Earlier this year we informed you of the discussions being undertaken by the Mooring Working Group
Here’s a general update from the Mooring Working Group which comprises of Rod Austin, Trevor Neate, Graeme Taylor and myself, noting the role of this group is to assist the management of moorings and also reporting to the general committee on harbour related issues.
At the forefront of everyone’s mind is the damage sustained to the pier, the loss and removal of a number of wave screens for repair. The latest information is that Parks are awaiting Engineering reports and recommendation from their advisors as to the repairs. Unfortunately there is no clarity on the timeframe for reinstallation of appropriate protection panels. However we do expect there a public statement on the issue within the coming week or so.
I thought it appropriate to provide an insight against earlier points:
- Opportunities to grow sailing and membership through improved mooring occupancy
- There has been a number of site transfers which is having the benefit of increased activity within the club
We now have an up to date and active waiting list.
- Improvement and simplification of mooring permit transfers ensuring permit holders are compliant
- With advice, consultation and assistance via Parks, the management and compliance requirements have taken a huge leap forward. Permit holders are obligated to comply, with most permit holders having completed their paperwork.
- General management of moorings and recommendations of Parks Victoria
- Parks Victoria have initiated a draft document for consultation on Seaways across Victoria
As indicated, the Working Group members are welcoming of any suggestions! I trust this information assists our intention to provide you with further updates throughout the process.