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BEACH AND JETTY CLOSURE - Rottnest Channel Swim Saturday 24 February 2018

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the following waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency and authorised vessels as set out below between 1200hrs on Friday 23 February 2018 to 1800hrs on Saturday 24 February 2018.

Thomson Bay

Between Ferry Jetty and Fuel Jetty

All waters with 25 metres of the shoreline.

Authorised Vessel: Powered support vessel displaying a 2018 Rottnest Channel Swim sticker.

Between Fuel Jetty and Hotel Jetty

Swim Channel

All waters to a point 38 metres on the southern side of the Fuel Jetty extending in an easterly direction encompassing the following moorings:

Ranger; TB063; TB062; TB072; RIA015 Hire; TB078; RIA016 Hire; TB056; TB100; TB319; TB053; RIA005 Hire; TB051; TB081; RIA017 Hire; TB200; South Cardinal Marker (115° 32.836’E 31° 59.79’S); TB091;TB245, RIA028 Hire;RIA009 Hire; TB077; TB322; TB058; TB060.

Authorised Vessel: bona fide emergency vessels

South of Swim Channel

All waters starting 38 metres south of the Fuel Jetty extending 110 metres in a southerly direction following the foreshore and 25 metres east

Authorised Vessel: bonafide emergency vessels.

North of Hotel Jetty

All waters north of the Hotel Jetty extending 51 meters in a northerly direction and 25 metres east.

Authorised Vessel: bona fide emergency vessels and competitor’s support paddle craft displaying a 2018 Rottnest Channel Swim sticker.

South of Hotel Jetty

All waters south of the Hotel Jetty extending 51 metres following the foreshore in a southerly direction and 25 metres east.

Authorised Vessel: bona fide emergency vessels and tenders <3.75metres in length.

These restriction have been put in place due to the unusually large number of vessels and people entering the Reserve and the need achieve public safety. Appropriate signage will be placed on site.

Mariners are further advised that due to the close proximity of the swim channel to fuel dispensing facilities, supplies will not be available between 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday 24 February 2018.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and maintain a safe clearance when transiting this area.

Read full Gazettal here and view Map here. 


BEACH AND JETTY CLOSURE - Swim Champs of the Bay Sunday 25 February 2018

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the following waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency and authorised vessels as set out below between 0900hrs and 1030hrs on Sunday 25 February 2018

Thomson Bay (North)

Between Ferry Jetty and Stark Jetty

All waters between the Stark Jetty and Ferry Jetty extending eastwards from the foreshore following a line along the southern side of Stark Jetty to a position 31° 59.509E and 115° 32.675S ,(65 metres east of the foreshore) then head south to a position 31° 59.705E and 115° 32.526S (68 metres east of the foreshore) and finishing at a point on the Ferry Jetty at 31° 59.710E 115° 32.528S.

Exemption

Authorised support craft and bonafide emergency response vessels

These restrictions have been put in place due to ensure safety of swimmers competing in the Swimming Champ of the Bay for children.  Event safety craft will be patrolling the area to guide passing vessels.  

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and maintain a safe clearance when transiting this area.

Read full Gazettal here and view Map here. 


Temporary Notice to Mariners - Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub Swim Race - Saturday 17th March 2018
Closure of Waters to Boating - Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the following waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency and authorised vessels as set out below between 1200hrs on Friday 16th March 2018 to 1800hrs on Saturday 17th March 2018.

Thomson Bay

Between Ferry Jetty and Fuel Jetty
All waters with 25 metres of the shoreline.

Exemption:Authorised emergency response vessels and powered support vessel displaying a Hotel Rottnest 2018 Port to Pub competitor’s sticker.

North of the Hotel Jetty
All waters commencing 43 metres north of the Hotel Jetty to the southern side of the Fuel Jetty following the foreshore extending 25 metres in an easterly direction.

Exemption:Authorised emergency response vessels, competitor’s support paddle craft displaying a Hotel Rottnest 2018 Port to Pub competitor’s sticker and vessel tenders less than 3.75 metres in length.

Swim Channel
All the waters within and bounded starting from a point on the foreshore 43 metres north of the Hotel Jetty extending in the easterly direction encompassing the following moorings and their associated swing room:
TB271,TB068,TB069, TB093, RIA HIRE024, TB086, TB245, TB319, TB053, TB051, RIA HIRE 017, TB200, TB351, TB332, TB040, TB081, TB080, TB073, RIA HIRE 005, TB084, TB079, TB085, TB320, TB087, TB088, TB101, TB096, TB092, TB095, TB094,to the southern most eastern point of the Hotel Jetty including the entire Hotel Jetty.

Exemption:Authorised emergency response vessels

South of Swim Channel
All waters along the foreshore to a point 135 metres south and extending 25 metres east.

Exemption:Authorised emergency response vessels and vessel tenders less than 3.75metres in length.

Read full Gazettal here and view Map here. 

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and maintain a safe clearance when transiting this area.


Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub 2018

Learn more here - http://porttopub.com.au/v/forum


Boating Management Strategy

Rottnest Island is the leading tourism destination in Western Australia much-loved by Western Australians who make up over three-quarters of regular visitors, and equally popular with interstate and international visitors. Approximately 500,000 visits to the Island each year include around 185,000 by private boat.

Following public consultation last year the Boating Management Strategy will be implemented as a sub-strategy of the Rottnest Island Management Plan, and operate alongside other strategies that address tourism and recreation, terrestrial, and cultural heritage management within the Rottnest Island Reserve.

Download the Boating Management Strategy 2014 (5.58MB)


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