, which are predominantly white in colour, approximately 0.2m in diameter.

  • Recovery date: 31/03/2022
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport chart 986 – Quinns Rocks

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and keep well clear of the above light loggers at all times. 

  • Start date: 12/03/2021
  • End date: 31/03/2022
  • Issued: 14/04/2021
  • Number: 2021 - 42

  Advice: Deployment of LIDAR buoy and wave rider buoy, offshore Trigg vicinity

Mariners are advised that a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and a wave rider buoy will be deployed around 20 December 2021 in the offshore Trigg vicinity, approximately 1.5 nautical miles west of Trigg beach at the following locations:

LIDAR buoy: 31° 52.696'S, 115° 43.113'E

LIDAR buoys are circular buoys with side mounted solar panels and wind generators extended on top. They are yellow and black in colour, approximately 4.5m in diameter and 4m in height, and equipped with flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Q(5) Y 20s

Wave rider buoy: 31° 52.532'S, 115° 43.318E

The wave rider buoy is orange in colour, approximately 1m in diameter, and fitted with a flashing yellow light.

Flash rate: Fl Y 5s

Recovery date of wave rider buoy: 1 March 2022

LIDAR buoys will be deployed periodically at the above locations until around 23 December 2022.

No vessel is to moor to or interfere with the above buoys at any time.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area and keep well clear of the above buoys.

Location: 31° 52.696'S, 115° 43.113'E

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA957 – Trigg

  • Start date: 23/06/2020.
  • End date: 23/12/2022.
  • Amended: 16/12/2021
  • Issued: 23/06/2020.
  • Number: 2020-66

  Advice: Shallowing entrance to Two Rocks Marina

Inside entrance to Two Rocks Marina

Mariners are advised that a build-up of sand has developed inside the entrance to the Two Rocks Marina, reducing depths and the width of the navigational channel.

  • Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA1071 - Two Rocks.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.

Mark Beal, Navigational Aids Coordinator, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date:
  • Issued: 18/01/2019.
  • Number: 2019-19.

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