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Lake Glenmaggie boating activity exemption notice from Southern Rural Water
Boating activity exemption at Lake Glenmaggie from Southern Rural Water.
Southern Rural Water, as the declared waterway manager for Lake Glenmaggie, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
Southern Rural Water as waterway manager for Lake Glenmaggie has given notices for exclusion zone will be in effect for the scheduled dates and times
Exemptions from requirements
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Jettin Vic, persons and vessels involved in the PWC Race Weekend at Lake Glenmaggie are exempt from the following requirements:
State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
- Clause 2(a) - must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
- Clause 2(c) - must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
- Clause 3(a) - must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the water's edge
Marine Safety Regulations 2012
Regulation 96(5) - Master requirement to carry listed safety equipment on personal watercraft (PWC) on inland waters (waterproof buoyant torch)
For the purpose of boating activity conducted by Jettin Vic " Schedule 1 - Types of personal floatation devices", of the Marine Safety Regulation 2012 (MSR) is modified to include a personal floatation device (PFD) is a PFD type 1, 2 or 3.
If it complies with the current International Jet Sports Boat Association (IJSBA) Rulebook Technical rule 17.3.2 and if not meeting an applicable Australian Standard must in accordance with IJSBA Rulebook Technical rule 17.3.5 be authorised by the Jettin Vic Race Director 17.3.5. Subject to the conditions detailed below:
- Masters of rescue and official PWCs 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
- Persons on rescue and official PWCs must wear a PFD at all times when on the water during the event
- Masters of competing PWCs are only exempt from items 2-3 during designated warm-up, training and competition, and item 2 applies only when within 50 metres of another competitor or competing PWC
- Masters of competing PWCs are exempt from item 4 for the duration of the event
- Persons on competing PWCs must wear a PFD at all times when on the water that is in sound condition and complies with IJSBA Rulebook Technical rule 17.3.2 and if not meeting an applicable Australian Standard must in accordance with IJSBA Rulebook Technical rule 17.3.5 be authorised by the Jettin Vic Race Director
- In the event of any injuries which result in hospitalisation, a fatality or an incident involving a person or vessel not involved in the event, these must be immediately reported to Victorian Police and ST-Vic. In the case of all other incidents ST-Vic requires incident reports within seven days and a finalised report within 30 days
The exemptions and modification apply from 12.00pm to 5:30pm Friday 17 February, 7:00am - 6:00pm Saturday 18 February and 7:00am - 5:30pm Sunday 19 February 2023 to operators of PWCs associated with the event within the exclusion zone waters of Lake Glenmaggie; adjacent to Glenmaggie & District Boat Club immediately east of Glenmaggie Road bridge. The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
Pictures from Lake Glenmaggie Community Facebook page.
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