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HAVE YOUR SAY
Your Committee is at present attending to observations, comments and at times complaints from members. To assist in acquiring a true and overall picture, members are invited to add their own comments or experiences by email, letters or phone call to our committee members. Read the background information on the current topic on which we would like your feedback. The current topic along with the committee member contact email address, are as follows:
Fish traps and netting marker buoys
The BOAT OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
Boat Trailer Parking
Trials of the new boat trailer parking rules are about to commence in three Sydney local government areas. North Sydney Council has already announced that it intends to implement the rules immediately following the completion of the trial. BOA has prepared a submission to Council detailing some of the issues that Council is likely to face if it proceeds with the implementation without allowing sufficient time for review of the results of the trial. The submission can be viewed here.
RMS has made some major changes to the expired flare collection policy. Flares can no longer be deposited at Registries or Maritime offices. Flares will only be collected at particular locations on special flare collection days that are listed here.
Transport has postponed the construction of the new wharf at Rhodes, follwoign representations from Rowning NSW, supported by BOA. See more details here.
Woodford Bay Slipway
BOA has finalised its involvement with the Woodford Bay Slipway. If you are interested in the future use and preservation of the slipway then you can work with local groups to assist in preserving this important piece of local maritime history. Contact BOA for details of how you can assist.
Marine Safety Regulation 2015
Hawkesbury Shelf Bioregion
Marine Estate Management Authority is contuing the public consultation on management initiatives for the Hawkesbury shelf bioregion – essentially that part of the NSW coast from Newcastle to Wollongong. A management plan for this area will include significant risk of threats to the amenity available to boaters, including restrictions on entering or anchoring in particular areas, increased restrictions on permitted activities in particular areas, tighter pollution control rules, increased fees for permits and authorisations, restrictions on fishing, netting and trapping. It has even been suggested that absolute limits on vessel numbers could be imposed! The process is being managed by interests who do not have recreational boating as a significant priority.
Boaters are urged to have their say by participating in the latest round of consultation. Details are here.
BOA is providing input to the consultation through representation on the Transport for NSW Joint Expert Maritime Working Group.
Proposed trailer parking regulation changes
BOA responds to the maritime management centre's mooring review issues paper
Pittwater Shire rezoning proposal - alert to boat owners
The future of Glebe Island Bridge
CURRENT articles of interest
The most expensive rental property in Sydney
Our Harbour Our Asset
EPIRB Registration Process Changes
On-Street Trailer Parking Problem Solved - We don’t think so!
articles of interest in the previous boa newsletter
New courtesy moorings in Sydney Harbour
Trailer Parking legislation
Cabbage Tree Bay swim zone
LED Technology and flares
Whale Watching - keep your distance
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