GARDEN ISLAND FISHING & AQUATIC ASSOCIATION (INC.)
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Garden Island Fishing and Aquatic Association is an incorporated body, originally established in 1958 to manage and protect the interests and property of the cottage owners on the North End of the Island. When the Armaments depot was established in Sulphur Bay the cottages were demolished and quite a few of their owners, rather than give up the “Island Life” started to holiday on board their boats. In 1981 the Association was resurrected to cater for the boating public who visit the Island. With interest by the boating public in visiting Garden Island rapidly increasing as southern metropolitan Perth expands, the need for a formal management policy for recreational boat mooring within the Controlled Naval Waters which surround Garden Island has been recognised. An Interim Mooring Management Policy was established in 1997 and following review, the Garden Island Recreational Moorings Management Policy (2005) for public mooring is the current policy which GIFAA’s Constitution and rules are formed under. Our aims are to preserve public access, the environment and the facilities that we enjoy today. There are no public moorings and use is not permitted without permission.
Notice of AGM & Committee Nomination
I hereby give notice that the Garden Island Fishing & Aquatic Association (Inc) Annual General Meeting and election of office bearers will be held on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at the Fremantle Sailing Club Marine Terrace Fremantle. Exact timings etc will be communicated at a later date.
The form calling for nominations for President, Treasurer, Secretary, Mooring Manager and Committee (7 positions) can be download (by clicking on the DOWNLOAD BUTTON below). Nominations are to be forwarded to the Returning Officer GIFAA PO Box 630, Melville, 6956 to be received no later than 5.00PM on Monday 21st October 2019 (Please allow time for postal delivery).
Please note: To nominate, propose or second a candidate your payment for membership fees for the 2019-20 year must be received by 21st October 2019.
To support your nomination you are invited to attach a resume with 50 to 100 words to your nomination and this will be included in the Newsletter.Members will be advised of the candidates soon thereafter.
No new members will be processed after 21st October 2019 as per the Constitution (as per the Constitution)
All existing members must be financial by the 18th November 2019 to be eligible to vote at the AGM.
Garden Island Fishing and Aquatic Association (Inc)
Members Details Form
This form is to be completed and returned for all members. If you are a Primary or Authorised User on a mooring, you must include your current DOT and Insurance papers (Not just copies of the receipt) together with your cheque. Alternately the form and papers can be submitted by post and the payment made by direct debit. Once all is received and in order your GIFAA mooring sticker will be issued.
Rafting of vessels is not permitted by order Superintendent of the Garden Island Naval Waters.
DoT recommences flare disposal service
You can again dispose of out of date flares at selected Department of Transport (DoT) offices.
For information about DoT offices currently accepting flares for disposal and other locations including the Western Australian Local Government Association centres or Volunteer Marine Rescue groups please visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/flares to read all about flares
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