THERE will be less space for dinghies in a new council policy to control the small boats on the shores of Mosman Park.
“It will organise the beach and remove some of the catamarans which have been there for years and never moved,” Mosman Park mayor Brett Pollock said.
After placing stickers on all the boats asking for their owners to claim and register the vessels, the council issued at least one removal notice, while others appear not to have been used for long periods.
At November’s meeting, councillors decided to reduce the number of dinghy spots in Mosman Bay from 57 to 41, and only allow those dinghies registered with the council for an unchanged annual cost of $143.
Public consultation indicated most of the dinghies were owned by people from outside of the Town, because only 11 of the 38 responses from the stickers were from residents, while 18 of the respondents needed the boats to get to their moored yachts.
The council decided to allocate $5005 for bollards in the dinghy parking areas, and residents with long-term moorings will have first priority to store their dinghies at the sites.
There will be 18 spots at the north end of Mosman Bay, and 23 at The Coombe further south.