North Metropolitan Aquatic Use Review

The Department of Transport (DoT) is proposing changes to the management of waters off the Perth North Metropolitan Area and is seeking your feedback.

The Department of Transport (DoT) has embarked on a systematic review of aquatic use of waters off the metropolitan coast to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of this coastal area.

The North Metropolitan Aquatic Use Review (AUR) focuses on maximising community benefit and amenity of the coastline from Two Rocks to North Fremantle.

There are two proposed changes to the aquatic management of the area including:

  • the creation of a new closed water motorised vessel area at Marmion Beach to provide greater safety for users of a soon to be established dive trail; and,
  • a reduction in the speed limit within Hillarys Boat Harbour from 6 knots to 5 knots to improve overall navigational safety.

As part of the Department of Transport’s (DoT) AUR process, comment on the proposals is now invited from key stakeholders and the wider community. These comments will then be considered by DoT prior to any changes being made and formally gazetted as law.

The Department of Transport (DoT) has embarked on a systematic review of aquatic use of waters off the metropolitan coast to ensure the safe, equitable and sustainable use of this coastal area.

The North Metropolitan Aquatic Use Review (AUR) focuses on maximising community benefit and amenity of the coastline from Two Rocks to North Fremantle.

There are two proposed changes to the aquatic management of the area including:

  • the creation of a new closed water motorised vessel area at Marmion Beach to provide greater safety for users of a soon to be established dive trail; and,
  • a reduction in the speed limit within Hillarys Boat Harbour from 6 knots to 5 knots to improve overall navigational safety.

As part of the Department of Transport’s (DoT) AUR process, comment on the proposals is now invited from key stakeholders and the wider community. These comments will then be considered by DoT prior to any changes being made and formally gazetted as law.

  • North Metropolitan Aquatic Use Review: Questionnaire

    Thank you for participating in the North Metropolitan Aquatic Use Review (AUR).

    The Department of Transport (DoT) is proposing changes to the management of waters off the Perth North Metropolitan Area and is seeking your feedback.

    The two proposals identified in stakeholder consultation would enhance safety for all water users.

    DoT's Navigational Safety team has developed a short survey to guide your feedback.

    The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete and responses are confidential. Should you have any problems completing the survey please contact Chris Mather, Team Leader Navigational Safety on (08) 9435 7907

    Thank you for participating in the North Metropolitan Aquatic Use Review (AUR).

    The Department of Transport (DoT) is proposing changes to the management of waters off the Perth North Metropolitan Area and is seeking your feedback.

    The two proposals identified in stakeholder consultation would enhance safety for all water users.

    DoT's Navigational Safety team has developed a short survey to guide your feedback.

    The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete and responses are confidential. Should you have any problems completing the survey please contact Chris Mather, Team Leader Navigational Safety on (08) 9435 7907.

    The AUR encompasses the coastline of the Perth North Metropolitan Area extending from Two Rocks to North Fremantle.

    Map 1 - Proposal 1

    To establish a new area that is closed to motorised vessels to provide greater safety to future users of the proposed Dive Trail at Marmion Beach. The proposed Dive Trail is planned for waters adjacent to the Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club by the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

    Map 1 - Proposal 2

    To reduce the 6 knot restricted speed zone to 5 knots at Hillarys Boat Harbour. A 5 knot speed restriction is consistent with the limit applied at the majority of small boat harbours in WA.

    Map 2

    Take Survey