A public ballot will be held for unallocated boat moorings in the Swan Canning Riverpark

A public ballot will be held for unallocated boat moorings in the Swan Canning Riverpark

FOR the first time a public ballot will be held for unallocated boat moorings in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Of the 40 available moorings, six apiece are located in the Bull Creek and Blackwall Reach zones with one south and two north of Canning Bridge.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said a ballot was a fair and equitable method of allocating the sought-after sites identified in a recent audit of existing, approved mooring zones throughout the riverpark.

“Public demand for moorings in the riverpark is always extremely high and strong interest is expected from members of the boating community wanting to apply and secure one of these prized sites,” Mr Nalder said.

The Department of Transport has engaged the Western Australian Electoral Commission to offer by ballot, licences for the available moorings.

The unallocated moorings vary in size from a minimum of five metres to a maximum of 14m.

Successful ballot applicants will be formally invited to apply for the mooring allocated in the ballot. For more information on how to enter visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/mooringsballot or contact the Transport Department on 9431 1001. Entries close 4pm on Friday, August 26.