Shor­ing up pol­icy

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

THERE will be less space for dinghies un­der a new coun­cil pol­icy to con­trol the num­ber of boats on the shores of Mos­man Park.

“It will or­gan­ise the beach and re­move some of the cata­ma­rans, which have been there for years and never moved,” Mos­man Park Mayor Brett Pol­lock said.

Af­ter plac­ing stick­ers on all the boats ask­ing for own­ers to claim and reg­is­ter the ves­sels, the coun­cil is­sued at least one re­moval no­tice, while others ap­pear not to have been used for long pe­ri­ods.

Coun­cil­lors de­cided to re­duce the num­ber of dinghy spots in Mos­man Bay from 57 to 41 and al­low only those dinghies reg­is­tered with the coun­cil for an un­changed an­nual cost of $143.

Pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion in­di­cated most of the dinghies were owned by peo­ple from out­side of the Town, be­cause only 11 of the 38 re­sponses from the stick­ers were from res­i­dents, while 18 of the re­spon­dents needed the boats to get to their moored yachts.

The coun­cil de­cided to al­lo­cate $5005 for bol­lards in the dinghy park­ing ar­eas. Res­i­dents with long-term moor­ings will have first pri­or­ity to store dinghies at the sites.

There will be 18 spots at the north end of Mos­man Bay and 23 at The Coombe fur­ther south.

Pic­ture: Jon Bas­sett

Dinghies in Mos­man Park will face greater re­stric­tions.

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