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Notice to Mariners No 42 of 2016

22 December 2016

Mariners are advised that dredging works will commence at the River Murray mouth on Monday 9th January 2017.This work will be undertaken at the River Murray mouth, within the Coorong National Park; on the west by a north south line passing through Beacon 2 across the Goolwa Channel, and on the east by a line due north commencing at a point 35.559926°S 138.898474°E (Barkers Knoll) across the Coorong Channel, and on the seaward side of the Sir Richard and Younghusband Peninsulas, 1.5 km either side of the river mouth, and 100 metres seaward from the high water mark.

This work will be continuous, day and night, and dredgers will display the appropriate lights and shapes as prescribed by the River Murray Traffic Regulations.

Boating traffic through the area will be permitted during daylight hours where safety is not compromised. Temporary closure of the channel may be required from time to time.

An Aquatic Activity Licence has been issued to SA Water to restrict access by all personnel and aquatic craft to this vicinity of the River Murray mouth.

Buoys, either connected by a surface cable and rod, or individually anchored, will mark the extent of the exclusion zone around dredges and associated equipment.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area.

STEPHEN MULLIGHAN, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Adelaide, 22 December 2016

DPTI    2016/01670/01