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News & Updates

Buoy Mooring Strategy

Buoy Mooring Strategy

GCWA is working to improve the management of buoy moorings in Gold Coast waters. These improvements flow from the Buoy Mooring Review in 2014 and our recent Buoy Mooring Management Strategy developed to accommodate the Gold Coast's rapidly increasing population, while...

FINAL SPEED LIMITS IMPLEMENTED

FINAL SPEED LIMITS IMPLEMENTED

The final speed limit changes as part of the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 have come into effect. The Coomera River (South Branch) now has a new trial speed limit of 6 knots for boats 8 metres in length and over, with the general smooth...

The GC Waterways Shoal Reporting App is here!

The GC Waterways Shoal Reporting App is here!

The GC Waterways Shoal Reporting application ('app') is a free smart phone application that enables the general public to report areas of possible shoaling. To use the app you will need a smart device and internet connection and you download it from the Apple iTunes...

Community Updates

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

Please note that the Gold Coast Waterways Authority office will be closed from 2.00pm on Monday 24th December 2018 and we will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 9.00am. To report damaged or missing navigation aids, navigation hazards or oil pollution from boats,...

Meet the Board

Meet the Board

The Board is committed to setting priorities locally. Meet The Board sessions are held regularly throughout the Gold Coast to provide community members with the opportunity to provide their input on planning for the waterways now and into the future. According to the...

Projects News

Planning for Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging underway

Planning for Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging underway

The Labrador Channel and North Channel dredging project focuses on maintenance of the channel network to ensure safe navigational access to our waterways.  It's just one of the dredging projects we have planned over the next few years as we continue to improve access...

Completing the missing links in the Broadwater

Completing the missing links in the Broadwater

As part of the big picture solution to improve channel options, new navigation aid buoys have been established on the western side of the Broadwater.  This is in line with a key action of the 10 year Waterways Management Strategy - enhancing the waterways by...

Gold Coast boaties set to dig Broadwater dredging

Gold Coast boaties set to dig Broadwater dredging

Gold Coast boaties will soon benefit from the next round of dredging in the Broadwater, with the Palaszczuk Government progressing dredging works in the area. Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) have awarded the contract for the Labrador Channel and North Channel...