Major Navigation Upgrade for Mandurah
PMRA is delighted to report that our persistence has paid off and the Department of Transport has issued the following media release:
A $300,000 works project will significantly improve navigation at Sticks Channel - Mandurah’s busiest waterway.
Department of Transport (DoT) Marine Operations Director Ray Buchholz said work would start later this month on the installation of 14 new lit navigation aids that would assist skippers operating in the area day and night.
"Thousands of recreational craft use Sticks Channel each week travelling to and from the Peel Inlet which is known for its shallow waters and difficult navigation.
The existing channel separation marks will be removed as part of the project and skippers will have a better defined channel marked by 7 port hand markers and 7 starboard hand markers.
Each new marker will be lit, significantly enhancing recreational and commercial boating safety in the area."
The project which has been undertaken following consultation with local officers, is part of DoT's $654,000.00 2012/13 Navigation Aid Capital Works Plan.
DoT is responsible for developing and maintaining an extensive network of navigation aids within WA waters to provide safe passage for recreational and commercial vessels.
"DoT currently manages more than 1,300 navigation aids in WA and works closely with stakeholders to identify projects and works to improve navigation and keep boat owners and their passengers safe," Mr Buchholz said.
People wanting more information about DoT’s Navigation Aid Program can visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/marine or call Navigational Safety on 9431 1011.
Invitation to Samphire Cove
The time has come for the first
Friends of Samphire Cove meeting. For those who don't know:
Samphire Cove is a small nature reserve located on the internationally significant, Ramsar-listed Peel Harvey Estuary. The Ramsar Treaty was developed to protect migratory birds and their habitat.
Sunday 17th February 2013, 10am - 12pm
Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Leisure Way, Halls Head
To make new friends | To identify the aims of the Group
Ideas | Questions | Friends | Chair | Hat | Sunscreen Morning Tea (hot drinks supplied)
15th February 2013 | 0408 428 503 Nicole.Godfrey@dec.wa.gov.au