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Interest
Marine Harbours Act Areas
Responsible agency
Department of Transport
Summary
The Marine Harbours Act Areas refers to Areas declared under the Marine and Harbours Act 1981.
Description

The Marine Harbours Act provides for the advancement of efficient and safe shipping and effective boating and port administration through the provision of certain facilities and services, and for incidental and connected purposes. The Department of Transport administers the Act which functions are:

(a) to administer, exercise and perform the powers and duties necessary or convenient for the control and Marine and Harbours Act 1981
(b) to administer, exercise and perform the powers and duties necessary or convenient for the provision and regulation in the State of pilotage services, except in relation to ports where pilotage services are lawfully provided by a Port Authority;
(c) to advise the Minister on marine and port affairs;
(d) to provide assistance and advice, when requested by a Port Authority, on matters concerned with the promotion and development of the port for which that Port Authority is responsible and on proposals for, or policy in respect of, capital expenditure by the Port Authority;
(e) to regulate, control, and promote measures desirable to ensure the safety of life in connection with shipping and boating and to construct, maintain, and manage facilities and equipment necessary for that purpose;
(f) to construct, control, manage, operate, and maintain ports within the State, other than those for which a Port Authority is responsible, and to provide such plant, equipment, and facilities as are necessary for the administration and operation of such ports;
(g) to provide for the commercial development and promotion of the ports referred to in paragraph (f);
(h) to construct, control, manage, operate, and maintain fishing boat harbours within the State and to provide such plant, equipment, and facilities as are necessary for the administration and operation of such harbours;
(i) to construct, provide, and maintain facilities and services, both on land and water, that are desirable to meet the needs of effective and efficient shipping and boating, both recreational and commercial, including —
(i) port works;
(ii) jetties, landing places, slips, platforms, grids,
breakwaters, depots, and sheds;
(iii) moorings;
(iv) fishing industry facilities;
(v) launching ramps;
(vi) navigation aids;
(vii) marine craft;
(j) to preserve and protect property vested in or acquired by the Minister for the purposes of this Act; and
(k) to perform such other duties relating to marine and port affairs within the State, not being inconsistent with this Act, as the Minister may from time to time require.

For further information, see www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/marine_information.asp or contact the Department of Transport on 1300 863 308 or email coastaldata@transport.wa.gov.au.

Date updated
09/12/2013 19:08:31