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.

Projects


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Environmentally friendly moorings

Establishing a performance-based standard for Environmentally Friendly Moorings to reduce the threats to seagrass.

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Mooring strategy

Improving access to moorings by modernising the way they are managed and administered.

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Mooring audits

Improving moorings audits and better enforcing of licence conditions.

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Mooring access

Optimising mooring density in mooring fields to better meet demand.

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End-of-Life vessel management

Investigate ways to manage or remove old and unused vessels on moorings to reduce environmental harm and improve future mooring access.

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Marine pollution responsibilities

Clarifying the status of Transport for NSW's Appropriate Regulatory Authority (ARA) with a focus on pollution from vessels in marine parks.

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Marine pollution legislation

Reviewing the Marine Pollution Act 2012 and its role in protecting the NSW environment from pollutants discharged from ships.

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Vessel environmental standards

Improving the compliance of domestic commercial vessels and recreational vessels with environmental standards and regulations.

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Recreational boater education

Continuing to educate recreational boaters about compliance with environmental regulations.

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Review of offshore anchoring

Review and investigate the effects of large commercial shipping vessel anchoring within the Greater Sydney region.

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Vessel monitoring

Analysing data in shipping movements and interactions with threatened and protected species to identify knowledge gaps.

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Boating Now

Working with partners in the Boating Now grants program to improve environmentally sustainable access to the marine estate and manage conflicting uses.

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Maritime infrastructure

Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to invest in maritime infrastructure as part of the Maritime Infrastructure Plan 2019–2024.

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Waterway compliance

Consider options for a camera network to address dangerous and non-compliant behaviour in Port Hacking and Georges River.

Page last updated/reviewed: 30 Aug 2021