by Penny Robins
Fireworks display - NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of an event on Lake Macquarie this Saturday night.
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NSW Maritime Regional Manager Hunter / Inland Sonia McKay said boaters should avoid the area of the lake within a 100 metre radius of the fireworks barge which will be moored off Mats Point, Swansea, between 9pm and 10pm.
'This area will be exclusively for the safe staging of a fireworks display,' Ms McKay said.
'For safety reasons, skippers should avoid this area as it will be restricted for the event and patrolled by control vessels.'
Ms McKay said unauthorised vessels would not be permitted to enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by event organisers, a NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.
NSW Maritime is part of Roads and Maritime Services.
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