|| PUBLIC NOTICE: Important Changes to Recreational Use – Black Weir|
At the direction of Maritime Safety Queensland:
- Zone C (6 knot area) has been extended downstream, reducing the 40 knot section of water (Zone B). Permitted Water Ski Vessels at any time within Zone B has been reduced to three.
- A person (an operator) must not operate a ship towing an uncontrolled water-skiing device, including but not limited to, a toboggan, tube or sea-biscuit. Applies to all zones within Black Weir.
See the Marine Safety Notice below.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Temporary Waterway Barrier Notification
Temporary waterway barriers (or booms) have been inserted into Black Weir to assist with current weed management, including weed harvesting. One is located within the 6 knot zone between Zone’s A and B (adjacent to the Vickers Bridge), the other located in the 6 knot zone at the Zone C/D junction (approx. 100m upstream of the Loam Island Community Facility).
It is safe for motorised vessels to travel over these barriers (at the 6 knot speed limit through each zone), however there will also be a slip zone at one end to transverse through if required.
PUBLIC NOTICE: River Closure - Event
Please be advised that Black Weir will be closed from 6am - 6pm on Sunday 19 August to safely conduct an event.
To plan your trip on the water, find out event information and boat ramp restrictions at www.townsville.qld.gov.au - search ''Black Weir''.