Navigation Restriction - Wakool River, Cunninyek - Gee Gee Bridge demolition
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.11)
Wakool River, Cunninyeuk
GEE GEE BRIDGE – DEMOLITION
Monday 23 November 2020 to Sunday 28 February 2021
Vessel operators are advised that due to the demolition of a bridge, temporary local waterway restrictions pursuant to Section 11(1) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 have been declared on the Wakool River 50 metres upstream and downstream of the old Gee Gee Bridge, Cunninyeuk, from Monday 23 November 2020 to Sunday 28 February 2021 inclusive.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, a temporary Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established for the entire width of the navigable waters of the Wakool River, approximately 50 metres upstream and downstream of the old Gee Gee bridge, Cunninyeuk, between the above dates.
The Zone will be enacted and marked by the presence of local buoyage and signage, and patrolled by authorised officers and control vessels.
The Zone will effectively close the river within the buoyed area, which means vessels will not be able to pass under the bridge.
All vessel operators and persons using the waters should keep a proper lookout, comply with local buoyage and signage, and exercise extreme caution when in the vicinity of the works.
Transport for NSW advises:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Site must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the Construction 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).
- 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).
- Vessels are required to comply with all signage and buoyage. Failure to comply is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.11(4) – Maximum Penalty $5,500 in relation to wash and $1,100 for any other case).
- Vessels and persons are required to remain at least 30 metres from the site. Failure to comply is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016, cl.30(1) – Maximum Penalty $5,500.00).
For further information, please call the Transport for NSW (Maritime) Infoline between the following times: 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekends and public holidays on 131 236.
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