Events Information

1. Lake Charm - 7-8 December 2019

Ski Racing Victoria - Point Score 2 event

Notice is hereby given that Lake Charm will be closed to the public from 7:00am to 6.30pm on Saturday, 7 December 2019 and from 7:00am to 5.00pm on Sunday, 8 December 2019.

The purpose of the lake closure is for Ski Racing Victoria 2019/20 Point Score Series Race 2 event.

Any enquiries may be directed to the Kerang Office by phoning (03) 5450 9333.

 

2. Lake Charm - 22-23 February 2020

Ski Racing Victoria - Point Score 3 event

Notice is hereby given that Lake Charm will be closed to the public from 7:00am to 6.30pm on Saturday, 22 February 2020 and from 7:00am to 12.00pm on Sunday, 23 February 2020.

The purpose of the lake closure is for Ski Racing Victoria 2019/20 Point Score Series Race 3 event.

Any enquiries may be directed to the Kerang Office by phoning (03) 5450 9333.

 

3. Lake Charm - 21-22 March 2020

Ski Racing Victoria - Point Score 4 event

Notice is hereby given that Lake Charm will be closed to the public from 7:00am to 6.30pm on Saturday, 21 March 2020 and from 7:00am to 12.00pm on Sunday, 22 March 2020.

The purpose of the lake closure is for Ski Racing Victoria 2019/20 Point Score Series Race 4 event.

Any enquiries may be directed to the Kerang Office by phoning (03) 5450 9333.

  

4. Lake Charm - 4-5 April 2020

Ski Racing Victoria - Point Score 5 event

Notice is hereby given that Lake Charm will be closed to the public from 7:00am to 6.30pm on Saturday, 4 April 2020 and from 7:00am to 12.00pm on Sunday, 5 April 2020.

The purpose of the lake closure is for Ski Racing Victoria 2019/20 Point Score Series Race 5 event.

Any enquiries may be directed to the Kerang Office by phoning (03) 5450 9333.

 


5. Declaration of Boating Activity and Notice of Boating Activity Exclusion Zone

Ski Racing Victoria events 2019-20
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Gannawarra Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for Lake Charm, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Ski Racing Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Ski Racing Victoria Point Score Series 2019/2020 – Races 2, 3, 4 & 5 are exempt from the following requirements:

 

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(a) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water;
  2. Clause 2(c) – 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel.

    Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988

  3. Clauses 139.9(a) and (b) of Schedule 139 – areas prohibited to vessels on Lake Charm.

    Marine Safety Regulations 2012

  4. Regulation 96(5) - Requirement to carry safety equipment on inland waters (bucket with lanyard & waterproof buoyant torch).

 

For the purpose of boating activity conducted by SRV “Schedule 1- Types of Personal Floatation Devices”, of the Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (MSR) is modified to include a personal floatation device is a PFD Type 1, 2 or 3 if it complies with the current Ski Racing Australia Rulebook.

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of rescue and official vessels are only exempt from the above items 1 and 2 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore.
  • Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from the above items 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the duration of the event.
  • Occupants of rescue and Official vessels are always to wear PFDs and must have all the prescribed safety equipment.
  • Competitors and occupants of competing vessels must wear PFDs that comply with Rule 10.6 of Ski Racing Australia’s Rulebook.
  • The exemptions and modifications apply for the times, dates, and events specified in Table 1 above, to operators of vessels associated with the Point Score Series events within the exclusion zone waters of Lake Charm, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the applications form and associated documentation are adhered to.

 

Table 1 Ski Racing Victoria 2019/2020 events

Event

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

Point Score 2

7 December 2019

8 December 2019

7:00am

Saturday 6:30pm

Sunday 5:00pm

Point Score 3

22 February 2020

23 February 2020

7:00am

 

Saturday 6:30pm

Sunday 12:00pm

Point Score 4

21 March 2020

22 March 2020

7:00am

 

Saturday 6:30pm

Sunday 12:00pm

Point Score 5

4 April 2020

5 April 2020

7:00am

 

Saturday 6:30pm

Sunday 12:00pm

 

Gannawarra Shire Council

Dated: 21 November 2019

NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE

Gannawarra Shire Council as the declared waterway manager for Lake Charm hereby gives notice under section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Ski Racing Victoria Point Score Series 2019/2020 – Races 2, 3, 4 & 5 are prohibited from entering and remaining in the following waters.

Waters of Lake Charm – Entire Lake

The exclusion zone will be in effect for the dates, times, locations and events listed in Table 1.

Gannawarra Shire Council

Dated: 21 November 2019