Safe and sustainable boating
Enabling safe and sustainable boating
Taking action to provide boating access to our waterways that is safe and protects marine environments.
Establishing a performance-based standard for Environmentally Friendly Moorings to reduce the threats to seagrass.
Improving access to moorings by modernising the way they are managed and administered.
Improving moorings audits and better enforcing of licence conditions.
Optimising mooring density in mooring fields to better meet demand.
Investigate ways to manage or remove old and unused vessels on moorings to reduce environmental harm and improve future mooring access.
Clarifying the status of Transport for NSW's Appropriate Regulatory Authority (ARA) with a focus on pollution from vessels in marine parks.
Reviewing the Marine Pollution Act 2012 and its role in protecting the NSW environment from pollutants discharged from ships.
Improving the compliance of domestic commercial vessels and recreational vessels with environmental standards and regulations.
Continuing to educate recreational boaters about compliance with environmental regulations.
Review and investigate the effects of large commercial shipping vessel anchoring within the Greater Sydney region.
Analysing data in shipping movements and interactions with threatened and protected species to identify knowledge gaps.
Working with partners in the Boating Now grants program to improve environmentally sustainable access to the marine estate and manage conflicting uses.
Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to invest in maritime infrastructure as part of the Maritime Infrastructure Plan 2019–2024.
Consider options for a camera network to address dangerous and non-compliant behaviour in Port Hacking and Georges River.
Page last updated/reviewed: 05 Mar 2021