Western Australian Mooring Association (WAMA)
Incorporated (Registered No: A1020166H)
THIS SITE IS UNDER REVIEW
NEW MOORING REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED IN WA
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WAMA RECREATIONAL MOORING OWNERS SURVEY. (See Original Survey HERE)
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WAMA Statistical Analyses and Comments for Consideration by Members
The WAMA website is soon to be closed and the WAMA incorporation is to be cancelled. However this site will remain available for perusal until June 2023 for any interested party to review. Please see the final note herewith.
NOTE: Before the DoT commenced the Mooring Streamline Review in 2015 the outcome of that review in respect to the Swan and Canning Rivers had already been finally predetermined by the SWAN RIVER TRUST ("SRT"). This fact was not made clear to the public by the DoT (proposed mooring regulation changes were presented as concepts by the DoT) and much concern was generated within the recreational boating community. That concern prompted the formation of 'WAMA' - officially required by the DoT in order that formal negotiations could take place with the DoT. (The DoT is the delegated manager of the moorings on behalf of the SRT). As a result much time and effort was expended by many to try and negotiate reasonable outcomes for recreational mooring owners and other boat owners. After about two years of so called public consultations and a further three years of virtual silence from the DoT followed by a further two years of almost nothing new mooring regulations were suddenly introduced. The new mooring regulations have introduced practically word for word the requirements that the SWAN RIVER TRUST had decided in the first place before any DoT Mooring Streamline Review had begun. All negotiations and inputs by all of the boating public involved over the years resulted in very little, if anything, being changed at all in respect to the SRT predetermined mooring management requirements. Hundred of thousands of dollars of public money wasted on a questionable public consultation process. Time and effort by many boating enthusiasts wasted.
It would have been much easier to have simply introduced the SRT mooring management requirements as regulations at the start in 2015.
So sad. WAMA Office.