Calls for segregated jet ski areas or complete area bans along parts of the Mornington Peninsula are gaining momentum, with one surf lifesaving club fearing that it’s only a matter of time before someone is killed. Jet skis have increasingly become a staple along the summer hotspot, with waters becoming particularly busy over the Christmas and New Year periods.
The Rosebud jetty has the capacity to launch up to 16 jet skis for every boat during summer.
In a push by local residents to ban jet skis from Rye to Point Nepean, a petition with more than 5000 signatures was submitted earlier this year. Photos have surfaced showing jet ski users refuelling on beaches using portable jerry cans close to the ocean’s edge.
Bonbeach Life Saving Club president Lloyd Thomas has said rogue riders are creeping closer to swimmers near the shore.
Original story: Nine News