Water Traffic Restrictions

Water Traffic Restrictions – West Lakes

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to section 26 of the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has granted an aquatic activity licence to Canoe South Australia Inc. to use an area of water at West Lakes for the purpose of regattas, on the AM Ramsay Regatta Course, northern yachting basin, east and west arms on the dates and times listed below.


19th October            Saturday          7.00am – 3.00pm     Regatta 1

2 November             Saturday          10.00am – 4.00pm    Regatta 2

16 November           Saturday          10.00am – 4.00pm     Regatta 3

6 December             Friday              7.00am – 6.00 pm      GP1

7 December             Saturday           7.00am – 6.00 pm      GP1

8 December             Sunday             7.00am – 6.00 pm      GP1

21 December           Saturday           3.00pm – 8.00pm       Twilight Regatta


19 January             Sunday              7.00am – 3.00 pm     Regatta 4

9 February             Sunday               9.00am – 3.00 pm     Regatta 5 

2 March                 Sunday                7.00am – 6.00 pm     State Titles

26 March                Wednesday         7.00am – 6.00 pm      National Titles

27 March                Thursday            7.00am – 6.00 pm       National Titles

28 March                Friday                7.00am – 6.00 pm       National Titles

29 March               Saturday              7.00am – 6.00 pm       National Titles

30 March               Sunday                7.00am – 6.00 pm        National Titles

Pursuant to section 83 of the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 and regulations, an exemption from the provision of Regulation 169 (1), in relation to the wearing of a personal floatation device by the occupant of a canoe or kayak during the events listed above has been granted

This exemption is subject to the following conditions:

  • The exemption only apply to occupants of a canoe or kayak over the age of 13 years with the ability to swim at least 50 metres.
  • The occupants of a canoe or kayak under the age of 16 years and exempted by this notice are to have parental or guardian consent.
  • There are a sufficient number of properly manned duty boats in attendance to assist competitiors and to address emergencies that may arise on the water.
  • The organiser of the above events notifies all competitors of this exemption.
  • The organiser of the above events will take out and continue to maintain for the duration of the above events, an appropriate public liability insurance policy.

The exemption is valid for the duration of the above events and expires at 6.00pm on March 30, 2014.

This exemption may be revoked at any time prior to the above expiry date.

The President
Canoe South Australia Inc.