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Maritime Advisory Council

Established under the Ports and Maritime Administration Act to advise the Minister for Roads and Freight.

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Members of the Council are appointed by the Minister for their expertise across one or more of the recreational boating, commercial vessel and maritime property sectors. Members are appointed for their expertise as individuals, rather than as representatives of organisations.

The current Council was appointed in August 2017. Members are:

  • Darren Vaux (Chair)
  • Kay Cottee (Deputy Chair)
  • Alan Blake
  • David Edwards
  • Lawrie McEnally
  • Jan Thurgar
  • John Barbouttis
  • Anthony Hayworth

Meeting minutes

Advisory groups

Expert Maritime advisory groups have been established to provide advice and expertise to the Centre for Maritime Safety and RMS on a range of maritime issues. These groups also consider matters referred by the Maritime Advisory Council. Below is a list of Maritime expert advisory groups:

Maritime Property Advisory Group (MPAG)

The MPAG was established to provide advice and expertise to the Centre for Maritime Safety and RMS on maritime property matters. Membership is drawn from experts from the maritime property sector.

Recreational Vessel Advisory Group (RVAG)

 

The Recreational Vessels Advisory Group (RVAG) was established to provide advice and expertise to the Centre for Maritime Safety (CMS) and Roads and Maritime (RMS) on recreational boating matters. This may include issues referred to it by the Maritime Advisory Council.

Membership is made up of boating industry representatives including the Boating Industry Association (BIA), recreational user groups, Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, recreational fishers and Marine Rescue NSW.

 

Commercial Vessels Advisory Group (CVAG)

The CVAG was established to provide advice and expertise to the Centre for Maritime Safety and RMS on commercial vessels matters. Membership is made up of a representative cross-section of NSW’s commercial vessels industry and provides a forum to review issues facing the industry, changes to legislation, maritime initiatives and to examine measures that will foster a safe, responsible and competitive environment in NSW.