Navigation Restriction - Manning River, Taree - Dragon boat races

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12) 

Manning River, Taree
8:00am to 4:30pm – Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August 2021 


Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on the Manning River adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree between 8:00am and 4:30pm on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August 2021. 


Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Transport for NSW has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Manning River Dragon Boat Club Inc. to conduct the event and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Manning River, adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree (between the Martin Bridge & Endeavour Place Boat ramp) and consist of a 500 metre course between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be marked by buoys and will be monitored and patrolled by control vessels who will advise vessel operators not to enter.  


Transport for NSW advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by any Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the Special Event 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).
  2. No unauthorised vessels or persons are permitted to enter the Zone and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, 12(5) — Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)


Maritime Boating Map – 6A

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Transport for NSW on 131 236


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