28 November 2014
Motorised vessels - including jet skis - are not permitted to operate near the shore along an area of Charles Sturt Council beachfront this summer.
The agreement between the State Government and the Council to set up a motorised vessel-free zone aims to protect swimmers and other aquatic activities between sunrise and sunset.
The State Government has approved an Aquatic Activity Licence along three kilometres of beach in the Council area, preventing motorised vessels from operating any closer than 200 metres from the shoreline.
The Aquatic Activity Licence is in place from 1 December 2014 until 31 March 2014.
Departmental Marine Safety Officers and Council Authorised Officers are patrolling the area. Operators of motorised vessels caught entering the restricted licence area may face a fine of $105, plus the victims of crime levy. The court penalty is a maximum of $750.