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Gold Coast Superyacht Guide

Independent Review of Labrador Channel

Marine Facilities and Infrastructure 

Science and Environment

Service Delivery Standards

Speed and Behaviour 

Users and Uses

Value of the Waterways

Code of Conduct
The Queensland Public Service Code of Conduct establishes the ethical standards of conduct and behaviour expected of public service staff when working with each other, with other agencies and when serving members of the community.

The 4 ethics principles that underpin the Code are:

  1. integrity and impartiality
  2. promoting the public good
  3. commitment to the system of government
  4. accountability and transparency.

Privacy and security
GCWA is committed to protecting your privacy. We manage personal information in line with the Queensland Government‘s Information Privacy Act 2009.

Fraud and Corruption Control Policy
Gold Coast Waterways Authority is committed to upholding the Queensland Government’s highest standard of professional and ethical conduct.  The GCWA Fraud and Corruption Control Policy explains what to do if you want to make a complaint which you think may involve fraud and/or corruption and sets out how we will deal with a complaint or allegation that may involve fraud and/or corruption.  An allegation of fraud and/or corruption should be submitted in the same way as other complaints regarding the Authority.  Visit the ‘Compliments, Feedback and Complaints’ section of our contact page for more information.

 Public Interest Disclosure Policy

Gold Coast Waterways Authority is committed to fostering an ethical, transparent culture. The GCWA supports and encourages the disclosure of information about suspected wrongdoing in the public sector.

The GCWA have developed a Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Policy that supports the implementation of practical and effective procedures compliant with the requirements of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (PID Act) and Section 1.1.1 of Queensland Ombudsman Public Disclosure Standard No. 1/2019.

The PID Policy outlines the GCWA’s commitment to complying with the PID Act and outlines procedures on how to make a PID, who can make a PID and the investigation process.

 Trust Land

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is the trustee of Doug Jennings Park, Wave Break Island and a land parcel at the southern tip of South Stradbroke Island (the trust land).  A map that depicts the trust land can be found in Operational Policy for Trust Land.

 Compliance and Enforcement

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) has been established to deliver best possible management of Gold Coast waterways at reasonable cost to the community and government, while keeping government regulation to a minimum.

In the spirit of keeping regulation to a minimum, GCWA’s Operational Policy—Compliance and Enforcement describes mechanisms that encourage compliance, while also describing a principles-based approach to enforcement where required.

Community Grants and Sponsorship Policy

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) Community Grants & Sponsorship Policy supports initiatives,
projects and research that align with our 10 Year Waterways Management Strategy to help sustain, enhance and
promote our waterways. These initiatives should help build resilience of the waterways through improving the
social, environmental and economic value of the Gold Coast’s waterways.

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Last updated: 7 October 2020