Navigation restriction, Cockle Creek, Lake Macquarie, Boolaroo - Rehabilitation works to Cockle Creek Railway Bridge

Monday 1 February 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021


Vessel operators are advised that Duratec Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Sydney Trains will be conducting major rehabilitation works to the Cockle Creek Railway Bridge, Lake Macquarie near Boolaroo between Monday 1 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021.


 A commercial barge and work vessels may be in use under the bridge spans, including scaffolding and work platforms. The vertical clearance under the bridge has been reduced to 2.3m.

Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works, to minimise wash and to travel at a speed of 4 knots or less when within 100 metres of the works, barges and vessels.


Transport for NSW advises:

a) Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).

b) Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – clause 11(2)) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)


Transport for NSW Boating Map – 8A

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Transport for NSW on phone 13 12 36.


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