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Event: Skyfest Australia Day Closure of Waters to Boating, Leschenault Inlet, Bunbury

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 4:00 PM to 11:59 PM on Wednesday 26th January 2022.

Leschenault Inlet:

Area of Closure: All the waters on the western side of the Leschenault Inlet bounded by a line commencing from the foreshore at approximately 33°19.404’S, 115°38.654’E (70 metres southwest of the Koombana Bay Holiday Resort) then southwest to a point on the foreshore at approximately 33°19.472’S, 115°38.585’E (adjacent to the South West Migrants Memorial) and bounded by a line across the Koombana Channel commencing on the eastern side from approximately 33°19.309’S, 115°38.496’E (104 metres northeast of the Point MacLeod Inner Port Beacon) and then in a straight line west across the Channel at approximately 33°19.308’S, 115°38.464’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 859 – Bunbury to Port Geographe

  • Start date: 26/01/2022.
  • End date: 26/01/2022.
  • issued: 19/01/2022
  • Number: Not2022 - 12

Warning: West Cardinal Marker, Binningup Desalination plant Intake missing / offstation

The West Cardinal Marker at the Binningup Desalination plant Intake has been reported as missing / offstation.

  • Location: 33° 07.8120'S, 115° 41.513'E
  • Chart Reference: Department of Transport Chart WA 776 – Preston to Bunbury
  • Issued: 17/01/2022

 

Event: Closure of waters to boating and swimming for fireworks - Busselton

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 between 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm on Saturday 22 January 2022:

Busselton Jetty

Area of closure
All the waters within a 100 metre radius of the firing point located at approximately 33° 38.587'S, 115° 20.635'E (approximately 150 metres along the Jetty from the foreshore).

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 966 – Cape Naturaliste

  • Start date: 22/01/2022
  • End date: 22/01/2022
  • Issued: 06/01/2022
  • Number: Not2021-02

Advice: Installation of artificial reef – Busselton Jetty

Mariners are advised that diving works to install components of an artificial reef at the northern end of the Busselton Jetty are scheduled to take place between Monday 5 December to Monday 31 January 2022. Installation will take place over 2 days in the above time period.

The works will be conducted Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 3pm using a works barge (7.9m x 3.5m). Access to the end of the jetty will be closed during diving operations. The works area will be delineated by lit yellow buoys. 

The International Code Flag “A” will be exhibited whist diving operations are underway.

All vessels taking part in these works will display shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times. Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel16 during operating hours.

For further information regarding these works please contact Sophie Teede, Busselton Jetty Environment Manager on 0437 157 238 or by email to: uwo@busseltonjetty.com.au 

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

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart 966 – Cape Naturaliste

  • Start date: 05/12/2021
  • End date: 31/01/2022
  • Issued: 21/12/2021 
  • Number: 2021 - 174

Advice: Dredging works – Entrance to Port Geographe Marina

Mariners are advised that maintenance dredging works at the entrance to the Port Geographe Marina will commence in October 2021 and will proceed until approximately late February 2022.

Dredging will mainly occur Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.00 am and 6.00 pm, with provision to take place during hours of darkness if required.

The works are being carried out by the 22 m cutter suction dredge “Cooper II”, equipped with floating pipelines and submerged pipelines to a length of 1.2 km marked with orange buoys which will display rhythmic flashing lights. The dredge has no self-propulsion and uses anchors and spuds to move. The dredge and connected pipeline will remain in the area of operation after normal operating hours for the duration of the works.

The dredge will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of collisions at Sea Regulations 1983.

If mariners are unsure of where to safely pass the dredge vessel, they are requested to contact the operators who will be monitoring the following radio frequencies:

  • VHF Channel 16
  • Marine 27 MHz Channel 90

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

Chart reference: Department of Transport chart WA966 – Cape Naturaliste

  • Start date: October 2021.
  • End date: February 2022.
  • Issued: 19/10/2021.
  • Number: 2021-145.

  Advice: Shallowing - Northern entrance to Pelican Point Canals, mouth of the Collie River, Bunbury

Mariners are advised that shallowing has occurred at the northern entrance to the Pelican Point Canals (immediately downstream of the mouth of the Collie River, Bunbury) reducing depths and restricting navigation in the vicinity.

The shallowest area of the canals, outside the edges of the canals, is reported to be on the southern side of the approach channel, about 20m upstream of the pedestrian bridge into the northern canal entrance

Chart reference: Department of Transport Chart WA776 – Preston to Bunbury

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area.

  • Start date: 
  • End Date: 
  • Issued: 22/09/2021
  • Number: 2021-133

  Advice: Environmental monitoring equipment, Port Geographe vicinity

Mariners are advised that environmental monitoring equipment will be temporarily deployed from late September 2021 in the Port Geographe vicinity at the following six (6) sites:

Site  Lats Longs
Impact 1 33° 37.338' S 115° 23.840' E
Impact 2 33° 37.328' S 115° 23.749' E
Ref_B1 33° 38.083' S 115° 22.269' E
Ref_B2 33° 38.074' S 115° 22.399' E
Ref_A1 33° 37.498' S 115° 22.277' E
Ref_A2 33° 37.496' S 115° 22.341' E

Each site will be marked with a yellow surface buoy, approximately thirty (30 cm) in diameter, equipped with flashing yellow lights.

Recovery date: April 2022

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

Chart Reference: AUS755 – Cape Peron to Cape Naturaliste

  • Start date: Late September 2021.
  • End date: 30/04//2022.
  • Issued: 03/09/2021
  • Number: 2021-120

  Advice: Closure of Marlston Waterfront Jetty (Dome Cafe), Koombana Bay Bunbury

Marlston Waterfront Jetty (Dome Café, Koombana Bay Bunbury)

Mariners are advised that the Marlston Waterfront Jetty (adjacent to the Dome Café, Bonnefoi Boulevard Bunbury) has been closed until further notice due to storm damage.

A boom and yellow marker buoys have been deployed around the jetty.

Mariners are advised to remain east of the yellow marker buoys and exercise caution when towing skiers in the adjacent Koombana Bay water ski area.

Mark Briant, Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety, Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 20/09/2018.
  • Number: 2018-128.

  Advice: Mobile seagrass wrack, Port Geographe Harbour entrance channel

Port Geographe harbour entrance channel

Mariners are advised that mobile seagrass wrack may be present in the vicinity of the Port Geographe Harbour entrance channel.

This material can vary significantly in thickness and position over short time frames, reducing depths and restricting navigation in the channel.

The affected area includes the full extent of the entrance channel, with the worst affected area being in the entrance channel directly adjacent to the lagoon rock-wall.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the entrance channel, allowing for changing conditions when traversing the area. Vessels with a draught of 1.5m or more may be at risk of grounding when navigating through this area. 

Authorised by: Briant Manager, Navigational Safety, Marine Safety Department of Transport.

  • Start date:
  • End date: Until further notice.
  • Issued: 25/07/2018.
  • Number: 2018-106.

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