Restoring order for Noosa River moorings 19/11/2007
Noosa Council is seeking to better manage mooring and anchoring on the Noosa River, says Councillor McGregor.
"There has been a lot of press about the Noosa River becoming overcrowded due to the number of vessels stored on the water. Increasing population growth, coupled with an increasing boat ownership is placing pressure on the Noosa River system for anchoring and mooring.
"Currently there is no control on anchoring of unattended vessels. We can see that lack of management manifests into the current situation of so many boats stored on the Noosa River. Unless we do something soon, the problem is going to get much worse be more difficult to solve.
"Noosa Council has commissioned a draft Noosa River Mooring and Anchoring Strategy to seek a direction to solve the problems for the long term. I encourage the public to look at the Strategy and provide comment."
Public information sessions will be held:
• 3pm - 6pm Wednesday 5 December - Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, Noosaville
• 2pm - 5pm Saturday 1 December - Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, Boreen Point
The draft strategy seeks to:
• make provision for additional moorings on the Noosa River, mostly through conversion of existing swing moorings to fore and aft moorings;
• prevent uncontrolled anchoring on the Noosa River, particularly with respect to unattended vessels;
• implement the local authority to ensure appropriate level of on-river management of moorings.
Submissions on the draft strategy are to be submitted in writing by the 28 January 2008 and addressed to:
Strategic Planning Section
Noosa River Mooring and Anchoring Strategy
PO Box 141 Tewantin 4565