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Innovation gives GCWA eyes underwater

Innovation gives GCWA eyes underwater

A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) has been specially developed to enhance our knowledge of the Gold Coast’s underwater environments and improve waterways management. The new Rangerbot named Nyah will do a range of jobs including marine habitat surveys,...

$11 million asset lights the way for Gold Coast waterways access

$11 million asset lights the way for Gold Coast waterways access

Here’s a trivia question for you. What’s valued at over $11 million and helps keep Gold Coast navigation channels safer and accessible for boaties? If your answer was the Aids to Navigation (AtoN) dotted around the waterways network, you are right! On the Gold Coast...

Community Updates

Applications open for community grants funding

Applications open for community grants funding

Our Community Grants & Sponsorship Policy supports initiatives, projects and research that align with our 10 Year Waterways Management Strategy.  These initiatives should help build resilience of the Gold Coast's waterways through improving their social,...

Our waterways, our future – 2020 wrap-up

Our waterways, our future – 2020 wrap-up

What a year 2020 has been. Whilst COVID-19 has certainly thrown us some curve balls, we’ve been inspired by the willingness of people to work together and help each other out. We hope that continues in 2021 so that the Gold Coast, and the wider community, bounces back...

Sand Bypass System jetty access update

Sand Bypass System jetty access update

We’re closing the jetty to public access this weekend (8-9 May 2021,) and the following 3 weekends, as we’ll be pumping sand during these times. The jetty was built to support the jet pumps for the Sand Bypass System. To make sure we keep pace with changes in health...

Projects News

Coomera facility opens up for community use

Coomera facility opens up for community use

The Gold Coast’s only dedicated facility for disposing of sediment from dredging has attracted its first community user. Our purpose-built facility is designed to save users time and money on sediment disposal as it's the only site on the Gold Coast which is designed...

Upgrade sparks Sand Bypass System improvements

Upgrade sparks Sand Bypass System improvements

High voltage switch gear which keeps the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System pumping is about to undergo a major upgrade. We've awarded a $1.2 million contract for the work to locally based firm, TEW Solutions. The investment is vital because the Sand Bypass System...

Work starts on major enhancement to Gold Coast waterways gateway

Work starts on major enhancement to Gold Coast waterways gateway

Preliminary works have started on a multi-million-dollar project to dredge an area near the Gold Coast Seaway entrance and in the adjacent navigation channels to improve access to the waterways network. A contract to undertake sediment sampling for the project has...