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Rowing Victoria and Rowing Geelong Event Declaration and Exclusions

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, as the declared waterway manager for the Barwon River between the Lower Breakwater and Orana Road, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Rowing Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Rowing Victoria 2018-19 Regattas on the Barwon River, as detailed in Table 1 below from 28 September 2018 to 13 April 2019, are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
1. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel – applies to competing vessels and event official and rescue vessels.
2. Clause 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the waters’ edge – applies to competing vessels and event official and rescue vessels.

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010
3. Clause 7.4 of Schedule 7 – areas prohibited to vessels with engines on the Barwon River – applies to event official vessels and rescue vessels.


Subject to the conditions detailed below:

• Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from items 1-2 when competing in an event.
• Masters of event official vessels and rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1-2 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore.
• Masters of event official vessels and rescue vessels are only exempt from item 3 for the duration of the events.
• Occupants of mechanically powered vessels involved with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment, including rescue vessels.
• The event is operating under the auspices of Rowing Victoria, including the Rowing Victoria Safety Management Plan, which meets the criteria of Clause 3 of the Exemption Notice under the Marine Regulations 1999 in respect of the exemption for rowing vessels to not carry or wear a personal flotation device.
• The above exemptions apply for the times and dates detailed in Table 1, to the persons and vessels participating in the Rowing Victoria events within the exclusion zone waters on the Barwon River, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.


BY ORDER OF CORANGAMITE CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Dated: 25/9/2018


Date Event Times
28/09/2018 Head of the Barwon 8:00am to 5:00pm
27/10/2018 Kardinia International Sculling Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
17/11/2018 RV Schools – Loreto Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
01/12/2018 RV Schools – Sacred Heart Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
26/01/2019 Barwon Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
27/01/2019 Barwon Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
02/02/2019 RV Schools – Morongo Girls Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
16/02/2019 RV Schools – Geelong Girls Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
23/02/2019 RV Schools – Firbank Girls Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
02/03/2019 RV Junior Girls State Championships 8:00am to 4:00pm
14/03/2019 SSV Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
15/03/2019 Head of the Schoolgirl’s Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
16/03/2019 Head of the Schoolgirl’s Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
17/03/2019 Head of the Schoolgirl’s Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm
13/04/2019 Geelong Masters Regatta 8:00am to 5:00pm

Boating Activity Exclusion Zone

Marine Safety Act 2010
Section 208(2)
NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, as the declared waterway manager for the Barwon River between the Lower Breakwater and Orana Road, hereby gives notice under section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that the waters of the Barwon River between an imaginary line joining two signs headed ‘Rowing Zone – Power Boat Zone’ situated on opposite banks of the river at the eastern side of the Princes Highway Bridge, and an imaginary line from a similar sign situated on the north bank of the river approximately 115 metres west of the western boundary of Swanston Street, as bounded by buoys, are prohibited to all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Rowing Victoria Regatta Events, as detailed in Table 1 below.

The exclusion zone will be in effect between the times and dates detailed in Table 1.

Table 1

Date Event Times
28/09/2018 Head of the Barwon



8:00am to 5:00pm
27/10/2018 Kardinia International Sculling Regatta
17/11/2018 RV Schools – Loreto Regatta
01/12/2018 RV Schools – Sacred Heart Regatta
26/01/2019 Barwon Regatta
27/01/2019 Barwon Regatta
02/02/2019 RV Schools – Morongo Girls Regatta
16/02/2019 RV Schools – Geelong Girls Regatta
23/02/2019 RV Schools – Firbank Girls Regatta
02/03/2019 RV Junior Girls State Championships 8:00am to 4:00pm
14/03/2019 SSV Regatta

8:00am to 5:00pm
15/03/2019 Head of the Schoolgirl’s Regatta
16/03/2019 Head of the Schoolgirl’s Regatta
17/03/2019 Head of the Schoolgirl’s Regatta
13/04/2019 Geelong Masters Regatta



BY ORDER OF CORANGAMITE CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Dated: 25/9/2018

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