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Closure of Waters to Boating - SUMMER SALT - GAZETTAL - 3 DECEMBER 2017

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, between 0:01am on Sunday 3rd December 2017 to 9.00am Monday 4th December 2017.

Thomson Bay

All the waters within 25 metres of the shoreline, from the Fuel Jetty to 66 metres south of the Hotel Jetty. Together with waters encompassing the Hotel Jetty from a point 44 metres north of the Hotel Jetty and 25 metres from the shoreline to the northern most tip of the Hotel Jetty; along the eastern face of the jetty then to a point in the water 25 metres from the shore line in the water 66 metres south of the Hotel Jetty. 

Tenders (max vessel length 3.75m) are permitted to access the beach starting from the Fuel Jetty to a point 140 metres south towards the Hotel Jetty.

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

View the full Gazettal Notice here and the course map here


Closure of Waters to Boating - Leavers Event 20-23 November 2017

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:

Monday 20 November 2017 - 0001hrs
to
Thursday 23 November 2017 - 1200hrs

Thomson Bay


All the waters within 40 metres of the shoreline, from point on the foreshore 400 metres south of the Hotel jetty and extending in a northerly direction to Mushroom Rock at Bathurst Point.

Authorised emergency service vessels, approved vessel/s and tenders with a max vessel length <3.75m are permitted to access the beach.

This measure has been introduced to assist in achieving public safety and appropriate signage will be placed on site.

A number of event patrol vessels will be monitoring the area to ensure compliance and safety.

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

View the full Gazettal Notice here and the course map here


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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