Swan and Canning Rivers notices

View navigational warnings, event notices and Temporary Notices To Mariners for the Swan and Canning Rivers.

 Advice:  Bathymetric Survey Works - Freshwater Bay and Point Walter - 'Freedom II'

Mariners are advised that bathymetric survey operations are scheduled to take place in the Swan River on Wednesday 5 October 2022.

Marine survey operations will be conducted by the vessel ‘Freedom II’ in and around the waters of the Freshwater Bay and Point Walter.

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 Channels 73 & 16 during these operations.

All Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting in the vicinity of these operations.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: 000: 00.0000'S  000: 00.0000'E
Start date: 5/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 5/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 30/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2974

 Advice:  Diving Inspection Works - Elizabeth Quay

Mariners are advised that dive inspection works will be conducted inside and outside Elizabeth Quay Monday - Friday 19th - 30th September 0630 - 1630hrs but excluding public holidays. Divers can be expected to be under or nearby walls, jetties, pillars and the Duyfken wharf.

Dive support vessel Scratchy will be onsite and operators will be monitoring VHF 16

Signage will be displayed on relevant jetty's and international code flag A will be exhibited to notify waterway users.

Mariners are advised to keep at least 50m away from diving operations, proceed at slow speeds and maintain proper lookout.

Please see attachment for areas to be inspected and presence of divers
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 57.48615'S  115: 51.43094'E
Start date: 19/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 1/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 16/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2798

 Advice:  Jetty Maintenance Works - University of Western Australia Boat Shed

Mariners are advised that jetty maintenance works are scheduled to be carried out on the University of Western Australia’s Boat Shed structure (9 Hackett Dr Crawley) from 12 September 2022 to 10 October 2022.

Works will involve high pressure blasting, structural member replacements, commercial diving operations and deck remediation services.

It is anticipated that at least one commercial vessel and a commercial dive team will be present throughout the duration of the works, between the hours of 0700 and 1900, Monday to Friday. The international code flag 'A' will be exhibited whilst diving operations are in progress.

The structure will be closed to the public, and berthing will not be permitted throughout this period

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.591'S  115: 49.349'E
Start date: 12/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 10/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 2613

 Advice:  Installation of Mussel Reefs – Swan River

Mariners are advised that limestone-based mussel reefs are scheduled to be installed in the Swan River at Point Walter, Attadale and two locations within Freshwater Bay. Yellow buoys approximately 1.3m in height and equipped with flashing yellow lights will be used to mark the area during installation.

Works will occur between 20 July 2022 to 19 December 2022, Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm, with provision for Saturdays as required.

Limestone rubble will be loaded onto ‘Shaw II’ (specs: 20m x 7.5m) at the Navy Jetty, East Fremantle (approx. 100m upstream of Aquarama Marina). Tug Fortescue III’ (specs: 13.7m x 4.0m) will then manoeuvre the barge to and from the 4 reef sites.

‘Shaw II’ and Tug Fortescue are Restricted in their Ability to Manoeuvre (RAM) and at times, constrained by draught. Operators will monitor Marine VHF channel 16 during operating hours.

Mariners are reminded to keep out of the way of vessels that are RAM and Constrained by Draught to avoid passing ahead and are requested to keep well clear of the works areas at all times.

Locations of works areas are bounded by the following corner coordinates:

Freshwater Bay 1 (26.5m x 8.5m x 0.6m)
31.9959546°S, 115.7776647°E.
31.996674°S, 115.7787485°E.
31.9983129°S, 115.7775387°E.
31.9979678°S, 115.7760884°E.

Freshwater Bay 2 (30m x 10m x 0.6m)
31.991607°S, 115.779355°E.
31.99211°S, 115.781045°E.
31.9925758°S, 115.7806859°E.
31.9921332°S, 115.7789238°E.

Point Walter (50m x 17m x 0.6m)
32.011056°S, 115.7817703°E.
32.012037°S, 115.7838553°E.
32.013112°S, 115.7831°E.
32.012742°S, 115.782291°E.
32.011739°S, 115.781231°E.

Attadale (50m x 17m x 0.6m)
32.011958°S, 115.805034°E.
32.0126762°S, 115.8080669°E.
32.0135854°S, 115.8077976°E.
32.0128919°S, 115.804774°E.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 0.4826'S  115: 46.8211'E
Start date: 20/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 19/12/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1978

 Advice:  Remedial Bridge Works – Guildford Road Bridge

Mariners are advised that remedial bridge works are scheduled at the Guildford Road Bridge as follows:

Dates: 30/06/2022 – 15/11/2022
Operating hours: Works will be undertaken on a ten days on, four days off basis 6.30am – 5pm
Vessels: Works barge (7.9m length). The works barge will remain on location outside of operating hours.

Yellow buoys equipped with a yellow flashing lights will be installed upstream and downstream from the works and will remain in place for the duration of the works.

Diving operations will also take place as part of these works. The International Code Flag ‘A’ will be displayed whilst diving operations are under way.

Vessel traffic access to the navigation spans of the above bridges will be maintained at all times, however, there will be a partial obstruction during some stages of the works.

Vessel traffic through the navigation span of the above bridges will be managed by communication between passing river traffic and the respective works vessels. Listening watch will be maintained on Marine VHF channel 16 for initial communications and then VHF channel 9 for directions and communication between works vessels and passing vessel traffic

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution, keep clear of the above operations and pass at a slow speed to minimize wake.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 54.015'S  115: 57.670'E
Start date: 30/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 15/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/07/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1772

 Advice:  Bridge Works – Garratt Road Bridge

Mariners are advised that bridge works are scheduled at the Garratt Road Bridge as follows:

Garratt Road Bridge Remedial Works:

Dates: Tuesday 07/06//2022 – Saturday 01/10/2022
Operating hours: Daylight hours
Vessels: ‘Diva’ (7.4m x 2.4m work boat); ‘Bullshark’ (7.5m x 2.2m work boat); ‘Archie’ (7m x 2.4m work boat)

Diving operations will also take place as part of these works. The International Code Flag ‘A’ will be displayed whilst diving operations are under way.

Garratt Road Bridge Inspection Works:

Dates: Wednesday 15/06/2022 – Friday 17/06/2022
Operating hours: Daylight hours
Vessels: ‘Westcoast 1‘(7m x 3m self-propelled barge), equipped with a low-level scaffold platform.
Spotter vessels: ‘Seafarer’ (7.1m x 2.5m) (downstream); ‘SPV865’ (5m x 2m) (upstream)

Vessel traffic access to the navigation span will be maintained at all times, however, there will be a partial obstruction during some stages of the works.

Vessel traffic through the navigation span will be managed by communication between passing river traffic and the respective works vessels. Listening watch will be maintained on Marine VHF channel 16 for initial communications and then VHF channel 9 for directions and communication between works vessels and passing vessel traffic

All vessels taking part in the above works will exhibit shapes and lights in accordance with the Prevention of Collisions at Sea Regulations 1983 at all times.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution, keep clear of the above operations and pass at a slow speed to minimize wake.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 55.941'S  115: 54.989'E
Start date: 7/06/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 1/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 3/06/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 1581

 Warning:  Submerged Car Body, Adjacent to Caversham Avenue, Swan River

Mariners are advised that a submerged car has been identified in the upper reaches of the Swan River, adjacent to Caversham Avenue Near Caversham House.

The Vehicle is positioned in the centre of the river with approximately 1.9m of clearance between the top of the car and the water surface at Lowest Astronomical Tide.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting this area
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 52.7353'S  115:59.4803'E
Start date: 30/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 30/03/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 920

 Warning:  Submerged hazard, Coode Street Boat Ramp - Swan River South Perth

A submerged hazard has been reported close to the shore, approx. 30m west of the Coode Street Boat Ramp.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.4718'S  115: 51.8293'E
Start date: 3/05/2021 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 3/05/2021 12:00:00 AM

 Advice:  Guilford Road Bridge - navigate with caution

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting under the Guildford Road Bridge, reduce wake, keep a proper lookout and not secure to any part of the bridge at any time.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 54.015'S  115: 57.670'E
Start date: 11/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 11/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 409

 Advice:  Sea plane operations, Perth Water

Perth Water, Swan River
Mariners are advised of daylight sea plane operations, including landing and take-off activities, in Perth Water.

The landing and take-off areas (depending on wind conditions) are south of Riverside Drive channel and east of the Mends Street channel.

Chart reference: DoT Chart WA - 898 'Swan and Canning River'.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the above area and be aware of sea plane activity in this location.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 58.0204'S  115: 51.7759'E
Start date: 23/09/2015 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 23/09/2015 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 138

 Advice:  Construction works Redcliffe Bridge (Tonkin Hwy), Swan River

Mariners are advised that construction works to build an additional bridge on the downstream side of Redcliffe Bridge (Tonkin Hwy) have commenced and are anticipated to be completed by 30 September 2022.

These works include construction of temporary cofferdams on both the northern and southern side of the Swan River to enable all bridge construction to be completed from the land. The cofferdams are currently in place and marked with lit yellow special markers approximately 1.3 m in height.

Works will take place Monday to Saturday during daylight hours. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and reduce wash when passing works area.

For further information on these works visit the Main Roads link below.

Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -31: 55.8103'S  115: 56.2219'E
Start date: 18/01/2021 12:00:00 AM
End date: 30/09/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 6/01/2021 12:00:00 AM

 Advice:  Southern span navigation, Fremantle traffic bridge

Swan River, Fremantle traffic bridge
Mariners are advised that large vessels may at times navigate downstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge against the flow of traffic. This may occur whilst access through the Central and Northern navigable spans are restricted due to tidal influences or closures due to ongoing works.

Mariners are advised to keep a safe speed and lookout, and navigate with caution when transiting upstream through the southern span of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.5013'S  115: 45.2459'E
Start date: 22/08/2014 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 22/08/2014 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 157

 Advice:  Compulsory pilotage requirements, Port of Perth

Port of Perth
Vessel masters are reminded that all vessels wishing to transit or operate within the port limit which either:

Have a LOA of 35 meters or greater; or
Are engaged in towing operations where the total length of the tow (measured from the bow of the towing vessel to the stern of the towed vessel) is 35 metres or greater.
Are required to engage the services of a suitably licensed marine pilot or the vessel Master must be the holder of a current Port of Perth Pilot Exemption Certificate.

Vessels, vessel Masters or operators of vessels affected by this requirement are invited to approach the Department of Transport Harbour Masters office at port.ops@transport.wa.gov.au to apply for a Pilot Exemption Certificate to be issued.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.5013'S  115: 45.2459'E
Start date: 2/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 8/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 20

 Advice:  Remedial Bridge Works – Fremantle Rail Bridge

Mariners are advised that remedial works at the Fremantle Rail Bridge are scheduled to take place from Saturday 5 February 2022 to 3o November 2022 during the hours of 7am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

These works will be primarily conducted from the top of the bridge structure and a work boat. Scaffolding will be used in stages as required and will be lit by yellow flashing lights. Access to the navigable span will be maintained at all times.

Operators will monitor Marine VHF Channel 16 during operating hours.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution when transiting the area.
Chart reference: WA898 - Swan and Canning Rivers
Location: -32: 2.477'S  115: 45.227'E
Start date: 5/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
End date: 30/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Issued: 1/02/2022 12:00:00 AM
Notice number: 254
Page last updated: Tue Feb 15 2022 11:45:26 AM