The Department of Transport (DoT) is conducting a review of the safety equipment required for recreational vessels (e.g. boats, personal water craft, sailboards etc.) on all WA waters, including inland waterways, rivers and lakes.
As part of the review DoT has undertaken to involve the boating and wider community in WA through a two-phase consultation plan which is now underway. Two information days have already been held where there was displays of different types of safety equipment, some used in other jurisdictions. Officers were on hand to explain and answer questions about the equipment and to record comments as part of the consultation.
DoT have put together The Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Discussion Paper Summary which provides important information that may assist us with providing feedback about safety equipment.
To assist in gathering the considered opinions of the community, a survey has been developed for those wanting to participate. It seeks feedback on safety equipment and welcomes any other ideas about recreational vessel safety equipment. Members of RFBYC have been encouraged to complete the online survey by Monday 10 July 2017, 5:00 pm AWST.
Based on the outcomes of this initial first stage of consultation, proposed changes to the Regulations will be available for comment in a second opportunity for feedback later in the review process.
Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review – YWA Survey response guideline.
Click HERE for further information and to complete the online survey.
“Every effort is being made to ensure the comments of the broader boating community are heard and the outcome of the review reflects the views of the hundreds of thousands of people involved in these activities.”