Gold Coast Water Authorities

Tender awarded for major dredging project

Safe, ongoing access to the Gold Coast Seaway and adjacent navigation channels will be underpinned by a $6.3 million dredging campaign which will be underway within weeks. The dredging contract has been awarded to a south-east Queensland firm, Riverside Marine. The...

New transport connections planned for The Spit

A $4 million pontoon and jetty in Marine Stadium is the next project to be delivered at The Spit under the implementation of the Master Plan. The pontoon and jetty will improve transport connections to the top of the Spit for those travelling by water. Once complete,...

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...

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,...

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...

Protecting our waterways and lifestyle at centre of climate adaptation partnership

The Gold Coast Waterways Authority and City of Gold Coast are partnering to plan and develop new technologies, infrastructure and environmental management practices under a new agreement aimed at tackling climate change. As a first step under the partnership, GCWA and...

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...

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,...

Gold Coast’s Seaway Promenade nears completion

A new Seaway Promenade making the most of expansive views along the Gold Coast’s spectacular coastline is nearing completion at The Spit. The project is being delivered under The Spit Master Plan. Acting Premier Steven Miles inspected progress on the Promenade during...

New outdoor destinations open at The Spit

There are two new recreational destinations to enjoy at The Spit following the completion of projects under the implementation of The Spit Master Plan. The Spit Master Plan projects – a shared pathway between Sea World and Doug Jennings Park and upgrades to the...

Accessible Promenade opens at The Spit

  A new accessible walkway stretching for almost 700 metres has opened along the south wall of the Gold Coast Seaway at The Spit. The opening of the Seaway Promenade marks another milestone in the implementation of the Spit Master Plan. The Seaway Promenade...

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...