Last night the QRBC had it’s March meeting which was held at the Gold Coast for the first time since 2014!
Thank you to Hal, John, Peter and the very talented team at Gold Coast Waterways Authority for hosting us all.
It was a very full agenda and we welcomed many interesting visitors including agency representatives from Victoria.
We discussed issues regarding safety, legislation, the environment and infrastructure. The War on wrecks is progressing well as reported on by Kim Richards MP (Chair of War on wrecks and the member for Redlands).
Navigation lights were highlighted as an intrinsic safety requirement.
Details or requirements can be found here: http://qrbc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Navi-require.pdf
and an installation guide is here: http://qrbc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Navi-Install.pdf
Our 50th year is proving to be as busy as all others as we work to maintain and improve the industry for all recreational water users alike. Your club/association delegates will provide detailed updates through your usual communication/s.
For more information please contact the QRBC http://qrbc.org.au/contact-us/
RE: Jet Skis
Of significant importance to report this month is the AJSA discussions taking place with Marine safety Victoria.
There has been an escalation of problems in Victoria over the past few years.
Various social riding groups have tried to make their voices heard but whilst their intentions are great, unfortunately some of the strategies deployed, haven’t been received well by the non Jet Skiing community and have in some instances inflamed the situation.
Whilst Facebook provides an excellent platform (when its working) to communicate social rides, the presence of content is unfortunately not always the presence of competence.
Through qualified two way mutual discussion a strategy will be deployed for trial in Victoria that the AJSA believes will give both the Jet Skiing community and all of the other water users their right to enjoy the water safely together.
More details will be published in the near future.
The Australian Jet Ski Association exists to protect the rights or recreational Jet Skiers around Australia.
We rely on funding from membership fees, running social and training events and the Australian Sports Foundation initiatives.
If you would like to become involved and support our cause please become a member of your Association! http://ajsa.org.au/product-category/memberships/