Proposed safety improvements for waterways

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Consultation has concluded.

Thanks to the 160 people who shared feedback on our proposed safety improvements for waterways! No changes will be made to the ski lanes at this time. We've made the decision to continue monitoring ski lanes over the summer period, and we'll be installing new signage and safety information at key locations.

Ahoy there! We're proposing changes to several ski lane locations on our waterways to improve safety for all users and we want your feedback.

These ski lanes are located near popular swimming locations and picnic beaches. While boats are using the lanes as intended, swimmers and other passive users enter the access lanes and create safety concerns.


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed changes include:

  • adjusting the location of ski lanes in six areas across the district
  • narrowing the footprint of these ski lanes to 60 metres at the beach with a 100 metre entry point
  • new signage and buoys will be installed to detail where the ski lanes are and how to use them correctly.

>> Detailed maps of the proposed changes can be found here

Specific changes to each ski lane location include:

Kingston ski lane

The existing ski lane at Kingston will be narrowed, with the current west marker pole moved closer to the east marker pole. This will reduce beach frontage from 250 metres to 60 metres.

Kelvin Grove ski lane

The existing ski lane at Kelvin Grove will be shifted north, with the current north marker pole becoming the south marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 130 metres to 60 metres.

Roys Bay ski lane

The existing ski lane at Roys Bay will be shifted west down the beach with the west marker pole becoming the east marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 190 metres to 60 metres. The swimming area in Roys Bay will occupy 50 metres offshore and be located west of the proposed new ski lane location.

Sunshine Bay ski lane

The existing ski lane at Sunshine Bay will be shifted east, with the current east marker pole becoming the west marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 120 metres to 60 metres. A swimming area will be located between the boat ramp and the proposed new ski lane location.

Wilson Bay ski lane

The existing ski lane at Wilson Bay will be shifted east, with the current east marker pole becoming the west marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 116 metres to 60 metres. The existing mooring here will remain outside the ski lane boundary.

Glendhu Bay ski lanes

We're proposing to narrow both existing ski lanes at Glendhu Bay from 230 metres (western ski lane) and 170 metres (eastern ski lane) to 60 metres of beach frontage.


Share your feedback:

Feedback closed on Sunday 23 October 2022.

>> Click here to read all public feedback.

Thanks to the 160 people who shared feedback on our proposed safety improvements for waterways! No changes will be made to the ski lanes at this time. We've made the decision to continue monitoring ski lanes over the summer period, and we'll be installing new signage and safety information at key locations.

Ahoy there! We're proposing changes to several ski lane locations on our waterways to improve safety for all users and we want your feedback.

These ski lanes are located near popular swimming locations and picnic beaches. While boats are using the lanes as intended, swimmers and other passive users enter the access lanes and create safety concerns.


What are the proposed changes?

The proposed changes include:

  • adjusting the location of ski lanes in six areas across the district
  • narrowing the footprint of these ski lanes to 60 metres at the beach with a 100 metre entry point
  • new signage and buoys will be installed to detail where the ski lanes are and how to use them correctly.

>> Detailed maps of the proposed changes can be found here

Specific changes to each ski lane location include:

Kingston ski lane

The existing ski lane at Kingston will be narrowed, with the current west marker pole moved closer to the east marker pole. This will reduce beach frontage from 250 metres to 60 metres.

Kelvin Grove ski lane

The existing ski lane at Kelvin Grove will be shifted north, with the current north marker pole becoming the south marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 130 metres to 60 metres.

Roys Bay ski lane

The existing ski lane at Roys Bay will be shifted west down the beach with the west marker pole becoming the east marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 190 metres to 60 metres. The swimming area in Roys Bay will occupy 50 metres offshore and be located west of the proposed new ski lane location.

Sunshine Bay ski lane

The existing ski lane at Sunshine Bay will be shifted east, with the current east marker pole becoming the west marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 120 metres to 60 metres. A swimming area will be located between the boat ramp and the proposed new ski lane location.

Wilson Bay ski lane

The existing ski lane at Wilson Bay will be shifted east, with the current east marker pole becoming the west marker pole. We'll also reduce beach frontage from 116 metres to 60 metres. The existing mooring here will remain outside the ski lane boundary.

Glendhu Bay ski lanes

We're proposing to narrow both existing ski lanes at Glendhu Bay from 230 metres (western ski lane) and 170 metres (eastern ski lane) to 60 metres of beach frontage.


Share your feedback:

Feedback closed on Sunday 23 October 2022.

>> Click here to read all public feedback.