GCWA sponsorship of ‘Climate Ready Guidebook’ for marinas

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has continued its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship through the sponsorship of a Climate Ready Guidebook for marinas.

At the recent Marina’s24 conference, GCWA proudly announced its sponsorship of the ‘Climate Ready Guidebook’, a publication by the Marina Industries Association (MIA). The guidebook serves as a comprehensive resource to assist marinas in embracing climate resilience strategies and advancing decarbonisation efforts.

During the conference, GCWA’s CEO Chris Derksema presented, sharing of our unwavering dedication to safeguarding the Gold Coast waterways for future generations. Emphasising the critical role of sustainable practices in marine management, Chris Derksema spoke on GCWA’s ongoing initiatives aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change and promoted the responsible use of our cities coastal resources.

The Climate Ready Guidebook represents a significant milestone in GCWA’s broader mission to foster environmental sustainability and resilience across the region, while supporting its stakeholders and supply chain in their journey. By supporting the development and distribution of this guidebook, GCWA aims to empower local marinas to implement effective climate adaptation measures and reduce their carbon footprint.

GCWA would like to congratulate MIA for bringing the guidebook to life and are excited to see its widespread use within the local marina community. The organisation also extends its commitment to providing ongoing support and guidance to our local marinas embarking on their climate resilience journey.

For marina operators and stakeholders interested in accessing the Climate Ready Guidebook, it is readily available for download for all MIA members through the MIA website. Further enquiries and feedback can be directed to MIA.