Originally Posted by JABS
My point is to ask who has the authority to restrict access to part of the bay?
I thought there were laws about coastlines and access??
Surely ownership only goes as far as the low water mark?
I am not sure about the exact situation here, but believe that the whole of the area is regulated by the harbour authority, who can decide to make provisions as they see fit for the safety of navigation and the safety of people.
The Harbour Master has the Authority.
I am guessing Osbourne house, and therefore the Island is owned by the crown? or is it NT? if it is the crown, well they can pretty much do what they want!.
If it is NT, there will have been some discussion with the harbour master who controls the relevant area about it, and a reason will have been given. I suggest an approach to said HM might give the reason why said buoys have been established.