Gold Coast Water Authorities

$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...

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...

Multi-million-dollar project supports ongoing operations to keep Seaway safe and accessible

Our multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Gold Coast’s Sand Bypass System jetty is complete, supporting ongoing Seaway and inland coastal waterways access for boaties and commercial operators. We’ve invested $3.35 million installing extra support beams underneath...

War on Wrecks: 106 clean-ups and counting

We’re continuing to make good progress through the War on Wrecks. Since the program started in July 2018 we’ve removed 106 abandoned vessels and pieces of property from our beautiful waterways. This includes fishing boats, small yachts, pontoons, tenders,...

Northern Gold Coast dredging benefits boaties

A $2.5 million dredging campaign in northern Gold Coast waterways will benefit boaties in one of the city’s fastest growing areas. Work is underway on dredging Main Channel (North and South) in the Jacobs Well area. The dredging is being done by south east Queensland...

Next phase of Spit Master Plan Implementation powers ahead

Planning and design works are underway to create a new outdoor destination for locals and visitors to enjoy at The Spit. A new pontoon and jetty are planned for the northern end of Marine Stadium as part of the $30.7 million Spit Works Program approved by the...

Preparations underway for next Spit Master Plan project

From next Monday there’ll be some survey work in Marine Stadium to prepare for a new project being delivered as part of the implementation of the Spit Master Plan. A rig will be taking geological samples from the seabed and two adjacent sites on land to help...

Gold Coast puts out welcome mat for superyachts

The Gold Coast is putting out the welcome mat for superyachts with a new guide launched today by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority and the City of Gold Coast. The Gold Coast Superyacht Guide produced in partnership with the Council fills an information gap in the...

SPIT WORKS PROGRAM

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority was created in December 2012 by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act (2012) (the Act.) The Implementation of The Spit Master Plan Act 2020 introduced amendments to the Act which provide for GCWA to facilitate the implementation of...

Our waterways, our future – share your views

We’re refreshing our Gold Coast Waterways Strategy and we’d like to hear your views on what the future of the waterways looks like over the next ten years. To help us plan ahead, we’re inviting you to fill out this short survey. It’ll only take...

2019-2020 Annual Report

In 2019-2020 the Gold Coast Waterways Authority has delivered on key infrastructure, waterways management and research objectives which have been part of our longer-term planning, unlocking more opportunities for local businesses, recreational users and visitors to...

National recognition for community engagement on Spit Master Plan

We’re honoured to be part of a team which has won a Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) 2020 National Award for Planning Excellence for our work on The Spit Master Plan https://www.planning.org.au/awards/awards-for-planning-excellence-2 We’re sharing the...