River Rules 

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Schedule 62

Waters: Loddon River (at Bridgewater between Flour Mill Weir and Sweeneys Lane)

Waterway Manager: Loddon Shire Council

62.1.    Excluded speed limit for the purposes of Clause 3(a)

         Those waters of the Loddon River between Flour Mill Weir13,14 and Sweeneys Lane (between two points1,2 on opposite shores) not otherwise specified as being subject to a speed restriction, prohibited to boating or specified as Exclusive Use and Special Purpose Areas are excluded from the requirements of Clause 3(a) of this Notice.

62.2.    Five (5) knot speed restriction zones for the purposes of Clause 7.

         All the waters of the Loddon River between Flour Mill Weir13,14 and Sweeneys Lane1,2 not otherwise specified as being Exclusive Use and Special Purpose Areas, or prohibited to boating, are subject to a speed limit of 5 knots.

62.3.    Areas prohibited to boating for the purposes of Clause 9.

         Those waters of the Loddon River immediately upstream of the Flour Mill Weir13,14 and east of the island, which are marked by a “Swimming – No Boats” buoy at its upstream limit, are prohibited to boating.

62.4.    Areas prohibited to bathers for the purposes of Clause 12.

         Those waters of the Loddon River from Calder Highway Road Bridge15,16 to Sweeneys Lane1,2, are prohibited to bathers during the dates and times specified in clause 6(d) and operational times specified in clause 7(d) of this Schedule.

62.5.    Areas prohibited to wake enhancing vessels for the purposes of Clause 12.

         All the waters of the Loddon River upstream of the Flour Mill Weir15,16 to Sweeneys Lane1,2 are prohibited to wake enhancing vessels.

62.6.    Exclusive Use and Special Purpose Area for the purpose of Clause 13.

(a)       Those waters of the Loddon River between;

(i)      two points on opposite shores3,4 and marked by two yellow “Slalom Area” buoys and red flags on this line (approx 125 meters upstream of the Calder Highway Road Bridge), and

(ii)     two points on opposite shores5,6 and marked by two yellow “Slalom Area” buoys and red flags on this line (approx 905 metres upstream of the Calder Highway Road Bridge),

         are designated as an Exclusive Use and Special Purpose Area for the purposes of Slalom and Ski Jumping, and transiting of the area by vessels subject to the following operating rules listed below.

(b)       Vessels operating in the Slalom and Ski Jumping Area are subject to the following operating rules;

(i)      Only one vessel involved in slalom and jump skiing operates in the area at any one time, and

(ii)     Vessels involved in slalom and jump skiing give way to all vessels transiting the area, and

that operators of vessels transiting the area;

(iii)     do not permit vessels to drift in the area; and

(iv)    cross the area to the western side of the river in the most direct route; and

(v)     when transiting the area keep as close as practicable to the western river bank; and

(vii)   do not exceed 5 knots.

(c)       Vessels involved in slalom and jump skiing are exempt from the provisions of Clauses 3(b) of this Notice.

(d)       The Slalom and Ski Jumping area is in operation when two “Slalom Area” buoys and red flags are displayed at the locations detailed in Clause 6(a) of this Schedule.

62.7.    Exclusive Use and Special Purpose Area for the purpose of Clause 13.

(a)       Those waters of the Loddon River between

(i)      two ‘Ski Area” signs7,8 located on opposite shores and marked by two yellow “Ski Area” buoys (at the Boat Ramp at the Southern end of the Caravan Park11) on this line, and

(ii)     two points on opposite shores9,10 and marked by two yellow “Ski Area” buoys on this line (approximately 115m downstream of Sweeney’s Lane Boat Ramp12)

         are designated as an Exclusive Use and Special Purpose Area for the purposes of Water-Skiing and activities associated with water-skiing; and transiting of the area by vessels subject to the following operating rules and for the dates times listed below.

(b)       Vessels operating in the Water Skiing Area are subject to the following operating rules;

(i)      Vessels involved in Water Skiing and activities associated with water-skiing give way to all vessels transiting the area, and

         that operators of vessels transiting the area;

(ii)     do not permit vessels to drift in the area; and

(iii)     cross the area to the western side of the river in the most direct route; and

(iv)    when transiting the area keep as close as practicable to the western river bank; and

(v)     do not exceed 5 knots.

(c)       The application of Clause 2(c)(b) of this Notice is limited to vessels engaged in water skiing and activities associated with water-skiing.

(d)       The Water Skiing Area is in operation for the following dates and times;

(i)      from 1 September till 31 October between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm

(ii)     from 1 November till 30 April between 8.30 am and 8.00 pm.

Table 1: Actual Location (GDA 94) - Decimal Degrees

This table shows the actual location (GDA 94) in decimal degrees of each asset. Assets may include navigational aids (fixed or non-fixed or on/off water), or points.

Asset

Latitude

Longitude

1

-36.632203

143.942394

2

-36.632534

143.943068

3

-36.601404

143.938561

4

-36.601637

143.939262

5

-36.607330

143.934244

6

-36.607689

143.934761

7

-36.608321

143.933249

8

-36.608718

143.933754

9

-36.631421

143.943554

10

-36.631663

143.944160

11

-36.608926

143.933739

12

-36.632579

143.943284

13

-36.597898

143.941336

14

-36.599180

143.942033

15

-36.600131

143.939212

16

-36.600599

143.940157

Table 2: Actual Location (GDA 94) - DMS

This table shows the actual location (GDA 94) in DMS of each asset. Assets may include navigational aids (fixed or non-fixed or on/off water), or points

Asset

Latitude

Longitude

1

36° 37' 55.93" S

143° 56' 32.62" E

2

36° 37' 57.12" S

143° 56' 35.04" E

3

36° 36' 05.05" S

143° 56' 18.82" E

4

36° 36' 05.89" S

143° 56' 21.34" E

5

36° 36' 26.39" S

143° 56' 03.28" E

6

36° 36' 27.68" S

143° 56' 05.14" E

7

36° 36' 29.96" S

143° 55' 59.70" E

8

36° 36' 31.38" S

143° 56' 01.51" E

9

36° 37' 53.12" S

143° 56' 36.79" E

10

36° 37' 53.99" S

143° 56' 38.98" E

11

36° 36' 32.13" S

143° 56' 01.46" E

12

36° 37' 57.28" S

143° 56' 35.82" E

13

36° 35' 52.43" S

143° 56' 28.81" E

14

36° 35' 57.05" S

143° 56' 31.32" E

15

36° 36' 00.47" S

143° 56' 21.16" E

16

36° 36' 02.16" S

143° 56' 24.57" E

 

All Assets, regardless of their position on/off water are surveyed with Differential GPS to +/- 2.0m

Water-based non fixed assets (e.g. buoys) are surveyed to the above accuracy but due to movement of buoys due to tides, chain length, water depth and weather conditions at the time, the accuracy of any such positions may be considered to be within the range of +/- 8.0m.

Table showing details of notice(s) published in Government Gazette in relation to this Schedule

Gazette number/date

Waterway rule made

Relevant legislation

S221 28/06/2012

Schedule 62

MA 1988 s15