Strathbogie Shire Council

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Lake Nagambie and the surrounding waterways may be closed due to events or other scenarios.

Please use the link below to upcoming closure dates.

Information can also be obtained from the Lake Nagambie Visitor Information Centre on
1800 065 993 or at 293 High Street Nagambie.

Lake and River Closures Lake & River Closures 2021 - 2022

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION - GoFish Nagambie

Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by GoFish Nagambie Pty Ltd, persons and vessels involved in the 2022 GoFish Nagambie and the Nagambie On Water Festival are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of a person in the water
  2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel
  3. Clause 3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of a fixed or floating structure
  4. Clause 91.10(b) of Schedule 91 – 5 knot speed restriction zones on Lake Nagambie at Point McNamara
  5. Clause 91.8 of Schedule 91 – Exclusive Use & Special Purpose Area for water-skiing on the Goulburn River
  6. Clause
  7. Clause 91.4 is modified to: All the waters of Goulburn River and backwaters from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir are subject to a speed restriction of 5 knots for the duration of the event.

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

Modification to Schedule 91 of the Waterway Rules

This modification annuls clause 91.5 (20 knot speed restriction zones on the Goulburn River) for the duration of the event.

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of all vessels associated with the event must operate in accordance with the speed and distance rules and item 7 (5 knot speed restriction on the Goulburn River), unless exempt.
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 4 & 7 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 all vessels associated with the event are only exempt from items 5-6 for the duration of the event.
  • All persons on vessels associated with the event must always wear a personal floatation device and all vessels must carry the prescribed safety equipment.
  • The exemptions and modification apply from 6.00am – 5.30pm Friday 11 & Saturday 12 February 2022 and 6:00am – 10:00am Sunday 13 February 2022 within the waters of Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

BY ORDER OF STRATHBOGIE SHIRE COUNCIL

David Roff

Director Corporate Operations

Dated: 20/01/2022

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION - Rowing Regattas

Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for the Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie, 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 2022 regattas, as detailed in Table 1 below, are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
  2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
  3. Clause 3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure
  4. Clause 91.14 of Schedule 91 – exclusive use and special purpose area for un-powered vessels (rowing course area)

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

Subject to the following conditions:

  • Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from items 2-3 for the duration of the events.
  • Masters of rescue and official vessels are only exempt from items 1-3 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 rescue vessels and event official & support vessels are only exempt from item 4 for the duration of the events.
  • Occupants of all mechanically powered vessels involved with the events (support, rescue and official) must always wear a PFD during the events and vessels must carry all prescribed safety equipment.
  • 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 made under the Marine Regulations 1999 in respect of the exemption for rowing vessels to not carry or wear a personal flotation device.
  • The exemptions apply for the dates and times detailed in Table 1, to the persons and vessels registered to participate in the Rowing Victoria regattas on Lake Nagambie, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

David Roff, Director Corporate Operations

Strathbogie Shire Council

Dated: 6 January 2022

Table 1

 

Date

Event

Times

19/02/2022

Nagambie Rowing Regatta

7am – 6pm

20/02/2022

Nagambie Rowing Regatta

7am – 6pm

19/03/2022

Scotch Mercantile Regatta

7am – 6pm

26/03/2022

APS Heads of the River Regatta

7am – 6pm

7/05/2022

Victorian Masters Regatta

7am – 6pm

8/05/2022

Victorian Masters Regatta

7am – 6pm

By Order

David Roff - Director Corporate Operations

19 January 2022

New Years Eve Fireworks Display Exclusion Zone

Marine Safety Act 2010 Section 208(2)

NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE - New Years Eve Fireworks

Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for the Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie, makes the following declaration under Section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010,
that the waters of Lake Nagambie in Furlong Cove and surrounding McNamara Point as marked by buoys are prohibited to all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the New Year’s Eve Fireworks display.
The exclusion zone takes effect between 4pm until 11pm on 31 December 2021.

BY ORDER OF STRATHBOGIE SHIRE COUNCIL David Roff Director, Corporate Operations 20 December 2021

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION - Scout Jamboree

Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for the Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by The Scout Association of Australia Victorian Branch, persons and vessels involved in the Victorian Scout Jamboree are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
  2. Clause 2(c) – 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
  3. Clause 3(b) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure in or on the water
  4. Clause 91.14 of Schedule 91 – Exclusive use and special purpose area for un-powered vessels (rowing course area)

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of rescue and support vessels are only exempt from 4 in the above list for the duration of the event and items 1 to 3 in the above list when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress and provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety.
  • All participants involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
  • Should vessels not involved in the event enter the competition area, the event must be stopped until the unauthorised vessel or person has moved outside of the area.
  • The exemptions apply from 7:00am on 27 December 2021 to 9.30pm on 8 January 2022, to the persons and vessels registered to participate in the Victorian Scout Jamboree events on Lake Nagambie within the exclusion zone.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

By order of Strathbogie Shire Council

David Roff, Director Corporate Operations

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for the Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by The Scout Association of Australia Victorian Branch, persons and vessels involved in the Victorian Scout Jamboree Paddle Away activity are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
  2. Clause 2(c) – 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
  3. Clause 3(b) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure in or on the water
  4. Clause 91.14 of Schedule 91 – Exclusive use and special purpose area for water skiing and activities associated with water skiing

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of rescue and support vessels are only exempt from 1 to 3 in the above list when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress and provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety.
  • Masters of rescue & support vessels and participants in canoes are exempt from item 4 on activity days only. All craft and vessels must keep as close as practical to the eastern bank of the Goulburn River.
  • All participants involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
  • The exemptions apply from 7:00am – 9:30pm 2 – 8 January 2022, to the persons and vessels registered to participate in the Victorian Scout Jamboree Paddle Away events on the Goulburn River and Lake Nagambie; between Sandy Creek and the Rowing Regatta Centre.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to

Sandy Creek to Lake Nagambie

Regatta Centre to Kirwans Bridge

 David Roff, Director Corporate Operations

Strathbogie Shire Council

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

David Roff, Director Corporate Operations of Strathbogie Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for Goulburn River from Hughes Creek to Goulburn Weir including Lake Nagambie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Nagambie Waterski Club, persons and vessels involved in the Nagambie Waterski Club are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of a person in the water
  2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 2 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve a person in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and delivery them to a place of safety on shore.
  • All participants 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.
  • Should vessels not involved in the event enter the competition area, the event must be stopped until the unauthorised vessel or person has moved outside of the area.
  • The exemptions apply from 8am to 5pm on 4 December 2021, 8 January 2022, 29 January 2022, 19 February 2022 and 5 March 2022to the persons and vessels registered to participate in the Nagambie Water Ski Club events on the Goulburn River within the exclusion zone - waters of the Goulburn River from the downstream boundary of the 5 knot zone at Tahbilk to Sandy Creek.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

David Roff, Director Corporate Operations

Strathbogie Shire Council

 



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