Mosman Park flags new dinghy registration rules

Mayor Brett Pollock and technical services manager Matthew MacPherson inspect dinghies at The Coombe in Mosman Park. Picture: Jon Bassett.
Mayor Brett Pollock and technical services manager Matthew MacPherson inspect dinghies at The Coombe in Mosman Park. Picture: Jon Bassett.

BIG changes are affecting the storage of little boats along the Mosman Park foreshore.

The Town of Mosman Park has brought in a new policy forcing all dinghy owners to register their vessels – or risk them being impounded.

“We are keen for all dinghy owners to register their vessels under the new system so that owners can avoid their dinghies being impounded,” Mayor Brett Pollock said.

Dinghies can now only be stored at the north end of Mosman Bay and at The Coombe, and they have to be registered..

Owners of unregistered small boats have until August 31 to sign up to the new regime, which gives each vessel an allotted plot and a tag.

Mr Pollock said the foreshore’s safety, amenity and access would be improved, and the council would adhere to the policies of the Swan River Trust.

“As there are limited plots available, the council encourages people to apply quickly to ensure they have the best chance of being successful,” he said.

More information about dinghy registration is at mosmanpark.wa.gov.au.